Junior Achievement Raises Incredible $457K at Annual Golf Tournament

The Event: 2021 JA Open Golf Tournament The Cause: Junior Achievement of Arizona Event Date: December 10, 2021 Location: Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club Title Sponsors: AZ Pipe Trades & UA Local 469 Dollars Raised: $457,000  A Little History: This event now spans two decades and has been hailed as the number-one golf fundraiser in […]

Sabor Brings the Flavors of Guadalajara to Arizona in Support of CALA Alliance

The Event: Sabor – Celebrating the Flavors of Guadalajara The Cause: CALA Alliance Event Date: October 21, 2021 Location: Phoenix Art Museum Event Co-Chairs: Camila Alarcon & Laura French Entertainment: Mariachi Pasión & DJ CRVNT3S Presenting Sponsor: SRP The Food: Guadalajara-based Chef Carlos Espinosa from Tikuun Comedor Local created a one-night-only five-course menu inspired by the […]

Dinner With Eisenhower Celebrates History and the O’Connor Institute

The Event: Dinner with Eisenhower – The War Years The Cause: Sandra Day O’Connor Institute For American Democracy Event Date: November 19, 2021 Location: Arizona BIltmore Resort Event Co-Chairs: Dionne & Francis Najafi and Terry & Steve Roman Honorary Chairs: Jacquie & Bennett Dorrance and Penny & Larry Gunning Presenting Sponsors: Benovia Winery / Joe Anderson and […]

Farley Family $6M Legacy Gift to Drive Advances in Heart Care at HonorHealth

A $6 million gift by the Farley Family Charitable Foundation will standardize high-tech cardiodiagnostic equipment across the HonorHealth system and support expansion of the HonorHealth Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. “This gift is truly remarkable, as a new generation upholds an 18-year legacy of investment in HonorHealth, started by Jim and Nancy Farley,” said Jared Langkilde, […]

Mike McQuaid Honored, $850,000 Raised at Annual Breakfast for the Human Services Campus

The McQuaid Family The Event: 16th Annual Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast The Cause: Human Services Campus (HSC) Event Date: December 17, 2021 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Honoree: Paul Gilbert of Beus Gilbert McGroder Presenting Sponsor: Avondale Toyota Dollars Raised: $850,000 Event Co-Hosts: Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender & HSC Board Chair Jonathan Koppell  Notable Moment: […]

Festive Poinsettia Tea A Celebration for Duet’s 40th Anniversay

Rev. Robert Carlson and Millie Carlson The Event: 31st Annual Poinsettia Tea The Cause: Duet: Partners In Health & Aging Event Date: December 12, 2021 Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch Honorees: Mary Lou Bessette received the Dosia Carlson “KARED About” Award Gold Sponsor: Fry’s Food Stores Dollars Raised: $120,000  Entertainment: […]

Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces New Executive Director

The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced the selection of Anne L’Ecuyer as its next Executive Director. L’Ecuyer will assume leadership of the 54-year-old agency of the State of Arizona in February 2022. Throughout her career, L’Ecuyer has worked with a range of large and small organizations at national, state, and local levels, and consulted […]

Bookmarked: Sophie Allen-Etchart

Founder and CEO of Read Better Be Better  RECOMMENDS: “The Daughters of Erietown” by Connie Schultz “This book was recommended to me by an intelligent and thoughtful friend and supporter of Read Better Be Better, so I immediately knew it was going to be good. It is a story that beautifully illustrates human complexities. While […]

Tools of Healing

Dr. Robert Kravetz shares fascinating items from his collection of antique medical instruments Dr. Robert Kravetz is a healer, historian and educator. A retired gastroenterologist, he is on the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix. Over the years, Kravetz has amassed a vast personal collection of medical antiques and […]

Cheers to the Chairs! January 2022

A preview of the Valley’s premier philanthropic events and who’s leading these important efforts Celebration of Angels Alisa’s Angels Foundation BOARD CHAIR: Liz Wallendorf  EVENT DATE: January 21, 2022 DETAILS: alisasangels.org Barrow Grand Ball  Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation CHAIRS: Katie Mueller and Jacquie Dorrance  EVENT DATE: January 22, 2022 DETAILS: supportbarrow.org An Enchanted […]