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Peter Family Special Guests at Orchard Place Ambassadors' Luncheon


Pictured:  Anne Starr - Orchard Place CEO, Amber Rand – VP of Orchard Place Campus, Jennifer Peter, Sydney Peter, Marc Peter

The Orchard Place Ambassador’s Luncheon celebrating Elizabeth Mann Society and Children’s Champion donors was held on April 4 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines. 

Special guests included Marc and Jennifer Peter, who are parents of Sydney.  The Peter family spoke of their experience with Orchard Place as they received care while Sydney was a resident of the Orchard Place Campus. 

Elizabeth Mann Society and Children’s Champion donors listened as the Peter family described how mental health issues affected their entire family.  Sydney bravely spoke to the group about how she has grown as an individual and continues to work with her family to overcome a diagnosis that was first noticed while she was in grade school.

Children's Champions are a core group of committed and generous Orchard Place supporters who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to help children with mental health issues and emotional disorders.  These leaders in giving are our most passionate and dedicated supporters, exhibiting an extraordinary commitment to the mission of Orchard Place and the children we serve.

For more information or to become a member of the Elizabeth Mann Society or a Children’s Champion, contact Nancy Bobo, Vice President of Development, 515-287-9610 or nbobo@orchardplace.org

Orchard Place is a nationally recognized leader in children's mental health and juvenile justice services.