UCP of Central AZ Breaks Ground on Outdoor Renovation Project

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona recently broke ground on a $250,000 renovation project for its special needs adult day treatment program. Located in North Phoenix, the campus is expanding services and opportunities for adults with special needs thanks to a grant from the State of Arizona and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. The […]

Pat Petznick Continues Legacy with $1M Gift, Naming of Fresh Start Education Center

From its humble beginnings in 1992, providing makeovers to women in the back of Rolf’s Salon, Pat Petznick and her late sister Beverly Stewart built Fresh Start Women’s Foundation into a symbol of hope and transformation. To honor those beginnings and the enduring legacy of co-founder Pat Petznick, the Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering women […]

6 New Honorees Inducted into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce inducted six prominent Valley leaders and organizations into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on May 7, at The Scottsdale Resort and Spa. “It’s a privilege to honor those who have played pivotal roles in making Scottsdale the vibrant city it is today. The legacy […]

Paradise Valley Couple Uses Pickleball to Raise Funds for MS Society AZ

Jim and Annie Kloss love pickleball. They were married on a pickleball court and moved to a new home because it had space to build two pickleball courts. But that lifestyle was interrupted by Annie’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2018. Taking the cause to heart, Jim responded by establishing a tournament to raise funds to […]

Over $700K to Nonprofits Through Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award Grants

Eight Arizona-based nonprofits will be able to transform their community initiatives with their share of $704,000 in grants donated through the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2024 Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award Grants. Established in 2002 and renamed in 2016, the grants are an essential piece of the Diamondbacks’ larger overall community efforts, which have recently surpassed $85 […]

Banner MD Anderson’s 3D Mobile Mammography Unit Unveiled

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center recently celebrated the unveiling of The BIG Pink Bus, a mobile mammography unit hitting Valley streets that will offer 3D mammogram screenings to more than 4,000 women annually, particularly those in outlying areas. Even though mammograms remain the only screening test proven to reduce breast cancer deaths through early detection, […]

The Singletons Receive Transformational Grant 

The Singletons, a nonprofit that serves the needs of single-parent families battling cancer, received a significant donation from the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. This generous gift, which grants the Halle Foundation naming rights, will help support a new parking lot, upgrades to the Singletons’ kitchen and expanded youth programs. “We are extraordinarily grateful for […]

St. Joseph the Worker Launches New Workforce Housing and Training Program

Phoenix-based nonprofit St. Joseph the Worker has launched a new free program called the Workforce Housing and Training Program (WHAT). Supported by Arizona Housing Coalition’s Capacity Building for Nonprofit Organizations – Innovations for Impact Grant, SJW aims to empower individuals to start new careers by providing job training and secure housing. The 120-day program begins […]

Over 1,000 Gather for Eclipse and Groundbreaking in Fountain Hills

More than 1,000 people looked to the skies and then looked to the future as ground was broken for the International Dark Sky Discovery Center during a massive solar eclipse-watching party in Fountain Hills this week. The event featured specialized solar telescopes, eclipse experts to explain the science, and a blessing ceremony by an elder […]

Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona Names Katia Jones as New CEO

The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona, an organization dedicated to ensuring that Arizona women and girls have the opportunity to thrive, recently named Katia Jones as its new CEO. Jones brings over two decades of experience in development and donor relations. She started her journey with WFSA in June 2021 as a member […]