Fostering Strength Luncheon
Join us for Fostering Strength 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
JLCR Meet & Greet 11-Noon (Doors open at 11 a.m.)
Luncheon and program from 12 noon-1 p.m.
The HarMac (411 6th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA)
Fostering Strength is the premier fundraising event for the Junior League of Cedar Rapids. This year, we are excited to offer attendees a more “up close and personal” look into the foster care system by hosting a panel of key stakeholders from right here in Eastern Iowa! This four-person panel will provide a variety of firsthand perspectives and experiences and aims to inform attendees of some of the challenges facing foster youth and families here in Linn County. The event will be MC’d by Eric Hanson, an Eastern Iowa On-Air personality.
About Fostering Strength
The annual Fostering Strength luncheon brings together hundreds of Cedar Rapids-area community partners, foster care and adoption professionals, JLCR donors, and more for an afternoon of impactful stories of hope and perseverance through difficult times.
Proceeds from this event support on-going programs for young people aging out of foster care in Linn and nearby counties. Learn more about our work through our Bridging the G.A.P. project.
Can’t attend? Please consider making a donation by visiting our donation page.
Previous Fostering Strength guest speakers:
2022: Janiva Magness, author of Weeds Like Us
2019: Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World
2018: Charell Star, Foster Care Alum, Journalist and Media Personality
2017: Gigi Edwards Bryant, Texas Foster Care Alum and Speaker
2016: Travis Lloyd, author of Overcoming Emotional Trauma
2015: Dr. Jennifer Arnold from TLC’s docu-drama The Little Couple