Authors Luncheon 2019 - Supporting Kidney Health - Nov 16th - JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
41st Annual
Friends of Erma Bombeck
Saturday, November 6th, 2021
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
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AUTHORS LUNCHEON Twenty-Twenty Update

Dear Friends,

First and foremost, the Arizona Women’s Board would like to thank you for your support throughout the years. Because of you, we have raised more than $12 million over the past 40 years and these funds have directly impacted the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease.

Due to the current complexity of COVID 19 and its impact on our communities, both locally and nationally, we have made the decision to postpone our Arizona Women’s Board 41st Annual Authors Luncheon until November 6, 2021. This has been a difficult decision, primarily because of the impact on our funding of organizations we support. The mission of the Arizona Women’s Board is "commitment to prevent kidney disease through awareness, education and research, and to improve the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease". Now more than ever, because of the potentially devastating impact of COVID 19 on kidney patients, we look to you for support.

How you can help

Although we are not able to host the Luncheon this year, your support means more than ever. With your donation now, we will be able to continue to serve those kidney patients most in need during this difficult time.

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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 5th, 2021

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

41st Annual Authors Luncheon
Saturday, November 6th, 2021

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

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

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.

To Download Last Year's Program, click here

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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 Year's Grant Recipients

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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2020 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