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The Junior Board of Rock Island

Junior Board would like to thank you all for making our 77th Annual Mardi Gras Ball another fantastic success! While wrapping up the details of this year's event, we wanted to make sure you had the photographic evidence to help you remember this fun night! Please follow the link to view the photos and order from our photographer's website. Any questions about photos or pricing should be directed to the photography company. Please note the photographer's order deadline is May 31,2016

Event number: 26887149

Once again,please accept our sincerest gratitude for your continued support of The Junior Board of Rock Island and we hope to see you at next year's Mardi Gras ball!

About The Junior Board of Rock Island
      -The Junior Board of Rock Island is women joined in friendship, working together to serve children in our community, primarily by supporting our Project Nest program and the Nest newborn program in collaboration with UnityPoint at Home, by direct volunteer service and fundraising for their child-related causes.

Junior Board began in 1935. For more than 79 years, members of the organization have juggled a career and family while donating their time, efforts and personal funds to make the nonprofit organization succeed.

Members often donate their own money to help fund programs such as these, but Junior Board also hosts an annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball. February marked the organization's 76th annual event, with over 500 in attendance raising thousands of dollars.

Request for Funding 2016

The Junior Board of Rock Island has set forth guidelines for community donations in an attempt to concentrate on areas of need of Children within our community (the greater Quad City Area). More information and to apply...

Donation requests should fall within the following areas of interest:

  • Children at Risk
  • Children and Literacy
  • Poverty and Hunger - Children
  • Environment - Children
  • Education/School Events
  • Violence/Community Safety - Children

The Junior Board of Rock Island will consider requests outside of these areas when they meet needs within our community. These guidelines should be used when making a request to the Junior Board of Rock Island. More information and to apply...

Deadlines: All requests should be made prior to the set review period, and our current deadline is set for March 31 of this calendar year. In some cases, a community partner may be asked to present at a monthly General Meeting to educate us about your project/program. If this is necessary, a representative of the Junior Board of Rock Island will contact you. Proposals will be reviewed annually in late April. Your Agency/Organization will be contacted by a representative of the Junior Board of Rock Island in late May if your project has been selected for consideration.

More information and to apply...    

Mardi Gras Sponsors

Thank you to our Mardi Gras Ball 2016 electronic bidding sponsors, they allow us to raise even more funds to distribute to local children's organizations.

Platinum $5,000 and up:

Gold $1,000 to $4,999:



Cityline Veterinary Center

Tommy Smith, UBS

Silver $500 to $999:


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