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Saturday November 6th, 2021
2021 Authors Luncheon Program Friends of Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck

2021 Live Stream

42nd Annual Authors Luncheon

Schedule of Events

Friday Nov 5th, 2021

(Private Location)

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

Saturday Nov 6th, 2021

(Your In Home Virtual Event)

12:00PM: Authors Luncheon & Program
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Countdown to the Authors Luncheon

2021 Authors

Click here to purchase books from our literary partner, The Poisoined Pen

Adriana Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty books in fiction and nonfiction.

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels. (Photo Credit by Marco Grob)

Todd Doughty is currently Senior Vice President, deputy publisher of Doubleday. (Photo Credit by Michael Lionstar)

H.W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. (Photo Credit by University of Texas)

Texas native Matthew McConaughey is one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men. (Photo Credit by Vida Alves McConaughey)

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. (Photo Credit by Andrew Eccles)

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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. We invite you to stop by and browse, or visit our website at www.poisonedpen.com
Thank you,
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 North Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-947-2974
sales@poisonedpen.com
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Thanks to our 2019/2020 Lead Patrons

Alexandra O. Bjorklund
Arizona Community Foundation
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
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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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2019 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)