Dinner on the Desert raises $450,000 for botanical garden

  The Desert Botanical Garden hosted a capacity 625 business leaders, philanthropists, community partners and Garden friends April 30 at the 30th Annual Dinner on the Desert, the Garden’s major annual fundraiser. The stormy weather in the afternoon only deepened guests’ commitment to make Dinner on the Desert 2016 a truly memorable event. Umbrellas nearby […]

Sam & Betty Kitchell Family Heritage Garden opens at Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden recently celebrated the opening of the Sam and Betty Kitchell Family Heritage Garden with a special dedication ceremony held Feb. 6. The Sam and Betty Kitchell Family Heritage Garden is located just north of historic Webster Center and is home to many of the garden’s oldest plantings, including the iconic cardones […]

Grand Canyon Chapter DAR hosts annual awards assembly

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution highlighted outstanding service in the community at its annual awards assembly buffet luncheon March 5 at Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale. Nationwide and locally, DAR promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism through its committees. Awards were given to area students and adults who forward the nation’s […]

Paradise Valley honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

  The journey towards race unity may not be simple, yet it is among the most profound and meaningful charges of our civilization. If each of us contributed to that journey in some manner, we would transform our communities and our nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior committed his life to service in this path, […]

Savor the Symphony fundraiser benefits music education

For the fourth year in a row, The Phoenix Symphony’s annual Savor the Symphony Luncheon was a sell-out event and generated donations to help promote music education throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Emceed by former 12 News reporter Kim Covington, the fund-raising luncheon included the first-ever Arizona performance by the pop group Human Nature. Currently […]

Smith College Club of Phoenix holds annual Rose & Ivy Brunch

  The Smith College Club of Phoenix held its annual signature event, the Rose & Ivy Brunch, Sunday, Jan. 10, at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley. Invitations went out to Arizona Smith alumnae, current students and families, and prospective candidates. The format for the event was a mini-salon. The salon menu featured table […]

Board of Visitors celebrates 62nd annual Fashion Show Luncheon

  The Board of Visitors held its 62nd Annual Fashion Show Luncheon, this year with the theme “Pumps and Pearls,” Dec. 5 at The Arizona Biltmore. The fashion show featured the 2016 Flower Girls, grandchildren of the BOV members and professional models all wearing fashions from Dillard’s. Melissa Coy and Sharon Stevens chaired the event. […]

Paradise Valley event kicks off Childhelp ‘Drive the Dream’ Gala

  Childhelp, one of the largest and oldest national non-profit organizations dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, recently hosted the 2016 Drive the Dream Kickoff Party at the Paradise Valley home of Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Mr. Richard J Stephenson, honorary chairs of the event. The 2016 Drive the […]

56th annual Phoenix Heart Ball showcases commitment to heart health

One of the Valley’s most popular and prestigious social events of the year — the Phoenix Heart Ball — took place for the 56th time on Nov. 21 at the Arizona Biltmore. The 56th Annual Heart Ball, one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation, celebrates the lives saved and improved by the community’s ongoing commitment to make heart health a priority. The Heart Ball is the culmination of Chairman Kimberly Afkhami’s yearlong mission to fight Childhood Obesity in Arizona and across the nation.

Xavier Mothers’ Guild hosts annual Holiday Gala

  Xavier College Preparatory’s Mothers’ Guild hosted its 43rd Annual Holiday Gala and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 14. This year’s theme was “Believe . . . A Night to Hear the Magic,” based upon The Polar Express children’s book classic, and student conductors invited the more than 450 guests to hop aboard the festive “train” […]