Jewish family services luncheon nets $370K to build a better tomorrow

The Jewish Family & Children’s Service held its annual Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon on Feb. 1 at the Arizona Biltmore, raising nearly $370,000. The sold-out event featured keynote speaker Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America, discussing the impact of mental illness in society today, according to a press release. JFCS provides a variety […]

Childhelp celebrates 60th anniversary with dignitaries at record-setting gala event

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit advocating for abused and neglected children, raised $4.3 million in support of its mission, during its 60th anniversary Drive the Dream Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Phoenician. The organization was launched in 1959 by actresses Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, and to date, has served more […]

Sierra Vista man wins big at Phoenix Suns game

Casino Arizona awarded Cammeron Swartz of Sierra Vista with $7,777 Saturday, Feb. 2 after the Phoenix Suns fan hit a 3-point shot during the Suns-Atlanta Hawks game at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The large payout was courtesy of Casino Arizona’s Lucky 7’s Shootout, a promotion that allows hopefuls to put their basketball skills to the […]

Samaritan’s Purse collects 8.8M shoeboxes in Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes from donors in Phoenix and across the U.S. in 2018. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2018, the ministry is now sending more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine, […]

Barrow Women’s Board raises $5.2 million through 2019 Barrow Grand Ball

The Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raised net proceeds in excess of $5.2 million for Barrow Neurological Institute through the 2019 Barrow Grand Ball held on Jan. 26 at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. The black-tie soiree was co-chaired by Dionne Najafi and Terry Roman to celebrate Barrow philanthropists who participate […]

Junior League of Phoenix to host annual Rummage Sale

The Junior League of Phoenix will host its 82nd Annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. As one of the JLP’s signature fundraisers, the Rummage Sale provides shoppers with an opportunity to purchase an array of new and gently-used items at deeply discounted prices, according […]

Arts advocate Joanie Flatt named Shelley Award honoree

Arts advocate, philanthropist and longtime communications expert in the Valley Joanie Flatt has been named the 2019 Shelley Award honoree. She will receive the award at the 38th annual Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and celebration March 7 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 101 N. First St., according to a press release. The award, named in […]

Judges, event volunteers needed for Arizona’s largest science fair

Arizona Science Center is putting out a call for judges and volunteers for the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair, Arizona’s state level science fair. The fair takes place April 4-5, at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, and 75 event volunteers and 175-200 volunteer judges are needed. Managed by Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings […]

Southwest Human Development receives $50k grant from Thunderbirds

Southwest Human Development, an early childhood nonprofit organization in Phoenix, received a $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities to purchase audio-visual equipment for its Children’s Developmental Center and Good Fit Counseling Center programs. “This funding from Thunderbirds Charities will allow us to upgrade our technology solutions in three of our on-site evaluation and treatment playrooms at […]

Longtime newscaster Lin Sue Cooney to speak on hospice care position

Former newscaster Lin Sue Cooney will speak on her transition from journalism and transitions involved in hospice care for loved ones. She will be the featured speaker at the Beth Ami Temple Speakers Series from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at Beth Ami Temple, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, in Paradise Valley. Since […]