‘Red is the Night’ Goes Disco for Aunt Rita’s

Aunt Rita’s Executive Director Jimmy Thomason, Event Co-Chair Janae Ben-Shabat, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego & Event Co-Chair Mike Fornelli The Event: RED is the Night: Disco Maskuerade The Cause: Aunt Rita’s Foundation Event Date: September 25, 2021 Location: Phoenix Art Museum  Event Co-Chairs: Janae Ben-Shabat & Mike Fornelli Entertainment: Motown Legend Thelma Houston Presenting Sponsor: Mail-Meds Clinical […]

Heart Ball Committee Gathers for Addressing Luncheon Traditions, Raises Funds

Maja Langbein, Heart Ball Chairman Jennifer Moser, Suzi Hilton & Amanda Garmany The Event: Heart Ball Addressing Luncheon The Cause: American Heart Association Event Date: October 1, 2021 Location: Ocean 44 Fashion Show: Neiman Marcus Notable Moments: The annual event where committee members gather to assemble the Heart Ball invitations also raises funds to cover the postage […]

‘Brunch for Love’ Delivers Impact and Stories of Perseverance for Child Crisis Arizona

Leah Dines, Torrie Taj, Brigitte Rapatz, Amy Sanders & Rachel Cooper – Photo by Colleen Katz, Pictures in Pixels The Event: Brunch for Love The Cause: Child Crisis Arizona Event Date: October 1, 2021 Location: Arizona Biltmore and virtually Lead Event Underwriters: The Bidstrup Foundation & General Dynamics Dollars Raised: $600,000+ Notable Moments: Organization CEO, Torrie Taj, […]

Sipping & Shopping Results in Big Support for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

PHOTO: Event Co-Chairs Carina Lukas & Rayme Lofgren with Fresh Start Co-Founder Pat Petznick (center) The Event: Wine, Women & Shoes The Cause: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Event Date: September 18, 2021 Location: Chateau Luxe Event Co-Chairs: Rayme Lofgren & Carina Lukas Fashion Show Presentation: Dillard’s Special Décor: Centerpieces were created by elementary school students Leading Sponsors: JP Morgan Chase & Co, Petsmart […]

AZ Animal Welfare League Celebrates 50 Years of Saving Animals in Need

The Event: An Evening to Paws 2021  The Cause: Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA Event Date: September 25, 2021  Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia   Event Co-Chairs: Nicole Dulimba & Karen Johnson Honorees: Pawsitive Impact Honoree – Bob Kroll | 100,000 Lives Saved Honoree – Judith Gardner Entertainment: Nate Nathan & the MacDaddy O’s  Auctioneer: Brett Higgins  Emcee: Kristy Siefkin  Décor: Bloom & […]

Friends of the HonorHealth NICU Gather for a Fabulous High Tea

Photo: Stacy Lovell, Stephanie Mahrer & Mitzie Warner The Event: Fourth Annual NICU High Tea The Cause: HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center Level III NICU Event Date: September 23, 2021 Location: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Event Co-Chairs: Stacy Lovell & Mitzie Warner Presenting Sponsor: Valley Toyota Dealers Dollars Raised: $230,000+ Florist: Cactus Flower Florists Notable Moments: Stacy Lovell, a NICU mom, […]

Phoenix Cancer Support Network Presented Honors at Annual Gala & Friend-raiser

The Event: 5th Annual Friendraiser & Gala The Cause: Phoenix Cancer Support Network Event Date: August 28, 2021 Location: Chateau Luxe Entertainment: Dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Paradise Valley taught the gala attendees the “PCSN Shuffle” Emcees: Dave Pratt “The Morning Mayor” & Julie Xander of Lifestyle by Jules Honorees: Casey Rogalski & Dr. […]

‘Night of Hope’ a Golden Success for Amanda Hope & Cancer Warriors

The Event: 9th Annual Night of Hope Gala  The Cause: Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels Event Date: September 18, 2021  Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch Event Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Lucas & Allison Brooks  Event Emcee: Carey Peña  Décor: Bloom & Blueprint Honorees: Amanda Hope “Oscars” were awarded to Amanda Hope Board of Directors for Best Ensemble, […]

Assistance League Celebrates 50 Years, Raises $300,000

The Event: 50th Annual Celebration of Caring benefitting Assistance League of Phoenix Event Co-Chairs: Stephanie Chastain & Shelly McTee Presenting Sponsors: BHHS Legacy Foundation, Desert Financial Credit Union and The Carrol & Marguerite Wheeler Foundation Event Date: April – May, 2021 Venue: Virtual Event & Campaign Dollars Raised: $300,000 Notable Moments: This special virtual event held a unique raffle […]