Duet: Partners In Health & Aging Raises $130,770 at Poinsettia Tea Fundraiser
By Shelly Everson -
Wednesday Feb 05, 2020
On December 15, 2019, more than 430 Valley residents gathered together at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch to raise $130,770 at the 29th annual Poinsettia Tea. The proceeds benefit Duet: Partners In Health & Aging and its mission to promote health and well-being through vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies.
At the Poinsettia Tea, attendees enjoyed the sounds of The Shannon Wallace Quartet featuring Charles Lewis. Destry Jetton, Arizona Midday host, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Attendees heeded the Call to Compassion by generously giving $83,358 in donations on the spot.
During the event, the Dosia Carlson â€˜KARED Aboutâ€™ Award was presented to Clare Goldsberry, who has been a Duet volunteer and supporter for more than 30 years. A dynamic presenter and excellent writer, she has inspired audiences throughout the Valley to volunteer, donate or ask for help. Her treasure generously parallels her donations of time and talents as a dedicated member of Duetâ€™s Vision Society and Legacy Circle. Sheâ€™s also on the Duet Board of Directors.
â€œWe are deeply grateful to all of those who made the Poinsettia Tea a success,â€ says Ann Wheat, executive director. â€œWe are thankful to those who give so freely of their time, talent, and treasure to enables us to support thousands and help them carry forward with the renewed hope they have found through Duet. Itâ€™s our time for Duetâ€™s vision to be widely recognized â€“ a community where every person ages with compassion, dignity, and hope.â€
AARP Arizona was the Platinum Sponsor. APS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Fryâ€™s Food Stores, and SRP were the eventâ€™s Gold Sponsors. CopperPoint Insurance Companies was a Silver Sponsor.
To learn more about Duetâ€™s work in the community, visit duetaz.org.