Charity Spotlight: An Act of Faith

One couple’s infertility struggles transform into hundreds of homes for foster children OrganizationAgape Adoption Agency of Arizona LeadershipCo-Founders — Leslie and Douglas ReprogleCEO — Leslie ReprogleBoard chair — Dr. Janel White Taylor Origin“Agape was founded as an act of faith,” said Leslie Reprogle. When Leslie and her husband Douglas Reprogle were unable to conceive, Leslie […]

Bookmarked: Battinto L. Batts, Jr., PhD

Dean and Professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Recommends: “Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership” by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal His Take:“This book examines organizational leadership and dynamics through four frames: Structural, Human Resource, Political and Symbolic. My theory is that the process of organizational change faces […]

Kitchen Doors: Common Ground Culinary, T. Cook’s and Brunch About Town

In the neighborhood Common Ground Culinary restaurants offer friendly service and comforting food Common Ground Culinary, one of the Valley’s most prolific restaurant groups, opened Neighborly Public House in uptown Phoenix in November 2021. Founded in 2011, Common Ground Culinary has nine concepts throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale, including Grassroots, Twisted Grove, Wally’s, The Collins, The […]

Cover Story: The All-Star

Why Devin Booker is one of the NBA’s most philanthropic players Devin Booker gets it. He understands the suburbs and the city. He is of-the-minute cool but reveres the old school. He lives the high life but understands what matters. He was born to do this. Booker was raised in Grandville, Michigan, where he lived […]

Next Doors: The Gift that Keeps On Giving

Kidney transplant brings family closer together This is a story of giving part of oneself to others. Literally. Brad Nagel is a mortgage banker in Phoenix with a large extended family. About 20 years ago, he was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. It was a fluke — he had just had a daughter and wanted […]

A Day With Jeri Royce

President and CEO, Esperança 7:30 A.M. >> THE RHYTHM OF A DAY On my way downstairs every morning, I get attacked in a friendly way by my three dogs. I am the “treat lady,” and they know a treat is in store when I get up. I start my coffee, get their treats and contemplate […]

Charity Spotlight: Justice for a New Generation

Strengthening Constitutional rights for children in foster care Organization Gen Justice Leadership Founder and CEO: Darcy Olsen Board Chair: Celia McClelland Origin: Darcy Olsen founded Gen Justice with her seventh foster baby in her arms. “I’d seen too much brokenness,” she said. “I had to believe there was a better way.” Olsen had just finished writing “The […]

Nonprofit Pro Tip: ‘Collect Objects that Connect You’

Helen Jean, Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum Collecting fashion may seem simple. I mean, we all have a “collection” of our own in our closets, right? But, to collect fashion, as one collects artwork, requires viewing clothing a bit differently; critiquing it as one would any other work of art […]

Fashion Meets Philanthropy

Artist and designer Ruby Farias supports local causes through her art Artist Ruby Farias paints, embellishes and designs clothing, accessories and home goods. Most of her creations, if not all, are custom one-of-a-kind pieces answering the client’s needs and desires. “I like to create clean lines, feminine and elegant pieces. I have to love what […]

The Colors of Spring

Warmer weather and longer days call for fun hues and prints Featuring items from: Paddy O’ Furniture, Scottsdale Pax Philomena Saint Laurent, Scottsdale Fashion Square Mauro Designs The Museum Store at Phoenix Art Museum Galicia Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale Quarter