On March 3, 2018, O’Donnell & Friends Charities held its first stand-alone Silent Auction at Toad Valley Golf Course which raised more than $15,000. Thank you to those who participated in this event, and we hope you will join us again in the future.
The O’Donnell & Friends Open is the largest fundraising event that O’Donnell & Friends Charities holds. This event alone has raised over one million dollars for local charities in the Greater Des Moines area. The 26th annual O’Donnell & Friends Open was held on June 28, 2019, at Toad Valley Golf Course and raised more than $80,000 for Des Moines area causes.
At the Open, $50,000 was distributed to Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN), $20,000 to Link Associates, and $10,000 to Opportunity On Deck. Additionally, we announced other distributions made to local causes since last year’s Open, to include: American Lung Association, Help A Heart (in Memory of Hazel Hughes), Des Moines Police Fallen Officer Memorial, Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa, Des Moines Police Burial Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Peer Support Foundation, Cops Against Cancer, and the Principal Charity Classic.
We also recognized TEN recipients of the Dan & Dee O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship, which included 2 scholarships sponsored by Mentor Iowa’s Dan & Dee O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship.
This event could not occur without the generosity of those involved. Thank you to the sponsors, contributors, volunteers, and participants for making it a truly special 26th year.
The 27th annual O’Donnell & Friends Open will be held at Toad Valley Golf Course on June 26, 2020. Click here for more information on this event.