Authors Luncheon 2019 - Supporting Kidney Health - Nov 16th - JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
40th Annual
Friends of Erma Bombeck
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
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2019 Authors

Cathy Guisewite

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Cathy Guisewite is the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, which ran in nearly 1,400 newspapers for thirty-four years. The strip earned Guisewite the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1992, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy in 1987, and the high honor of having her work displayed on the fronts of refrigerators across the land. Cathy lives in California with her handsome and charming dog, Leo. Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault is her debut essay collection.

Bud Selig

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Allan Huber "Bud" Selig, the longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball, provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today with For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Transformation of Major League Baseball. The book focuses on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and reveals his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide. Bud and his wife Sue have three daughters, five granddaughters and one great grandson.

Brooke & Steve Giannetti

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Brooke and Steve Giannetti are known for their artfully designed houses and unpretentious elegance. Steve, a renowned architect, founded the firm in 1994 and wife Brooke runs the company’s interior design studio and is the author of the popular design blog and Instagram account, Velvet and Linen. Brooke and Steve have authored three books including their new book, Patina Living, which captures the beauty of life on their property in Ojai, CA.

Elin Hilderbrand

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Elin Hilderbrand is the mother of three three-sport athletes, an aspiring fashionista, a dedicated jogger, a world explorer, an enthusiastic foodie, and a grateful three-year breast cancer survivor. She spends part of every winter, writing, on St. John. What Happens in Paradise is her twenty-fourth novel. Lush with tropical details, romance, and drama, the book is another immensely satisfying page-turner.

Kindra Hall

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Kindra Hall is an award-winning columnist, author and national champion storyteller. As President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, Kindra consults with global brands on today’s communication challenges. Her message spans all industries and her clients include Facebook, Hilton Hotels, Tyson Foods, Target, Berkshire Hathaway and the Harvard Medical School. In Stories That Stick, Kindra helps readers discover the unique stories within themselves and their organizations, stories that differentiate and elevate, stories they’ve been overlooking. Kindra lives in New York City with her husband, young son and daughter.

Chris Pavone

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Chris Pavone is the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats, The Accident, and The Travelers. He is the winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family. In The Paris Diversion, Pavone returns to Kate and Dexter Moore from The Expats in an explosive thriller set in the City of Light.

W. Bruce Cameron

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A veteran guest on countless radio and television programs, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron is a clever and engaging writer with a talent for offering uplifting and often laugh-out-loud novels that speak to the hearts of adults and young adults alike. He is the author of numerous dog-centric novels. A Dog's Promise continues the story of Bailey, the dog whose journey started in A Dog's Purpose (the international hit film) and continued in A Dog's Journey (now a major motion picture).

Adriana Trigiani: Emcee

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Beloved by millions of readers around the world for her “dazzling” novels (USA Today), Adriana Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 books in fiction and non-fiction. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap based on her debut novel. In 2018, her epic novel of the big band era (Trigiani wrote the lyrics) Tony’s Wife was released, and she directed the feature film Then Came You in the Highlands of Scotland. Her screen adaptation of her bestselling novel Very Valentine premiered on Lifetime television in June 2019. Adriana lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

Literary Partner

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, founded by Barbara Peters in 1989, is a full-service independent bookstore specializing in fiction, located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Art District. We are known for our busy schedule of author and literary events. We stock current and classic works of mystery, thrillers, historical and literary fiction, romance and science fiction.

In addition we have a selection of NYT bestsellers, as well as, a selection of history, biography, classics, cookbooks, children’s books, and more.

We are your neighborhood bookstore and proud to support the Arizona Women’s Board.

Thank you,
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 North Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-947-2974
sales@poisonedpen.com

Schedule of Events:

Authors Dinner
Friday November 15th, 2019

6:00 pm: Location to be Announced ($5,000 + Patrons)

40th Annual Authors Luncheon
Saturday November 16th, 2019

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
10:30 am: VIP Book Signing
11:00 am: General Authors Signing Event
12:00 pm: Luncheon & Program
2:00 pm: Additional Book Sales & Signing

Patron Levels of Support:

  • Erma's Circle: $25,000 and Above
DETAILS

  • Authors Dinner for ten – table host and one guest seated with an author.
  • Premier table for ten at Luncheon.
  • Ten sets of books.
  • VIP Book Signing for ten.
  • Logo on website.
  • Full page color ad in Luncheon program.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Author's Circle: $20,000 and Above
    DETAILS

  • Authors Dinner for eight – table host and one guest seated with an author.
  • Premier table for ten at Luncheon.
  • Ten sets of books.
  • VIP Book Signing for ten.
  • Logo on website.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Publisher's Circle: $15,000 and Above
    DETAILS

  • Authors Dinner for six - table host and one guest seated with an author.
  • Premier table for ten at Luncheon.
  • Ten sets of books.
  • VIP Book Signing for ten.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Nobel Prize: $10,000
    DETAILS

  • Authors Dinner for four.
  • Premier table for ten at Luncheon.
  • Ten sets of books.
  • VIP Book Signing for ten.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Pulitzer Prize: $5,000
    DETAILS

  • Invitation for two to Authors Dinner.
  • Premier table for ten at Authors Luncheon.
  • Two sets of books.
  • Invitation for two to VIP Book Signing.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Best Seller: $3,000
    DETAILS

  • Preferred table for ten at Authors Luncheon.
  • One set of books.
  • Invitation for one to VIP Book Signing.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Erma's Special Friend: $2,500
    DETAILS

  • Authors Dinner for one.
  • Premier seating for one at Luncheon.
  • One set of books.
  • VIP Book Signing for one.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Ballroom Table for 10: $2,000
    DETAILS

  • Table for ten at Luncheon.
    • First Edition Friend: $1,000
    DETAILS

  • Premier seating for one at Luncheon.
  • One set of books.
  • VIP Book Signing for one.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Book Club: $500
    DETAILS

  • Premier seating for one at Authors Luncheon.
  • Invitation for one to VIP Book Signing.
  • Recognition in Luncheon program.
    • Friend: $300
    DETAILS

  • Preferred seating for one at Authors Luncheon.
    • Individual Ballroom Seating: $200
    DETAILS

  • One seat at Luncheon.

  • Note: Patrons at the $5,000 level and higher are also invited to attend the Authors Dinner on November 15, 2019. This time-honored tradition is an exclusive opportunity for leading donors to enjoy conversations with our 2019 presenting authors and emcee in an intimate dinner setting. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.


    Thank you to our 2019 Lead Patrons:

    Alexandra O. Bjorklund

    Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Bombeck Family

    Julie Bowe

    Mrs. Lee Bowman

    Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation

    Discount Tire

    Dye Family Foundation

    Juanita and Philip Francis

    Ingrid Haas M.D.

    Brenda Howard

    Sandy Katzman

    Amy Louis

    National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

    Sue Selig

    Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Legacy

    Wells Fargo Bank

    Advertising Opportunities

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    Grants & Donations

    The Arizona Women’s Board is committed to the prevention of kidney disease through awareness, education and research and to improve the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease. Funds are raised through the annual Friends of Erma Bombeck Authors Luncheon and used exclusively for Arizona patients.

    Aware of the many needs of kidney patients in Arizona, the Arizona Women’s Board provides funds for patient services ranging from transportation to and from dialysis treatments to kidney transplants, medications, dental care or a rent payment and food for the patient and family.

    Last Years Grant Recipients

    40 Stories of Impact

    In celebration of our Friends of Erma Bombeck 40th Annual Authors Luncheon, we are sharing 40 stories of individuals and families impacted by kidney disease. Click on the link below to read them. We thank you for being part of our story. Together, we are writing a brighter future for Arizona kidney patients.

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    2018 Photo Album



    About the Arizona Women's Board

    The Arizona Women’s Board is committed to the prevention of kidney disease through awareness, education and research, and to the improvement of the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease.

    Aware of the many needs of kidney patients in Arizona, the Arizona Women’s Board makes grants to organizations that provide patient services ranging from transportation to and from dialysis, kidney transplants, medications, dental care or a mortgage payment, food for the patient and family, and kidney disease research.

    The Board received its 501(c)(3) status in 2010.

    Contact Us

    Tel: 480.951.2950
    5921 East Indian Bend Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    contact@azwomensboard.org