You’re invited to Society of Chairs – the premier celebration of giving in our community! The evening will feature a fabulous cocktail hour, incredible dinner by M Culinary and the heartfelt awards program on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Nominate your Philanthropy Hero, Volunteer Star or Leadership Legend to receive one of our signature awards today.
Society of Chairs History – The Society of Chairs gala was started by Linda Herold in 2010 and then presented by National Bank of Arizona from 2014 to 2017. Since 2018, Frontdoors Magazine is honored to continue this tradition of inviting the Valley’s philanthropic community to join us for this special evening as well as the tradition of presenting awards to deserving individuals with event sponsors.
Giving Back – Event proceeds will benefit The Sauce Foundation, the official foundation of Frontdoors Media, in honor of our former editor and dear friend Mike Saucier who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2017. The Sauce Foundation supports TGen and journalism scholarships at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. TGen continues to make great progress in both the treatment and early detection of pancreatic cancer and their work on COVID-19 — from testing to tracking to advanced genomic studies — has also made them internationally recognized pandemic experts who regularly serve and advise international, national, and local agencies. As of 2021, The Sauce Foundation has endowed two journalism scholarships at Arizona State University. Frontdoors Media will also be making a contribution to PANDA (People Acting Now Discovering Answers) in honor of our 2023 Icon Honorees Penny Gunning and Robyn DeBell.
Past Icon Honorees: Sandy Magruder – 2022 | Billie Jo Herberger – 2020/21 | Nancy Hanley Eriksson – 2019 | Linda Herold – 2018