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Slide J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Saturday November 5th, 2022
43rd Annual Friends of Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck

Save the Date:

October 28th, 2023

2023 Schedule of Events

Friday Oct 27th, 2023

6:00PM: Authors Dinner
($5,000 and above Patrons)

Saturday Nov 28th, 2023

12:00PM: Authors Luncheon & Program
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2022 Authors

Adriana Trigiani is the bestselling author of 20 books in fiction and nonfiction.

Chris Bohjalian is the bestselling author of 24 books.

Geraldine Brooks is an Australian-American journalist and novelist.

Jack Carr is the bestselling author of four political thrillers.

Candice Millard is a classic American storyteller.

Daniel H. Pink helps readers around the world rethink.

Levels of Support

Erma’s Circle Table $25,000 and above

Authors Dinner for 10; table host and 1 guest seated with an author • Premier Luncheon table for 10 • 10 sets of books in book bags • VIP Book Signing for 10 • Centerpiece from your Luncheon table • 10 Luncheon programs • Logo on website • Full page color ad in Luncheon program • Recognition in Luncheon program

Publisher’s Circle Table $15,000 and above

Authors Dinner for 6; table host and 1 guest seated with an author • Premier Luncheon table for 10 • 10 sets of books in book bags • VIP Book Signing for 10 • Centerpiece from your Luncheon table • 10 Luncheon programs • Recognition in Luncheon program

Nobel Prize Table $10,000 and above

Authors Dinner for 4 • Premier Luncheon table for 10 • 10 sets of books in book bags • VIP Book Signing for 10 • Centerpiece from your Luncheon table • 10 Luncheon programs • Recognition in Luncheon program

Pulitzer Prize Table $5,000 and above

Authors Dinner for 2 • Premier Luncheon table for 10 • 2 sets of books in book bags • 8 additional bags (books not included) • VIP Book Signing for 2 • Centerpiece from your Luncheon table • 10 Luncheon programs • Recognition in Luncheon program

Best Seller Table $3,000 and above

Preferred Luncheon table for 10 • 1 set of books in book bag • 9 additional bags (books not included) • VIP Book Signing for 1 • 10 Luncheon programs  • Recognition in Luncheon program

Editor's Club Table $2,000 and above

Luncheon table for 10 • 10 book bags (books not included) • 10 Luncheon programs • Recognition in Luncheon program

Erma’s Special Friend $2,500 per person

Authors Dinner for 1 • Premier Luncheon seating for 1 • 1 set of books in book bag • VIP Book Signing for 1 • 1 Luncheon program • Recognition in Luncheon program

First Edition Friend $1,000 per person

Premier Luncheon seating for 1 • 1 set of books in book bag •VIP Book Signing for 1 • 1 Luncheon program • Recognition in Luncheon program

Book Club Friend $500 per person

Premier Luncheon seating for 1 • 1 book bag (books not included) • VIP Book Signing for 1 • 1 Luncheon program • Recognition in Luncheon program

Best Seller Friend $300 per person

Luncheon seating for 1 • 1 book bag (books not included) • 1 Luncheon program

Friend $200 per person

Luncheon seating for 1 • 1 book bag (books not included) • 1 Luncheon program

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Thanks to our 2022 Lead Patrons

The Bombeck Family
Mrs. Lee Bowman
Cathy Caris
Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation

 

Discount Tire
Juanita and Philip Francis
Brenda Howard
Jackson Family Foundation
Sandy Katzman
Levin Family Charitable Foundation
Amy and Tim Louis
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Legacy
Western Alliance Bank
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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. Premium Placement advertisers’ logos will also appear on our website.
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Premium Advertisers

Grant Recipients

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.
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2022 Photo Gallery

40 Stories of Impact

In celebration of our 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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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.
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Mother. Wife. Friend. Author. Journalist. Humorist. Visionary.
If you want to know Erma Bombeck, ask her kids…
Matt said

“Mom was a doer…I was constantly amazed by her discipline and originality…”

Andy said

“My mom was adamant about…don’t take yourself too seriously… I was lucky, I had the greatest mom and dad…”

Betsy said

“She challenges me to carry on…with dignity, grace, courage…”

(From Forever Erma © 1996 Universal Press Syndicate)