Objective Zero luncheon and TopGolf tournament
3 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Project Zero will mark National Adoption Month with the But for Zero fundraising lunch at Kindred North in Centerton and the But for Zero TopGolf tournament from 9 a.m. to noon on November 5 at TopGolf in Rogers.
The free lunch will feature adoption advocate Chelsea Helms as the keynote speaker. Organizers say the event is “an opportunity for guests to learn more about Project Zero and how they can get involved.”
The TopGolf tournament is “open to anyone wishing to buy a team or become a sponsor of the event”. Registration for a team of six is $ 750.
Sponsorships are available. Information: [email protected] or theprojectzero.org/events.php
Journey of hope
Special advocates appointed by the Court
4 Scheduled Admission – Journey of Hope, a traveling exhibit featuring stories of foster children, will be held at the Rogers Convention Center. Due to pandemic precautions, this event replaces the non-profit organization’s annual Light of Hope breakfast and fundraising lunch. Guests must register in advance for timed entry; mandatory masks. Information: (479) 725-2213 or nwacasa.org/event/light-of-hope.
Journey of Hope: Virtual
Special advocates appointed by the Court
5:00 PM – NWA’s virtual event on facebook.com/CASA will feature an online presentation highlighting CASA and the foster care experience. No pre-registration required; accessible without a Facebook account. Information: (479) 725-2213 or nwacasa.org/event/light-of-hope.
A great evening with great plans
5 6:30 p.m. – Jones Center will host A Big Night With Big Plans in downtown Springdale. Organizers say, “Onsite guests will enjoy exclusive bar-to-table cart service and a unique sit-down dining experience created by Tyson’s team of global chefs. The optional black tie event will provide an overview of the centre’s new campus master plan. All proceeds remain local to support youth programming and the Jones Center’s annual operations. Information: (479) 756-8090 or [email protected]
A very special virtual art exhibition
Sunshine School and Development Center
8 am-12pm 6:30 pm – A very special art exhibit to benefit the Sunshine School and Development Center in Bentonville will be a virtual event this year. Organizers say the art auction includes “pieces created by Sunshine School students, clients and local artists from northwest Arkansas.” The week-long benefit will include daily Facebook Live events. Information: (479) 636-3190 or [email protected]
12 7 pm-10pm – Winetopia, the annual wine tasting benefiting Restore Humanity, will be at Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm in Fayetteville. The evening will include a tasting of wines, craft beers, bourbon and food, a silent auction and a raffle. Organizers said: “One of our Covid-19 safety precautions will be to reduce the number of guests who will be able to attend. This means tickets may sell out faster than in previous years.” Tickets for the event in business casual attire are $ 75. Information: (479) 841-2841 or www.restorehumanity.org.
Virtual celebration of National Philanthropy Day
Northwest Arkansas Association of Fundraising Professionals
17 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will praise local philanthropists during the virtual celebration of National Philanthropy Day. The organizers say: “National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside in November to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy – and of those active in the philanthropic community – to the enrichment of our world.”
The 2021 National Philanthropy Day Award winners are:
• Exceptional philanthropists – Laurice Hachem and Mechelle Meredith-Ehardt;
• Outstanding fundraising volunteer – Meredith Lowry;
• Outstanding Executive Fundraiser – Dee Vaughn;
• A Lifetime Achievement – Carl Collier;
• Outstanding Company – The Kraft Heinz Company;
• Exceptional Foundation – American Electric Power Foundation;
• Heroes of Covid-19 – Brightwater: a center for the study of food; and
• Special award from the judges of the NPD – KUAF 91.3 Public radio.
Turkey Trot 5K for Heroes
Help with the impact of sheepdogs
25 9:00 am – The 14th Turkey Trot 5K, Wild Gobbler 5K Adventure and 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk and Virtual Race will begin at the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary’s in Rogers. The Wild Gobbler will be a 5k race with five CrossFit stations along the way. Organizers say virtual race participants can complete their races at times and locations of their choice. The event will benefit Sheep Dog Impact Assistance programs to help veterans “get off the couch” and re-engage in active, meaningful and productive lives with a renewed sense of purpose. ”Registration is $ 15 for the fun race, $ 35 for the Turkey Trot and Virtual Race and $ 43 for the Wild Gobbler Information: (479) 466-9713 or SheepDogIA.org.
The deadline for submitting information about the December event is November 15th. Send event information to Carin Schoppmeyer at [email protected]
NWA Democrat-Gazette / BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Runners start their run on Thursday, November 23, 2017, during the 10th Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K hosted by Sheep Dog Impact Assistance at the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary’s in Rogers. This year, more than 800 people participated in the fundraiser for the Christmas Sheep Dog Impact Assistance outreach program, which provides clothing and gifts to children of veterans and first responders in need.
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