Dancing with the Stars Celebrities Support Valley-Based Charity at Horse Power with Star Power

Posted By on June 12, 2018

By Tyler Butler

For the third consecutive year Valley philanthropist Ivy Ciolli served as chairwoman for Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge’s Horse Power with Star Power event.

Healing Hearts is the Valley’s largest non-profit equine rescue and this year’s event was a timely one as fundraiser took place just days after over 20 horses were relinquished from a Phoenix horse owner. The animals were in need of immediate medical, dental and hoof care as well as long term rehabilitation and adoption.

“This event gave supporters and attendees a first-hand look at our current rescue effort & opportunity to learn more about Healing Hearts and its mission in addition to viewing some of the world’s most exotic cars, enjoying gourmet eats and cocktails drinks,” said executive director Jennifer Brumbaugh. “We are excited that Maks, Peta and Val have given their support to our efforts and afford fans of the television hit, an opportunity to meet them. Healing Heart’s efforts are recognized statewide and this will enable us to continue to gather support for our cause.”

Dominick’s Steakhouse hosted the affair and offered attendees an exclusive meet & greet with three stars of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars” — Maks, Peta and Val Chmerkovskiy. Actor and comedian Jill Kimmel served as the evening’s emcee raising auctioneer raising over $100,000 for Healing Hearts.

In addition to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, major supporters of the event included Jo Ellen & Phil Doornbos, Cre8ive Event Rentals, Inc., GPS Insight, NFP The Hebets Company, Go Active, Bondurant Racing School, Alliant, Bridgelight and Premier Southwest Insurance Group.


  • Aida Flamino & Rob Dobos with Maks. Winners of DWTS Package
  • Bob and Pat Bondurant, Peta, Maks, Val, Joey Ciolli
  • Delainey Culley, Andy Pitts, William Lewis, Taylor Mason of Event Sponsor, Williams Luxury Homes
  • Jill Kimmel (Event Emcee) & Jason Ruff of Go Active Bottles (sponsor) :Allison & Joe DuBois
  • JoEllen & Phil Doornbos, Event Sponsors
  • Maks & Ivy Ciolli celebrating the DWTS Package selling 2x for $9000 each!
  • Sara Peterson Winning JN Jewels, Zenobia Mertel modeling
  • Veronica & Sheriff Paul Penzone, Rob Donat (winner of
  • Zenobia Mertel, Tina Majerle, Shannon Barthelemy, Michelle Woodfield
Tyler Butler

About Tyler Butler

Tyler Butler is the fashion and society writer for Frontdoors Media. She is a corporate social responsibility practitioner, columnist, blogger and influencer. Through her endeavors with her firm 11Eleven Consulting and her column and blog, Giving In Style, Tyler is connecting communities, companies and causes to make positive change possible.

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