Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit advocating for abused and neglected children, celebrated its 11th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon on Sunday, April 2 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The sold-out event broke the previous fundraising record, raising a total of $190,000 to fund crucial Childhelp programs and services in Arizona, according to a press release. Co-chaired by community advocates Tiffany Quayle and Abby Traister-Leadon, the event was hosted by Dove Cameron, known for her dual role on Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie, and, for the third year in a row, Nick Ciletti from ABC 15 Arizona.
Reminiscent of art salons of the past — those immortalized by Gertrude Stein of Baltimore and Mabel Dodge of Taos — numerous painters, sculptors, writers and musicians joined art collectors and advocates on Sunday afternoon, April 2 to hear the poetry and admire the paintings of 91-year-old Adele Seronde at the Paradise Valley home […]
Gabriel’s Angels, the only organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, has announced AZ Pet Vet as the Presenting Sponsor of their seventh annual “Salud! 2017 Signature Wine Dinner.” Salud! 2017 is slated to be 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive Salud! 2017 features a wine reception, a tasting menu featuring wines from around the world, live musical entertainment, a live auction lead by renown auctioneer Letitia Frye, and Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Teams greeting attendees, according to a press release.
Seventeen-year-old Xavier College Preparatory student and Paradise Valley resident Abbie Arnold had never written a grant proposal before. But when it came time to pitch a volunteer project to her chapter of the Phoenix National Charity League, she had an idea for a program that was very close to her heart. National Charity League is a philanthropic non-profit organization where mothers and daughters engage in community service and leadership development together. There are chapters and member across the country, including Phoenix.
Daniel Shefner of Paradise Valley is one of 126 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 23rd class of the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. As a Corps Member, Mr. Shefner will spend 10 months getting things done for America while strengthening communities and developing his leadership skills, according to a press release. Mr. Shefner and his team will work on a variety of projects and service areas, focusing on infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, energy conservation, disaster response and recovery efforts, and environmental work.
The 18th Annual PANDA Luncheon was hosted at the Phoenician on Saturday, March 25, raising an estimated $2 million in funds for Children’s Autoimmunity and Allergies Project. PANDA, also known as People Acting Now Discover Answers, has historically raised $9 million since its inception in 1999, according to a press release. This year’s luncheon sold out a month in advanced with 1,100 guests. Event chairs were Janey Henze Cook and Tammy Ryan, with Board President Jennifer Karas.
Paradise Valley resident, Abby Traister, will serve as event co-chair alongside Phoenix resident Tiffany Quayle for Childhelp’s 11th Annual WINGS Fashion Show Luncheon. Childhelp will host its luncheon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, with proceeds benefiting Childhelp’s programs and services in Arizona. The luncheon, presented by Services Group of America and the Jane N. Mooty Foundation, will feature a full runway show, along with local celebrity models, according to a press release.
The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation recently held an intimate party at Heather and Bob Novak’s Paradise Valley residence for prospective members of their Leadership Circle. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with the Leadership Circle Directors and the physicians who have been awarded grants made possible by funds donated by the Leadership Circle members, according to a press release.
Half Moon Sports Grill has announced the winners of its 2017 Half Moon Sauce Boss competition featuring six finalists from more than 30 talented home chef entries received. This year, 12-year-old budding home chef Jacob Wernick of Phoenix not only took home the first place prize earning the title as this year’s Sauce Boss, he also won the People’s Choice award, according to a press release. Mr. Wernick received a $350 cash prize plus one free pound of wings every day for a year at either Half Moon location. And, his award winning Guns a Blazin’ Spicy Mango Wing Sauce will be featured on a future Half Moon menu.
Acclaimed artist, and Paradise Valley resident for over 50 years, Beth Ames Swartz will featured in a documentary airing on Arizona PBS Friday, March 31. The 28-minute documentary, titled Beth Ames Swartz / Reminders of Invisible Light, will premiere at 9:30 p.m., and air again at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, according to a press release. The National Educational Telecommunications Association has made this film available to public television stations across the United states.