March 7, 2024

Made Possible by Friends of Convoy of Hope

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International Women’s Day Celebration 2024

About the Event

International Women’s Day Dinner Celebration

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Doors Open | 4:00 p.m.
Packing Party & Event Experiences | 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Dinner | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Program | 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for dinner and a time of celebration in honor of International Women’s Day! Learn about Convoy of Hope’s Women’s Empowerment initiative and how you can empower women and girls around the world.

Each attendee will receive a special gift from Convoy:Women. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the fun opportunities listed below.

• Packing care kits for women
Photo booth
Door prizes
Story of Hope Experience
Hope Supply Co. Store

If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Help us empower women by sponsoring the International Women’s Day celebration.

Special Guests

Jenna Bush Hager

Jenna is the co-host of TODAY with Hoda and Jenna. She is also the co-author of two #1 New York Times bestselling children’s books that she wrote with her mother, Laura—Our Great Big Backyard and Read All About It—as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Sisters First, written with her sister, Barbara.

Jenna is also the co-author of the #1 New York Times best seller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. Jenna remains involved with UNICEF and is currently chairing its Next Generation initiative dedicated to reducing childhood deaths worldwide.

Hal Donaldson

President & Chief Executive Officer

Hal Donaldson is founder/CEO of Convoy of Hope, a faith-based, nonprofit organization that leads humanitarian initiatives across the United States and around the world.  

Donaldson is a graduate of San Jose State University and Bethany University. He is an award-winning journalist and speaker. He has authored more than 30 books.

His awards include the National Distinguished Service Award in Social Welfare, Inductee into the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame, Springfield Business Journals’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and 417 Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Hosted by Doree Donaldson

Vice President – Convoy:Women

Doree travels extensively, rallying the support of women across America to bring help and hope to families in need.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in music education at Evangel University and her master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in piano performance. She served as a professor at Evangel University for 19 years before joining Convoy of Hope, which she and her husband founded in 1994.

Doree and her husband, Hal, have four daughters: Lindsay, Erin-Rae, Lauren, and Haly.

Registration: Sold Out

Ticket Price: $50
ponsorships Open Fall 2023

Sold Out

Event Details & Location

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Global Headquarters & Training Center
World Distribution Center
4-5:15 p.m.
Grab a girlfriend and pack care kits!
Global Headquarters & Training Center
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Global Headquarters & Training Center
6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Global Headquarters & Training Center
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Packing Party
Care kit packing is back by popular demand! Grab your friends and join Convoy:Women to empower women and girls around the world by packing care kits.

Convoy of Hope
Global Headquarters & Training Center | World Distribution Center
1 Convoy Drive
Springfield, MO 65802
Get Directions

Sponsorships: Sold Out

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2024 event.

Complimentary International Women’s Day social media graphics will be provided to all sponsors to show their support of the event.

Presenting Sponsor – $20,000 — SOLD

• Event naming rights (International Women’s Day Celebration)
• ½ page ad in the event program
• Reserved VIP table for eight
• Sponsor thank you gift
• Acknowledgment at the event and logo in all event materials
• VIP Parking
• Personal tour of Convoy of Hope’s NEW campus
• Photo opportunity with our special guest for you and your table guests

Email the company logo in PNG format to [email protected] no later than February 1st to include it in the event program.

If more seats are needed beyond your table count, email Convoy:Women
or call (417) 823-8998.

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors


Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks
Bass Pro Shops


Drury University
Evangel University
In Memory of John W. (Jack) Henry
Judy Beisner
The Wood Family


Brett and Beverly Baker
Davis Properties
Mary J. Hamilton


CrossBreed Holsters
Ethel Curbow
John and Beth Raidel
Peter and Jan Herschend
TLC Properties


APlus Payroll
Arris’ Pizza
Burrell Behavioral Health
Clay + Clay Real Estate Team
Healing Hands Skin Therapy
In Memory of William (Bill) Clemons
Jordan Valley Community Health Center
Lawrence Drug & Compounding Lab
Mary Lou Martin, Esq.
Nici and Maggie Flinn
SVN | Rankin Company


Academy of Hair Design | BeVelle Barber School
Ascent DPC
Brenda Raynor | Organizational Marketing Solutions LLC
Central Bank and Central Trust
Clever Properties LLC
Colin and Linda McAllister
Commerce Bank
Commerce Trust
Connect Church
The Elder Law Group
Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, CPAs
Entrust Property Solutions
Faith Chapel
Faith Filled Women
Health with Hannah
Integrity Home Care + Hospice
Jami Peebles, Kim Prater, and Margaret Swango
Jared Commercial
Joe and Shannon Reynolds
Julie Viorel
Kinetic Design and Development
Missouri Trust & Investment Company
North Point Church
O’Reilly Development Company, LLC | O’Reilly Build, LLC
Patricia Cox Ayers
Paula F. Porter | PerSeverance
Pickwick & Cherry
Pinnacle Family Advisors
Pregnancy Care Center
The Preston Luxury Living
Randall Peper Insurance Agency
Regent Bank
Rooney McBride and Smith, LLC
Sam Bradley Homes
Stancer Designs | Connie Stancer & Friends
Teri Roy Photography
Trident Multifamily
Vision Clinic
Wild Women Bible Study Group
The Wind & KWFC Radio


Coming Soon!


Without menstrual health products, many young women are forced to stay home from school. Providing education and hygiene kits will keep girls in school and restore their confidence and dignity.

District Church
Skyline Church


Every woman deserves to be celebrated! Thank you to our Event Gift Sponsor for investing in the lives of each lady attending the Convoy:Women’s International Women’s Day Celebration by providing gifts to remember this special day.

Hurts Donut

Hurts Donut

Stay in Touch

Want to become more involved? Check out the ways you can make a difference here. Or, you can volunteer at Hands of Hope in our World Distribution Center — individuals, families, and organizations are welcome. Much of the food and supplies packaged on these nights travel all over the world and our nation! The Convoy:Women office could use volunteers as well. Contact us here!

And make sure to check out our Hope Experience trips if you want to see Convoy’s work first hand.


IWD Celebration FAQs

No. If you would like a table for 8, you may sponsor a table.

No. However, your ticket can be transferred to another person.

Yes, you will need to have your ticket or QR code.

Yes. Keep your receipt for documentation when submitting your taxes.

No, there is not.

Springfield-Branson National Airport is the closest airport to the event.

Reserved seating is for sponsorships only. Otherwise, seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking is onsite. Handicap parking is available.

Elevators, parking lot shuttles, and handicapped parking is available. Contact us if you need more information.

We recommend Business casual attire. Closed-toe shoes are required to participate in the kit packing area.

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