• Valley Nonprofits Take Fundraising Virtual

    It’s the topic every Valley nonprofit leader is talking about: virtual fundraising events. I have “attended” five virtual events since mid-April — each as unique as it would have been in person. There are some amazing local...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • Open Doors: Let’s Plan With Hope in Our Hearts

    The end of May is our time to evaluate things here at Frontdoors, followed by time I take each June to set goals for my personal life. This year, I find myself with more lead time to...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Open Doors: Defining Moments

    These times will change everything The first week of March was my last glimpse of “normal.” I attended several nonprofit fundraisers and planning meetings. My kids went to school for 3rd and 8th grade each day. We...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Open Doors: Arizona’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Treasures Revealed!

                It’s finally time to see the three episodes of “Antiques Roadshow” that were filmed at Desert Botanical Garden back in April 2019. I was honored to visit the set during filming, bring a beloved family heirloom...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Open Doors: The Valley Arts and Culture Scene Is Blooming

                It’s time to take another peek into the Frontdoors Arts & Culture Calendar and reserve some dates and tickets before I blink and miss it. The next few months are filled with classics, new works, tons...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Open Doors: Ready to Spa … art the New Decade? I am!

                Several Valley resorts have undergone significant renovations over the past few years. And, of course, this included their luxurious spa offerings. The Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort (royalpalmshotel.com/well-being) has even added an in-house herbalist,...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Open Doors: 2019 — The Year of YES!

                When I look at the covers of the dozen 2019 issues of Frontdoors Magazine, I am quickly reminded how each story came to be. Some of them are people I have known for decades, other stories...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Open Doors: Networking and Philanthropy go Hand-in-Hand

    One of the best things I have done since becoming the publisher of Frontdoors Media is taking time to go to as many women’s networking groups as time allows. I expected to find out what charities fellow...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • Open Doors: Lessons from Service

                My close friends have heard me say these words many times: “Everyone should have to work as a waiter or in retail for at least six months. It would make for a more understanding world.”            ...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • Open Doors: Trends for the New Season

    Tis the season for planning fundraisers, family celebrations, and dinner parties. Whether a charity event is a month away or next March, volunteer committee meeting notices are flying right now! So I thought it would be fun...

    • Posted 9 months ago
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Sign Up For The Knock — our weekly summary featuring the latest news, people and culture that connect the Valley of the Sun.
Thanks for signing up. You must confirm your email address before we can send you. Please check your email and follow the instructions.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.