Free Arts to honor local business leader at Every Child Matters luncheon

Mike Cohn, a longtime advocate, supporter and board member, will be honored for his contributions as a leader and a friend at the Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona Every Child Matters Luncheon, presented by SRP, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley.

Free Arts

Mike Cohn

The annual fund-raising event supports the state’s premier organization using therapeutic arts to heal abused, neglected and homeless children.

Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m. with the luncheon and program to start at 11:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $150. Tables of 10 are $1,500. Sponsorships are available.

Mr. Cohn, area president of Cohn Financial Group, is the immediate past president of the Free Arts board of directors and is the 2015-16 chair for the Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees.

He is a frequent speaker on complex life insurance arrangements including planning applications of private placement life insurance with family offices and law firms.

Mr. Cohn has been a Free Arts board member since 2008, serving in a variety of roles including vice president of development, board governance and president.

“Mike played a significant role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of Free Arts.” said current Free Arts Board President Pat Temple.

“He advanced the capability and professionalism of the board of directors and seamlessly shepherded the organization through leadership changes.”

“It’s difficult to express what Mike has meant to Free Arts in terms of leadership and support because he has simply done so much for us,” said Free Arts Executive Director Alicia Sutton Campbell.

“While we benefit from his experience and guidance, the children we serve are the biggest beneficiaries.”

To register for the event, email or call 602-258-8100.
For information about Free Arts, visit

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is the only nonprofit in Maricopa County delivering creative and therapeutic arts programs, at no charge, to abused and homeless children in out-of-home care.

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