Hanley receives Service Above Self Award for scholarship foundation support

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation hosted its Ninth Annual Arizona Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 18 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. In the spirit of Semper Fidelis, always faithful, community supporters joined together to raise more than $780,000 to support the Scholarship Foundation’s mission to “Honor Marines by Educating Their Children.” […]

Derrick Hall foundation raises cancer awareness in Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball and MiLB Charities are again partnering with the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation on a Father’s Day prostate cancer awareness campaign, emphasizing the importance of screening and early detection. Nearly 70 MiLB teams played at home this past weekend, participating in the initiative, according to a press release. Fans attending an MiLB game […]

Kids in Focus exhibit to display at more locations

Kids in Focus, a nonprofit organization that uses photography to mentor and inspire at risk youth participants across the Valley, recently announced the dates and venues for its 2019 traveling photography exhibit. The traveling exhibit comprises selected works from the 2018-19 program. After the opening reception at the Arizona Center and a two-month run at […]

Franciscan Renewal Center hosts grand opening for new building

The grand opening and blessing of the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Community Life Center took place at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley, Sunday, June 9. This structure marks the final new construction project of the Master Plan for expansion and improvements, approved by the Franciscan Friars Province […]

6th annual White Party raises $20,000 to support ‘Building a Healthy Arizona’

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its sixth annual White Party “A Night at the Races” earlier this spring, raising funds to help support the mission of the local organization. The derby-inspired evening held at Young’s Market Company raised more than $20,000 to help support the mission of JLP, including its community programs and leadership […]

Phoenix remembers Muhammad Ali legacy with street renaming, holiday

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story had a misspelling of Mr. Ali’s name. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Memories, stories and laughter flowed in abundance for Muhammad Ali’s legacy Monday, June 3 but the focus wasn’t on his accomplishments in the boxing ring. The Barrow Neurological Institute, 350 W. […]

Desert Foundation Auxiliary welcomes 2019 debutantes, their mothers at the annual tea

Desert Foundation Auxiliary and President Mrs. Stephen Kiefer (Ronnie) welcomed its 2019 Desert Debutantes and their mothers to an elegant tea, chaired by Mrs. Marc Walker (Michelle) and hosted in the lovely home of Mrs. George Getz (Dyan). Floral designs created by White House adorned the entrance, the interior and the patio in fuchsia, accented […]

American Airlines honors retired executive with gift to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

American Airlines has donated Phoenix Children’s Hospital $50,000 in honor of Michael Carreon, a former executive with the airplane company. Mr. Carreon retired after 24 years with American Airlines in Phoenix. He assumed the role of Vice President and Corporate Controller with American Airlines in January 1996, according to a press release. As American Airlines […]

St. Vincent de Paul to use Amazon to solicit donations

Summer is here and with that comes challenges for organizations like the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) to gather donations needed to serve the homeless and underserved of Arizona. To offset the typical downturn in donations during our summer months, SVdP is tapping into our digital consumer culture with the use of Amazon […]

Desert Foundation Auxiliary welcomes new members

Desert Foundation Auxiliary and President Ronnie Kiefer welcomed their new members at a cocktail party on April 28, 2019, hosted at the home of Thomas Roberts. The new members are Leslie Lehr, Vicki Petrine, Marianne Tetlow and Kati Travelle, according to a press release. The new members join a group of 53 other active members […]