Creating Culture: The Strongest Link

Connection is where it’s at — in the home, our neighborhoods, at school and work, and at Frontdoors, where we illuminate organizations and unsung heroes in our community. Shining bright in the unsung heroes’ space for more than 33 years is a nonprofit that personifies connection as the heart of its mission. Artlink has been […]

A 2nd Act: On Point

At some point in time, most little girls are enchanted by ballerinas: the tutus, the toe shoes, the twirls. If those thoughts went through Jami Kozemczak’s mind, they were brief. She wanted to be a marine biologist, although she now admits to being terrified of sharks. A political science degree from Arizona State University would ensure […]

Dynamic Speaker Series Returns to Arizona

It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year. In just a couple of months, the Arizona Speaker Series will kick off its fourth season in downtown Phoenix, featuring seven influential people of our time. A diverse collection of eminent leaders, thinkers and innovators will take the stage at Arizona Financial Theatre, providing insight into concepts, topics, personal experiences […]

Arizona PBS and the Heard Museum Host Free ‘Molly of Denali’ Event

Arizona PBS and the Heard Museum are collaborating to bring Molly Mabray, the title character from the popular PBS Kids series “Molly of Denali,” to the museum for a free event on Sat., Aug. 27. Taking place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the event represents Molly’s first official appearance in Arizona. “At Arizona PBS, we recognize the importance […]

TGen Launches MindCrowd 2.0

Pictured: Matt Huentelma, Ph.D. MindCrowd, a unique online research project by the Translational Genomics Research Institute aimed at finding the factors that affect the brain’s functioning as we age, has added new tests and smartphone access in its next push toward its goal of one million participants. To help drive participation, an anonymous donor has […]

Immerse Yourself in Frida Kahlo

Photo Credit: The Frida Kahlo Corporation  Get up close and personal with artist Frida Kahlo at the American premiere of “Frida Kahlo, An Immersive Biography,” which debuted in Phoenix on July 13 at the Walter Where?House. The walk-through exhibition features seven interactive spaces that guests can move through to experience the life and work of the iconic 20th […]

New Interactive NASA Exhibit is Out of This World

A new interactive kiosk at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Scottsdale, is currently hosting “Observing With NASA” (OWN), allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the tools, data and skillsets scientists use to explore the universe. Western Spirit’s hands-on exhibit is the only exhibit of its kind […]

Philanthropy Pros: Ballet Arizona Announces New Executive Director

Jami Kozemczak elevated to executive director beginning July 1, 2022 Following a nationwide search, Ballet Arizona is excited to announce its new executive director, Jami Kozemczak, will assume the appointment beginning July 1, 2022. She replaces Samantha Turner, who announced her departure in January and will conclude her tenure on June 30. As director of […]

Creating Culture: School’s Out for Summer

Local museums offer cool, cultural fun for kids Summertime, and the living is easy. That is, until the novelty of activity-free bliss morphs into, “Mom, I’m bored!” And there it is, the familiar seasonal battle cry that turns up the heat for parents. Warning — it’s time to scramble and find something for the kids […]