Special Pets Celebrated at 18th Annual HERO Awards

The Event: 18th Annual HERO Virtual Awards benefiting The Arizona Pet Project Service to the Community Hero Award: Roger the Therapy Cat // Animal Survivor Hero Award: Harley // Loyal Companion Hero Award: The Cunningham Crew // Animal Hero Award: Finn Human Hero Award: Ginny Jontes, Founder of Heidi’s Village Event Sponsors: Lulu’s Fund // […]

‘Ballsfest Arizona’ Honors Six Amazing Cancer Survivor Kids

The Event: Ballsfest Arizona 2020 The Cause: Ballsfest Mission: Ballsfest lifts the spirits of children, young adults, and their families affected by cancer. Honorees (The Ballers): Nolan Hynes // Samantha Ann Preston // Maicel Burnette // Oliviah Hill // Ashton Gundlach // Christopher Hipolito-Castro Baller’ship Sponsors: Brimley Family, Monson Luxury Group, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International […]

Bret Michaels Rocked the 2020 Gigi’s Playhouse Gala

The Event: 7th Annual “I Have a Voice Gala” The Cause: GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Gala Chairs: Joen Romero-Martinez, Chair & Brett Schatzman, Co-Chair Honorary Chairs: Joe, Amy & Jenny Bockerstette Larry M. Cohen Legacy Award: Gary Woodland Title Sponsor: Valley Toyota Dealers Event Date: January 11, 2020 Venue: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & […]

Mastro’s City Hall in Scottsdale Unveils New Look and Menu

The long-standing Mastro’s City Hall in Scottsdale recently unveiled its new look after an extensive four month renovation — and you’re going to want to head over there to see what’s new. From the floor to the ceiling, everything has been updated to give the steakhouse a more modern look and feel after being in business […]

Autism Speaks Joins 2019 SARRC Walk

The Event: 14th Annual Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC The Cause: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and Autism Speaks Chairperson: Lesley Brice Event Date: October 27, 2019 Venue: Tempe Beach Park Dollars raised: $600,000 Notable moment: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and Autism Speaks hosted an estimated 10,000 participants from around Arizona. More than 500 teams raised $600,000, half of which will go […]

‘Giving Great Futures’ Gala Features Keynote by Legendary Wrestler Anthony Robles

The Event: 42nd Annual Giving Great Futures Gala The Cause: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Leading Sponsor: BMO Harris Bank Presenting Sponsors: Coronado West, Toyota Financial Services and Gila River Hotels & Casinos  Event Date: October 19, 2019 Venue: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Keynote Quote: “Boys & Girls Clubs of the East […]

Support for JDRF is ‘Unstoppable’ at Annual Promise Ball

The Event: Promise Ball Gala The Cause: JDRF Arizona Event Chair: Hank Arens Event Honorees: The David & Kim Roberts Family Event Sponsors: Verra Mobility, STORE Capital, Sonora Quest Labs, Michael A. Pollack Real Estate, Berge Auto Group and Tempe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Event Date: November 9, 2019 Venue: J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn Dollars Raised: […]

Adorable Puppies Steal the Show at Almost There Foster Care Soiree

The Event: Imagine: A Black and White Affair The Cause: Almost There Foster Care Event Chairs: Geri Hormel, Annie Barlow and Kim French Event Sponsors: SJS Investment Services, Snell & Wilmer, The Wrigley Mansion, Bill Herf, Two Pups Wellness Fund, Sherman & Howard, Sky Sanctuary, Schultz Development and SX Paint + Resurfacing Event Date: November […]

An Evening of Trends Honors Betty McRae

The Event: An Evening of Trends 2019: Desert Serenade The Cause: Trends Charitable Fund Event Co-Chairs: Vicki Vaughn & Suzie Muzzy 2019 Trendsetters: Ivy Ciolli, Amanda Garmany, Abby Leadon, Tess Loo, Carrie Martz, Tiffany Quayle, Joan Raskin, Chrissy Sayare, Aimee Smith & DeeDee Vacchione 2019 Fabulous Phoenician: Betty McRae Kalahari Presenting Sponsor: Betty McRae Sahara […]