Next Doors: Creating Art and Improving Lives

Creative aging programs help older adults engage and connect Youth is wasted on the young. It’s a quip with a variety of origin stories. Some have attributed it to George Bernard Shaw, some to Oscar Wilde. The gist of the saying, of course, is the notion that the best and most productive years of one’s […]

Frontdoors Review: Immersive Van Gogh

What is it? The new Immersive Van Gogh exhibit at the also-new Lighthouse Artspace in Scottsdale. We’ll start with the space — it’s a revamp of the old movie theater space in Galleria Corporate Center to basically be a big, blank canvas for the projection of art. While the gallery may be a blank slate, […]

Next Doors: “We Have the Ability; Therefore We Have the Responsibility”

One year ago, I wrote a column about the work that the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) was doing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything was big and scary at the time. But here we are today, with hopefully some light at the end of the tunnel. So, I thought it would be a good […]

Key to the Good Life: Destination: Strawberry, AZ

Over Easter weekend, the Missus and I loaded up the family truckster and set out on our first vacation in quite some time. We’d been invited to explore one of the rare remaining hidden gems in Arizona — the Pine-Strawberry area on the Mogollon Rim. This is an area that is just starting to emerge […]

Next Doors: Packing for the Future

Backpack Buddies project provides critical items for students in need It’s a school year like no other. Believe me, I know, as a parent of a freshman and a fourth-grader. But we don’t need to go into all that. There are some things that never change, and the need for students to be properly equipped […]

Next Doors: Stepping Up to Serve Vulnerable Citizens

Copa Health rises to the needs of individuals with disabilities during the pandemic This whole pandemic thing has been hard on all of us. Everyone has their own version of the same burden we are all carrying. How do we care for our families? How do we have something even approaching a normal life? How […]

Reservations for the 2021-2022 Arizona Tax Credit Giving Guide NOW OPEN!

This opportunity is ONLY for approved Arizona tax credit entities. Your organization must be listed on the Arizona State Tax Credit site: in order to participate. To reserve your Arizona Tax Credit Giving Guide package, please go to this LINK. The 2021-2022 Tax Credit Giving Guide will launch on or before Thursday, October 28 […]

Next Doors: You — Yes, You — Can Help Fix Education in Arizona

The thing about big problems is that they’re big. You look at the big picture and all you see are barriers, things in the way that make individual impact seem impossible. I’m known to throw an old dad joke out that I use for inspiration from time to time. The joke is, “How do you […]

Next Doors: Coming to Grips with “The New Normal”

Valley arts and culture organizations fight to survive the pandemic Survival. It’s a word that has taken on a much deeper meaning during the pandemic. We’ve all been presented with a set of circumstances few of us could have imagined. The ripple effect on everyday life has been the most significant change any of us […]