• 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 2 weeks 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 4 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