Child Crisis Arizona’s Lunch for Love Raises $500K

Posted By on October 9, 2018

The Event: Child Crisis Arizona Lunch for Love

The Cause: Child Crisis Arizona /

Mission: Child Crisis Arizona’s mission is to provide Arizona’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families.

Sponsors: The Bidstrup Foundation, General Dynamics, Talking Stick Resort, Jaburg Wilk Attorneys at Law, Ford, Blandford Homes LLC, The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, Nan and Tim Corwin Olsson Family Foundation, PM & M Electric, Steve Schmitz

Date held: September 12

Venue: Arizona Biltmore


  • Board Chair – Doug Diehl
  • Special Presentation – Phoenix Girls Chorus
  • CEO – Torrie A. Taj, CFRE
  • Testimony – Evan Komar

Dollars Raised: $500K

Notable Quote: “The strongest hearts have the most scars” – Jeff Hood

Photo Credit: Colleen Katz Pictures in Pixels Photography

  • Torrie Taj Maria Singh
  • Sumaya Gonzalez Joanna Bellizzi Leah Dines
  • Richard Morrison Torrie Taj Elaine Morrison
  • Noel Williams Maria Williams Victor Fogie Shirl Fogie Kyna Rosen
  • Matt Yoder Candice Yoder Luke Levi Nicholas
  • Marcy Cooney Jesi Szabo Angie Lannefeld Anabel Olivas
  • Justin Duran Yvonne Debeauville Roger Hill
  • Harry Curtin Jodi Stoken Nicole Curtin
  • Evan Komar Marge Komar
  • CCA CEO Torrie Taj Board Member Mary Riley Michel
  • Candice Yoder Nicholas Yoder
  • Amanda Malcolm Abigail Shirvinski Holly Wilson Madison Morton Sue Gifford
  • Alesha Nicole Corey Karen Merkle
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.

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