Dr. Jill Biden speaks at annual Legacy Luncheon honoring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden was the featured speaker for the annual Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Legacy Luncheon in May at the Arizona Biltmore. The event honors the lifetime work of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Biden discussed her new book Where The Light Enters, […]

Bruce and Diane Halle Foundation awards grant to Homeward Bound

The Bruce and Diane Halle Foundation of Discount Tire awarded a grant on June 1 to Homeward Bound to provide a new digital security system around the integrated services campus in central Phoenix. The system will provide 24/7 safety and security to 130 families going through the Homeward Bound program annually, who may be fleeing […]

Thunderbirds donate to expansion at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Thunderbirds Charities donated $400,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in a check presentation ceremony Thursday, June 20 with the money going to the expansion of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. This was the second largest donation The Thunderbirds have made to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and since 1985, the organization has donated more than $2.6 million to […]

UMOM partners with Phoenix Boys and Girls Clubs for summer program

UMOM New Day Centers partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix to offer an on-campus summer program for kids living at the UMOM family shelter. The eight-week program runs from June 10 to Aug. 2 for youths 10-18 years old, according to a press release, noting about 30 kids who attend daily. […]

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. […]