Nonprofit Pro Tip: Give Yourself A Break!

“We all need time to process, think, relax and just ‘be’ in today’s world. Otherwise, we get so wound up that we feel like our brain is going to explode. Find a way to momentarily turn off the constant bombardment of information (from email, TV, phones, news) every day, not just on vacation. “Start by […]

Fashion and Compassion at Sunshine Acres Furniture & More

Sunshine Acres Furniture & More is a Valley treasure. Featuring an incredible array of ready-to-wear vintage items and gently loved essentials at a fraction of retail cost, the organization’s stores are all in for the nonprofit’s mission: caring for children in need. With three locations in the East Valley, the retail stores provide support for […]

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Celebrates the Successful Birth of Two Miracle Pups

Thanks to a tri-agency partnership between Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Arizona Game & Fish, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the population of Arizona’s Mexican Gray Wolf, North America’s smallest and most endangered wolf, has grown. The increase from 84 to 86 Mexican Gray Wolves now living in Arizona’s wild comes from the recent […]

Valley of the Sun United Way Unveils New MacKenzie Scott Drop Spot Collaborative Office Space

Valley of the Sun United Way announced its new MacKenzie Scott Drop Spot, which will provide nonprofit partners with shared, leasable co-working spaces beginning July 1. The collaborative workspace, located inside Valley of the Sun United Way’s corporate offices, features 19 individual stand-or-sit workstations that include access to conference rooms, Wi-Fi, private lockers for personal […]

27 Arizonans Selected for Prestigious Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Program

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows, 27 leaders who will participate in Arizona’s most prestigious leadership program on state policy and politics. The 2022 Fellows represent nine Arizona counties, including the first Flinn-Brown Fellow from La Paz County. About half of the cohort is from […]

Office Doors: A Day with Alessandra Navidad

President and CEO of Arizona Animal Welfare League 4:15 A.M. >> HUSTLE, BUSTLE + QUIET I begin my day by going to the gym for an hour in the morning. I must be out of the house by 7 a.m. to drop off my 13-year-old identical twin girls at the bus stop for school. My […]

A 2nd Act: Painted Perspective

Melissa Rupoli-Katz didn’t know the title but was immediately drawn to a painting at the inaugural “Hues for Hope” fundraiser. It wasn’t her typical taste in art, being what she describes as Jackson Pollock-like splatters of vibrant colors, but she instantly felt a connection. The painting is the first piece of art guests see when […]

From the Road: Summer in San Diego

Enjoy new experiences in 2022 San Diego is a quintessential travel destination on the West Coast. With beautiful beaches and stunning architecture, the city is well known for its historic landmarks and fan-favorite travel experiences. But even for the seasoned traveler, there’s always something new to enjoy. Take a look at some of the new […]

Next Doors: A Splash of Hope

Cloud Covered Streets Provides a Ray of Sunshine for People Experiencing Homelessness Robert Thornton grew up wanting to be a baseball player, but thanks to injury, his dream didn’t pan out. So he ended up, as he puts it, “stuck in a rut for about seven to 10 years, just bartending and thinking, ‘This isn’t […]

Cover Story: Zest for Life

Amanda Garmany talks family, heart health and the power of puzzles A puzzle sits on the dining room table in Amanda Garmany’s Paradise Valley home. One thousand pieces are waiting to transform into a New England village scene from the 1700s. “I love puzzles,” Garmany said. “My mother has done them my entire life. I […]