‘Red is the Night’ Goes Disco for Aunt Rita’s

Aunt Rita’s Executive Director Jimmy Thomason, Event Co-Chair Janae Ben-Shabat, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego & Event Co-Chair Mike Fornelli The Event: RED is the Night: Disco Maskuerade The Cause: Aunt Rita’s Foundation Event Date: September 25, 2021 Location: Phoenix Art Museum  Event Co-Chairs: Janae Ben-Shabat & Mike Fornelli Entertainment: Motown Legend Thelma Houston Presenting Sponsor: Mail-Meds Clinical […]

Heart Ball Committee Gathers for Addressing Luncheon Traditions, Raises Funds

Maja Langbein, Heart Ball Chairman Jennifer Moser, Suzi Hilton & Amanda Garmany The Event: Heart Ball Addressing Luncheon The Cause: American Heart Association Event Date: October 1, 2021 Location: Ocean 44 Fashion Show: Neiman Marcus Notable Moments: The annual event where committee members gather to assemble the Heart Ball invitations also raises funds to cover the postage […]

‘Brunch for Love’ Delivers Impact and Stories of Perseverance for Child Crisis Arizona

Leah Dines, Torrie Taj, Brigitte Rapatz, Amy Sanders & Rachel Cooper – Photo by Colleen Katz, Pictures in Pixels The Event: Brunch for Love The Cause: Child Crisis Arizona Event Date: October 1, 2021 Location: Arizona Biltmore and virtually Lead Event Underwriters: The Bidstrup Foundation & General Dynamics Dollars Raised: $600,000+ Notable Moments: Organization CEO, Torrie Taj, […]

Sipping & Shopping Results in Big Support for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

PHOTO: Event Co-Chairs Carina Lukas & Rayme Lofgren with Fresh Start Co-Founder Pat Petznick (center) The Event: Wine, Women & Shoes The Cause: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Event Date: September 18, 2021 Location: Chateau Luxe Event Co-Chairs: Rayme Lofgren & Carina Lukas Fashion Show Presentation: Dillard’s Special Décor: Centerpieces were created by elementary school students Leading Sponsors: JP Morgan Chase & Co, Petsmart […]

AZ Animal Welfare League Celebrates 50 Years of Saving Animals in Need

The Event: An Evening to Paws 2021  The Cause: Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA Event Date: September 25, 2021  Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia   Event Co-Chairs: Nicole Dulimba & Karen Johnson Honorees: Pawsitive Impact Honoree – Bob Kroll | 100,000 Lives Saved Honoree – Judith Gardner Entertainment: Nate Nathan & the MacDaddy O’s  Auctioneer: Brett Higgins  Emcee: Kristy Siefkin  Décor: Bloom & […]

Friends of the HonorHealth NICU Gather for a Fabulous High Tea

Photo: Stacy Lovell, Stephanie Mahrer & Mitzie Warner The Event: Fourth Annual NICU High Tea The Cause: HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center Level III NICU Event Date: September 23, 2021 Location: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Event Co-Chairs: Stacy Lovell & Mitzie Warner Presenting Sponsor: Valley Toyota Dealers Dollars Raised: $230,000+ Florist: Cactus Flower Florists Notable Moments: Stacy Lovell, a NICU mom, […]

Girls on the Run Gathers to Celebrate ‘Limitless Potential’ Themed Fundraiser

Event emcee Olivia Fierro from Good Morning Arizona The Event: The Limitless Potential Brunch The Cause:  Girls on the Run serving Maricopa + Pinal Counties, an independent council of Girls on the Run, was founded in 2004 to serve the Metro Phoenix area. This year, more than 350 coaches have mentored more than 1,500 local girls, […]

Valley Youth Theatre Stars Shine in Telethon Fundraiser

Live on set: Bobb Cooper, Gary Jackson, Hope Ozer, Risa Kostis, Mark Fearey, Oscar De las salas and Carey Pena The Event: 2021 VYTal Affair-athon The Cause: Valley Youth Theatre Event Date: August 21, 2021 Location: Virtually from Valley Youth Theatre in Downtown Phoenix Event Chair: Risa Kostis Entertainment: Current actors and alumni of Valley Youth Theatre […]

Drowning Prevention Coalition Honors Heroes Amongst Us

The Event: Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona (DPCA) 2021 Awards Breakfast Event Date: August 26, 2021 Location: Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria Honorees: Jodi Layton, President’s Award | Ed Swift, Lifetime Achievement Award | Emily & Lindsay Beadle, Jessica Curtis Advocacy Award | Maria Hechanova, Media Award | Swimhaus Swim School, Corporate Award | Kim Lipsky, […]