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40th Anniversary Event Series

Celebrating 40 Years of the Young Women’s Resource Center!


40th Postcard - 5x7 - just photos





Founded in 1978 by a group of passionate community members led by Louise Rosenfield Noun, the YWRC has been a steady source of support, encouragement and education for young women throughout Greater Des Moines for 40 years.

We’ve organized a series of 12 events to help us reflect on where we’ve been, where we are now and where we may be in the next 40 years. We hope you’ll join us!

 View the special 40th Anniversary items here.

YWRC 40th Anniversary Event Series:

(Tickets will become available as each event approaches.)

January 21: Roller Disco
6 – 8 p.m. at Skate South
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
21+ guests


February 13: Menstrual Social
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at YWRC
FREE; donation of pads or tampons encouraged
All ages.


March 20: Women’s History Luncheon – SOLD OUT
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tea Room
$40/individual, $350/table of ten
All ages.


April 14: YWRC Gala
5:30 – 9 p.m. at The Ron Pearson Center
Prices and sponsorship levels vary
All ages welcome, but geared toward adults.


May 4: Mom’s Night Out
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Noce
FREE. Food and drink available for purchase.
All adult YWRC supporters welcome.


June 24: Fun in the Sun
2 – 4 p.m. at Jasper Winery
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Kids 12 and under FREE. All ages welcome.


July 6: Women & Art Exhibit
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at YWRC
FREE. Limited space.
All ages.
Exhibition Program


August 5: Bikes & Brews Tour
4 – 7 p.m. at various local breweries
$20 registration
All ages.


September 12: YEP Sex Trivia Night
6 – 8 p.m. / Ingersoll Tap
FREE.  (Register as teams)
21+ guests


October 1: Celebrity Servers Night
5:30 and 8 p.m. seating times at Centro and Django restaurants
$45 per guest includes a three course meal and tip.
All ages welcome, but geared toward adults.


November 5: Breaking Barriers: A Celebration of Female Firsts
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Iowa Historical Building
FREE; Reservations required.
All ages.


*December 18: 40/30 Party
6 – 8 p.m. at the YWRC
FREE; Reservations required.
All ages.
Reservations and more details

*To better accommodate our supporters’ busy schedules during this season, we have decided to revamp our 40/30 Celebration. Instead of the previously planned event featuring VoteRunLead’s Founder and CEO Erin Vilardi on Saturday, December 8th, we welcome community members to join us, along with Chrysalis Foundation, for a joint anniversary party at the YWRC on Tuesday, December 18th.
 We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this change in events may cause, and look forward to wrapping up the YWRC 40th Anniversary Event Series with you on Tuesday, December 18th at the YWRC.


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Interested in becoming a 40th Anniversary Series sponsor? Contact Kristin via email or at 515.244.4901.

Details for each event will be added in the near future. Questions? Contact us via email or at 515.244.4901.

40th Anniversary Press Release
40th 5×7 Postcard