Annual Benefit Concert Features feeny/winthrop, Supports St. Joseph the Worker

The Event: 15th Annual Benefit Concert The Cause: St. Joseph the Worker Event Date: April 22, 2023 Location: Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center at Xavier College Preparatory Event Sponsor: Mike Geddes Dollars Raised: $65,000+ Notable Moments: The pre-show entertainment by the Valley Unitarian Universalist Bell Choir and Richie Russo’s piano playing set the stage […]

Groovy ‘Wig Out’ Shines a Light on Breast Cancer Survivors

The Event: Wig Out 2023 The Cause: Check for a Lump Event Date: March 31, 2023 Location: Hotel Valley Ho Title Sponsor: Prestige Cleaners Warrior of Hope Honoree: Leigh Hurst Entertainment: Latest Craze Productions Auctioneer: Letitia Frye Notable Moments: Costumes have become the dress code for the annual gala supporting women fighting breast cancer. Appropriately […]

Childsplay ‘World of Wonder Gala’ Honors Community Icon Betty McRae & Family

The Event: World of Wonder Gala The Cause: Childsplay Event Date: April 15, 2023 Location: The Clayton House Presenting Sponsor: The McRae Family Honorees: The McRae Family was honored with the It Takes a Village Award Chair: Darlene Keller Price Entertainment: Childsplay | Just Energy Entertainment Emcee: Brandon Lee Auctioneer: Anna Aja Notable Moments: The beautiful evening […]

Fresh Brunch 2023 Filled with Heart & Honors

The Event: Fresh Brunch The Cause: one·n·ten Event Date: March 19, 2023 Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Title Sponsors: Bank of America | BASIS Educational Ventures | Fry’s | Arcadia Endodontics | Designtank | U.S. Bank | Alphagraphics | Corona | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Trulieve Honorees: Kathy Hoffman, Babe Caylor Leadership Award | Phoenix Mercury & […]

Vibrant ‘Ovation Gala’ Benefits Rosie’s House

The Event: A Night of Stars: 2023 Ovation Gala The Cause: Rosie’s House Event Date: May 6, 2023 Location: The Camby Event Chair: Christina Chambers Title Sponsor: Molina Fine Jewelers  Dollars Raised: $250,000 Student Performances: Rosie’s House Teen Choir | Matthew Cox, piano | Liantsoa Andriananjason, digital music | Omarali Fuertebances, piano | Jade Arriaga, […]

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: […]