Noche para los Niños Celebrates with ‘Day of the Dead’ Theme

Photo: Karen Shell, Founder & Executive Director Kids in Focus, and Stephanie Nowack, Noche para los Niños Event (Photo credit Chadwick Fowler) The Event: Noche para los Niños The Cause: Kids in Focus Event Date: November 4, 2021 Location: Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park  Event Chair: Stephanie Nowack Honorary Chairs: Billie Jo and the late Judd Herberger Fun Food: Tasting stations from Daily Dose Kitchen […]

Compassion With Fashion Raises $1.3M for Arizona Humane Society

Adoptable puppy Greer joined the Lindstrom Family The Event: 2021 Compassion with Fashion – Compassion in Bloom The Cause: Arizona Humane Society Event Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021 Location: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort Event Co-Chairs: Courtney Beller & Mandy Holmes Fashion Show Designer: Fashions provided by students of the Herberger Institute of Design and the […]

BannerHealth ‘Pulse of the City Soirée’ Sparkles and Raises $1.2M

Mike & Susan Anable   The Event: Pulse of the City Soirée The Cause: Banner Health Foundation Event Date: October 9, 2021 Location: Under the Stars at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia Presenting Sponsor: Clearsense, LLC  Honoree: Rilynn Mellen – 2021 Banner Children’s Healthy Hero Dollars Raised: $1.2 million Entertainment: The Downtown Band & […]

PACC911 Gathers to Raise Funds for Abused Animals

Kyle Kittleson, Bari Mears of PACC911 & Jan D’Atri The Event: Glimmer of Hope The Cause: PACC911, Phoenix Animal Care Coalition  Event Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021 Location: Scottsdale Hilton Resort Event Co-Hosts: Jan d’Atri & Kyle Kittleson Auctioneer: Letitia Frye Lead Sponsors: Lulu’s Fund, Petsmart Charities, Heidi’s Village and Biltmore Pro Print Dollars Raised: $200,000+ Notable […]

‘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, […]