Fresh Start Kicks Off the Season with Sold-Out ‘Wine Women & Shoes’

The 6th annual Wine Women & Shoes took place on Sat., Sept. 9 at Chateau Luxe. The event benefits the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, which empowers women by providing support while they take a step into a new life.  Presenting Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase & Co.  Co-Chairs: Rebecca Cohen-Collins & Lauren Papagalos Dollars Raised: $500,000+ […]

‘Women in Blue’ Honors 3 Local Heroes

The 6th Annual Women in Blue Celebration was held Fri., Sept. 15 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort to benefit Phoenix Police Foundation. Congratulations to the three honorees and thank you for your service. Presenting Sponsors: Motorola Solutions | Circle K | Albertsons | Safeway Up and Comer Award Recipient: Police Assistant Madison Hamas Elevating Women in […]

Fun with Purpose Abundant at ‘ROOFTOP’ Event for Homeward Bound

The Event: ROOFTOP 2023 The Cause: Homeward Bound Event Date: March 31, 2023 Location: Mountain Shadows Resort Event Co-Chairs: Suzanne Dickey, Roseann Dunteman, Tiffanie Leyvas, Kathi Neal & Patty Sapp Presenting Sponsors: Curaleaf | Wildflower | Fervor Dollars Raised: $230,000+ Entertainment: Jan Aldridge-Clark, harpist | The Hamptons  Emcee & Auctioneer: Brett Higgins Notable Moment: As the sun went down, the […]

PANDA Dreams Come True, Raising Over $3M at Annual Children’s Fashion Show

The Event: Daydream Believers: 23rd “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show & Luncheon The Cause: PANDA Event Date: April 8, 2023 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Event Co-Chairs: Candace Bianco, Teri Bockting, Chandra Petelin & Rachel Troyan Title Sponsor: Fox Restaurant Concepts Dollars Raised: $3.4 million Reception Entertainment: Guitarist and singer-songwriter Lee Perreira Fashion Show: Model looks provided by […]

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 | […]

Kindness Stars at Be Kind People Project’s Annual Breakfast

The Event: Rise & Shine Breakfast The Cause: The Be Kind People Project Event Date: April 28, 2023 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Educators Making a Difference Kindness Star Recipients: Margaret Serna, Scottsdale Unified | Ruby James, Eloy Elementary Students Making a Difference Essay Contest Recognition: JT Cerami, Arizona Prep Middle School | Brooke Olges, Sonoran […]

SOUNDS Academy Benefit Concert Features Inspiring Student Performances

The Event: SOUNDS Academy Benefit Concert The Cause: Event Date: May 20, 2023 Location: Memorial Hall at Steele Indian School Park Event Chair: Selma Babic Honorary Chair: Rob Donat Honorees: Dr. Jaime Johnson, Teacher of the Year | Valerie Bontrager, Unsung Hero | Ronnie Stoffle, Board Member of the Year | Cindy Baker, Janie Daily & Jamie Kellogg […]

‘Celebration of Women’ Honors 18 Valley Changemakers

The Event: Celebration of Women The Cause: Achieving My Purpose Event Date: May 11, 2023 Location: Arizona Historical Society Honorees: Aisha Marshall, Caprice Moreno, Cyn Miller, Damita Kaloostian, Dr. Alyx Porter, Dr. Kenja Hassan, Dr. Velma Trayham, Dr. Vershalee Shukla, Edyth Haro, Gwendolyn Relf, Kenyatta Turner, Kesha Hodge Washington, Keshuna Williams, Kiana M. Sears, Mahogany […]

Visionary Leaders Campaign Culminates in Big Win for Leukemia & Lymphoma Research

The Event: Visionary of the Year Grand Finale Celebration The Cause: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event Date: May 20, 2023 Location: Westin Kierland Resort Event Co-Chairs: John Gray & Hank Arens Honored Hero: Lily Gray Visionary of the Year Nominees: Lisa Moore (2023 Winner), Annette Tanori (2023 Runner-Up), Gia Guerra, Jazmine Cole, John Staren, Kristie […]

‘Plated & Staged’ Dine-Around Fundraiser Benefits Herberger Theater Center

The Event: Plated & Staged…A Herberger Theater Experience The Cause: Herberger Theater Center Event Date: April 23, 2023 Locations: Herberger Theater Center | Local Restaurant Partners Presenting Sponsor: Billie Jo Herberger Event Chair: Greg Marshall Entertainment: Julian Davis, chromatic harmonica & Nora Palermo, vocalist Auctioneer: Brett Higgins Restaurant Partners: Aftermath | Arcadia Farms | Call Her […]