Feeding Matters Annual Fundraiser Raises $200K Virtually

The Event: 9th Annual Community Event The Cause: Feeding Matters Event Date: November 5, 2021 Location: Virtual Honorary Co-Chairs: Robyn & Phil Calihan Honorees: Jo-Ann & Jim Armstrong Presenting Sponsors: Jaburg Wilk Attorneys at Law, Mead Johnson Nutrition Dollars Raised: $200,000+ Notable Moments:  The Feeding Matters annual event raises funds in support of the creation of a vital […]

‘Chihuly Celebration’ Launches Chihuly in the Desert Exhibit

The Event: Chihuly Celebration The Cause: Desert Botanical Garden‘s Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science Event Date: December 1, 2021 Location: Desert Botanical Garden Event Chair: Rebecca Ailes-Fine Catering: Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events Entertainment: Pink Martini featuring China Forbes, He Said She Said, Tony Duncan & Urban Electra Notable Moments: This special evening […]

Junior Achievement Raises Incredible $457K at Annual Golf Tournament

The Event: 2021 JA Open Golf Tournament The Cause: Junior Achievement of Arizona Event Date: December 10, 2021 Location: Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club Title Sponsors: AZ Pipe Trades & UA Local 469 Dollars Raised: $457,000  A Little History: This event now spans two decades and has been hailed as the number-one golf fundraiser in […]

Sabor Brings the Flavors of Guadalajara to Arizona in Support of CALA Alliance

The Event: Sabor – Celebrating the Flavors of Guadalajara The Cause: CALA Alliance Event Date: October 21, 2021 Location: Phoenix Art Museum Event Co-Chairs: Camila Alarcon & Laura French Entertainment: Mariachi Pasión & DJ CRVNT3S Presenting Sponsor: SRP The Food: Guadalajara-based Chef Carlos Espinosa from Tikuun Comedor Local created a one-night-only five-course menu inspired by the […]

Dinner With Eisenhower Celebrates History and the O’Connor Institute

The Event: Dinner with Eisenhower – The War Years The Cause: Sandra Day O’Connor Institute For American Democracy Event Date: November 19, 2021 Location: Arizona BIltmore Resort Event Co-Chairs: Dionne & Francis Najafi and Terry & Steve Roman Honorary Chairs: Jacquie & Bennett Dorrance and Penny & Larry Gunning Presenting Sponsors: Benovia Winery / Joe Anderson and […]

Mike McQuaid Honored, $850,000 Raised at Annual Breakfast for the Human Services Campus

The McQuaid Family The Event: 16th Annual Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast The Cause: Human Services Campus (HSC) Event Date: December 17, 2021 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Honoree: Paul Gilbert of Beus Gilbert McGroder Presenting Sponsor: Avondale Toyota Dollars Raised: $850,000 Event Co-Hosts: Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender & HSC Board Chair Jonathan Koppell  Notable Moment: […]

Festive Poinsettia Tea A Celebration for Duet’s 40th Anniversay

Rev. Robert Carlson and Millie Carlson The Event: 31st Annual Poinsettia Tea The Cause: Duet: Partners In Health & Aging Event Date: December 12, 2021 Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch Honorees: Mary Lou Bessette received the Dosia Carlson “KARED About” Award Gold Sponsor: Fry’s Food Stores Dollars Raised: $120,000  Entertainment: […]

The Board of Visitors Celebrates 68th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon

The Event: The Board of Visitors 68th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon The Cause: The Board of Visitors Event Date: December 11, 2021 Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort  Event Co-Chairs: Cindy Good & Sally Guenther  On the Runway: The 2022 Flower Girls and the grandchildren of Board of Visitors members with their grandfathers Fashion Show […]

ACI Holiday Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Phoenix Art Museum’s Fashion Design Department

The Event: Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon The Cause: Arizona Costume Institute Event Date: December 6, 2021 Location: Phoenix Art Museum  Event Co-Chairs: Donna Johnson & Lisa Shapiro Honorary Chair: Diane Halle Lead Sponsors and Underwriters: Diane Halle, Brooke Levy, Main Dish, To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique Dollars raised: $300,00+ Guest Speaker: Michael Costello, Fashion Designer  Table […]

Supporters ‘Saddle Up’ for Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

The Event: Saddle Up II The Cause: Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Event Date: October 16, 2021 Location: Alfresco in the Museum Courtyard Event Chair: Stephanie Johnson Entertainment: Clay D. Jenkinson, Edward S. Curtis portrayer and the band Daisy Train Leading Sponsors: Northern Trust, Prestige Cleaners and Sunflower Bank Notable Moment: Guests were welcome […]