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 […]

Homeward Bound’s annual Old Bags Luncheon returns Nov. 15

Homeward Bound’s Old Bags Luncheon is set to take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, to raise awareness to help local homeless families. The gardens of the Arizona Biltmore will serve as the backdrop for the high fashion affair, while guests enjoy browsing hundreds of designer handbags in the silent auction before taking a seat for […]

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 […]

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 […]

$400,000 raised at Brighter Tomorrow Hope Luncheon fundraiser

In their inaugural combined fundraising luncheon, Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Sojourner Center raised $400,000 at its Brighter Tomorrow Hope Luncheon, held Friday, March 2 at the Arizona Biltmore. The luncheon was attended by more than 500 people, and focused specifically on domestic violence awareness, according to a press release. The luncheon’s keynote speaker […]

Free Arts for Abused Children annual auction set for April 7

On April 7, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is hosting its 15th Annual Art Auction at Saks Fifth Avenue inside Biltmore Fashion Park, 2446 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. The event will take place from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and will feature a silent auction with masterful works of art from their featured artist, […]

Philanthropist Vanessa Williams to speak at United Way event

Vanessa Williams, an accomplished singer, actress and New York Times bestselling author, is coming to Phoenix to speak at a luncheon presented by Valley of the Sun United Way’s Women United. “We Are UNITED,” a fundraising event to help fund Valley of the Sun United Way fund efforts to fight hunger in the classroom, will […]

Community gathers to honor military, veterans at 15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

The 15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council, and presented by TriWest Healthcare Alliance, will honor veterans and military personnel for their dedicated service to this country. This special event is open to the community and will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, […]

Old Bags Luncheon raises funds for homeless families Nov. 13

In an effort to help homeless families, Homeward Bound is hosting their annual Old Bags Luncheon on Nov. 13. While immersed in the gardens of the Arizona Biltmore, guests will have a chance to stroll among hundreds of handbags before taking a seat at a luncheon full of surprises. The event features a handbag auction, […]

Fashion model, TV personality pair to help benefit multiple sclerosis society

Fashion Model Camerone Parker and Susan Casper of ABC15’s Sonoran Living are set to join forces to raise awareness for the Arizona Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society at their Women Against Multiple Sclerosis Luncheon Friday, April 14. The local ladies are hoping to raise awareness and funds while honoring the strength and grace of […]