Charity Spotlight: Increasing Independence

Courtney’s Place helps adults with special needs develop abilities, confidence and social skills Organization: Cortney’s Place Leadership: Founders: Jim and Cindy Carpenter Executive director: Chasidy Gray Annual Budget: $1.2 million Origin: In 1985, Jim and Cindy Carpenter welcomed their first child, Cortney. Despite being born with congenital nervous system malformations that left her unable to […]

Cortney’s Place Holds Second Annual Cheers to Future Years

By Lynette Carrington Cortney’s Place recently held its 2nd Annual Cheers to Future Years event at Scottsdale Beer Company. Owner Doug Ledger opened his doors for the second year in a row for the private event to support the organization, which services adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More than 150 guests kicked off the […]

Fashion Event Boosts Cortney’s Place

A fashion event to help Cortney’s Place, a non-profit organization with a community day program for adults with special needs, was held on April 6 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. The “A Fresh New Way” Fashion Event raised funds for Cortney’s Place  programs in Scottsdale. The event, co-chaired by Julie Xander and Jose Trifilio, […]