McFadden: How families can get help to find, afford the best schools

Alex Sikorski had to deal with bullying and taunts, when he was in middle and elementary school. He felt like an outcast. Sikorski moved to Gateway Academy in Phoenix for his eighth-grade year. Now, he’s graduating as Valedictorian of Gateway’s 2019 High School Class. Sikorski joined the National Honor Society and excelled at community service […]

Children Helping Children: PANDA celebrates 20 years of fundraising

The 20th annual PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon was held on Saturday, March 30, at the Phoenician. Nearly 1,100 guests enjoyed a luncheon and fashion show featuring 59 models, as well as live and silent auctions and a raffle. The event grossed $2.9 million for childhood cancer research and the PANDA endowment […]

Celebrity Fight Night XXV honors Quincy Jones, Dr. Crow, Dr. Lieberman, Renee Parsons

On Saturday, March 23, stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY Award winning superstar of country music Reba McEntire returned for her 15th year as emcee, according to a press release. Lonnie Ali […]

Alvey: As times change cities, shopping centers need to work more closely together

As more shopping goes online the dynamic continues to have profound impacts for Arizona cities and towns. That’s because the tax structure in this state means local sales tax revenue is the most critical source for funding community needs, parks, police and fire protection. So as shopping center and automobile sales become impacted, two huge […]

Billie Jo & Judd Herberger to be inducted into Herberger Hall of Fame

The Herberger Theater Center has announced the induction of Billie Jo and Judd Herberger into the Herberger Performing and Broadcast Arts Hall of Fame at a special reception on Friday, Oct. 25. Mr. and Mrs. Herberger have given immense support over the years to the Herberger Theater and the six resident companies who perform there, […]

Food for the Hungry names new financial officer

Food for the Hungry has hired Keith Cowan as the nonprofit’s chief financial officer. Mr. Cowan has more than 30 years of finance experience, working with PwC, Honeywell International, AAA Arizona and most recently the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, according to a release. “During his more than 11 years at AAA Arizona, (Mr.) Cowan […]

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition opens Feb. 10

Arizona Science Center has officially welcomed the highly anticipated arrival of Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Center officials, representatives and supporters were on-hand Jan. 30 to greet and officially receive the collection of 40 real human and animal mummies and 85 rare artifacts from across the globe, making it the largest collection of mummies […]

Childhelp celebrates 60th anniversary with dignitaries at record-setting gala event

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit advocating for abused and neglected children, raised $4.3 million in support of its mission, during its 60th anniversary Drive the Dream Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Phoenician. The organization was launched in 1959 by actresses Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, and to date, has served more […]

Gateway Academy to hold Comedy Club Fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 10

On Sunday, Feb. 10, Gateway Academy, a school for twice exceptional students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning Autism, will host a Comedy Club Fundraiser at Stand Up Live starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to enhance the school’s Virtual Reality Lab, which opened on Jan. 23, by providing additional […]

Barrow Women’s Board raises $5.2 million through 2019 Barrow Grand Ball

The Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raised net proceeds in excess of $5.2 million for Barrow Neurological Institute through the 2019 Barrow Grand Ball held on Jan. 26 at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. The black-tie soiree was co-chaired by Dionne Najafi and Terry Roman to celebrate Barrow philanthropists who participate […]