Board of Visitors Kicks Up the Holidays at Annual Fashion Show Luncheon

The Event: 69th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon The Cause: The Board of Visitors  Event Date: December 17, 2022 Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort Co-Chairs: Meg Clark & Katie Cummings  Fashions By: Alixandra Collections + Alixandra Blue | Evereve | Garage Boutique & Concept Store | Glam Squad Prom & Pageant | Kate Spade | […]

‘Brainiac Bash’ Filled with Honors & Dancing Stars

The Event: 2023 Brainiac Bash The Cause: Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Event Date: January 14, 2023  Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia  Chair: Kathryn Pidgeon  Honorees: Letitia Frye – Woman of Courage | Brandon Lee – Man of Courage | Missy Byrd – Courageous Veteran | Bryan Danielson – Courageous Athlete Presenting […]

‘Applause Gala’ Toasts Longtime Arizona Musicfest Leaders & Supporters

The Event: Applause Gala 2022 The Cause: Arizona Musicfest  Event Date: December 10, 2022 Location: Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains Co-Chairs: Nancy Schamadan & Sharon Re Honorees: Chuck & Mary Goldthwaite | Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Entertainment: Peter Cincotti Notable Moments: Following the cancellation of Arizona Musicfest’s last two annual galas due to COVID, […]

‘Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon’ Returns in Support of JFCS, Highlights the Power of Storytelling

The Event: Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon The Cause: Jewish Family & Children’s Service Event Date: January 6, 2023 Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn  Co-Chairs: Carol & Allan Kern Dollars Raised: $300,000+ Keynote Speaker: Mi-Ai Parrish Notable Moments: This signature event was held in-person for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. The program featured […]

18 Lovely Desert Debutantes Presented at Annual Desert Ball

The Event: 56th Annual Desert Ball The Organization: The Desert Foundation Auxiliary Event Date: December 22, 2022 Location: The Phoenician Resort Ball Chair: Jean Cody | Ball Co-Chair: Liz Pierson 2022 Desert Debutantes: Bianca Burke, Olivia Castrichini, Mary Sue Dickens, Berkley Dobson, McKenna Douglas, Presly Earnhardt, Grace Garrett, Julia Katzman, Charlotte Kelman, Olivia Lanning, Ella […]

‘Holiday Prelude’ Celebrates 35th Year in Grand Fashion

The Event: Holiday Prelude XXXV The Causes: The Phoenix Theatre Company Guild & Phoenix Youth Symphony Event Date: November 29, 2022 Location: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Co-chairs: Jane P. Evans, Gail Eagleburger & Dora Kolkhorst Entertainment: Quinton Jenkins Fashion Show: Ruby Farias Designs | Evans Furs & Leathers Guest Models: Sheryl Cooper, Lin Sue Flood, Micheline Etkin, […]

Community Gathers to Support Human Services Campus at ‘I Am Home’ Breakfast

The Event: Mike McQuaid ‘I Am Home’ Breakfast  The Cause: Human Service Campus Event Date: December 14, 2022 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Signature Sponsor: Avondale Toyota Dollars Raised: $900,000+ Entertainment: Phoenix Symphony Ensemble: B-Sharp Music Wellness Program Event Co-Hosts: Eric Sperling & Amy Schwabenlender Notable Moments: The pre-holiday breakfast began with a special Native American […]

Center for the Rights of Abused Children Celebrates 5 Years of Impact

The Event: 5-Year Anniversary Celebration The Cause: The Center for the Rights of Abused Children Event Date: December 8, 2022 Location: The Center for the Rights of Abused Children Presenting Sponsor: Shamrock Foods Company Anniversary Co-Chairs: Celia & Kent McClelland and Renee & Phil Giltner Notable Moments: A rooftop venue at sunset was the perfect setting […]

‘Glimmer of Hope’ Raises Hope & Funds for the Animals Cared for by PACC911

The Event: Glimmer of Hope The Cause: PACC911 Event Date: November 13, 2022 Location: Scottsdale Hilton Resort & Spa Presenting Sponsors: Lulu’s Fund and Deanna & Kemp Biddulph Co-Chairs: Bari Mears & Tina Lopez Dollars Raised: $250,000 Emcees: Jan D’Atri & Kyle Kittleson Auctioneer: Letitia Frye Caterer: The Cookie Brokers Notable Moments: The sold out event over […]

Chefs & Friends Come Together to Fight ALS at ‘Bite Nite’

The Event: Bite Nite The Cause: The ALS Association Arizona Chapter Event Date: October 8, 2022 Location: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Co-Chairs: Rob & Doreen Meyncke Lead Sponsors: Barrow Neurological Institute | BrainStorm | John Hancock Investment Management | BHHS Legacy Foundation Dollars Raised: $350,000+ Emcee: Catherine Anaya & Larry Gaydos Auctioneer: Letitia […]