Friends of Erma Bombeck Authors Luncheon Raises Funds to Fight Kidney Disease

Funds from 36th annual event provide patient aid, assistance, continuing education to Arizona children and adults.

The Friends of Erma Bombeck Authors Luncheon drew more than 1,000 guests to the Arizona Biltmore on Nov. 7. The 36th annual event, which continues the legacy of Bombeck, was hosted by the Arizona Women’s Board and chaired by Lynne Love. It netted in excess of $450,000, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the many needs of kidney patients in Arizona.

This year’s featured authors included Adriana Trigiani, author of 15 bestsellers, including The Shoemaker’s Wife; Jacques Pépin, famed cooking instructor who has written more than 25 cookbooks and starred in 13 acclaimed cooking series on public TV; Karen MacNeil, author of the award-winning Wine Bible; Lela Rose, author of Prêt-A-Party; Jason Gay, Wall Street Journal sports columnist who wrote Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living; and Tess Gerritsen, internationally bestselling author who just released Playing With Fire.

The day included a VIP authors signing event, book sales reception, luncheon and presentations by the authors. Adriana Trigliani served as the emcee. White House Design Studio created the luncheon table décor.


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Kari Yatkowski and Oscar de las Salas


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Luncheon tables designed by White House Design Studio

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Lela Rose and Jacques Pépin

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Emcee and author Adriana Trigiani and Lynne Love, luncheon chair


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