Collage of Vera French 2018 Gala event

Vera French Gala 2018

The Vera French Foundation No Speaker Gala was hosted on Saturday, October 27 at The Outing Club in Davenport. The event was well attended and featured a silent auction, fun game activities, and The Josh Duffee Quartet who added to the ambience of the event by playing wonderful music throughout the evening.

Decker Ploehn speaks at Vera French Gala
Decker Ploehn commends the contributors to Vera French.

Decker Ploehn, Vera French friend and Bettendorf City Administrator, led the event with master of ceremony duties. Ian Frink, Foundation Board Chair, and Richard Whitaker, Vera French Community Mental Health Center CEO, opened with a welcome and Vera French vision before dinner. After dinner, the Foundation honored Dr. Richard and Judy Kreiter with our second annual Friend of Vera French Award. Last year’s recipient was John Anderson.

The Gala was held at the Davenport Outing Club.

A client success video was shared with guests and Jessica Malcheff, Vera French Executive Director, encouraged those attending to consider giving to one of the many important causes at Vera French. Jessica was also honored with an award for her dedication and service to the Vera French Foundation. The evening was a great success to raise funds for Vera French Community Mental Health Center.

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