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Duet Raises $101K at Inaugural Partners in Compassion Luncheon
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.”