38th Annual Friends of Erma Bombeck
Saturday, Oct. 28th 2017
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
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2017 Authors

Wiley Cash

 

Roddy Doyle

 

David Grann

 

Trish McEvoy

 

Adriana Trigiani: Emcee

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Emcee Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for 15 bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife; The Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series, the Viola series for young adults; and the best selling memoir Don't Sing at the Table. Her latest epic, All the Stars in the Heavens, hit shelves October 13, 2015. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, which was released nationwide on October 9, 2015. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

Schedule of Events:

Friday Oct 27th
6:00 pm: Authors Dinner ($5,000+ Patrons)

Saturday Oct 28th
10:30 am: VIPatron Authors Signing Event
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

  • Invitation for ten to Authors Dinner – table host and one guest seated with an author.
  • Premier seating for a table of ten at Authors Luncheon.
  • Ten complete sets of books.
  • Tribute page in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for table guests.

  • Author's Circle: $20,000 and Above
DETAILS

  • Invitation for eight to Authors Dinner – table host and one guest seated with an author.
  • Premier seating for a table of ten at Authors Luncheon.
  • Ten complete sets of books.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for table guests.

  • Publisher's Circle: $15,000 and Above
DETAILS

  • Invitation for six to Authors Dinner – table host and one guest seated with an author.
  • Premier seating for a table of ten at Authors Luncheon.
  • Ten complete sets of books.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for table guests.

  • Nobel Prize: $10,000
DETAILS

  • Invitation for four to Authors Dinner – table host and one guest seated with an author.
  • Premier seating for table of ten at Authors Luncheon.
  • Ten complete sets of books.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for table guests.

  • Pulitzer Prize: $5,000
DETAILS

  • Invitation for two to Authors Dinner.
  • Premier seating for table of ten at Authors Luncheon.
  • Two complete sets of books.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.

  • Best Seller: $3,000
DETAILS

  • Preferred seating for table of ten.
  • One complete set of books.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for one patron.

  • Erma's Special Friend: $2,500
DETAILS

  • Invitation for one to Authors Dinner.
  • Preferred seating for one.
  • One complete set of books.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for one patron.

  • Ballroom Table for 10: $2,000
DETAILS

  • 10 seats together in the ballroom.

  • First Edition Friend: $1,000
DETAILS

  • Preferred seating for one.
  • One complete set of books.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for one patron.

  • Book Club: $500
DETAILS

  • Preferred seating for one.
  • Recognition in luncheon program.
  • VIPatron pre-luncheon book signing for one patron.

  • Friend: $300
DETAILS

  • Preferred seating for one.

  • Individual Ballroom Seating: $200
DETAILS

  • One seat in the ballroom.


Thank you to the 2016 Lead Patrons:

Mrs Lee Bowman

Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Legacy

Melani and Rob Walton Foundation

The Bombeck Family

Alexandra Bjorklund

Arizona Biltmore

Discount Tire

Dye Family Foundation

Southwest Kidney Institute

Melani Walton

Advertising Opportunities

Advertising your business in the high-quality Authors Luncheon program ensures that it will reach a targeted market of over 1,100 community supporters. Your advertising dollars will benefit you while supporting Arizona kidney patients. Premier advertisers’ logos will also appear on our website.

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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

2016 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