Children Helping Children: PANDA celebrates 20 years of fundraising

The 20th annual PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon was held on Saturday, March 30, at the Phoenician. Nearly 1,100 guests enjoyed a luncheon and fashion show featuring 59 models, as well as live and silent auctions and a raffle. The event grossed $2.9 million for childhood cancer research and the PANDA endowment […]

Celebrity Fight Night XXV honors Quincy Jones, Dr. Crow, Dr. Lieberman, Renee Parsons

On Saturday, March 23, stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY Award winning superstar of country music Reba McEntire returned for her 15th year as emcee, according to a press release. Lonnie Ali […]

Mental Health America of Arizona recognized Sue Gilbertson

Mental Health America of Arizona had its third annual Mental Health Hall of Fame Ceremony Tuesday, April 2 as Dr. Charles and Laurie Goldstein hosted the event honoring the advocacy of Sue Jost Gilbertson. Sue Gilbertson is the founder of MIKID, a family-and peer-centered approach to improve the behavioral health and wellness of children and […]

Friends & family cocktail party hosted by Azure Paradise Valley

Shea Homes held a private friends and family cocktail party at Azure Paradise Valley in recent weeks. Located at Indian Bend Road and Mockingbird Lane, Azure is the first community to be offered under the new Shea Signature luxury brand. Over 150 guests attended the Thursday night event, where guests sipped hand-crafted cocktails while touring […]

‘You Make Miracles Happen Breakfast’ slated for late April

The third annual “You Make Miracles Happen Breakfast” will benefit Catholic Charities Community Services’ Westside Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, which have helped prepare more than 1,100 low-income children for school readiness. Westside Head Start helps children up to 5-years-old develop social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, math and literacy skills in Avondale, El […]

Billie Jo & Judd Herberger to be inducted into Herberger Hall of Fame

The Herberger Theater Center has announced the induction of Billie Jo and Judd Herberger into the Herberger Performing and Broadcast Arts Hall of Fame at a special reception on Friday, Oct. 25. Mr. and Mrs. Herberger have given immense support over the years to the Herberger Theater and the six resident companies who perform there, […]

Phoenix artists win Governor’s Arts awards at gala

Phoenix artist Craig Bohmler received the 2019 Governor’s Arts Award for Artist of the Year and Phoenix Theatre Managing Director Vincent VanVleet received the Individual Award at the 38th annual Governor’s Arts Awards Thursday, March 7 at the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix. Twenty-one finalists in seven categories were selected for consideration by three volunteer selection panels. […]

Steak 44 to host annual fundraiser Dinner of Champions

Several celebrities are slated to attend Dinner of Champions, a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Foundation, Sunday, March 24 at Steak 44, 5101 N. 44th St. in Phoenix. Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescues Foundation works for animal welfare by pairing veterans with shelter to service dogs. ARF recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for […]

Catholic Charities MANA House accepts $30k grant for workforce development program

A $30,000 grant from the Phoenix IDA will support a unique workforce development program to train veterans living at Catholic Charities MANA House, a transitional living facility for veterans experiencing homelessness. The veterans will learn how to roast coffee beans, which will be sold at The Refuge Café The cafe is a social enterprise under […]

Sixty Hearts: 60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball Kickoff

In honor of the past Heart Ball Chairmen, who spearheaded efforts in the Valley to raise money and awareness about the dangers of heart disease and stroke, the theme of the 60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball is Sixty Hearts. The 60th anniversary campaign shined bright at Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park on Tuesday, […]