Pearce Family Foundation launches new initiative

  A Valley nonprofit has undertaken a new project designed for those who want to help families without having to make monetary donations. The Pearce Family Foundation’s Community Angels program allows donors to give furniture, manual labor, cars and more to some of its Angels Around Us families. Questions from supporters about helping in ways […]

Childhelp’s ‘25 Men Who Think They Can Cook’ nets more than $52,000

Childhelp, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, celebrated “25 Men Who Think They Can Cook” on Saturday, May 12, at Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak. The tasty extravaganza netted a record of over $52,000 for Childhelp programs and services in Arizona, and had over 200 people in attendance, according to […]

Former first lady speaks at inaugural Legacy Luncheon

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute and Hospice of the Valley presented its inaugural Legacy Luncheon honoring former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on April 25 at the Arizona Biltmore. Laura Bush, former first lady of the United States, was the featured speaker. Co-Chaired by Gena Bonsall and Penny Gunning, the Legacy Luncheon was created […]

Dinner on the Desert fundraiser raises $450,000 for cacti preservation

On Saturday, April 28 more than 600 philanthropists, community leaders, Desert Botanical Garden donors and members gathered for the 32nd Annual Dinner on the Desert — Desert Botanical Garden’s major annual fundraiser. Funds raised totaled $450,000 to be used to support Sonoran Desert field trips for students, care for the garden’s world-class plant collection and […]

Desert Foundation Auxiliary welcomes its new members at a recent cocktail party

The Desert Foundation Auxiliary and its president Joan Raskin recently welcomed new members at a cocktail party. Hosted at the home of Rich Fennessy and his wife on May 6, a press release named the following new members: Mrs. David M. Billings (Kristin), Mrs. Michael E. Cody (Jean), Mrs. Scott A. Maxwell (Michelle), Mrs. Joseph […]

United Way breaks record in raising money to break hunger cycle

Valley of the Sun United Way raised a record-breaking $378,000 at its annual Women United We Are UNITED luncheon Friday, May 18, at the Arizona Biltmore. The money will benefit two of the organization’s programs that aim to eliminate hunger among school children — WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks and Breakfast in the Classroom. The funds raised […]

Valley couple undaunted in global relief efforts for west’s poorest country

Valley residents Seth and Lori Goldberg are undaunted in their 10-year humanitarian efforts in Haiti that began as a basic relief effort of two individuals, and has since transformed into their all volunteer, global-relief organization Global Family Philanthropy. Since 2008, the organization has had a significant impact, including building and supporting a children’s home, a […]

Heart Ball: Mid-year meeting held as November event nears

The Phoenician Resort welcomed the 59th Annual Heart Ball executive committee, chaired by Carolyn Jackson, for their mid-year meeting. This year’s theme is “Driven Hearts.” Ms. Jackson and the committee hosted a gourmet breakfast over look Camelback Mountain, according to a press release. The executive committee for the 2018 Phoenix Heart Ball are: Carolyn Jackson, […]

30th Anniversary Crozier Gala funds to provide scholarships for Diocesan families

The Catholic Community Foundation for the Diocese of Phoenix hosted its 30th anniversary “Pearls of Grace”-themed Crozier Gala on Saturday, April 14 at the Arizona Biltmore’s Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom. The gala benefited the organization’s Crozier Catholic School Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to children of diocesan employees, allowing a Catholic education to be accessible […]

Shemer Art Center seeking work of local artists for upcoming exhibit

The Shemer Art Center and Museum, 5005 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, is accepting entries for three more weeks from artists across Arizona for a juried exhibition called Arizona’s Desert Beauty, which will run from May 29 to July 12. This call is open to all Arizona artists over the age of 18. All works […]