Phoenix Ivy Council members and guests gather for events

  The Phoenix Ivy Council, comprised of alumni representatives from 32 universities, including the Ivy League, MIT, Stanford, Seven Sisters, Northwestern, University of Chicago and the New England Small College Athletic Conference, hosted three fall events for members and guests. On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Council partnered with the MIT Club and the Southwest Shakespeare […]

Xavier Mother’s Guild hosts annual holiday dinner

The Xavier College Preparatory Mothers’ Guild hosted its 44th annual Holiday Dinner and Auction on Friday, Nov. 11. This year’s theme was “Jingle and Mingle,” and 500-plus guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, musical entertainment by Xavier’s talented students and dinner. The Xavier Mother’s Guild executive board, led by President Nicole Karren and assisted by […]

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 […]