Pro Tip of the Month: Innovation Is Valuable

This month’s tip comes courtesy of Katherine Cecala, the president of Junior Achievement of Arizona “Many organizations say they value ideation and innovation, and then are quick to discard ideas put forward. Nothing kills innovation faster than feeling like one’s contribution isn’t valued. As a leader, never underestimate how invested teammates and partners are in the ideas […]

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Names Patti O’Brien as Chief Marketing Officer

O’Brien will lead Fresh Start’s marketing, advertising and public outreach strategies In its 30th anniversary year, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation welcomed Patti O’Brien as chief marketing officer. O’Brien will lead Fresh Start’s brand revitalization and marketing, including outreach and recruitment for the organization’s Impact Program. Launched in September 2021, the Impact Program aligns the organization’s expertise from three […]

Pro Tip of the Month: Success Is Shared

This month’s tip comes courtesy of Ann Siner, the CEO and founder of My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited. “I’ve always believed that when success is shared, good things happen for everyone. The return for me has been immeasurable. Rarely a day goes by that a customer doesn’t go out of their way to share […]

Pro Tip of the Month: Nothing is Impossible

This month’s tip comes from Chrisie Funari, the president and founder of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. “‘You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — One of my favorite quotes from Oprah. In the nonprofit sector, this rings very true. If you do not ask, you do not get. If you do […]

Philanthropy Pros: Two Valley Arts Organizations Gain New Leadership

Pictured: Chris Hamby (left) and Simon Tipene Adlam (right) There is new leadership at two popular Valley arts organizations: Theater Works and Arizona Museum of Natural History.  Theater Works recently named Chris Hamby as their new executive director. Before this new role, Hamby worked as the organization’s artistic director for the last seven years and […]

Philanthropy Pros: Dr. Meka Allen Named Fresh Start’s VP of Social Services

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation recently announced that Dr. Meka Allen will serve as the next Vice President of Social Services. This promotion comes after Allen served for one year as Fresh Start’s Director of Social Work. In this role, she took part in expanding client social work visits and advancing the department’s efficacy through the […]

Philanthropy Pros: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Announces New Chair & Board

It had been 14 years since a woman held the position of Board Chair at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale when Janet Caldarelli, event strategist and national account manager, took on the role in 2020. As July marked the end of Caldarelli’s two-year term, the Club is excited to announce that Marianne Guenther, community leader, […]

Pro Tip of the Month: Hold Yourself Accountable

This month’s tip comes from Maria Echeveste, Senior Vice President and Community Relations Manager at Bank of America. “At Bank of America, we deliver responsible growth to our customers, employees, shareholders and community. It is critical that every day we are listening and learning from our community partners. These key questions guide me: Am I working collaboratively with […]

Philanthropy Pros: Robyn Julien to Join Save the Family as Next CEO

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona has selected Robyn Julien, an Arizona native and respected local nonprofit leader, to fill the position of CEO for Save the Family and ARM (Affordable Rental Movement) of Save the Family. “We are proud to welcome Robyn Julien to advance the mission of Save the Family in its next era,” said Cindi […]

Philanthropy Pros: HonorHealth Foundation Names Laurie Florkiewicz Board Chair

Scottsdale philanthropist Laurie Florkiewicz has been named the chair of HonorHealth Foundation’s 2022-23 Board of Trustees. She is joined by vice chair Cheryl Melocik of Scottsdale, secretary Sue Fletcher of Phoenix, treasurer Jim Graber of Scottsdale and immediate past chair David Watson of Scottsdale. With three consecutive years of record-breaking philanthropy, HonorHealth Foundation is putting particular […]