Family Promise ‘Wines Around the World’ Event Raises Record Amount For Families in Need

The Event: Wines Around the World  The Cause: Family Promise of Greater Phoenix Event Date: March 30, 2023 Location: The Clayton House Honoree: Jerry Wissink, CEO, BHHS Legacy Foundation, received the Bob Withers 2022 Champion Award Event Co-Chairs: Dan & Sally Pike and Tim McGough Dollars Raised: $339,000 Emcee: Tim McGough Auctioneer: Letitia Frye Notable Moments: […]

Environmental Excellence Awards Honor Forward-Thinking Initiatives

The Event: 41st Annual Environmental Excellence Awards The Cause: Arizona Forward Event Date: April 29, 2023 Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Presenting Sponsor: SRP President’s Award Recipient: The Nature Conservancy – Urban Heat Leadership Academy Crescordia Award Recipients: ASU and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District | City of Tempe | City of […]

Junior Achievement Raises Bucks at BizTown

The Event: JA Bottles for BizTown The Cause: Junior Achievement of Arizona Event Date: April 14, 2023 Location: JA BizTown Presenting Sponsor: BMO and MidFirst Bank Event Chair: Brian Poli Dollars Raised: $25,000 Entertainment: DJ Steve Styles Emcee: Kelly Rabbits Caterer: Aventura Catering Notable Moments: The event had an energetic atmosphere where guests experienced various elements of BizTown – Junior Achievement’s program for 4th, 5th […]

Derby Day ‘Party With a Purpose’ Helps Former Racehorses

The Event: Kentucky Derby Party at Mowry & Cotton at The Phoenician The Cause: After the Homestretch-Arizona Event Date: May 6, 2023 Location: The Phoenician Resort Lead Sponsor: Woodford Reserve Emcee: Sean McLaughlin Notable Moments: Guests enjoyed the pageantry of the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” while savoring Southern-inspired cuisine, including crab hush puppies, a […]

Big Dreams Made Possible at 2023 notMYkid Gala

The Event: Dream Big, Inspired to Grow Gala The Cause: notMYkid Event Date: April 14, 2023 Location: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Event Co-Chairs: Lisa Henry Holmes & Kelley Carter Inspire Honoree: BHHS Legacy Foundation & Jerry Wissink  Inspiring Philanthropist: Nicole Lee Roberts Presenting Sponsor: Scottsdale Recovery Dollars Raised: $700,000 Auctioneer: Letitia Frye Décor: […]

Larry Fitzgerald Foundation Hosts ‘Fitz’s Supper Club’ and Raises $1M

The Event: Fitz’s Supper Club The Cause: The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation Event Date: May 8, 2023 Location: Dominick’s Steakhouse  Diamond Sponsor: Bell Bank Dollars Raised: $1M Entertainment: Violinist John Uzodinma II & mentalist Rmax Goodwin Emcee: Dave Price Auctioneer: Letitia Frye Caterer: Chef Antonio Benavidez of Dominick’s Steakhouse Notable Moments: The 13th annual sold-out event […]

2023 ‘Go Red for Women’ Luncheon Filled with Fierce Generosity

The Event: Go Red for Women Luncheon The Cause: American Heart Association Event Date: May 4, 2023 Location: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Event Chair: Riana Kielly Passion Speaker: Sharla Fisher National Sponsor: CVS Health  |  Local Platform Sponsor: HonorHealth |  Luncheon Presenting Sponsor: UnitedHealthcare Notable Moments: The theme “May the Fierce Be With You […]

Society of Chairs 2023 Honors Icons & Community Leaders

The Society of Chairs gala and awards program returned on Thursday, April 27, to recognize community leaders, philanthropists and volunteers in partnership with several award sponsors. The Phoenix Art Museum served as the host venue for the annual honors.  2023 Icon Honorees: Penny Gunning & Robyn DeBell, PANDA Founders | Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust […]

Colorful ‘Dinner on the Desert’ a Feast for the Senses

The Event: Dinner on the Desert The Cause & Location: Desert Botanical Garden Event Date: April 22, 2023 Event Co-Chairs: Shoshana Tancer & Faye Kitchel Event Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona | SRP | JP Morgan & Chase Co | APS | 1834 | Freeport McMoRan | Bartlett Tree Experts | Rob Walton Foundation | […]

Ballet Arizona Honors Beloved Dancer at Annual Gala

The Event: Dance with Me Gala The Cause: Ballet Arizona Event Date: April 14, 2023 Location: Phoenix Art Museum Presenting Sponsor: Joan & Charles Berry Honorees: The Dancers of Ballet Arizona | Colleen Buckley, The Hazel Hare Artistic Excellence Award Event Chair: Joan Berry Dollars Raised: $513,000 Entertainment: Ballet Arizona | The JJ’s Notable Moments: […]