Hunkapi ‘Open Your Heart Gala’ Raises Funds for Equine Therapy Program

The Event: Annual Open Your Heart Gala

The Cause: Hunkapi Programs

Event Date: October 30, 2021

Location: Hunkapi Farms in Scottsdale 

Event Co-Chairs: Michelle Cheverie & Nicole Elliott Carlson

Honorees: Michael Bankston – Arizona Cardinals Alum, Nathan Scholten – DVM of Hopi Animal Hospital & Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner

Leading Sponsors: S4 Real Estate, Nicole Bidwill, Bunger Steel, Dr. Dana Chase, Diversified Partners & LivGenerations Senior Living

Dollars Raised: $174,000

Entertainment: Ashley Wineland

Emcee: Carey Peña

Notable Moments: The farm-to-table dinner on the farm was a special collaboration by local chefs Paul Lindsay & Matt Campbell.

Photos courtesy of Images by Blaire Catherine

Michael & Ketonya Bankston
Hunkapi Founder Terra Schaad
Chef Paul Lindsay & Chef Matt Campbell
Nathan Scholten, DVM, Open Your Heart Award Recipient
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams & Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner, Visionary Leaders Award Recipients
Paul Natale & Michael Schmerling
Volunteer Laurie Rodgers
Volunteer Carolyn Goldfarb with S’mores
Ashley Wineland
The beautiful setting at the farm

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