Society of Chairs 2022 Honors Valley Philanthropists and Community Leaders

The Event: Society of Chairs – The Premier Celebration of Giving in Our Community 

The Cause: The Sauce Foundation in support of TGen

Event Date: April 27, 2022

Location: Creighton University Health Science Campus at Park Central 

Honorees: Sandy Magruder, Sharon Harper, Becky Bell Ballard, Jeffrey Trent, Sally Tryhus & Christine Watson, Nate Rhoton, Jim Bruner, Pam Giannonatti, Susan Dale and Jane Evans & Gail Eagleburger

Award Sponsors: AZ Advances | BHHS Legacy Foundation | Cancer Treatment Centers of America | HonorHealth Foundation | Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Special Thanks: Rob & Melani Walton Foundation, Plaza Companies & The Magruder Family

Event Partners: Cre8ive Event Rentals | Fresh from the Kitchen Catering | Phoenix Tech AV | White House Design Studio | Inspired Media 360 | DJ Pbody | Auction & Event Solutions | Creighton University | Maximo Branding Awards | Charity Charms

Emcees: Carey Peña & Andrea Tyler Evans 

Entertainment: DJ PBody

Décor: Rentals from Cre8ive Rentals & Florals by White House Design Studio

Caterer: Fresh from the Kitchen  

Notable Moments: The evening served as a debut of the new ballroom space and cactus garden at Creighton University’s new Health Science Campus at Park Central. Many surprise honors occurred throughout the evening, including a standing ovation for Jim Bruner, who was recognized with a “Lifetime of Service” Award. 

To see a video of the 2022 program, please visit 

Photos courtesy of Scott Foust Photography & Marion Rhoades Photography 

Honorees Sally Tryhus & Christine Watson with Jared Langkilde of HonorHealth Foundation
Lisa Moore, Kristine Thompson, Angela Zdrale & Afi Like Taffy

Melani Walton & Christi Warner Beyer
Leslie Berry & Sharon Harper
Char Augenstein, Rusty Foley & Paula Taylor
Marlena Kruger, Michelle Micalizzi & Kay McDonald
Robert Rossi, Cionne McCarty, Vicki Vaughn & Markus Ford
Billie Jo Herberger & Sandy Magruder
Nicole Carlson, Carey Peña & Michelle Cheverie
Teresa Strunk, Andrea Tyler Evans, Zenobia Mertel & Pam Giannonatti
Fernanda Santos Saucier
Photos by Scott Foust Photography

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