Purple Ribbon Banquet and Auction

May 19, 2019

6-10 pm

Northern Quest Resort & Casino

100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Washington 99001

Dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Inspiring speakers and more

Emcees:  Dennis Mitchell & Heather Moore

Lorenda Rae, the Keynote Presenter, hosts the midday show on Shine 104.9 in Spokane and Coeur D’Alene as well as hosts a Christian morning show in California for The Promise FM.   Lorenda has been in the broadcasting business for over 30 years. She started out with a love for music and has played the piano since she was 8 years old.  Later she fell in love with acting which led her into the radio business where she landed opportunities in Dallas, San Antonio San Jose, Fresno and Spokane.

Charmaine Vierra, speaker, believes in supporting optimal inner health and the vital importance of living her inner truth. In 2003, she was diagnosed with Stage 4, double-negative breast cancer. She shares her journey of healing and empowerment after suffering from abuse and debilitating health issues. Charmaine enjoys creating living brushstrokes of flavor in the kitchen and is a graduate of the renowned Living Light Culinary Institute. 

The burden of children’s escalating issues with obesity and adult chronic disease propelled her to develop the Eat More Rainbows Junior Chef program that exposes children to a rainbow of rich plant foods and healthy lifestyle habits.  Charmaine uses her culinary skills to coach individuals how to use plant-based foods and make healthy choices to increase the quality of their lives. Currently she is completing a Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion.


To Whom It May Concern:

Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network (WHEN), a non-profit organization, invites you to sponsor and/or donate to the Fifth Annual Purple Ribbon Banquet, Silent and Live Auction.  This year’s Theme is “I Choose Me Again”.  This exciting event will be held May 19, 2019 at Northern Quest Casino located at 100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights WA 99001 in the Kalispell Room. 

Our keynote presenter for this event will be Lorenda Rae Host for SHINE 104.9.  We will also hear from Charmaine Vierra, a survivor who will be giving her testimony of healing and empowerment.  Charmaine was also a client who benefited from the programs and services offered by WHEN.

For the past several years, WHEN has been proactive in providing education in the community to raise awareness of domestic violence while supporting victims in Spokane County through psycho educational groups, shelter, advocacy and other support services.   We also operate Cleone’s Closet Food Pantry located in Airway Heights. The primary source of funding for the Purple Ribbon Gala and Volunteer Recognition Banquet is from corporate sponsors. 

We would like you to consider becoming a sponsor/donor for this event.  Funds generated by this event will support WHEN to continue its mission to help empower abused lives through the various programs and services offered by the network. 

Your sponsorship will give many of our clients the opportunity to overcome the violence in their lives, give them hope of a better future, and provide food, clothing, etc. for community members. Tickets for the Banquet are $50.00 per person.

Feel free to contact Laura at 509.979.9945 or Mable at 509.998.5332 with any additional questions. Thank you for your support.


Laura Lindsay,

Vice-Chair of WHEN Board of Directors

Chairperson, Purple Ribbon Banquet Committee


Mable Dunbar,


                            Corporate Sponsorship Form



Name of Business_________________________________________________


Telephone______________  Email___________________________________

Please check your sponsorship level:

(     )  $1,000 (Event Sponsor)    

-Full page ad in the banquet program booklet and your logo on our marketing materials including (internet and social media)


(     )  $750 (Gold Event Sponsor)    

-Half page ad in the banquet program booklet and logo on your table

(table seats 8 individuals)


(     ) $500  (Silver Event Sponsor) 

 -Quarter page ad in the banquet program booklet

(Your donation would allow one of our clients to attend the banquet)


(     ) $250 (WHEN Hero) / Cleone’s Closet Food Pantry Hero    

-Your name/address/telephone/ in the banquet program booklet


(      )     $200 (Client Sponsor)

-Your name in the banquet program booklet


(       )    $100 (Volunteer Sponsor)

-Your name in the banquet program booklet


(     )       Item Donation      

Your item will be in our silent and/or live auction with the name of  your

business announced with the item. (Please let us know when and  where to pick up Item/s)


I/We have enclosed a check in the amount of $_______Date______________






If you would like to sponsor and/or donate to this event, please complete

this form and return to our mailing address below by April 22, 2019.




Purple Ribbon Banquet

P.O. Box 9637

Spokane, WA  99209







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