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Sit on It!

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Thank you to the 564 community members who joined in support of our 18th Annual Sit On It!  event. Details about the 2018 event to come.  

Saturday, April 22, 2017  |  5:30 p.m.

The Atrium at Capital Square

400 Locust Street

Des Moines, IA  50309

Join us for Sit On It!, an evening of fun and fundraising in support of girls and young women of the Greater Des Moines community. Bid on furniture and artwork donated by local artists and merchants and on fabulous experience packages in the silent and live auctions. Enjoy a social hour, plated dinner and program where honorees will include the recognition of the 2017 Louise Noun Visionary Woman (community member) and two Woman of Worth (client) awardees.

Schedule of Events

  • 5:30 p.m. – Event begins with the Silent Auction and social hour
  • 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and program begin
  • 8:00 p.m. – Live Auction begins

Co-Chairs: Georgia Van Gundy and Chad Kleppe

Hosts: Mary and Don Coffin


Ticket Sales have now ended.

$125 – Individual ticket

$65  – Individual ticket, under 35 years of age

$1000 – Table of ten

When buying tickets online, buyers will have the opportunity to select a main course option for each guest. Those age 21+ may pre-order bottles of wine for their tables.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Executive Director Kristin Griffith via email or by phone at 515.244.4901 ext. 119.

BidPal Mobile Bidding

All silent auction bidding will be done with BidPal, a mobile bidding app and/or site. This allows guests to bid on silent auction items from anywhere during the event (including guests who can’t physically be present) using their mobile device. It also enables guests to receive “outbid” alerts when they no longer have the highest bid on an item, provides a countdown clock to the end of the auction and offers the option to avoid lines with express checkout. Learn more about BidPal and how it’s used here.


During the program portion of the evening, the YWRC will acknowledge and celebrate community members with the Louise Noun Visionary Woman and Woman of Worth (WOW) awards:

  • The Visionary Woman Award is presented to a local leader who demonstrates the values of the YWRC and works to uplift community members.
  • The WOW award is presented to two YWRC clients who are positive role models for their peers, work to overcome challenges and exemplify the values of acceptance, compassion, commitment and knowledge.

Event attire is cocktail/semi-formal.

Join our Facebook event to see updates on auction items and more.

View photos from the 2016 Sit On It! here.

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