READ TO ME FOUNDATION -


 PAST FUNDRAISING EVENTS


2015 Wine Style Fundraiser 
Big Success














karaoke a big success!

The 2014 WineStyles Annual Fundraiser was another success.  This year Karaoke was introduced to the guest and will definitely be a part of next year's WineStyles Fundraiser.

Special Thank You To Our Raffle Donation Contributors:


 

THANK YOU FOR THE 
INCREDIBLE RAFFLE PRIZES



The Garden Grill - $50 Gift Certificate Bonefish - $50 Gift 

Certificate Dunkin Donuts, West Des Moines – 1 dozen 
donuts a month for a year 

Premier Designs/Kristi O’Connor – Silver Tennis Bracelet

Teresa BeLieu - Iowa Hawkeyes Items 
 
Teresa BeLieu - Iowa State Cyclones Items 

Amy Swanson – Quilted Wine Carrier and two cocktail napkins (6) 

Dave Hanf – 1.5 liter bottle of wine 

Dave Hanf – Wine for Quilted Wine Carrier 
 
Kathy Smith – Wine for Quilted Wine Carrier 

Kathy Smith - $10 Applebee’s Gift Certificate & $10 Jethro’s Gift Certificate 

Kathy Smith- $5 Dairy Queen Gift Certificate

WineStyles West Des Moines – Wine Tasting for 20 

Tracy Cakes – 4 dozen cupcakes 

Waukee Cake Lady – 4 dozen cupcakes 

Upcycle & More Designs – Wine Bottle with Candle 

Upcycle & More Designs – Wine Bottle with lights 

Martha Kunkle – Basket or Wine 

Jim & Kim Berkley – Molly Dooker wine (2) 

Teresa BeLieu – Green Bay Packers & Chicago Bears Pro Team Emblem Pictures 

Eunica Studios/Vanessa Lueptow – Amber necklace, bracelet and earrings 

Robin & Scott Symunds – Basket 

WineStyles Johnston – 20 person Wine Tasting 

My Favorite Muffin – Gift tin with mini muffins & gift cards



2012 WineStyles Annual Fundraiser
 

Thank You to Wine Styles owners Allan and Gina Graham for a beautiful, fun and successful Wines Styles Fundraiser for Read To Me Foundation on Saturday Feb. 25th at the Johnston, Iowa Wine Styles storeThank You to Board Members Kathy Smith and Dave Hanf for all their hard work to make the annual Wine Styles Fundraiser another success
Thank You to all the guest who took the time to join us in the annual Wine Styles fundraiser to support Read To Me Foundation in the fight for literacy

THANK YOU TO OUR RAFFLE GIFT DONORS
Tracy Cakes
Wine Styles (Johnston)
Wine Styles (West Glen)
Dave Hanf-Read To Me Foundation
Carol Hanf
Kathy Smith-Read To Me Foundation
Des Moines Convention and Visitor Bureau

2012 Wine Styles Fundraiser Literacy Angels
Bryan and Andrea McGinness
Steven Skoog
Kathryn Smith
Jim Berkley
Lynne Wollenhaupt and Chris Kolander
Dave and Carol Hanf
Laura and Fred Thomas
Barb Nobile
Amy Swanson
Gary and Marge Callaghan
Scott and Robin Symonds
 *Memorial in the name of Jim Symonds
( Jim was raised in Dyersville, Iowa and spent his retirement days reading to a grade school classroom.  His family members Scott and Robin Symonds decided the Read To Me Foundation's Literacy Angel program would be a wonderful way to honor him with his memorial gift to support literacy)
Ron and Theresa Belieu
Lisa Gist
Claudia Howell
Deb Bray
Dave & Lucy Shipley
Martha Kunkle
Paul and Marilyn Stoll
Chad and Jennifer Kirschbaum
Richard Meade
Anne Berkley-Wright
Joe and Katina Weissenburger

IT WAS A FUN NIGHT- FOR A GREAT WINE EXPERIENCE VISIT WINE STYLES AT 8460 BIRCHWOOD COURT, SUITE 500, JOHNSTON, IOWA


RAFFLE WINNERS!!!

































AND THE WINE TASTING BEGINS











see you next year!



IOWA NATIONAL GUARD
 
 Kennedy Mall for a successful Bake Sale!  Your shoppers and tenants made this fundraising event a big success for "Operation Got Your Back", a tribute to the military children of the 133rd National Guard
 
  
 
Little Folks Trading Post for your generous donations for Literacy!
 
 
 
 
 
2011
THANK YOU WINE STYLES
 FOR A WONDERFUL EVENT
FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
 
 
WINE STYLES
 
 Read To Me Foundation held the first Wine Styles Fundraiser at the beautiful West Glen location of Wine Styles Store in West Des Moines, Iowa.
 
From the moment you walk into WineStyles, your perfect wine buying experience begins. Find yourself transported to an Old World wine cellar, surrounded by a selection of the finest wines available from around the globe, all at affordable, easy-to-swallow prices—most of our wines are priced at under $25!
 
 
Kathy Smith, Treasurer for Read To Me Foundation, arranged the first Wine Styles fundraiser in conjunction with Wine Styles Store as a private "Wine Tasting" for invited guests to raise funds for the Read To Me Foundation's literacy mission. Invited guests donated $10 per guest to become a "literacy Angel". 
 
The wine tasting fundraising event was a successful and fun evening for all.  Thank You Wine Styles for the first of many more Wine Styles/Read To Me Foundation wine tasting fundraisers
 
 
Read To Me Foundation Board Members Kathy Smith and Dave Hanf join guests at the first "Wine Styles" fundraising event
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Kathy Smith greets Wine Tasting Guest
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Wine Styles was a fun and creative fundraiser for Read To Me Foundation.........See you again next year!
 
 
 
DUBUQUE CHAPTER
 
 
 
L to R:  Dondino, Read To Me Foundation President and Spartan, University of Dubuque mascot

 
UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE
 
VS
 
LUTHER COLLEGE
 
JON DAVISON COURT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read To Me Foundation would like to the University of Dubuque for their generous fund raising event to support the RTMF  "Operation Got Your Back" children's military book project to honor the families and children of the 133rd National Guard Unit of Dubuque.

L to R:  Dondino, President Read To Me Foundation and University of Dubuque Women's Basketball player #15 Ashley Barwick
 
 
The day was full of spirit as the U of D women's basketball and men's basketball teams displayed their athletic talents against Luther College.
 
Thank You to Jon Davison for helping to make this event possible for the Read To Me Foundation.
 
University of Dubuque Jon Davison
 
 
Dondino, President of Read To Me Foundation, sings the National Anthem for the opening of the University of Dubuque women and men's basketball game against Luther College
 
Dondino sings National Anthem at the University of Dubuque Men and Women Basketball Game vs Luther College
National Anthem
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L to R:  RTMF Board Members, Becky Gruening, Dondino
raffle basket table
 
 
Game Announcer Table
 
 50/50 Raffle Winner who so graciously gave his winnings back to Read To Me Foundation for the  133rd "Operation Got Your Back" project
 
 
 
 
 
U of D cheer leading section
Below: U of D  Cheer leading fan and Dondino
 
 
 
 U of D fan and Dondino
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 


U of D Women's Basketball Team




















U of D Men's Basketball Team


U of D  Photographer
 
 
 
 RTMF Event volunteers
 
L to R:  Lynn Lutze, daughter Erin, and Dondino 
 
 
Read To Me Foundation Board Member Becky Gruening at Raffle Table
 
 
Dondino and a Luther College Fan
 
 
 University of Dubuque Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball players say Thank You to Dondino for singing the National Anthem at the U of D vs. Luther College
 
  
 
EAGLES  CLUB
Dubuque, Iowa
 
 Preparing for Breakfast
Fundraiser at the Eagles Club of Dubuque
 
 
  Dondino preparing for Breakfast
 
 
Guest Arrive!
 
 
Caryn Cox and Family arrive for breakfast (133rd National Guard Unit family)
 
 Dondino serving breakfast to fundraiser guest
 
 133rd arrive for Breakfast
  

 
133rd military child loves her pink bagel
 
 
 Ed Gau, owner Donut Boy, travels from Bettendorf, Iowa to attend the breakfast fundraiser
 
 
  
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS, EAGLES CLUB OF DUBUQUE, AMERICAN LEGION, AND THE FAMILIES OF THE 133RD NATIONAL GUARD FOR MAKING OUR VALENTINE BREAKFAST SPECIAL!
 
 
 

Washington Middle School
 
Dubuque, Iowa
Bubble Gum Day!
George Washington Middle School (Dubuque, IA) presented Read To Me Foundation with a donation check from the "Bubble Gum Day" fundraiser initiated by student Courtney Dzaboff, to join the fight for literacy
 
 (left to right:  Jennifer Kaiser, Washington Middle School Counselor,  and student Courtney Dzaboff
 
 

Read To Me Foundation Dubuque Chapter presenting a Certificate of Honor for student Courtney Dzaboff
 
 
 
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR FIRST GOSPEL BRUNCH FUNDRAISER
 
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Dondino Gospel Show
Read To Me Foundation fundraiser
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 









 
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