Holiday Tradition raises funds for Duet

Posted By on January 9, 2019

The Event: 28th Annual Poinsettia Tea

The Cause: Duet – Partners in Health & Aging

Mission: Duet is a non-profit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies.

Co-Chairs: Sandra Lebowitz & Cille Swaback

Honorees: Fry’s Food Stores & Linda Coughenour

Top Tier Sponsors: SRP and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Date held: December 2, 2018

Venue: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch

Keynote speaker / program highlight or quote: The generosity of the holidays was in the air as 22 items were raffled off. Duet board member Ramsey Bergeron led the charge to raise over $110,000 including a generous contribution from Clare Doldberry to kick-off the paddle raise.

Notable moment: Whitfill Nursery provided the gorgeous poinsettias that graced all of the tables throughout the event.

Photo Credit: Photos courtesy of Duet

  • Members of the Event Committee
  • Charlene Young, Renee Rizzo and Anne Schoolcraft
  • Linda Coughenour, Sarah Spencer, Janice Brandt and Judy Loken
  • Founding Executive Director of Duet, Rev. Dr. Dosia Carlson gave the invocation
  • Duet Executive Director Elizabeth Banta
  • Cathy Carlson of Fry’s Food Stores accepted the Jeff Dennis Community Service Award from Elizabeth Banta
  • Arizona Midday Host Destry Jetton
  • Duet Board Member Ramsey Bergeron lead the call to give
  • Holiday Decor at each place setting
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