The 15th annual Mentor Iowa auction took place on Sunday, April 29th at the Hyperion Field Club in Johnston.  Mentor Iowa raised a new record for funds this year in the amount of $62,800!  Thank you to all of the sponsors, silent auction donors, bidders and volunteers who made this day one for the record books for Mentor Iowa!

Please support the businesses of all of our sponsors and silent auction donors as they gave very generously this year to support Mentor Iowa!


Tidrick Honors recipient – O’Donnell & Friends Charities

Female Mentor of the Year – Areal Griffin

Male Mentor of the Year – Greg Luna

This event was free and open to the public once again thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors:

American Family Insurance Dream Foundation


Des Moines Business Record

Brent & Sherri Gast

Marcene Grant

Hyperion Field Club

Brad & Angela Imming

Charles & Jaina Johnson

Kaleidoscope Marketing & Design

Peter Kitundu & Anjela Shutts

Steve & Connie Koehn

Michael & Kimberly Krantz Foundation

Dr. Amy Kumagai

LaRue Maddox

Prairie Trail – D.R.A. Properties, L.C.

Powers House Media

Jan Reinicke

Kim & Connie Schmett

Thomas Sherrard

Erika Smith

Jim & Eileen Snodgrass

Donald Tryon


Auction Items


Live Auction

  1. Double Your Dollars

Didn’t win your silent auction item? This is a winner every time for you and Mentor Iowa. Make a cash donation to Mentor Iowa and the Michael and Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation will match it up to $10,000.00. Every little bit helps, so raise your number and bid in any increment and double your dollars!

Donated by The Michael and Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation


  1. The Sky is the Limit  

A hot air balloon ride for two passengers.  Certificate expires April 30, 2019.  After your amazing adventure up in the air, come back to Earth and enjoy a nice dinner with your $100 gift certificate to the Waterfront Seafood Market.

Donated by Tim and Elsie Cloyd, Waterfront Seafood Market


  1. Cy-Hawk Series

This package is all about bragging rights for the State of Iowa.  You will receive 2 tickets to the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game at historic Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 8th.  These 2 tickets are between the 25-30 yard line about 40 rows up, south on the West side.  You can show your Hawkeye pride with an autographed hat and football from Head Football Coach, Kirk Ferentz.  Also in this package is an autographed book and mini-helmet from 1985 Heisman Trophy runner-up, Chuck Long.   Purchase your tailgate supplies for the big game with your $100 Target gift card.

Donated by Susan & Frank Stork, Lenore & Stew Hansen, The Rookie, Target (West Glen)


  1. Wavepool Cabana Party at Adventure Bay

This Wavepool Cabana Party At Adventure Bay in Adventureland includes the following:  10 park admission tickets, 225 square foot cabana, priority access to Adventure Bay, access to a 32″ LED Flat Screen TV with Direct TV and HD Blu-Ray and full surround sound and audio, Internet access, refrigerator with 10 bottles of water, keypad locked safe, locked cabinet for larger bags, ceiling fan and premium furnishings, complimentary lazy river/wavepool tubes and a personal host providing food & beverage service.

Donated by Adventureland Resort

  1. High Cotton I

High Cotton I is a piece created by R. Jones. This numbered edition is from an authentic single limited publication produced using the Giclee method of printing and is approved, signed and numbered by the artist.  The edition has been independently tested for light-fast inks and acid-free papers.  To ensure the integrity of the edition, all origination, extra copies and plates were destroyed upon completion.  The series edition number is 450, Edition number is 32 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.  This large piece (30x72) can be hung up in your home by the staff at The Elements at Prairie Trail.

Donated by The Elements at Prairie Trail

  1. Cy-Boomer Sooner Showdown

This package has everything for a Cyclone football fan.  Included are four 50-yard line seats for the Iowa State vs. Oklahoma football game (Saturday, September 15th), purchase your tailgate supplies for the big game with your 2 $50 Hy-Vee gift cards and enjoy a meal in Ames with your $20 gift certificate to the historic Hickory Park restaurant.  Celebrate the Cyclones win and uncork your bottle of bubbly complete with its own Cyclone designed bottle vest.  Last but not least, own a piece of Cyclone history with this signed commemorative Joel Lanning 8 x 10 highlighting his career.

Donated by David Erickson, Hy-Vee, Hickory Park Restaurant, LuAnn VanKirk, Jenna Lanning


  1. Best Mom Ever

With Mother’s Day around the corner, this package will show your Mom how much you love her.  Spoil Mom with an Executive Sampler gift card to Sahars which includes a half hour massage, mini facial, spa manicure, shampoo and style with scalp massage.    Your mom will look dazzling with her 18-inch-long cultured pearl 6 – 6.5 mm necklace with 14K Gold catch from Hermans Fine Jewelry.  Mom will love this Out of My Mind Designs “love heart” screen wire art piece which is perfect for any space inside or outside of her home.  Complete her special day with a $100 gift card to Target for her own personal shopping spree.

Donated by Sahars, Target (Altoona), Hermans Fine Jewelry, Treasure House gift shop


  1. Mile High Football Fun

You will receive four upper Deck Midfield tickets to see the Denver Broncos take action at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO for either the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, LA Chargers, LA Rams, Oakland Raiders or Pittsburgh Steelers (bidder can choose from any of these games.)  The seats are in the MidField Upper Deck.  You also will receive a parking pass with the tickets as well.  Feel like you have played with the pros by wearing your own Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos jersey.  Spend the night in Denver before or after the game at Drury Hotels.

Donated by Connie Klug, Yvonne Holtz, Drury Hotels

  1. Suit Up to Support Mentor Iowa

For $1,000 you can own a custom-made suit from H3 by Mentor Iowa champion, Hal Wilson.  $500 from the sale of each suit will be donated to Mentor Iowa. To take advantage of this dapper offer, please raise your bid card and you soon will be ready to grace the pages of GQ.  Mr. Wilson will make as many suits needed to accommodate all bidders.

Donated by Hal Wilson of H3


  1. Dress for Success

Renee’s is your destination for ladies’ fashions, accessories and gifts with a French flair.  You will look stunning for a night out on the town or attending a gala dressed in the sophisticated Sympli line available at Renee’s.  Renee’s has styled a classic Sympli Chop Tunic with fun and flirty Bravo pants.  You will love the feel and the movement as you mix and mingle.  A beautiful beaded and hammered metal necklace and earrings created by Escape from Paris will add some elegant and contemporary sparkle.  To add a pop of color, Renee has paired the outfit with a stylish lavender bag from MelieBianco.  Retail value is $540.  Head turning value….priceless.

Donated by Desiree Johnson of Renee’s at Valley Junction


  1. Baru 66

Baru 66 is a contemporary French bistro located in Windsor Heights.  This amazing restaurant is providing a 6 course degustation menu for 4 guests gift certificate.  This is a $316.00 value – doesn’t include beverages, tax, gratuity.  After dinner head on over to the Des Moines Community Playhouse and use your certificate good for 4 tickets to a performance of your choice.

Donated by Baru 66, Des Moines Community Playhouse


  1. Double Your Dollars

Didn’t win your live auction item? This is a winner every time for you and Mentor Iowa. Make a cash donation to Mentor Iowa and the Michael and Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation will match it up to $10,000.00. Every little bit helps, so raise your number and bid in any increment and double your dollars!

Donated by The Michael and Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation


(At the end of Live auction item #12 we will be auctioning off the flower displays created and donated by our 2017 Tidrick Honors recipient Connie Schmett.  We will also auction off any gift cards left over from the gift card grab bag and wine from the wine pull.)



Silent Auction




A1.  Four Square

Enjoy these four unique ceiling tiles that were artistically created from our friends at West End Architectural Salvage.

Donated by West End Architectural Salvage


A2.  Gone to the City

Framed and matted artist proof titled “Gone to the City” from artist Bill Fultz.  Mr. Fultz has also signed the print.

Donated by Bill Fultz, Dots Gallery & Frame Shop


A3.  Tin Treasures

Put one of your favorite pictures in this frame which is custom made out of tin.  This one of a kind design was handmade by Naomi & David Atkinson with Tin Treasures.

Donated by Donald Tryon


A4.  An Original

Enjoy this framed original painting created by artist, Bailey Johnson.  This work of art was specifically created for the Mentor Iowa auction.  Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Roosevelt High School.  She also graduated from DMACC with a Graphic Design degree.

Donated by Amy Smith


A5.  Adventure and Love

Enjoy this original Sticks key ring holder.  This theme encourages the adventure life brings when you leave your home and then love what you come home for.

Donated by Sticks, Mentor Iowa


A6.  100 Years of Des Moines

Enjoy this incredible print of Des Moines.  From one view it is Des Moines in 1914, but the image transforms to 2014 as the viewer pans the photo.  This lenticular print will look amazing in your office and definitely be a conversation starter.

Donated by Dean and Krista Tanner



You will win a full sized matted print of any cartoon of your choice from cartoonist, Brian Duffy.  The image size will be 8 ½ x 11 ½.  Cartoon images are located on his website at

Donated by Brian Duffy, Scott & Celeste Tilton


A8.  Seasons

Enjoy this framed and matted piece which is a seasonal print which beautifully portrays a tree enjoying the different seasons nature has to offer.

Donated by Nikki Milik


A9.  Tricolor Beauty

Enjoy this Matus Wall Décor designed by Brayden Studio.  This piece is made of iron and the Tricolor features three metallic tones of silver, bronze and gold.

Donated by Pam & Jim Peterson


A10.  Garden Angels

Enjoy the framed and matted piece which is signed and numbered 837/2200 by artist Jeff Hoff.

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart


A11.  Time to Hit the Trails

Enjoy this bike themed print which would look incredible on any bike riders wall.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling


A12.  Art “Blooms” in Many Ways

This package includes many items that brings out art in many ways.  You will receive an Isabel Bloom sculpture titled “Peace Angel”, box of handmade cards from Gail Pace and a “Dreams & Detours” autographed book from Mike Pace.  A Juliska serving tray with a garden theme will remind you of the beautiful flowers of Spring.  Be inspired by all of your new items to create your own work of masterpiece by using your gift certificate to the Mimosas & Art Class at the Des Moines Art Center.

Donated by Isabel Bloom (Valley West Mall), Gail Pace with Found Art, Mike Pace, Des Moines Art Center, Trieste


A13.  Delicately Put

This unique piece was created especially for the Mentor Iowa auction.  This piece features a beautifully painted dress on a stretched canvas.

Donated by Alexandria Bradley


A14.  Historical Buildings of Iowa

This package contains three amazing pieces of historical buildings in Iowa.  All three pieces are created on stretched canvas.  The three buildings depicted in these paintings are the Iowa State Capitol, Historical home – Pella and Terrace Hill – Hubbell Mansion.

Donated by Alexandria Bradley


A15.  The Beauty of Wood

This framed picture of the grain of wood makes you appreciate the beauty when you see the detail up close.

Donated by Powers House Media


A16.  Iowa State Capitol

These two pieces capture the Iowa State Capitol from different views.  One piece captures the Capitol in black & white and is on foam core and the other is a fascinating framed photo of the top of the dome.

Donated by Powers House Media


A17.  Art Comes to Life

This screen art inspired piece is a heart with a patriotic theme.  This incredible piece is signed the artist who is the creator of Out of My Mind Designs, Peri Woltjer.

Donated by Out of My Mind Designs

A18.  We Made History

This piece is a Terrace Hill framed and matted print signed by Governor Kim Reynolds who is the first female Governor for the State of Iowa.  Her husband Kevin (the First Gentleman) also signed the print along with Lt. Governor Adam Gregg.

Donated by Governor Kim Reynolds, Kim & Connie Schmett


A19.  Water Flow

This framed and matted piece will create a calming sensation as the beautiful colors come out and create a peaceful stream of water.  This beautiful piece was created by local artist, Bill Fultz.

Donated by Bill Fultz, Dots Gallery & Frame Shop


A20.  You are the Bozz

This package has several items to make you appreciate Des Moines/Iowa and all it has to offer.  You will receive four 8 x 10 prints created by Bozz Prints featuring Downtown Des Moines, wind turbines and corn fields.  Two Bozz Prints coffee mugs are also included in this package.

Donated by Bozz Prints



Clothing & Accessories


CA1.  You Are All Set

You will be set for every day of the week with this package including 2 – $25 gift cards to White House / Black Market, business card holder, scarf, jewelry bag and key chain.

Donated by White House / Black Market


CA2.  Fit to be Tied

You will be the sharp dressed man with these two ties that are simply stunning.  One is a tan and blue striped Brioni which is based out of Italy.  The other is a certified Giorgio Armani tie.  These two ties have a retail value over $300.

Donated by Macy’s


CA3.  Top Gun

You will look like you are straight out of the movie “Top Gun” with this pair of Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses.

Donated by Macy’s


CA4.  Templeton Rye – Enjoy the Good Stuff

This is the ultimate package for the fan of Templeton Rye.  This package includes 10 different Templeton Rye t-shirts, 4 drinking glasses, 2 shot glasses, bar mats and a flask.

Donated by Templeton Rye


CA5.  Stylin and Profilin

You will receive a gift certificate to purchase your favorite cabi clothing.  Also included is a wardrobe audit and styling session for 2 hours.

Donated by Christina Davis of cabi


CA6.  Goodyear

This package is a perfect example of how recycling items can make beautiful and useful accessories.  You will receive a purse, long necklace, short necklace and earrings made from recycled tires.  Tammy Rice is the artist who created these pieces.

Donated by Peggy & Kelly Kenne


CA7.  Without Question

This incredible piece is designed to draw attention.  This beautiful sterling silver 3 strand necklace features a 9mm Tahitian pearl set in a sterling silver open tapered circle.

Donated by Joseph’s

CA8.  cabi Collection

This is an outfit to make a statement with your family and friends.  You will receive a cabi Size S top, Size 8 pants and a lock bracelet.  If the items do not fit, you will receive a $100 credit toward any spring 1208 cabi purchase.

Donated by Jennifer Parker of cabi


CA9.  Furry

Keep your ears warm and toasty with this pair of fur ear muffs.  You will also receive a vacuum insulated Polar water bottle.

Donated by Cownie Furs


Food & Wine


FW1.  Americana “Brunch Style”

You will receive 4 “Saturday Bombshell Brunch Combo” gift certificates.  This incredible brunch includes their famous unlimited brunch buffet as well as their bottomless mimosa & Bloody Mary bar.

Donated by Americana


FW2.  Madison County Winery

This package has it all for the wine/craft beer lover from Madison County Winery.  You will receive a tasting for 6 gift certificate which includes tastings, cheese platter, chocolate platter and bottle of wine.  You will also receive a certificate for 2 growlers fills of craft beer from their partner breweries (Twisted Vine Brewery & Big Rack Brewhaus).  Also included are 2 etched wine glasses and 2 empty beer growlers.

Donated by Madison County Winery


FW3.  Ice Ice Baby

Enjoy this wine basket that is dedicated for the true wine lover.  This package includes a bottle of 2014 Wild Horse Reserve Dolly Llama Red Blend and various items including a wine cooling stick that will bring joy while tasting your wine.

Donated by Dr. Amy Kumagai, Phil & Kathy Douglas


FW4.  Wine Time

This is a fun package for the wine lover.  Included is a bottle of Elouan Pinot Noir Oregon 2016, a bottle of Aime Roquesante 2016, a Wine Bar wine chiller, coasters, 2 wine wetsuits, glasses and foldable wine bottle.

Donated by Doug Peckumn & Deb Thomas


FW5.  Beer Me

This package has everything a beer lover would want and need.  Included in this package are 2 beer bread mixes, Hannah Exile 6 pack, 2 Pacific Pickle Works bottles – Bloody Mary Elixer & Michelada and bottle cover.

Donated by Tim & Sue Hatling


FW6.  Gourmet Lover

Enjoy these many items that will enhance any meal you are ready to enjoy.  Included in this package is an All-Clad pan along with a variety of Terrapin Ridge Farms sauces & dips.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling


FW7.  Indulge – A Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Affair

It is time to spoil yourself and enjoy an evening filled with wine, cheese and chocolate.  This package will allow you and a friend to attend the 2019 Indulge event hosted by In Any Event located at West End Architectural Salvage.  The date of Indulge is Friday, January 18th, 2019.

Donated by Mindy Toyne of In Any Event


FW8.  Party Time

Wine tasting party for 20 at WineStyles.

Donated by WineStyles


FW9.  Gourmet All the Way

This dinner for two is a dream come true for the cuisine enthusiast.  Each dinner is a 5 course meal with a selection of 3 to 4 wonderful wines.  Dinners are on select Thursday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 P.M. September thru April at the Iowa Culinary Institute in the Albaugh Center on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.

Donated by Des Moines Area Community College and The Iowa Culinary Institute


FW10.  Fleming’s Fun

Enjoy a fantastic dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar with your four $50 gift cards.  Cards expire 6/30/18.  When you have finished your meal the laughs can still continue by using your two “admit 2” passes to the Funny Bone.

Donated by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Funny Bone Comedy Club


FW11.  What’s For Dinner

This certificate will allow you to choose one of two options.  You can use this for $90 toward a spot at a freezer meal party with Dinner Delights at Five Monkeys or can be put toward six servings of six meals for $180.

Donated by Andrea Love with Dinner Delights



For the Family  


FF1.  The Great Martini

Mentor Iowa’s own Executive Director, Marty Lester, will perform a 30-minute magic show for your child’s party or classroom.  This magic show will entertain audience members 2nd grade or lower.

Donated by Marty Lester


FF2.  Best Birthday Ever

This gift certificate entitles you to a Grand Prix Birthday Party for up to 10 guests, one pizza and lemonade.  Also included is 1 Go-Kart Race, 1 Bumper Boat Race, 1 Round of Mini-Golf, 1 Game of Laser Tag, 2 Tokens for the Batting Range, Basket Ball Hot Shot and use of the Inflatable Obstacle Course (weather permitting).

Donated by Sleepy Hollow Sports Park


FF3.  Stay-Shop-Play

This package is a fun little getaway for the family.  You will receive 2 all-day unlimited ride Nickelodeon Universe passes, 2 passes to Moose Mountain and a 2018 Mall of America coupon book.  Also included are 2 general admission tickets to the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America (Expires 11/16/18).  Take a break from your shopping and enjoy your One Night Stay in a Superior Guestroom at the Radisson Blu Mall of America (Expires 4/29/19).

Donated by Mall of America, Radisson Blu Mall of America, Crayola Experience


FF4.  Family Staycation – Central Iowa

This package will keep your family entertained for many hours and countless memories will be made with the many fun things you will have access to.  Included in this family fun package are an Air Lanes Birthday Party Package, family four pack to Blank Park Zoo (expires 12/31/18), 4 30 minutes free coupons to SkyZone, 10 Buy one get one free admission gift certificates to Fridley Theatres (expires 10/30/18), family four pack to the Science Center of Iowa (expires 12/31/19) and 4 day passes with harness rental to Climb Iowa.

Donated by Air Lanes, Blank Park Zoo, SkyZone, Fridley Theatres, Science Center of Iowa, Climb Iowa


FF5.  Guardian Witch

This package is a book lovers dream.  You will receive the Guardian Witch book series (7 in total), Guardian with Legacy book, Elvenrude trilogy book, Maggie York Paranormal mystery book and various items from Urban Fantasy.  The Ally Shields books are autographed too for added value!

Donated by Ally Shields


FF6.  Family Game Night

Spend many hours of fun with the family playing these awesome board games.  Board games included in this package are Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Yahtzee, UNO and Simon.

Donated by Sue & Tm Hatling


FF7.  Family Adventures

Your family will have a blast taking these small little road trips to enjoy some serious fun.  Included in this package are four guest passes to Reiman Gardens in Ames, Family Day Pass (good for up to 5 people) at The Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville and 4 2018 complimentary passes for one basic coach class package on any regularly scheduled excursion train.

Donated by Reiman Gardens (Iowa State University), The Iowa Children’s Museum, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum


FF8.  Dress Up Your Doll

This package is a must for the little one in your family who loves dolls.  Dress up your doll with custom made clothes designed for the American Girl Doll brand.

Donated by Chris and Janet Bishop




For the Home


FH1.  Sit on It

Sit in style in your home office with this extremely comfortable Sit On It Focus task chair.  Protect your laptop with this Polo by Ralph Lauren laptop bag.

Donated by Pigott, Inc., Macy’s

FH2.  Spread Your Wings

This package has a sprinkle of everything for a bird lover to enjoy.  You will receive a Darren Gigi 12 x 12 canvas, “Bird Song” book along with 3 notecards.

Donated by Tim & Sue Hatling


FH3.  Fort Knox

This package helps update your home with a gold touch.  You will receive a Caldrea Gilded Balsam Birch products including Hand Lotion, Dish Soap and Hand Soap.  Also included is a Michael Aran Gold Leaf.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling


FH4.  A Bucket of Fun

This bucket from Lowe’s at Jordan Creek will allow you to get any home project done and save money at the same time.

Donated by Lowe’s at Jordan Creek

FH5.  Lemon Lime Fresh

You will receive a 2-hour cleaning service with 2 cleaners gift certificate from Lemon Lime Cleaning.  Certificate expires 5/1/19.

Donated by Ashley Vanderpool of Lemon Lime Cleaning


FH6.  Custom Made

You will receive custom made quilt created by 2013 Tidrick Honors recipient, Louise Whitlow.  This beautiful quilt features a variety of men’s dress shirts patterns throughout the piece.

Donated by Louise Whitlow


FH7.  Garden Love

This package is full of garden themed items to make any green thumb envious.  This package includes a flour sack from Mary Lake-Thompson, three fresh soap, brave bird cards and an Urban Agriculture organic grow kit Nasturtium #4.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling


FH8.  Sitting on the Bench

This custom bench was made especially for the Mentor Iowa auction.  This creation came from the hands of Joel Campbell of the Petey Bug Design Company.

Donated by Joel Campbell of Petey Bug Design Company


FH9.  Radically Reduce Chemicals in Your Home

This package will improve your quality of life with the following Norwex products.  Included in this package are a kitchen towel, kitchen cloths and 2 mesh dish cloths.

Donated by Louisa Dykstra with Norwex


FH10.  The Complete Package

You will receive a Complete Package Vehicle Detailing from R Jones Collision.  This package includes a hand wash & dry, clean rims & condition tires, polish exterior, wash windows (inside & out), vacuum interior, clean door jambs & trunk, bug & tar removal, degrease engine compartment, dust dash and shampoo floor mats.  Also included is a R Jones Collision bag.

Donated by R Jones Collision


FH11.  YETI – The Best in Coolers

This package is perfect for the person who loves their beverages cold.  You will receive a YETI Hopper cooler featuring a hydrolock zipper.  Also included are two YETI Rambler Colsters.

Donated by O”Donnell Ace Hardware

FH12.  Rock & Relax

Take a load off of your feet and have a nice moment of relaxation in this rocking chair with a cushioned front and back.  The retail value of this chair is $599!

Donated by Iowa Prison Industries

FH13.  Fill’er Up

Save your breath and let this brand new air compressor fill up your items that are a little flat.

Donated by Ingersoll Rand

FH14.  We Are Family

Enjoy this barn wood piece which features the word “FAMILY” created out of tin.

Donated by Ivy Rose

FH15.  Guilt Free Home Shopping

This $100 gift card to K Renee Clothing & Home will allow you to purchase whatever you want with a guilt free conscience.

Donated by K Renee Clothing & Home

FH16.  Fireplace Clean-Up

This package allows the professionals at Westside Appliance to come to your home and thoroughly inspect your fireplace to make sure it is operating properly.  They will also clean it inside and out to make it look and work like new.  Certificate expires 12/31/18 and is good within a 20-mile radius from Urbandale.

Donated by Westside Appliance

FH17.  Vent Clean-Up

Clogged dryer vents are the #1 cause of house fires and we don’t want you to become the next statistic.  This package allows the professionals at Westside Appliance to come to your home and thoroughly clean your dryer vent, inside and out.  Certificate expires 12/31/18 and is good within a 20-mile radius from Urbandale.

Donated by Westside Appliance

FH18.  Are You Being Served

This serving tray is designed for both use and décor.  You will receive a handprint leaf tray from Sue & Tim Hatling.

Donated by Trieste



Health & Beauty


HB1.  Delight in the Result

This package contains a HydraFacial performed by Dr. Mollie James with reBalance Clinic & MedSpa.

Donated by Dr. Mollie James with reBalance Clinic & MedSpa


HB2.  Tension Tamer

Enjoy this package that is all about relieving your tension.  Included in this package is a 60-minute massage w/level 1, pedicure and manicure.

Donated by Aveda Serenity Couture – Valley West Mall


HB3.  Let Me Spoil You

This beauty package will make you feel pretty and good about yourself.  You will receive a $75 gift card (good towards haircut, style, color – NOT FOR PRODUCT, SERVICES ONLY) and Aveda products from Serenity Couture West Glen

Donated by Christin VanKirk, Serenity Couture West Glen


HB4.  Keep Calm & Pamper Yourself

This package includes many items that will calm you down and pamper yourself.  In this package you will receive a 7 handmade bars of soap from Thumbprint Soap & More, a beautifying homemade aveda bath bomb, an UnWINEd Candle Co. candle and a 45-minute massage to Family Tree Yoga & Massage.

Donated by Katie Hambre with Thumbprint Soap & More, Family Tree Yoga & Massage


HB5.  Cleanse, Buff and Glow

This package has a little bit of everything to let your beauty shine and focus all on you.  Included in this package is a Spongelle cleanse buff glow, Bumble and Bumble gel, surf spray, protective polish and replenish oil.  Also included is a fit skin essentials set.  This package is valued at $175.

Donated Anani Salon


HB6.  Power Glow

This package will provide you with the power to show your inner and outer glow.  In this package you will receive a Clarisonic Mia 2 – 2 Speed Facial gentle sonic cleansing, Ole Henriksen Power Bright 3 step set, Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, Truth Serum Collagen Booster and Grease Relief Cleansing Cloths.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling


HB7.  Des Moines Authority on Hair

This package will help you looking stylish as you will receive two gift certificates for haircuts at Rick Mosley Hair with stylist Mackenzie.

Donated by Rick Mosley Hair


HB8.  Release & Relax

This package will make your life stress free.  You will receive a Manicure, Pedicure & Make up application gift certificate plus products from the Aveda Institute Des Moines, 3 bottles of candrima crème cleansing oil, body moisturizer and body polish from Salon W and a 45-minute massage to Family Tree Yoga & Massage.

Donated by Aveda Institute Des Moines, Family Tree Yoga & Massage, Salon W


HB9.  The Envy of all Your Friends

Enjoy your one-hour massage from the experts at Massage Envy.  When you are done with your massage you can use some of the products you purchased with your Rodan & Fields gift certificate.

Donated by Massage Envy, Rodan & Fields


HB10.  Me, Me, Me

You deserve to spoil yourself from time to time and this package will allow you to do so.  Included in this package is a haircut & style from Steve Simpson Salon Classique, shower wrap, a Capri Blue Volcon #6 candle, Caldrea hand lotion #23, pear blossom agave and a bath bomb.

Donated by Sue & Time Hatling


HB11.  Pearly Whites

Your teeth are very important to you so you should take very good care of them.  You will receive a White Philllips Sonicare 9500 Diamond Clean Smart power toothbrush with Bluetooth smart sensors each with 4 brush heads.  Also included is a USB charging case and whitening pen.  This system is the number 1 Dental Professional recommended brand.

Donated by Marcie Rohach, Phillips Sonicare


HB12.  Say Cheese

Your teeth are very important to you so you should take very good care of them.  You will receive a Charcoal Grey Philllips Sonicare 9500 Diamond Clean Smart power toothbrush with Bluetooth smart sensors each with 4 brush heads.  Also included is a USB charging case and whitening pen.  This system is the number 1 Dental Professional recommended brand.

Donated by Marcie Rohach, Phillips Sonicare



Out & About


OA1.  Spirit Lake Fun

Head up north and enjoy these two amazing businesses located in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  Sportsman’s Pub and the Consignment Corner are huge champions of Mentor Iowa and are providing a $50 gift certificate to each business to support our mission.  Save the date on your calendar for the Sportsman’s Tiki Bar Bike ride on Saturday, August 4th and their annual Sportsman’s Labor Day golf outing on Monday, September 3rd.

Donated by Sportsman’s Pub, Consignment Corner


OA2.  The Wild Rose

One room two night stay at the Wild Rose Casino/Hotel in Jefferson, dinner for 2 at Coaches Corner and $100 in free slot play.  Also included is an assortment of Wild Rose Casino branded items.

Donated by Wild Rose Entertainment

OA3.  Get Your Wiiings!

This package is perfect for the aspiring pilot.  Included is a Discovery flight in a Cessna 172 at Exec 1 Aviation in Ankeny.  Also included is a Top Gun DVD and two four packs of Red Bull products.

Donated by Voss Distributing, Red Bull


OA4.  Ich bin ein Oktoberfester!

You will receive the ultimate party package for 10 people at the 2018 Oktoberfest celebration held Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th.  You will receive 10 weekend passes to the festival which includes three stages of live music, silent disco rooftop party, 10 ½ liter commemorative boots and 10 pairs of drinking gloves.

Donated by Mindy Toyne with In Any Event


OA5.  OH BACON!!!!  Early Entry Style

Be one of the first to get 2 Early Entry tickets to the World’s Premier Bacon Festival.  If you would like to stay downtown you can use this complimentary one night stay to be used on a Friday or Saturday Night with Breakfast for Two.  Not valid on February 14th & December 31st.  Expires 4/30/19.

Donated by the Iowa Bacon Board, Des Moines Marriott Downtown


OA6.  Grand Falls

Enjoy a nice trip to Larchwood, Iowa and stay at the Grand Falls Casino Resort with a 1 standard room reservation stay (Sun – Thurs) – must be a Resort Club member to redeem and two Robert’s lunch buffets.  Expires 4/29/19.

Donated by Grand Falls Casino Resort


OA7.  Bang for Your Buck

Enjoy one Staycation Package which includes One Free Hotel Stay and 2 Free Buffets at Lakeside Hotel-Casino in Osceola.  Expires 10/31/18.

Donated by Terrible’s Lakeside-Casino (Osceola)


OA8.  Diamonds Up North

You will receive two Kitchen Buffet tickets (expires 12/31/18) and two $25 Slot Dollar certificates (expires 12/31/18) at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa.

Donated by Diamond Jo Casino (Northwood, Iowa)


OA9.  Hotel Pattee

The package is good for a one free night stay at the Hotel Pattee in a classic one queen room.  Valid Sunday-Thursday and not valid on special events or holidays.  Expires 5/30/19.

Donated by the Hotel Pattee (Perry)


OA10.  Silent Disco

Your friends will beg to be invited to this party featuring the latest technology craze sweeping the nation.  This auction item will allow you to host your own private silent disco for 100 people.  Silent Disco allows three streams of music live as attendees experience it through a wireless headset.  These headsets will feature three different stations to which you can dance to and control your own volume.  In Any Event will work with you to set up this amazing experience.

Donated by Mindy Toyne of In Any Event


OA11.  Live It Up

This package is good for one weekday (Sun – Thurs) Stay in a King or Queen Room at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa.  You also will receive two lunch buffets at Robert’s Buffet.

Donated by Riverside Casino & Golf Resort


OA12.  Visit Omaha

You will receive four admission tickets (expires 2/4/19) to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.  After a day of seeing the exhibits with your friends, head on over to Beer Can Alley Omaha and enjoy your two $25 gift certificates.

Donated by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Alpha Ventures, LLC


OA13.  Can You Escape

Test your knowledge and skills with this certificate good for four tickets in a room of your choosing at The Escape Rooms – Des Moines.

Donated by The Escape Rooms – Des Moines.


OA14.  Storm Lake Getaway

You will have all kinds of fun with this getaway in Storm Lake.  Included in this package is a 2 night stay at King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort in a Standard City View room & 4 full-access waterpark passes (Based on availability, excludes holidays & blackout dates. Not valid all Friday & Saturday nights Memorial Day to Labor Day).  7 extra waterpark passes are given if you have family in the area to invite.  You will also receive $40 in Storm Lake bucks redeemable as cash at participating Storm Lake merchants.  As you are strolling through Storm Lake you can also use your $10 gift card to Kristy’s Kandies and Heirlooms, gift card to Grand Central Coffee Station and your $25 gift card to the Sugar Bowl Gold Crown Hallmark Store.  Look stylish in Storm Lake while you are wearing your Buena Vista Under Armour pullover (size L) and bracelet

Donated by King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort, Storm Lake Merchants, Kristy’s Kandies,and Heirlooms, Sugar Bowl Gold Crown Hallmark Store, Grand Central Coffee Station, Buena Vista University


OA15.  Hickory Hills

Enjoy a 2 night stay in a cabin in Hickory Hills Park located in LaPorte City, Iowa.  Hickory Hills Park is a unique area both in terms of its natural beauty and strategic location.

Donated by Hickory Hills Park


OA16.  Need for Speed

Experience indoor go-kart racing to the extreme with these 6 passes to MB2 Raceway in Grimes.

Donated by MB2 Raceway


OA17.  Convenience at its Finest

QuikTrip supports Mentor Iowa in a wide variety of ways.  Enjoy these two $50 gift cards to QuikTrip and spoil yourself with whatever you are in the mood for.  Whether it is gas, QT Fresh Meals, fountain pop, or just anything you need to get through the day; use these gift cards and put a big smile on your face enjoying whatever you purchased.

Donated by QuikTrip


OA18.  Every Girls Crazy Bout a Sharp Dressed Man

Rock out with ZZ Top at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Saturday, June 30th.  You will receive 4 tickets to see this legendary trio perform their top hits.

Donated by the Des Moines Radio Group


OA19.  No Need to Make the Bed

You will receive a nice little get away from home life with this package.  You will receive a one night stay in a standard room at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines which includes breakfast coupons to the Great American Grill.  You also will receive an overnight stay & breakfast for two at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn.

Donated by Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines, Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn


OA20.  Break a Leg

This package is for the lover of arts.  You will receive 2 tickets to a performance at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.  Also included are 2 tickets in the GOLD section at any Masterworks Concert performed by the Des Moines Symphony.

Donated by Des Moines Community Playhouse, Des Moines Symphony



Sports & Fitness  


SF1.  Time to Accelerate

10 training sessions through Acceleration Iowa.

Donated by Acceleration Iowa


SF2.  CrossFit Des Moines

10 training sessions through CrossFit Des Moines.

Donated by CrossFit Des Moines


SF3.  Sports 4 All Seasons

This package will keep any sports enthusiast entertained all year around.  You will receive 4 tickets to the Iowa Cubs games on Thursday, May 17th and Tuesday, June 5th, 2 Family Four packs to see the Des Moines Menace take the soccer field and Iowa Wolves items including 2 large t-shirts, Iowa Wolves bag, banner and ticket voucher good for 4 sideline or corner level tickets to one home Wolves home game during the 2018-2019 regular season.

Donated by City Supply Corp, Des Moines Menace, Iowa Wolves


SF4.  Cyclone Power

2 reserved tickets to an Iowa State football game of your choice between either Iowa State vs. Akron (Sept. 22, 2018) or Kansas State (Nov. 24, 2018).  Enjoy a meal after the game with your $25 gift certificate to West Towne Pub.  Own a piece of Cyclone history with this signed commemorative Joel Lanning 8 x 10 of him sacking Baker Mayfield.

Donated by Iowa State University, West Towne Pub, Jenna Lanning


SF5.  Copper Creek

Four gift cards for 1 free round of golf with card for 18 holes at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill.  Expires 12/31/18.

Donated by Copper Creek Golf Course


SF6.  The Club of Choice

Foursome with carts at the Hyperion Field Club.  Expires 6/1/18.

Donated by the Hyperion Field Club


SF7.  The Ultimate Course

Foursome at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake. (valid ANY DAY, expires 11/30/18) Cart rental required for each player.

Donated by the Honey Creek Resort State Park on Rathbun Lake


SF8.  Senior PGA at its Finest

You will receive two VIP Champions Club tickets to the 2018 Principal Charity Classic (can be used 1 day on either June 8, 9, or 10th, 2018).  The Champions Club provides premier and exclusive locations which include covered seating with a luncheon buffet, beer, wine and soda included.  You also will receive a bottle of Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka signed by 1979 Masters Champion, Fuzzy Zoeller.

Donated by the Principal Charity Golf Classic, Sue & Tim Hatling


SF9.  Grip It and Rip It

Foursome with carts at Willow Creek Golf Course.  Expires 12/31/18.

Donated by Willow Creek Golf Course


SF10.  You Choose Where to Play

Four golf passes good weekday only at either Waveland Golf Course, Blank Golf Course or Grandview Golf Course.  Cart not included.  Expires 12/30/18.

Donated by the City of Des Moines


SF11.  Ankeny’s Finest Course

Foursome with carts for 18 holes at Ankeny Golf & Country Club.  Expires 10/31/18.  Proper golf attire must be worn and need to call pro shop for availability.

Donated by Ankeny Golf & Country Club


SF12.  Beaver Creek

Two gift cards at Beaver Creek Golf Club for 18 holes.  Cart not included.  Valid on weekdays only.  Expires 12/31/18.

Donated by Beaver Creek Golf Club


SF13.  Panther Pride

This package is perfect for any UNI Panthers fan.  You will receive four general admission tickets to one 2018-19 UNI Men’s Basketball home game.  Must be a non-premium game.  Remember your Panthers pride every time you grab a beverage out of your custom made UNI cooler.

Donated by UNI Athletics, Sprayer Specialties


This package is a dream for any Green Bay Packers fan.  You will receive two tickets for the preseason game for the 2nd Green Bay Packers game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Also included are two pieces of neat Green Bay Packers memorabilia with a Bryce Paup signed mini-helmet and a facsimile team signed football of the 2017 team.

Donated by Devin & Tim Heger, Joe Nelson, Green Bay Packers

SF15.  The Suite Life – Iowa Barnstormers Style

Enjoy watching the Iowa Barnstormers take on the Arizona Rattlers on June 2nd in Arena Football action.  You will enjoy this game from a suite which includes 12 tickets and also 3 parking passes are provided.  Nonalcoholic beverages are in the suite but alcohol and food must be purchased on your own.  You will also receive 4 tickets to see the Iowa Barnstormers play the Cedar Rapids Titans on Saturday, June 16th.

Donated by Atlantic Bottling Coca Cola, Des Moines Radio Group


SF16.  Sprint Car Capital of the World

This package is specially designed for the Sprint Car race fan.  You will receive 2 vouchers good for 2 tickets to any 2018 KCCS $15 Race.  Also included is a memorabilia package from Sprint Car driver Jayce Jenkins.

Donated by Knoxville Raceway, Jayce Jenkins



Golf Pro, Mark Egly, will provide golf lessons for up to 20 people so they won’t have to yell fore on the golf course when they are swinging their clubs.

Donated by Mark Egly


SF18.  Take Me Out to the Ballgame

This boys baseball themed basket includes a t-ball glove, set of four t-balls, t-ball aluminum bat and a tee to practice swinging for the fences.

Donated by Rendell Insurance


SF19.  I Wanna Go Fast

This package is perfect for the Iowa Speedway fan.  You will receive a set of four Upper Grandstand Tickets with Fan Walk for the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen on June 17, 2018 (value $320).  Also included with this package is an autographed hat signed by Michael Annett.

Donated by the Iowa Speedway


SF20.  Gear, Passion, Sports

This package contains a $100 gift card to Scheels All Sports.  Also included are some May Day basket fun for you to enjoy.

Donated by American Abstract & Title


SF21. Go CUBS Go

Feel Like you are in the game when you are part of all of this fun with the Iowa Cubs.  You will receive 1 honorary Hot Dog Gun contestant certificate, 1 First Pitch certificate and 4 owner’s seats – Restrictions apply (not good July 2nd & 3rd).  You will also receive 4 tickets to watch the Iowa Cubs play the Memphis Redbirds on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Donated by the Iowa Cubs, Des Moines Radio Group


SF22.  Get on the Bus to see the Royals

This fun package is designed for the Kansas City Royals baseball fan.  The winner will receive 2 tickets to ride the fan bus to Kansas City to watch the Royals play the Houston Astros at Kaufmann Stadium on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  You will also receive two ticket vouchers redeemable for one View Level seat for any Monday-Thursday 2018 regular season Royals home game in April, May, June, July or August.

Donated by the Des Moines Radio Group, Kansas City Royals






M1.  Authentic – 2017 NLCS Cubs vs. Dodgers

This piece of baseball history is THE JACKET worn by Major League Baseball Umpire, Eric Cooper, during the 2017 NLCS series with the Chicago Cubs versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Eric Cooper has been an umpire in the MLB since 1999.  He is a graduate of Hoover High School where he is a member of their Hall of Fame.

Donated by Eric Cooper

M2.  Autographs Up North

You will receive some impressive autographs of from professional athletes from the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.  Included in this package are autographs from the Minneapolis Miracle receiver, Stephon Diggs and an autographed baseball from a Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame member, Tony Oliva.

Donated by Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins

M3.  Hochuli Special Edition

NFL Referee, Ed Hochuli, decided to hang up his whistle and retire.  As a result, this special edition print was created to honor his longtime career refereeing in the NFL.  The winner of this print will have the opportunity to have Mr. Hochuli sign it and inscribe a message if requested.  This rare print is a must have for any fan of the NFL.

Donated by Scott Helverson


M4.  Cubs Ink

You will receive framed autographed pictures from two Chicago Cubs stars past and present.  You will receive an autograph from Kyle Hendricks and also from Ernie Banks “Mr. Cub”.  These two pieces are incredible to own for any Chicago Cubs fan.

Donated by Joe Nelson




1908 Draught House (Waukee, Johnston, Court Avenue)

Alpha Ventures, LLC



The Big Steer

Cheesecake Factory

Chicago Bears

Chuck’s Restaurant


Founders Irish Pub/Whiskey River/The District Venue

Full Court Press

GoodSons Bar & Grill

Sue & Tim Hatling

Indianapolis Colts

Iowa Beef Steak House

Jason’s Deli

Jesse’s Embers

Jethros BBQ/Splash Seafood

Johnny’s Hall of Fame

Marty Lester

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Orchestrate Hospitality

The Other Place

The Permanent Collection & Letterpress Design Studio


Shade Tree Auto


Target (Valley West)

Marissa & Brandon Tate

Tumea & Sons

Jackson & Lindsay Waechter

Wellman’s Pub (West Des Moines)




Tim & Sue Hatling

Grant & Christy Hickman


Lisa Maas & Klint Kooyman

Dr. Amy Kumagai

Marty Lester

Scott & Celeste Tilton

Michelle Tidwell & Dave Tryon

LuAnn VanKirk




Bar Louie

Granit City Brewery


Tursi’s Latin King

Mindy & Bret Toyne

Walmart (Altoona)