Mark Your Calendar For Fall Fundraisers

From a past Jazz Jewels and Jeans fundraiser; this year’s event is Sept. 17 at Noce.

The fall fundraising season is fast approaching, with charitable organizations hosting events and soirees for good causes. Here are three we have on our September calendar:

We always look forward to the Chrysalis Foundation’s aptly named Inspired event, and we’re sure this year will be no exception. The virtual event on Sept. 10 (11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will honor women who were first responders when the World Trade Center was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Speakers include Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba, authors of “Women At Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion,” and Terri Tobin and Regina Wilson, law enforcement professionals who served at ground zero. Tickets range from $30 to $75 per person; buy them here. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Des Moines’ girls and women through Chrysalis’ after-school groups, high school peer mentoring, scholarships, and grants to local nonprofits.

The Max Wellman Quartet will perform at Oakridge Neighborhood’s annual Jazz Jewels and Jeans Sept. 17 at Noce. The event, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., will also include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. Money raised will support programs that help families become financially independent, including workforce development, financial literacy, and English language and citizenship. Tickets are $150, or $75 for those age 35 and under. Learn more and get tickets here.

LSI will host its 10th annual Empower Event Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel. Proceeds will support services and programs for refugees and immigrants. The evening will include a silent auction, dinner and music, as well as a panel discussion. Tickets are $75 per person.

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