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The Young Women’s Resource Center fills its calendar with events. With as many programs as we provide, there’s always something going on that furthers our mission to support girls and young women in the community through engagement, learning and entertainment, including our three signature fundraisers: Celebrity Servers Night, Fun in the Sun and the YWRC Gala.

Celebrity Servers

Join us  on Monday, October 5, 2020 to celebrate our 11th Annual Celebrity Servers Night: Home Edition! Celebrity Servers will host guests online as they enjoy a delicious three course meal from Centro, Django or Malo. Celebrity Servers will be revealed and tickets will go on sale soon!


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YWRC Couch Gala

We went virtual! Guests joined us us online on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. for our first ever virtual event: the YWRC Couch Gala! This event was a new, meaningful way for folks to show support of girls and young women throughout Greater Des Moines… all from the comfort of their homes! The evening included a updates from the past year, silent and live auctions, wine pull, awards, live raffle winners, and more! Save the date: Saturday, April 17, 2021.

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Fun in the Sun

The Young Empowerment Partnership of the YWRC hosted the Fun in the Sun event – a family-friendly bike ride and concert –  at Captain Roy’s on Sunday, September 8th, 2019.  The bike route included stops at Peace Tree and Confluence, ending back at Captain Roy’s for a concert that featured Girls Rock DSM and local musicians.

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PCWA Basket Auction

The Polk County Women Attorneys (PCWA) hosted 145 guests at the 18th  annual Basket Auction, a fundraiser to benefit the YWRC, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at The River Center.  PCWA is a professional networking organization of female attorneys in Polk County, Iowa that began as a mentoring group for new attorneys and has evolved into a lifelong association.

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