Welcome CFF to Bozeman on Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016 Welcome all!

Welcome Amanda Zarr – Director of Individual Giving – Midwest Region
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
150 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1550
Chicago, IL 60601
Amanda is coming to Bozeman, MT to celebrate this transformational time for the CF community and share the important progress we have made with our strategic plan and also discuss how we are pursuing new opportunities on the path to a cure. There will be time for questions – I promise I will do my best to answer them! Feel free to reach me on my cell anytime at (773) 580-0231.
All of you out there who are interested in coming to this gathering please contact me to set up a time. We are working on a location. It will be Tues, 9-13-16 starting around 1:30. We are excited to have Amanda come to our community to share this wealth of information
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J & H INC proudly stands behind The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation.

Had a great lunch with Janet from J & H Inc.  J & H Inc has sponsored our Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation since its inception in 2006.  J & H believes in our cause, and11425492_707515639374563_5279406230971485392_n each month gives us a generous donation to make sure the kids and adults with Cystic Fibrosis have what they need to lead a normal life.  We, from our foundation continues to  thank  J & H Inc for being a  part of us.janet J & H

CFRI Convention- A truly meaningful Conference http://www.cfri.org/conference_2016.shtml

13920896_10153760708690737_8797668707661605416_nI spoke on Hope and Adversity with my personal Story of living with Cystic Fibrosis with our Daughter, Cody, at this conference.  It touched my soul and was very  therapeutic.  I highly recommend all those you have an affiliation with Cystic Fibrosis to attend this conference.  It is held every year.  13876505_10154468378753836_5869468549050420027_n13895031_10154468378708836_4399004348438413092_n It is highly educational and supportive.

Legendaries of Bozeman

We are so lucky to be a part of this book. Keeping Cody’s legacy alive. From Gallatin History Museum research coordinator, Rachel Phillips,

Legendary Locals of Bozeman, is a great read packed full of past and living local legends.  In the book, it states that “Cody is the most inspirational legend of Bozeman”

Cody was an “ole soul”, and all she wanted in life was to make the most of everyday she had.  She accomplished that great goal.

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Legendary Locals of Bozeman

The Dieruf family is so honored to see Cody’s legacy remembered in a new book put out by Gallatin History Museum.  “Legendary Locals of Bozeman” and we are very excited to see this new book out now with Cody and many others legends in our area.  Thank you, Gallatin History Museumimg420

From Gallatin History Museum research coordinator, Rachel Phillips, Legendary Locals of Bozeman, is a great read packed full of past and living local legends.

“From its inception as a supply town during Montanas gold rush in the 1860s, Bozeman has attracted visionaries, leaders, and pioneering thinkers. Bozemans first mayor, John V. Bogert, established a precedent for keeping the city clean, safe, and orderly. City commissioner and tireless worker Mary Vant Hull spearheaded efforts to build a new library and to expand local parks and trails, and early physician Dr. Henry Foster successfully performed one of the first caesarean sections in Montana. Incredibly talented outdoor advocates and athletes like mountain climber Alex Lowe and long-distance runner Ed Anacker have complemented Bozemans outdoor lifestyle. An emphasis on art, music, and culture began in the 1860s with piano and voice sensation Emma Weeks Willson. Today, artist Jim Dolans sculptures are enjoyed all over town, and illusionist Jay Owenhouse wows children and adults with his live shows. Inspiring individuals like Cody Dieruf, who passed away from cystic fibrosis at the age of 23, and dedicated streetcar driver Larry OBrien have added kindness and courage to local life.”

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July 21st, 2016

5:00 Pm-8:00Pm

317 W Main, Bozeman, MT  59715

Attending The National CFRI Convention

I will be a featured speaker at the Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc on July 29, 2016.  I am honored to be chosen, and am  excited to talk about Hope and Adversity.  This annual conference brings together national experts in thboard-george&ginny_dierufcfri-800e field of CF to provide the latest updates in research and care to our diverse CF Community.

Silpada Jewelry Party!

silpada_jewelryGiveBig is right around the corner and Silpada Jewelry is hosting a Party to help our money grow.

GIVE BIG to familes living with Cystic Fibrosis! Click here to shop and know that 100% of Silpada’s commissions will directly benenfit the Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation for CF!

If you live in Bozeman, please stop by Santa Fe Red’s on Monday, April 25th to shop and see the jewelry in person! Last year we raised $1,200 in one night! Shop Silpada between now and May 3rd, & GIVE BIG.

Make a difference! Thank you in advance for your support of CF!

2nd Annual GIVE BIG event May 3rd

givebig16We are making history in the Gallatin Valley – and all across America! The Bozeman Area Community Foundation’s Give Big Gallatin Valley Day is a 24-hour, online and live celebration of giving on May 3rd created to increase philanthropy in Gallatin County. The goal is simple – inspire neighbors to come together, show their pride in their communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations!

In our first year of Give Big Gallatin Valley on May 5th, 2015, our community raised over $237,000 in just 24-hours for 100 local nonprofits. On May 3rd, 2016 our county-wide goal is to raise $300,000 through 2,000 donors on Give Big Gallatin Valley Day!

Please choose The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation as your cause to support. Watch for further details on location that CDBF will be setting up for 2 hours. Come join us and meet our board.

11th Annual Auction a Success!

Poster 2016The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation has had an exciting year as we wrapped up our 11th Annual Auction.  We had a full house at The Commons, in Bozeman, and the community support was absolutely wonderful.  We thought our 10th year was a landmark in our era of The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation, but each year just keeps getting better.  The extravagant amount of donations for our live and silent auction were so beneficial and exciting to show.  CDBF would not be possible without the  many volunteers who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to make our auction event so successful.  Hopefully the evening will give back to you as much as you contribute by knowing the tremendous impact your efforts will make in the lives of our Cystic Fibrosis Families. 
And thank you to our sponsors who so generously gave to help cut the costs so that money raised can be used directly to our families who live with Cystic Fibrosis.