Notre Dame Prep Imagines a Bright Future for Students

More than 660 people filled the banquet hall at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Resort on May 5 for the Notre Dame Preparatory Imagine Auction and Fashion Show. The event raised money for school improvements, scholarships and enhancements to Notre Dame Prep’s STEM, arts, clubs and athletic programs.

Parents and Notre Dame Prep’s administration use this event to celebrate the accomplishments of the senior class. The evening included a spring fashion show and several promotional videos. Local “auctiontainer” Letitia Frye was the emcee for the evening and helped the school reach its fundraising goals.

‘A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature’ at Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center’s immersive new exhibit, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, exposes and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world and is generously supported locally by APS and located in the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery.

Guests will explore a seemingly infinite repeating pattern of mirrors in this exhibition created by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Navigating through twists and turns and around dead ends, maze explorers will ultimately discover a small secret room with bonus puzzles, imagery and artifacts and can get hands-on with the exhibition’s interactive features. 

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature will give visitors an entirely new, and completely fascinating, perspective on the natural world around us,” says Chevy Humphrey, The Hazel A. Hare President and CEO of Arizona Science Center.

St. Vincent de Paul Opens New Building

 On May 18, St. Vincent de Paul celebrated the grand opening of a new building on its main downtown campus at 420 W. Watkins Road. The new 40,000-square-foot building, constructed by Ryan Companies, houses a new family resource center, expanded shelter for the elderly and disabled, and homeless services. This is all part of a $16 million capital project, completely funded by private donors and foundations.

“Thanks to the support of the community, volunteers and donors, St. Vincent de Paul’s renewed campus not only offers life-giving services to feed, clothe, house and heal, but also provides tools, solutions and support to help individuals and families lift themselves out of poverty,” says Associate Executive Director and Chief Philanthropy Officer Shannon Clancy. “The fact that it was funded by private dollars is a true testament to the compassion and care of our community.”

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