Duet Raises $101K at Inaugural Partners in Compassion Luncheon

Posted By on May 14, 2018

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging hosted its inaugural Partners in Compassion Fundraising Luncheon last month at Black Canyon Conference Center. The event welcomed more than 200 supporters and raised $101,000.

“This one hour free-of-charge fundraising luncheon was designed to educate, inspire and encourage guests to deepen their involvement with Duet,” said Duet’s director of development Gordon Sims. “All of the proceeds raised will go toward the day-to-day operations of Duet.”

The events guests of honor were Don Cook, a family caregiver, and Patricia Taylor, who is raising her grandchild. Both shared their positive experiences with Duet.

Duet board members Mary Lou Bessette and Wilma Basnett Emerson and Duet executive director Elizabeth Banta also addressed luncheon attendees during the program.

“Duet’s Board of Directors, staff, and I are deeply grateful to all who helped make Duet’s inaugural Partners in Compassion Luncheon a tremendous success,” said Banta. “Funds raised will allow Duet to transform lives by bringing compassion, dignity and hope to people who feel alone in their struggles. New and long-time partners in service experienced the impact of Duet’s free-of-charge services by hearing stories from people we serve. We deeply appreciate the outpouring of support.”


Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Sign Up For The Knock — our weekly summary featuring the latest news, people and culture that connect the Valley of the Sun.
Thanks for signing up. You must confirm your email address before we can send you. Please check your email and follow the instructions.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.