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Celebrity Servers

Tickets are on sale now for the 13th Annual Celebrity Servers Night to be held on MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022!

Liz (left) and Sara (right) had fun hosting with an I Love Lucy theme in 2019.

Co-chairs Liz Lidgett and Sara Hopkins invite you to Des Moines’ favorite event: YWRC’s Celebrity Servers Night!

Mark your calendar to join local celebrities as they host guests, often in costume and with a theme, for a delicious three course meal and an unforgettable evening.

Proceeds raised during Celebrity Servers Night will support the Young Women’s Resource Center and the local girls and young women we serve.

What is Celebrity Servers Night?

Celebrity Servers Night is a way for our community to join together in support of local girls and young women. Local celebrities host guests for a delicious three course meal, often in costume and with table themes! Servers are in a competition to see who can raise the most funds and who can have the most donors participating, so make sure to invite your friends and make donations to help boost your Server’s chances to win!

Ticket Information (click here to purchase):

When purchasing your ticket(s), you will be able to select a specific Server to support (via the ticket in their name). Take note of which restaurant and seating time the Server has selected by reading the ticket description – you will participate in the seating that corresponds to your Server. You will also be able to make an additional donation that goes towards your Server’s fundraising total and to support local girls, and purchase raffle tickets to win a cash prize.

Event tickets are listed in alphabetical order, according to the Server’s first name. Donations made in addition to tickets are tax deductible. Tickets include a three course meal from a special prix fixe menu (guests will get to select each of their courses from this menu).

Not sure which Server to support? We can choose for you! To be assigned a Server by the YWRC staff, select the “Open Ticket” option. Staff will be in contact with you about your seating and Server information. If you have a seating/restaurant preference, please write that on the “special requests” line in Step 2 of your ticket purchase.

Why should you participate?

Local girls and young women need YOU on their side. They need access to the critical care items and services the YWRC provides. With your help, they can have steady access to personal care items like shampoo, body wash, menstrual products, diapers, formula, and food.

They can also access resources with the YWRC to overcome trauma, build coping skills, increase self-esteem, develop healthy relationships, learn about healthy pregnancies and childbirth, practice positive parenting skills, and bolster their self-worth. Participants need to know their community believes in them and sees their value. They could have a chance to live a life of possibilities. Through participating in this event and making a donation, you will be supporting all of this and more.

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor, for the 13th year in a row:


2022 Celebrity Servers:

  • Amy Hassebrock
  • Amy Nebons and Ellie LeBlanc
  • Beth Coonan and Erica Axiotis
  • Bunny Bruning and Maggie Glisan
  • Carolyn Jenison, Angela Carter, and James Jones
  • Cherry Madole and Susan Madorsky
  • Chris Bottorff-Nichols, Kelsey McCreight Williamson, and Pernilla Werniger
  • Christine Lauridsen and Katie Patterson
  • Cory McAnelly
  • Elevencherry Salon
  • Emily Bahnsen and Dan Jansen
  • Jami Milne and Blaire Massa
  • Jonathan Brendemuehl and Meredith Stahl
  • Julie Mozena
  • Kyrie Wong and Cathy Besh
  • Laura Palmer and Annie Brandt
  • Marlú Abarca
  • Megan Mitchum
  • Monica Langin
  • Nikki and Jay Syverson
  • The Saddle Gurls of the Legendary Blazing Saddle
  • Sarah Graham Tremmel and Louise Gately
  • Sonia Ashe
  • Walter and Molly Caldas

Questions? Contact Julia, Senior Director of Fund Development, via email


2021 Event Information:

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the 12th Annual Celebrity Servers Night on Monday, October 4, 2021! With your support, $51,351 was raised for local girls and young women.

Photos from the event are up on our Facebook album. Feel free to tag and save for your own use.

View photos from previous years in our 2019 Facebook album and 2020 Facebook album.