$1 Million Raised for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Posted By on March 12, 2019

The Event: Blue Door Ball Gala

The Cause: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Mission: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) serves thousands of youth at nine Clubs located within the communities of Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Mesa, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Hualapai Nation.

Event Co-Chairs: Janet Caldarelli and Marianne Guenther

Top Tier Sponsors: Tiffany & Bosco and Great American Title

Date held: March 1st, 2019

Venue: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge

Quote: “This organization changes the lives of young people one day at a time,” said Robyn Julien, BGCS President & CEO. “If our more than 650 guests didn’t know that upon walking into the gala, they definitely knew it upon leaving Friday night after hearing our amazing teens tell their stories.”

Dollars raised: $1 million

Notable moment: Tisha Bhatnagar, 17-year-old member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Sal Cosenza Teen Center at the Virginia G. Piper Branch was named the organization’s 2019 Youth of the Year.

Photos courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

  • Robyn Julien
  • Candidates and Robyn Julien
  • Tisha Bhatnagar, 2019 Youth of the Year
  • Lunhyae Campbell-BarkerBranch-Opens with National Anthem
  • Janet Caldarelli and Marianne Guenther
  • Navy Seal Thomas Olmsted with Auctioneer Letitia Frye
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