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Tango 2014 Committee

Honorary Chairs:
Roxanne & James Conlin

Events & Tango Committee Chair 2013-2014:
Patty Housby

Tango Committee:
Kelley Engstrom, Gloria Filean, Carla Gillotti, Karen Goldsworth, Stacie Hatch, Patty Housby, Kelly Krcil and Alessandra Meschini

Past Honorary Chairs:
Ann* & Bob Larson (2001), Gloria & Arthur Filean (2002), Kathi & Larry Zimpleman (2003), Michele & Barry Griswell (2004), Ruth & Ron Pearson (2005), Christie & Govenor Vilsack (2006), Cathy & Steve Lacy (2007), Jody & Stan Reynolds (2008),
Julie Lawler Johnson &
Scott Johnson (2010),
Tracey & Jeff Rommel (2011), Stephanie & Greg Burrows (2012), Sharon & Kyle J. Krause (2013).

*Individuals who have passed away.


Tango (v): To gather a group of friends and co-workers together in the spirit of raising funds for those who are less fortunate.

Enjoy a spectacular night of entertainment while benefiting a good cause by attending Children & Families of Iowa's (CFI) annual Tango event.

Guests at the popular social event will enjoy delicious hors d' oeuvres, dancing to music provided by Final Mix, and the chance to bid on exceptional items at the live and silent auctions. Funds raised at the event will benefit CFI's programs that provide support to thousands of at-risk children and families.

2014 Tango
August 1, 2014
6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

New Location: Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Final Mix is Back!
Attire: Summer dressy


Purchase Your Tickets Today!


Trips up for bid include:

Six day/five night stay for two guests at Ezulwini Game Lodge in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Explore the beauty of South Africa during this stay at Ezulwini's two lavish  game lodges. Guests will stay in a private, thatched roof bungalow and enjoy authentic South African meals, alcoholic beverages, teas and coffees. This package also includes both a daily morning and evening safari drive with a highly skilled staff of certified game rangers and trackers. Relax between safari drives with a cocktail and a book poolside. Chances are you will even get a visit from a monkey or two by the pool!  Certificate expires November 1, 2015. There are no blackout dates, but it is subject to availability with a $1200 high season surcharge from December 15-January 10.

Website: http://ezulwiniresorts.com/


Three night stay at the award winning Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California-

Relax and enjoy paradise at this luxurious, world renowned resort. The package includes a spa treatment at the resort’s award winning, 31,000 square-foot day spa, and a round of golf at its premiere course, which has hosted numerous PGA Tours, professional golfers, and celebrities.

Website: http://www.ojairesort.com


Three day/two night all-inclusive stay for two guests at the Hard Rock Hotel-Mexico of your choice:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Certificate expires November 30, 2015. Holiday weeks (5 days prior or after) and some other blackout dates may apply.


Overnight stay for two guests in a King Plaza View Suite at the Raphael Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Also includes four tickets to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. 

Experience all Kansas City has to offer with a stay just steps from Country Club Plaza, the city's destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and night life. In addition to a luxurious suite for the night, this package also includes dinner and wine for two at Chaz on the Plaza and four tickets to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series on October 5, 2014.

Website: www.raphaelkc.com


Click here for a complete list of auction items.


Contact Us

Events Manager
1111 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515-697-7961
Fax: 515-288-9109


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