Will be back in 2021
13th Annual Decadent Desserts is Cancelled
At our June board meeting, with a sigh of disappointment, our board made a difficult decision to cancel our 13th Annual Decadent Desserts. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued uncertainty of being able to gather in large groups, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Decedent Desserts event,” said Julia Nisly, President of the Women’s Fund of Weld County.
Decadent Desserts is the largest fundraiser for the Women’s Fund of Weld County. The profits from the event are used to support the mission of the Women’s Fund with annual grants to non-profits in Weld County that provide services to women and girls in our communities. The Board is brainstorming new opportunities to fund the grants program this year, but is also appreciative to any sponsors that would like to donate their Decadent Desserts purchase to the Women’s Fund 2020 grants program.
For further information, please contact your Women’s Fund of Weld County contact, or Marion Green at the Weld community Foundation at 970-304-9970.
Refund requests need to be made by August 30th via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DESSERTS, PURSES & MORE!
Decadent Desserts will be back in 2021! It is our “signature” fundraiser. We have raised over $440,000 since this event began in 2007. When you purchase a ticket or a “Diva Table” you will enjoy a delicious selection of desserts and drinks. We always provide information and a short presentation about the Women’s Fund of Weld County along with a message from a recent grantee. Ways to support our mission of granting funds to organizations helping women and girls will be available. Donating at this event is easy and fun:
The main "attraction" of this FUNdraiser is the Bodacious Bag event! We sell opportunities to select beautiful, quality purses. When you purchase an opportunity tag to pick a purse, you have a chance to win a diamond necklace, bracelet, or earrings which has been secretly placed in a randomly selected purse.
After all purses have been selected, the buyers open their purse(s) to see if they are a lucky winner of a piece of jewelry.
What could be more fun than spending an afternoon with friends, eating desserts, picking out a purse, and possibly winning diamond jewelry? And, all the funds collected go to a great cause!
BIG THANK YOU
TO OUR 2020 MISSION DONORS!
TO OUR PLATINUM DONORS!
TO OUR GOLD DONORS!
TO OUR SILVER DONORS!
TO OUR DIAMOND DONORS!
TO OUR PRINTING
TO OUR DECOR
TO OUR FRIEND DONORS!
Allura Medi Spa
Brock & Company
The Third Annual Champion for Women Award
Recipient: Betty L. Tointon
Due to Decadent Desserts 2020 being canceled, we couldn't present this award. Please read about our reward recipient.
The Champion for Women Award recognizes women who have an ongoing dedication to the Women's Fund of Weld County after their time on the board is complete. This includes continued personal and financial investments to the organization, attending organization functions and acting as an ambassador for the organization in the community. Past recipients of this award include Julie Constance and Kristi Thomas. We are honored to announce the 2020 Champion for Women Award recipient is one of the organization’s founding members, Betty L. Tointon.
Betty L. Tointon graduated from McPherson High School, went on to complete her first two years of college at McPherson College and then transferred to Kansas State University where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition with a minor in Journalism. The transfer to Kansas State University was a change that would set the course for her future. While at K-State, Betty was asked to run for Senior Class Secretary by her now husband of almost 65 years, Robert G. (Bob) Tointon. They began dating and the rest is history.
Betty kept busy raising their two boys, Bill and Bryan, and was very active in her community. Betty has always been active in her church and was also involved with the Creative Arts Center, American Association of University Women, and United Way.
Together, Betty and Bob created the Tointon Institute for Educational Change, a program designed to provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to become better leaders. Betty is also a former board member of the NCMC Hospital Foundation and the Kansas State University Foundation. Betty is also co-founder and former Chair of the Women’s’ Fund of Weld County.
Over the years, Betty received many awards, some of which are the United Way Humanitarian Award, the Aims Community College Foundation Award for Excellence, A Woman’s Place Business Woman of the Year, and the Kansas State University Presidents Award for Excellence.
Betty has always loved antiques and in 1989 she opened Antiques at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley. There, she kept busy buying, selling and collecting antiques. Betty operated the Antique Store for over 20 years and loved every minute of it. Betty was also a pioneer in downtown Greeley, helping the area grow and become the thriving district it is now.
Betty has been married to her wonderful husband, Bob, since 1955. Together they have two sons. Their son Bill is married to Janie Jill. They have two kids, Monique and Dillon Potts. Monique is mother to Bob and Betty’s two great grandchildren, Bryson and Peyton. Bob and Betty’s son Bryan is married to Judi and they have two sons, Joey and Steven. Bob and Betty have lived in Greeley since 1963.
THANK YOU Betty for your years of dedication to improving the lives of women and girls in Weld County.