Defenders of Children Hosts Unique Educational Event for Families

The Event: Education Today for a Brighter TomorrowThe Cause: Defenders of Children Event Date: June 25, 2022Location: Children’s Museum of Phoenix Notable Moments:This lively event focused on expanding the young minds that are a part of the Defenders of Children programs, and most importantly, reminding them that they are very special individuals. The family-fun day included […]

Annual Boys Hope Girls Hope Breakfast Highlights Five Graduates

The Event: Success Starts with Hope Breakfast The Cause: Boys Hope Girls Hope Arizona       Event Date: May 19, 2022 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Presenting Sponsor: Camelot Homes Co-Chairs: Tommy McKone & Sebastien Reyes Dollars Raised: $400,000+ Keynote Speaker: Bobby Herrera, Author of The Gift of Struggle Entertainment: Amelia McLean (2020 American Idol Top 40)  Notable […]

C-CAP Awards Culinary Scholarships

The Event: C-CAP Arizona 30th Annual Awards Breakfast The Cause: Careers through Culinary Arts Program Event Date: April 26, 2022 Location & Event Host: The Phoenician Sponsors: The Phoenician and U.S. Foods Notable Moments: This special celebration for 25 graduating high school seniors and the top 10 juniors from across the state was filled with accolades […]

SOUNDS Academy Hosts Benefit Concert

The Event: 2022 SOUNDS Academy Benefit Concert The Cause: SOUNDS Academy Event Date: May 21, 2022 Location: Crescent Ballroom Sponsors: Rob Donat, APS, The Torosian Foundation & McKenzie’s Honorees: UnSung Hero Award – Jan Halpin & Julie Iacobelli of C3 Strategists | Teacher of the Year – Julian Nguyen | Board Member of the Year – […]

Desert Botanical Garden Hosts Festive Benefit for Spaces of Opportunity Farm

The Event: Fund the Farm The Cause: Spaces of Opportunity Event Date: May 12, 2022 Location: Sunset Plaza at Desert Botanical Garden Event Co-Chairs: Joette Schmidt & Salvador A. Bretts Entertainment: Jaleo played festive Latin music  Fun Food: Food trucks Boca, Mingo’s and BJ’s catered the event and Paletas Betty and Spun Paradise cotton candy catered […]

Desert Foundation Auxiliary Announces 2022 Debutantes

Members of the Desert Foundation Auxiliary recently hosted two events, continuing their traditions now over 55 year old: the annual Mother Daughter Tea celebrating the 2022 Debutantes and their New Member Cocktail Party to welcome five new members. The 2022 Debutantes are Bianca Burke, Olivia Castrichini, Mary Sue Dickens, Berkley Dobson, McKenna Sutton Douglas, Presley […]

Art D’Core Gala Celebrates Local Artists & Artistic Collaborations

The Event: Art d’Core Gala 2022: Forces of Attraction The Cause: Artlink Event Date: March 11, 2022 Location: Park Central Phoenix Event Chair: Sharon Harper Lead Sponsors: Kathleen & John Graham, The Harper Fund, Hong & Doris Ong and Opatrny Family Foundation Exhibiting Artists: Kenaim Al-Shatti, Mary Neubauer, Joan Baron, Rashaad Thomas, Laura Spalding Best, Estevan Curiel, Diana Calderon, Dara Preciado, Ruby Farias, Laura Madden, Magda Gluszek, Cyd […]

PANDA Raises $4.1M, Funds Genome Sequencing Project for UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center

The Event: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Children Helping Children Fashion Show & Luncheon The Cause: PANDA Event Date: May 7, 2022 Location: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Event Co-Chairs: Jamee Emens, Jules Koechling, Colleen Luke & Mandi Schnepf Presenting Sponsor: Fox Restaurant Concepts Dollars Raised: $4.1 M Fashion Show Partner: Garage Boutique & Concept Store Emcees: April […]

Dancing with the Stars Arizona 2022 a Hit for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

The Event: Dancing with the Stars Arizona 2022 – “Get on Your Feet” The Cause: National Kidney Foundation of Arizona Event Date: May 7, 2022 Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Presenting Sponsor: Personal Motorsports Co-Chairs: Alyssa Bair, Dr. Sheetal Chhaya & Jarrod Smith Celebrity Dancers: KellyAnn Barker, Tina Bhakta, Christian DeAngelis, Kristin Hartman, Dr. Rahul Mehan, […]

SARRC Breakfast Celebrates 25 Years of Autism Research & Programs

The Event: SARRC’s Annual Community Breakfast – “Better Together” The Cause: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Event Date: April 14, 2022 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Event Co-Chairs: Jena & Charlie Markle and Pearl & Mac Esau Presenting Sponsor: Jaburg Wilk Décor: Linda Beeckman Flowers  Notable Moments: The always emotional program garnered two standing ovations this year. The first to […]