Beach Ball 2019 Raises Money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH)

The Beach Ball was held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in March. This year’s “Party in the Panhandle” celebrated the Flora-Bama Coast. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner, photo ops and an auction. The Tennessee River Band capped off the evening. Generous guests and sponsors raised more than $1.65 million … Continued

Four Peaks Burger Battle

Four Peaks Burger Battle is a fundraising culinary event that was held in March. The 21+ event took place at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Competitors included Aioli Gourmet Burgers, BurgerFi, Burger Theory, Culinary Skol, Handlebar Diner, ZuZu Hotel Valley Ho, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, plus french fry tastings by Frites Street and boozy milkshakes by Four … Continued

Dorothy Fratt Artwork Showcased at Mountain Shadows Resort

Color-Line-Form was an exhibit at Mountain Shadows Resort through April that showcased works by Dorothy Fratt along with other artists. Attendees were encouraged to explore each artist's varying points of entry, and foundations that were strongly highlighted and defined. 

ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER AMAZES COMMUNITY WITH AN IMMERSIVE ARCHEOLOGICAL JOURNEY

Guests gathered in Heritage and Science Square as Arizona Science Center was transformed into a mysterious seven-story, antique vault using 3D image mapping along with high-powered, state-of-the-art lighting effects and a custom soundtrack to celebrate the Center’s incredible Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Guests participated in this immersive storytelling production, created in partnership with … Continued

Cameldale Estates Groundbreaking

Under beautiful Valley skies, the new pinnacle of Paradise Valley real estate was unveiled. A groundbreaking ceremony for Cameldale Estates took place in March. More than 150 guests attended the event and enjoyed live acoustic music, food and drinks as they learned about the development’s impeccably-designed contemporary homes. For more information visit cameldaleestates.com or call Chris Karas … Continued

Florence Crittenton Luncheon Raises $391,000 for At-Risk Girls

Florence Crittenton’s 17th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon brought together over 700 guests at the Phoenician Resort. All of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s life-changing programs for girls and their families. The event featured Emmy nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke and honored author, philanthropist and Cleveland kidnapping survivor Lily Rose Lee and Tahnia … Continued

Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala

Childhelp held its 15th annual Drive the Dream Gala, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children. The Diamond Jubilee took place in February at the Phoenician Resort. The sparkling celebration marked a significant triumph for Childhelp and the children and families served over six decades of caring.     

Ninth Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game April 27

Join Larry Fitzgerald and a host of his celebrity and professional athlete friends as they support the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. The Ninth Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. Giveaways, live auction, child zone and more await at this memorable event! LarryFitzgerald.com    

Heart Ball Kick-Off Event for Sixty Hearts

New Chairman of the Heart Ball Kristine Thompson is focused on proactive measures to help people live lives free of heart attack and stroke. The 60th anniversary campaign kicked off at Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park in February. Past Heart Ball Chairmen and the Heart Ball committee were in attendance, viewing sustainable fashion by Stella … Continued

Valley Youth Theatre’s ‘Oscar at the Oscars’ Viewing Party

Valley Youth Theatre held an Academy Awards Viewing Party presented by Billie Jo Herberger and Oscar de las Salas. VYT Alums Emma Stone and Kimiko Glenn were nominated, providing highlights of the evening. "Our goal is to help children become the best they can be, using performing arts as their vehicle," VYT’s Producing Artistic Director Bobb … Continued

Galaxy Gala at the Arizona Science Center

Galaxy Gala: Mummies Alive at the Museum generously supported by presenting sponsors Ellie and Michael Ziegler, raised a record-setting $735,000 for Arizona Science Center. The event drew nearly 500 guests who were welcomed to the Science Center by dramatically lit full-size mummy-inspired figures before making their way to the Center’s SRP Canyon Terrace to enjoy drinks, … Continued

Historic Castle Hot Springs Reopens

Throughout the early 20th century, Castle Hot Springs was one of the world’s most luxurious resorts. It has recently reopened with 32 luxury accommodations. Each bungalow will have direct plumbing right from the hot springs into large tubs with an open ceiling for soaking under the stars. There is even an organic farm and a greenhouse for their … Continued

AZ Jet Center Event During Auction Week

AZ Jet Center is the only event during auction week which combines exquisite auto collections with personal aircraft in a lifestyle reception atmosphere. Featuring live music, a cigar lounge, interactive displays with fine artists and the opportunity to raise money for Childhelp and Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary, this special evening was the most talked-about event of the … Continued

Palette to Palate Event Is Perfect for Valentine’s Day

The Winter Palette to Palate three-day art retreat designed to awaken the senses, soothe the spirit and create picture-perfect memories to last a lifetime will take place Valentine's Day weekend at the Hermosa Inn, beginning with the Friday Corks & Concert and followed by a delightful range of creative workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. For … Continued

Off the Record at Earnhardt Lexus to Benefit PCH

The PCH50 hosted Off the Record, an exclusive party with live music from talented recording artist Russell Dickerson to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Nov. 10. Nearly 400 guests joined the PCH50 at an intimate party of music, drinks, food and fun at Earnhardt Lexus’s beautiful showroom at 800 E. Camelback Road. 

59th Annual Heart Ball

The 59th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball, hosted at The Phoenician Resort and Spa, welcomed a sold-out crowd of 750 guests. Heart Ball funds play an essential role in the American Heart Association’s lifesaving work.   Attendees encountered breathtaking decor, entertainment provided by West Coast Music’s Impulse accompanied by the Contemporary Rainbow Room Dance Orchestra and a … Continued

Evening of Trends Event Benefits TGen

The Trend's Charitable Fund's Evening of Trends honored Fabulous Phoenician Sue Glaw and Trends Magazine’s Bold and Beautiful Trendsetters. This year’s event funds went to Translational Genomics Research Institute's Ovarian Cancer Research and to the Center for Rare Childhood Disorders. The event was chaired by Vicki Vaughn and took place at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. 

Good Faith Casting Holds Party to Raise Money for SWAN

Good Faith Casting's fifth annual charity Halloween party this year raised money for SWAN (Someone Worth Accepting Now). SWAN is dedicated to supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence. Good Faith Casting works with thousands of actors, models and clients every year.

The 59th Annual Heart Ball

Since 1959, the Phoenix Heart Ball committee has raised funds to support the American Heart Association. The 59th annual Phoenix Heart Ball will be held Nov. 17 at the Phoenician. Chairman Carolyn Jackson and her team recently had their Addressing Luncheon. This included stuffing invitations and a fashion show courtesy of Oscar de la Renda … Continued

Love’n the Kitchen Talks Tools for the At-Home Chef

Growing up in the Midwest, Connie Kirchner, creator and owner of Love'n the Kitchen, was taught that the kitchen was the heart of the home. Her mother and grandmother prepared delicious meals from scratch, and that was a mindset that stuck with Connie.

Elements of Style Exhibit at Royse Contemporary

Royse Contemporary presents a vibrant multi-media group exhibition entitled Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture. Curator/Owner Nicole Royse selected artists based on their distinguished styles, accomplished work and distinctive voice, each creating and embodying elements of style. The exhibit showcases eight artists that are original, captivating, pushing boundaries and redefining their mediums.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 8th Annual Arizona Awards Dinner

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Arizona Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. The event raised more than $1 million to provide college scholarships to children of Marines and Navy Corpsman.

Childhelp’s 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook

The Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse celebrated 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook on Saturday, May 12, at Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak. The tasty extravaganza netted a record of more than $52,000 for Childhelp programs and services in Arizona. Attended by more than 200 people, the culinary fundraiser was emceed … Continued

Signature Fundraising Event Recognizes Community and Impact on Individuals with Autism and Their Families

“With You, We Can” was the theme of this year’s Annual Community Breakfast, hosted by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. More than 1,600 guests gathered on Thursday, April 26, at the Arizona Biltmore for SARRC’s 20th event. Event co-chairs were Kathy and Mike Bosco and Stephanie and Socrates Papadopoulos. All proceeds support SARRC’s mission to … Continued

Brunch at Arizona Science Center

On May 20, friends of Arizona Science Center gathered for brunch to honor Stevie and Karl Eller for providing much-needed seed money to the center in the early years. Thanks to their support, Arizona Science Center has grown to become an amazing community resource that inspires, educates and engages curious minds through science. Photography credit: Haute … Continued

Childhelp’s 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook

The Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse celebrated 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook on Saturday, May 12, at Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak. The tasty extravaganza netted a record of more than $52,000 for Childhelp programs and services in Arizona. Attended by more than 200 people, the culinary fundraiser was emceed … Continued

Third Annual NDP I Heart NDP Breakfast

On Wednesday, April 18, more than 250 people filled the Dale M. Jensen Gymnasium at Notre Dame Preparatory to listen to Arizona State University men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley, the keynote speaker at the Annual I Heart NDP breakfast. In his talk, he shared stories about the lessons he has learned through sports and how … Continued

12th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon

The event, held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa and co-chaired by Abby Leadon and Alexis Earnhardt, included a celebrity runway, live and silent auction and the latest trends from top brands like Dillard’s. It netted $185,000. Nick Ciletti hosted the event alongside actress Kat McNamara. Awardees included Luke Airforce Base, Childhelp … Continued

Swirl, Sip & Savor

On April 13, more than 160 guests came together to support Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa to raise awareness and funds for ThinkAsperger’s, an initiative creating awareness, early diagnosis and solutions for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome and their families. The event raised more than $375,000, and featured … Continued

Ruby Farias Design Launch

Ruby Farias is a long-time artist who turned to painting on clothing and accessories in January 2014. Her latest project includes having her paintings photographed and having those images printed on fabrics. She has taken that fabric and has created her new line. Photography by Marion Rhoades Photography.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Beach Ball Gala

Benefiting the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Noche en Havana, the 25th anniversary of the gala, was held March 3 at the JW Marriott 
Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Since its inception, the gala has contributed more than $17 million to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and families.

Hotel Adeline Media Reception

Hotel Adeline, a stylish new boutique hotel in Old Town Scottsdale, hosted an exclusive media reception March 1. Guests at the housewarming party-themed evening enjoyed bites and craft cocktails from the hotel’s three restaurant concepts, live music by the J Forte Duo and behind-the-scenes tours. Photography by Keith & Melissa Photographers.

Chef Zipora Book Release Reception

Guests mingled and shared stories at a special reception held for Chef Zipora to celebrate the release of her book, Recipe for a Delicious Life, on March 3 at Royal Palm Resort and Spa. The book shares interesting anecdotes and adventures of her time traveling the world as a private chef. Photography by Kat McMahon.

Childhelp 14th Annual Drive the Dream Gala

Childhelp, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, celebrated its 14th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria presented the sold-out extravaganza that netted more than $1.4 million for Childhelp programs and services, including the Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona dedicated to Linda Pope.

FIX24 Health Summit

FIX24 co-founded and recently participated in a health summit at the Musical Instrument Museum where they educated the public on the importance of Joint Biomechanics and structural health. The presentation can be found on YouTube @drmikerobb! Photography by Bullseye Video & Photo.

McNight to Remember Under the Sea Gala

Ronald McDonald House Charities hosted the McNight to Remember Under the Sea Gala on November 11 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. It was a record-breaking night: 667 attendees raised $563,350 to ensure families staying at the Valley's three houses will not be turned away. Both numbers broke previous highs. 
Photography by Gudenschwager Photography Inc. 

Green Goddess Holiday Open House

Several hundred people came to Green Goddess' Annual Holiday Open House and enjoyed the beautiful Arizona weather and food from Manuel Mexican Cantina. Gelato Spot stopped by and dished out their yummy gelato. The seventh annual fundraising raffle raised more than $2,400 for the McKenzie Monks Foundation. 

Notre Dame Prep Culinary Festival Gets an A+

On November 1, more than 400 guests gathered at Notre Dame Preparatory to celebrate all things delish at the annual Culinary Festival. This magical evening took place under stars and party lights and featured signature dishes from 17 local restaurants, beer from Scottsdale Beer Company and music by Elvis Before Noon. Photography by Casey Green Studios.

Galaxy Gala MMXVII Kickoff Event

Arizona Science Center recently celebrated their Galaxy Gala committee kickoff with a reception at the beautiful home of Ben Lytle. The evening was hosted by chairs Tracey and Larry Lytle and vice chairs Susie Wesley and McKenna Wesley.  “A Night in Pompeii” will be held Saturday, February 3. Photography by Eric Cosh.

Fashionably Pink Survivor & Celebrity Runway Show powered by Tal Barkel at Talking Stick Resort

Breast cancer survivors and local celebs took the runway, during October's Phoenix Fashion Week, to model more than $1 million in Tal Barkel Designs jewelry and fashions by Glam Squad Couture. Community and fashion came together to raise more than $15,000 for breast cancer charity Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! Photography by James Almanza, Almanza Photography.

An Evening of Luxury

Scottsdale Fashion Square hosted An Evening of Luxury, an exclusive reception and shopping event on Friday, September 29. 
A percentage of the evening’s sales benefited Colleen’s Dream Foundation and TGen to fund ongoing ovarian cancer research.

Arizona’s Largest Annual Autism Awareness Event

On October 29, nearly 20,000 people gathered at Tempe Beach Park in support of the 12th annual Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC. The event raised an estimated $885,000 for autism programs and research. Half of all money raised will stay in Arizona. Photography by Sydnee Schwartz and Kat McMahon.

15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

The 15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council and presented by TriWest Healthcare 
Alliance, featured a keynote speech by retired Command Chief Master Sgt. Scott H. Dearduff and brought more than 500 individuals together at the Arizona Biltmore to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans and to thank current service members. 

Childhelp Drive the Dream Kickoff

Childhelp, dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, recently hosted the 2017 Childhelp Drive the Dream Kickoff at a private automobile museum. Drive the Dream, sponsored by Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, will take place Saturday, January 13 at the Arizona Biltmore. Proceeds will benefit Childhelp programs in Arizona.

Josper Charcoal Oven Produces New Menu Sizzle

Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse located at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, introduces a modern American steakhouse menu boasting hand-cut prime and wagyu butcher’s steaks perfectly seared at 1,200 degrees in the Valley’s only Josper Charcoal Oven. Photography by Kat McMahon. 

V.I.P. Mortgage Celebrates New Scottsdale Corporate Offices

V.I.P. Mortgage celebrated their new Scottsdale corporate offices by hosting an open house September 27. Attendees were treated to live music, refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

Dominick’s Steakhouse Hosts Fitz’s Supper Club

Larry Fitzgerald and the Grand Illusion took center stage at Dominick’s Steakhouse on Monday, August 28, for the Ninth Annual Fitz’s Supper Club - Celebrities at Your Service.  Raising more than $550,000 for the First Down Fund, guests enjoyed an evening filled with trickery, 
wonderment and excitement all night long.

The Seventh Annual HopeKids Boots and Bling Gala

The Seventh Annual HopeKids Boots and Bling gala took place at the home of Mark and Bev Nuessle in Scottsdale. Thanks to the generosity of 190 attendees, $86,260 was raised to provide hope and an ongoing calendar of events to more than 1,400 Arizona families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

Sip, Shop & Style—Fashion and Beauty Trends for Fall 2017

Fashion lovers were out in force for Sip, Shop & Style, hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue and Mom Style Lab. The stylish guests sipped bubbly, while style expert Angela Keller of Mom Style Lab and Lisa Moore, Saks beauty adviser, presented key fashion and beauty trends for fall 2017. Photos courtesy Mom Style Lab. 

Mix and Mingle with The Miksta Team and Lifestyle Publications

V.I.P. Mortgage's The Miksta Team graciously hosted Lifestyle Publications' partners and friends at their new location. The guests enjoyed a variety of delectables from Emily's Events as they mingled and connected in the spacious community room. Visit them at TheMikstaTeam.VIPMtgInc.com.