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Creating Successful Leaders

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05 | A Message to our Readers 10 | Arizona Charitable Organizations 36 | Philanthropy Spotlight 72 | Season's Snapshots FALL EXCLUSIVE 06 | Fall Event Calendar 12 | Cover Story: Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire 16 | Boy Scouts 26 | Passionate Spirit Fuels Heart Ball Mission to Save Lives



22 | Phoenix Children’s Hospital


28 | Arizona Assistance in Healthcare

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30 | Habitat for Humanity


24 | Childhelp

32 | Inspirement Tribe 38 | Waste Not 44 | AZ for Children 46 | Gateway for Cancer Research 50 | Solid Rock 54 | Colton Cowell Foundation 56 | Teen Lifeline

40 | The Power of Giving

58 | Alumnus Tuition

60 | How to Raise a Philanthropist

62 | Nature Conservatory 64 | Halo 66 | Upward Foundation

52 Teen Life Line 26 Heart Ball

Advertising & Charity Inclusions Karen Gallagher 602.292.3379 Published by AZ Giving PHOTOGRAPHERS

Isabel Menzel- Captured by Isabel Sarah Stecko Ben Arnold Carol Hagood Ania Volovique (cover photo) CREATIVE & EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS

Jen Chapman Creative Kate Stone Sarah Stecko Carey Pena Michael Clark

Phoenix, Arizona-based PHILANTHROPY is owned by AZ Giving LLC, a local boutique publisher passionate in showcasing the Valley’s non-profits and charitable organizations. Published twice a year, subscriptions can be purchased from the website at AZcharityregister. com. All images and editorial are property of AZ Giving LLC and cannot be re-produced in whole or part without the written consent of the non-profit or AZ Giving LLC.

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A Message to our Readers We have been overwhelmed by the positive response and support of our community who are responsible for the success of our third issue of PHILANTHROPY! It’s our goal to continually showcase our Valley’s nonprofit community in bringing to light their mission, platform and heart-warming stories. We hope you enjoy reading about all of the amazing nonprofits we feature and hope one or several will evoke emotions in you and your family to give back. The Valley is home to so many wonderful organizations that without the generous donors and volunteers couldn’t do the work they do. In addition to our highlighted charity inclusions, we have selected uplifting and inspiring stories that capture the art of giving and the generous hearts of our featured philanthropists. If you know someone that needs to be recognized for doing amazing work in our non-profit community regardless of age, feel free to reach out and let us know more so we can continually share these stories with others.

to assist in directing you to an event to support from our calendar of events. The fall charity circuit is kicking off along with the excitement in the air for many of the big galas, balls, and events gearing up to make 2017 one of the best years yet! Now more than ever, our country is in need of givers who have the ability to open their hearts, give of their time and show monetary support of those in need. Let’s give our community and the Valley more reasons to be proud. GIVE. Sincerely,

Sandra Johnson Karen Gallagher Publisher & Editor

Director of Sponsorships, Advertising & Charity Inclusions

It is also our hope that Valley businesses see the value of strategic collaborations with non-profits as a way to improve efficiency and sustainability thus creating a mutual benefit. PHILANTHROPY is proud to showcase those businesses and their generous support of their favorite Arizona non-profit(s). We hope our publication is one that you keep on your coffee table and refer to when choosing a new or additional way to direct your charitable giving, or

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2017 & 2018

SOCIETY CALENDAR This Year’s Calendar is an Honorary Tribute toMuhammad Ali

OCTOBER 2017 Friday, October 6 19th Annual Key to the Cure Supporting TGEN at Saks Fifth Avenue 8:30 am Breakfast TICKETS Connections of Hope: An Evening to Celebrate Arizona’s Youth Supporting Teen Lifeline at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 6:00 pm / Dinner TICKETS Salud! 2017 Supporting Gabriel’s Angels at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 7:00 pm / Dinner TICKETS

Saturday, October 7 13th Annual Run for Ryan House Supporting Ryan House at Mesa Riverview 7:00 am /Run TICKETS Stair Climb & Firefighter Challenge Supporting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Arizona Chapter at ASU Sun Devil Stadium 8:00 am / Challenge TICKETS 3rd Annual Run Dancing for Stroke Supporting Dignity Health Foundation East Valley at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa 5:30 pm / Dinner & Show TICKETS Legacy of Love Gala Supporting ValleyLife at Sheraton Crescent Hotel 5:30 pm / Black Tie Dinner TICKETS Espana MASKer Aide Ball Supporting MASK at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 6:00 pm / Dinner Ball TICKETS

Friday, October 13 Project Pink Supporting Arizona Assistance in Healthcare at The Wigwam 11:00 am / Luncheon TICKETS Off the Vine Vintage Wine Auction Supporting Hospice of the Valley at Mountain Shadows Resort 6:00 pm / Auction / Dinner TICKETS NiteFlite Supporting Scottsdale Active 20 – 30 Club at McCormick Ranch Golf Club 6:30 pm / Golf TICKETS

Saturday, October 14 High-Performance Driving Experience and Charity Event Supporting Childhelp at Inde Motorsports Ranch 8:00 a.m. / Sports TICKETS Night of Hope Gala Supporting Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 6:00 p.m. / Dinner Gala TICKETS 5th Annual Gala Supporting Children First Foundation  at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa  6:00 p.m. / Dinner Gala TICKETS Bright Lights, Shining Stars Gala Supporting Midwestern University at Midwestern University   6:00 p.m./ Dinner Gala TICKETS Rendez-Zoo; Zoofari, Back From the Brink . . . Supporting Phoenix Zoo Arizona Center for Nature Conservation at Phoenix Zoo 6:00 pm / Dinner Gala TICKETS

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TopGolf Scottsdale Supporting Circle the City fighting Homelessness at TopGolf Scottsdale 6:30 pm / Golf TICKETS NiteFlite Gala Supporting Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club  at   W Scottsdale Hotel   6:30 pm / Gala TICKETS

Sunday, October 15 Walk for Wishes Supporting Make-A-Wish Arizona  at Tempe Marketplace  8 :00 am / Walk TICKETS

Thursday, October 19 Colten Cowell Foundation Cocktail Party Supporting Colten Cowell Foundation at Black Starr & Frost  5:00 pm / Cocktails TICKETS

Friday, October 20 Teed Off at Domestic Violence Top Golf Event Supporting A New Leaf  at Top Golf Scottsdale  1:00 pm / Golf TICKETS

Saturday, October 21 Applause! Gala 2017 Supporting Phoenix Theatre at Phoenix Theatre  5:30 pm / Gala TICKETS 50th Anniversary Hearts of Gold Gala Supporting Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona at DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort  5:30 pm / Black Tie TICKETS Champions in Life Night Gala Supporting United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona at Chateau Luxe 5:30 pm / Gala TICKETS

Centennial Gala Supporting Saint Mary’s Catholic High School at Sheraton Grand Phoenix 6:00 pm TICKETS TCH Monster Mash: Superheroes and Villains Supporting The Centers for Habilitation at The Centers for Habilitation 6:30 pm / Gala TICKETS

Night of Gold Supporting Honor Health Foundation at Arizona Biltmore 6:30 pm / Gala TICKETS

Sunday, October 29 Arizona Autism Speaks Walk Supporting Autism Speaks at Tempe Beach Park 9 am / Walk TICKETS

Sunday, October 22 AIDS Walk Arizona Supporting Aunt Rita’s Foundation at Downtown Phoenix 8:00 am / Walk TICKETS Dish It Out Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix at HighStreet 5:00 pm / Culinary Event TICKETS

Wednesday, October 25 30th Annual ATHENA Awards Supporting Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa 11:00 am / Luncheon TICKETS

Saturday, October 28 Westgate Desert Dash Supporting St. Joseph’s Foundation at St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center 7:00 am TICKETS Raise a Glass for St. Jude Supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Mountain Shadows Resort 5:00 pm / Cocktails TICKETS Moondance Supporting Heard Museum 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS Night for Sight Supporting Foundation for Blind Children at Dominick’s Steakhouse 6:00 pm/ Gala TICKETS CopaBall Supporting Maricopa Health Foundation at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 6:00 pm / Black Tie Ball TICKETS

NOVEMBER Wednesday, November 1 Every Child Matters Luncheon Supporting Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 11:00 am / Luncheon TICKETS 7th Annual Driving Out Domestic Violence Supporting Chrysalis  at Talking Stick Golf Club 8:00 am / Golf TICKETS

Friday, November 3 Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic Supporting Fresh Start Women’s Foundation at Kierland Golf Club 8:30 a.m. / Golf TICKETS New Beginnings: Through the Eyes of a Child Annual Awards Luncheon Supporting Children’s Action Alliance at Sheraton Downtown Phoenix  11:30 am / Luncheon TICKETS Suit for the Stars Gala Supporting Dress for Success, Phoenix Affiliate at Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch 5:30 pm / Gala TICKETS Buckles and Bangles Supporting UMOM New Day Centers at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS 14th Annual Spirit of Friendship Gala Supporting Best Buddies Arizona at Private Venue 6:00 pm / Gala

7th Annual Driving Out Domestic Violence Gala Supporting Chrysalis  at Jet Linx Scottsdale  7:00 pm / Gala TICKETS

Saturday, November 4 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Phoenix Supporting Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter at Wesley Bolin Plaza   7:30 pm / Walk TICKETS Walk to Save Animals Supporting Arizona Animal Welfare League at Tempe Beach Park 8:00 am / Walk TICKETS Mad for the Music Supporting Audrey’s Angels at The Camby 6:00 pm TICKETS Hot Night Fall Gala Supporting Phoenix Art Museum at Phoenix Art Museum 6:30 pm / Gala TICKETS

Friday, November 10 Firetag Invitational Golf Tournament Supporting Teen Lifeline at TBD 8:00 am / Golf TICKETS 45th Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction Supporting Xavier College Preparatory at Xavier College Preparatory 6:00 pm / Dinner TICKETS

Saturday, November 11 A McNight to Remember Under the Sea Gala Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Phoenix, Inc. at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS Beaux Arts Fundraising Event Supporting Scottsdale Artists’ School at Scottsdale Artists’ School 6:00 pm / Auction TICKETS


Promise Ball Gala Supporting JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter at The Phoenician 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS Annual Heart and Soul Dinner Supporting Soul Sanctuary in the Desert at Private Residence 6:00 pm / Dinner TICKETS

Sunday, November 12 Signature Chefs Auction Supporting March of Dimes at Talking Stick Resort 4:00 pm / Auction TICKETS

Monday, November 13 Old Bags Luncheon Supporting Homeward Bound at Arizona Biltmore 10:30 am / Luncheon TICKETS

Friday, November 17 National Kidney Foundation of Arizona’s Golf Classic Supporting National Kidney Foundation of Arizona at Whirlwind Golf Resort 9:00 am / Golf TICKETS

Saturday, November 18 Heart Ball Supporting American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association at The Phoenician 6:30 pm / Black Tie Gala TICKETS


Heritage Award Gala Supporting Arizona Jewish Historical Society at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS White Christmas Supporting Ryan House at Arizona Biltmore 6:30 pm / Black Tie Gala TICKETS

Friday, December 8 Prelude XXXII Supporting Phoenix Art Museum League at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa / Fashion Show TICKETS

Thursday, December 14 Applause! Gala Holiday Event Supporting Phoenix Theatre at Wrigley Mansion 6:00 pm / Cocktails TICKETS

Friday, December 22 Arizonans for Children Annual Holiday Party Supporting Arizonans for Children at Mesa Interstake Center 4 pm / Holiday Party TICKETS

JANUARY 2018 Saturday, January 13 Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala Supporting Childhelp at Arizona Biltmore  5:30 pm / Gala TICKETS

Saturday, December 2

Friday, January 19

Dancing for Arizona’s Children Supporting Arizona’s Children Association at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 10am / Arts

Savor the Symphony Women’s Luncheon Supporting The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall 10:30 am / Luncheon

TICKETS The Pulse of the City Soiree Supporting Banner Health Foundation at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 6:00 pm / Cocktails TICKETS

TICKETS Dance with Me Supporting Ballet Arizona at  Phoenix Art Museum  6:30 pm / Gala TICKETS

Saturday, January 20 Barrow Grand Ball Supporting Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation at Arizona Biltmore   6:30 pm / Black Tie Gala

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FEBRUARY 2018 Saturday, February 3 A Love Not Forgotten Gala Supporting Alzheimer’s Assoc. Desert SW Chapter  at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa  5:30 m / Gala TICKETS Galaxy Gala 2018: Pompeii Supporting The Arizona Science Center at the Arizona Science Center 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS

Monday, February 5 Faces of Success Supporting Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) at PERA Club Tempe 6:00 pm / Luncheon TICKETS

Saturday, February 10 Hearts of Gold Supporting Save the Family at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Time TBD / Gala TICKETS Child Crisis Arizona and the Friends Annual Gala Supporting Child Crisis Arizona  at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix   |   TBD TICKETS

Saturday, February 17 Find Your Center Gala Supporting Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts at Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts 6:00 pm / Arts TICKETS

Sunday, February 18 Go Red for Women Luncheon Supporting American Heart Assoc./ American Stroke Assoc. at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 10:00 am / Luncheon TICKETS Colleen’s Dream Golf Tournament Supporting Colleen’s Dream Foundation at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club 10:30 am / Golf TICKETS

Celebrate Youth at Blue Door Ball Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5:30 pm / Gala TICKETS Foster Festival Supporting Arizonans for Children TICKETS

Saturday, February 24 Rummage Sale Supporting The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc.  at Arizona State Fairgrounds Time TBD TICKETS Evening of Dreams Gala JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 5:30 pm TICKETS Bon Santé Ball Supporting Banner Health Foundation at The Phoenician 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS Foster Festival Supporting Arizonans for Children at Encanto Park 10:00 am / Festival TICKETS

MARCH Saturday, March 3 The Fifth Annual Broadway Ball Supporting Arizona Broadway Theatre at Arizona Broadway Theatre 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS Beach Ball 2018 Supporting Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS A Night at the Museum – Gilbert Comes Alive! Supporting Gilbert Historical Society at Gilbert Historical Museum 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS

Thursday, March 8 10th Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast Arizona Biltmore 7:30 am / Breakfast

Saturday, March 10

Sunday, March 25

Celebrity Fight Night Supporting Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Inc. Time and Place TBD

20th Annual Compassion with Fashion Supporting Arizona Humane Society at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 11:00 am / Lunch


Sunday, March 11 Xavier Scholarship Fashion Show Supporting Xavier College Preparatory at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 10:30 am / Fashion Show TICKETS

Saturday, March 17 Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix at Arizona Biltmore 5:00 pm / Gala TICKETS Evening to Paws Supporting Arizona Animal Welfare League at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 6:00 pm / Dinner TICKETS The Honor Ball Supporting HonorHealth Foundation at The Phoenician 6:30 pm / Dinner Ball TICKETS

Tuesday, March 20 16th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon Supporting Florence Crittenton at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 11:45 am / Luncheon TICKETS

Friday, March 23 Wish Ball Supporting Make-A-Wish Arizona at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 6:00 pm / Dinner Ball TICKETS

Saturday, March 24 Stride for Sight Supporting Foundation for Blind Children at G.R. Herberger Park 8:00 am / Sports TICKETS


APRIL 2018 Phoenix Heart Walk Supporting American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association at CityScape  8:30 am/ Walk TICKETS

Friday, April 13 Charity Golf Classic Supporting HonorHealth Foundation at Grayhawk Golf Club 6:30 pm / Golf TICKETS Dance for Dental Supporting Arizona Community Dental Clinic Date and Time TBD TICKETS

Saturday, April 21 The Original Taste Supporting Executive Council Charities at Scottsdale Waterfront 7:00 pm / Festival TICKETS

Thursday, April 26 Unleash the Love Breakfast Supporting Gabriel’s Angels at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 7:00 am TICKETS

Saturday, April 28 Picnic Under the Stars Supporting American Cancer Society at Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch 6pm TICKETS

MAY 2018 Sunday, May 13 Thrive Gala Celebration and Awards Dinner Supporting Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa 6:00 pm / Gala TICKETS


ARIZONA Charitable Organizations & Non-Profits 100 CLUB OF ARIZONA For almost 50 years, the 100 Club has provided assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/Paramedics, and their families. The 100 Club supports all city, county, state, federal and tribal public safety agencies, fire services, probation, corrections, parole and law enforcement departments who provide for the safety of the citizens of Arizona. ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION DESERT SOUTHWEST CHAPTER To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. ARIZONA ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE AND SPCA To be the community's leading source for pet adoptions, affordable veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education and expertise in animal welfare. BEST BUDDIES Best Buddies International is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities CAREFUND Care Fund provides mortgage or rent support during a child’s extended health crisis to Arizona families.

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CHILD CRISIS CENTERS To provide Arizona’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families CIRCLE THE CITY To create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women, and children facing homelessness. FREE ARTS Free Arts uses the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resiliency and learn to trust and heal. All of the children in Free Arts programs have experienced combinations of family trauma, homelessness, and violence. FRESH START WOMEN’S FOUNDATION The foundations focus is on serving women in need. The Women’s Research Center offers several programs and workshops for women of all ages. The Foundation offers Life Skills, Career and Education and Support Services. HOMEWARD BOUND We help homeless families by providing them with housing and a program of services that help them to get back on their own two feet.




Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 14-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices.

Become a Corporate Sponsor. From sponsoring teachers to donating supplies to raising awareness, our corporate partners play an essential role in expanding opportunity for kids. Get in touch to talk about what your organization can do to help ensure America’s future leaders—our students—have what they need to excel.

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

Scottsdale 20-30 was founded with the single objective of supporting children’s charities. By hosting special events, the Club draws the community together to raise funds and to educate our citizens about the financial, medical, and emotional needs of Arizona’s children. Scottsdale 20-30 members come from all professions and walks of life. Scottsdale 2030 differs from other service organizations in that we not only raise money for children’s charities, but also encourage “hands on” interaction with the children we support.



Finding a livelong, loving home for every pet. Every day they get closer to meeting this goal by offering adoption events, pet rescue programs and support for spay/neuter efforts around the Valley.

We support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with the right access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, community partners, capital sources, and anything they need to succeed.




Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix has been serving families for over 30 years. We currently have three houses – two in Phoenix and one in Mesa. We strive to make life a little easier for families with children facing medical challenges by keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better. SAVE THE FAMILY FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA

We prepare & serve 4,000 meals every day in our 5 dining rooms. Give today to help us provide hot, nourishing meals for our hungry neighbors. Your donated furniture and clothing will go directly to a family in need or sold at a great price at a thrift store to fund other programs. Our clinics work year round to help families in need. Help us give them a great present: good health and a smile.

UNITED FOOD BANK The food we receive has one destination: hungry people in our community. We work with community partners across our service area that operate food programs like food pantries, meal sites, after-school youth meal programs, as well as distributing food on our own through our mobile pantries and Help Yourself Program. VALLEY OF THE SUN UNITED WAY United Way is the largest investor in health and human services in the Valley. With the support of more than 90,000 individual donors, 700 business supporters, and a wide array of volunteers and partners, we effectively create change on two levels: We drive systemic change that impacts entire communities and we transform individual lives every day. Together, we’ll build a stronger community for us all to live, work and raise our families.

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"Aspire to Inspire" BEFORE YOU EXPIRE Denny Sanford, Hoartio Alger Award Winning Philanthropist committed to giving Arizona students the tools necessary to be successful

By Kate Stone

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spire to inspire before you expire, is T. Denny Sanford’s personal mantra, but what he is committed to creating with that mantra is nothing short of extraordinary. Donating over $1.4 billion, to causes he's passionate about, definitely makes him an inspiration.

through Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL is the process of helping students develop the skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflict nonviolently, and make responsible decisions. Promoting social and emotional skills leads to reduced violence and aggression among children, higher academic achievement, and an improved ability to function in schools and in the workplace. Understanding the importance and the need for SEL in schools, Sanford set out to make a difference, and a difference he has made indeed!

The cause he is most passionate about… children.

As a long-time snowbird to Scottsdale, he committed to giving Arizona students the tools necessary for them to be successful through SEL. Sanford contacted ASU and commissioned them to write a SEL curricula for elementary school children called the Sanford Harmony Program. Seeing the results elementary school children were having with his Harmony Program, he realized the need for similar programming in middle schools.

Sanford is committed to equipping students with the social and emotional learning tools necessary for them to succeed. “Most people focus on the test results instead of what really matters,” Sanford says. He saw there was a need for something more in traditional education, and took action. As a business owner, he understands that his compassion and interpersonal skills make him relatable, but he was truly successful because of the relationships he formed. Sanford is very candid about his life failures and successes, and takes responsibility for it all. He takes every experience as an opportunity, and turns his challenges into triumph by using them as resolve for the creation of his social and emotional programming for children.

At the same time, Sanford was approached by Tyree Dillingham, founder of Inspirement Tribe, about getting involved in her middle school programs. They were initially introduced through Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dillingham worked for Schwarzenegger in the Governor’s Office and with his non-profit. As a champion of after-school programs, Schwarzenegger’s passion inspired Dillingham, and she saw the need for the addition of SEL in out-of-school time learning.

A successful entrepreneur from Minnesota, Sanford has always had a strong work ethic that supported his drive and ambition. Starting as a Igniting a spark, Dillingham salesman he evolved into an became an SEL expert, T. Denny Sanford and Tyree Dillingham entrepreneur, then a venture educator, trainer, and coach, capitalist, and ultimately a philanthropist. Sanford she began transforming the after-school space has long understood the power of Emotional through her vision. It was out of Schwarzenegger’s Intelligence, as it made him extremely successful. after-school non-profit, that Inspirement Tribe was Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to connect born. with and manage your emotions and the emotions of others. The importance of EQ has only recently Dillingham presented Sanford with her results and come into the mainstream, but connecting with vision, and Sanford adopted the organization as his others, taking responsibility, and self-efficacy have own. He was impressed by the programming and been long-used by Sanford. He realized he was outcomes, and the mission of the organization was a on to something and had an idea for a program to perfect fit with his personal mission. He saw a need not only for after-school programs, but for SELteach students the power of emotion. based programming, and advocated for Inspirement Emotional Intelligence is delivered to children | 13

Tribe to come to Arizona. Sanford introduced Dillingham and Inspirement Tribe to Governor Ducey which paved the way for the program here in Arizona. As a champion for education, Governor Ducey welcomed Inspirement Tribe to Arizona with open arms. “I'm thankful to T. Denny Sanford for his generosity and commitment to Arizona students," said Governor Ducey. “The Inspirement Tribe philosophy encourages our middle school youth to value service to others and to begin to see themselves as leaders of a new generation.” As the only afterschool program with a foundation in SEL, Inspirement Tribe supports participating schools through a wholestudent approach including personal strategic plans, goal-setting, journaling, enrichment, sports and academics. “This was the birth of the perfect public, non-profit, philantha-prenership,” Sanford said. It is my privilege to support the students of Arizona through Inspirement Tribe,” said Sanford. “Their programs empower the youth of today to be the trailblazers of tomorrow, and I am honored to bring these youth-impact programs to the state.” Sanford has spent the last decade putting his money behind what he believes. “He is not just a philanthropist and an advocate, but a pioneer in the field of Social and Emotional Learning,” says Dillingham, “he is a doer, a problem-solver and the most benevolent man I know.” Sanford has signed the Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back. He also created the Sanford Inspire program to support teachers and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy located at Maricopa Community College / Maricopa Corporate College. Sanford was recently honored with the Horatio Alger Association’s Distinguished American Award for his philanthropic endeavors. 14 |

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Scouting: Creating Successful Leaders Some of the most successful Americans attribute their achievements and values to scouting by Sandra Johnson

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ub Scouts may start out as a fun, family oriented activity

where boys have a safe and positive place for educational experiences, character building, physical fitness and practical skills. Many of these boys have grown into men who are now changing the world.

A sense of value, belonging, accountability and team work have been instilled into Boy Scouts at a young age. These young men learn to be adventurous and acquire the skills to become leaders while team building and having fun. The boys are encouraged to overcome obstacles and are challenged to be courageous and to build on their skills that later form their character that will shape their lives. Community engagement, leadership development and physical fitness are all central to this program. Some of the most famous Scouts are Michael Jordan, Martin Luther king Jr., George Strait, Former Presidents of the United States, Gerald Ford and John F. Kennedy, Hank Aaron, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Andy Griffith, Sam Walton among others who have made a mark in our world and left a legacy behind. Only 5% of Boy Scouts attain the highest rank of Eagle. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges in addition to planning, developing and giving leadership to others in a service project helpful to any public institution or the community. The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouts of America. Hewlett-Packard’s CTO, Phil McKinney, is an Eagle Scout. “I rebuilt three community parks that had been destroyed by youth gangs, “McKinney fondly recalls. | 17

Lou Harris and Associates released findings in the 1995 study, “The Values of Men and Boys in America,” which state the following research supporting Scouting’s theories: In a single year, the Scouting program delivers to members six critical areas of healthy youth development: strong personal values and character, positive sense of self-worth and usefulness, caring and nurturing relationships, productive and creative use of time, a desire to Learn and social adeptness. Similar findings have been confirmed in subsequent studies by the firm. The results of the study showed that men who were Scouts in their youth were more likely than nonScouts to make ethical decisions, volunteer to be a leader, practice responsible recycling, take part in community service, and continue good health and fitness habits. • 84% of Scouts would tell their teacher a classmate brought a gun to school compared to only 71% of non-Scouts. • 61% of Scouts would not conduct an act of vandalism with their peers compared to only 53% of non-Scouts. • 83% have been in real-life situations where having been a Scout helped them to be a better leader compared to only 71% of non-Scouts. • 57% of Scouts rate their leadership skills as excellent compared to only 37% of non-Scouts. • 95% of Scouts say Scouting has influence them to take better care of the environment compared to only 84% of non-Scouts • 72% of Scouts say Scouting has had a positive effect on their health and fitness compared to only 59% of non-Scouts.

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Some of the Valley’s most influential leaders were once Boy Scouts themselves and have developed a spirit of community service that as adults are helping future generations. Nationally more than 4 million boys have grown-up through the program and come away with the skills to be productive adults - with some generously giving back to the organization that once helped them. David Alexander, Eagle Scout and owner of CalJet in Scottsdale, Arizona, says that a big part of what made his Scouting experience so great was his Scoutmaster, a former Lumberjack, named, Orin Dyer who inspired a true devotion from the boys of Troop 113. Alexander found a natural affinity for the competitive nature of Scouting which inspired him to become an Eagle Scout” and to compete in an astonishing 287 triathlons in 37 countries. “I live my life by the Scout Law in my personal, business and philanthropic efforts.” Alexander became determined to recognize the organization for much of his success and wanted to continue the organization’s reach with future generations of boys. He recently gave a substantial gift to extend his vision and legacy at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia where venues and events including a lake and triathlon were named after him. “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle” goes the saying. Some successful Eagles include Walter Cronkite, Robert McNamara, Robert Gates, Donald Rumsfeld, Steve Benson and numerous astronauts including Neil Armstrong. The Silver Buffalo Award, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor for adult volunteers has been presented since 1926 for devoted service to Scouting on a national level. The list of Silver Buffalo Award honorees includes six Medal of Honor recipients, three justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and 14 presidents of the United States!

“Once an Eagle, always an Eagle”

Our very own Phoenix resident Eric L. Hiser, a graduate of Duke University and partner with the Jorden, Hiser & Joy law firm was awarded the prestigious Silver Buffalo award this year! In his own words “camping, where interaction with the environment converges with the engagement of other Scouts, is one of those opportunities where Scouting happens, where youth learn to make ethical and moral decisions and when to lead and when to share leadership to achieve their goals.”

To that end, Eric Hiser, the standards chair for the National Camp Accreditation Program Support Committee and member of the national Outdoor Programs Support Committee, has served Scouting for 35 years. The organization today has grown to include programs that are far more reaching than in years past and growing another generation of boys that will one day certainly become the successful leaders, business owners and executives, musicians and athletes of tomorrow.

NEW SCOUTING PROGRAMS LEARNING FOR LIFE, a co-ed, researched-based academic and character development program that is integrated into, and aligns with pre-K through 12th grade core curriculum standards in all 50 states. The program uses role-playing, small-group discussions, reflective and moral dilemma exercises, and hands-on activities. Students develop academic, social, ethical, critical & creative thinking, conflict resolution, decision making, language arts, and practical life skills. They also practice good citizenship and personal fitness activities. EXPLORING, a co-ed program that helps youth ages 11 - 20 to make informed decisions concerning their career opportunities. They also study leadership, life skills, citizenship and character education.

SCOUTING THROUGH SOCCER, a co-ed program teaches character skills through soccer and offers Scouts the opportunity to attend summer camp and advance in rank. JUVENILE DIVERSION, a program in partnership with Arizona Juvenile Corrections. The program serves youth at Adobe Mountain School, Canyon State and Youth Development Institute. It teaches character development, tolerance, life skills and selfmotivation to prepare them for release. Youths must earn this opportunity by exhibiting generally good behavior.  

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, uses adult volunteers and staff program aides to start Scout programs in lowincome neighborhoods. They then transition leadership to trained adult volunteers.   FOSTER CARE INITIATIVE PROGRAM at the Sunshine Residential Homes provides Scouting and offers a support system for foster children living in group homes.    SPECIAL NEEDS UNITS, iCamp Rainbow is a program that was developed in partnership with the American Cancer Society Camp to develop camp experiences for critically ill children. Troop 336 serves hearing impaired youths. Pack, Troop and Crew 229 serve young people with autism.  

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Weston Goodman and his friends delivered 100 superhero capes to kids at Phoenix Children's hospital.

Weston Goodman, a Valley Boy Scout celebrated his 14th birthday in a very selfless way. As part of his Eagle Project, he raised funds and recruited others to help him hand make and deliver 100 superhero capes to kids battling cancer at Phoenix Children's Hospital.  The project took him and his six volunteers about 320 total labor hours to complete. He was inspired by his own battle when he suffered a traumatic brain injury. He said he was able to overcome it because of one thing: superheroes. During his recovery, he dressed up as Buzz Lightyear and visited other kids in the hospital, giving them hope and smiles. Weston hopes he bring that kind of positivity again Ernest Calderon, “My small hometown, Morenci, Arizona was a copper mining town where many of the fathers (or those who didn’t have fathers) couldn’t take us camping. Summer was filled with Scout camp on Mount Graham or in the Gila Mountains of western New Mexico. We all worked hard for rank because Courts of Honor were community celebrations. We had many Eagles, a plethora of Life Scouts and almost all of us earned our religious awards (mine was the Ad Altare Dei). We were introduced to Scouts from Duncan, Safford, Pima, Thatcher, Miami, Globe…many are still true friends almost 50 years later. Still fresh in my mind are those friends, doing a good turn daily, being prepared and doing duty to God and my Country.”     20 |

Scoutmaster Nancy Welton   “Everyone deserves a second chance to prove their worth regardless of their past. Scouting is one way for that to happen. Any youth who desires to change his future by adhering to the Scout Oath & Scout Law can and will succeed. Troop 4 Scouts and leaders at Adobe Mountain School are committed to the promise of Scouting for all, regardless of past circumstances or regrets. The future is always open to change by the nature of one's choices. Be prepared - for life!" Troop 4, chartered by the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, began ten years ago in the Grand Canyon Council. Since its start, 307 youth have become Boy Scouts at a secure care facility surrounded by razor wire.

Scout Parent Testimony The Scouting through Soccer Outreach program has impacted the lives of many in so many ways. “My kids wanted to play so bad for so long but we couldn’t afford the prices of other leagues. Then Five years ago my son brought the paper home from school for the Boys Scouts Scouting through Soccer program. We signed him up right away. This program has giving us the opportunity to be involved as a family. I help with the paper work and registration and my husband coaches. Michael looks forward to all the practices and games and the scouting portion of the program has taught him life lessons. Michael was in an ATV accident in September 2015. He broke his hip and had to have surgery. He was out of soccer for a year. Michael was devastated. He would sit at practice and games in his wheelchair and watch and support his team. He used the Scouting program as motivation to be able to get back out there to play and participate.” -

Crystal Foth

Throughout history, Scouts of all races and ethnicities have gone on to achieve great success in their chosen fields with many crediting their start to their association with the Boy Scouts of America. It’s a legacy that makes current and future Scouts proud.

The organization wouldn’t be what it is today with without the generous donations, large and small, from those that have supported Scouting for the past 107 years. Scouting programs always need volunteers. Adults and businesses interested in building a mutually beneficial alliance with the Boy Scouts of America can get involved with volunteer and tax credit opportunities. Now more than ever it is critical to keep the Scouting principles alive with so many boys growing up in homes without a father figure and where role models and principles have been replaced by electronics and social media. We have to prepare the next generation of leaders with the principles of Scouting that helps these boys prepare for life, whether in getting a better job, getting a better education, or just becoming a better citizen of the world. Scouting teaches competitiveness, values and a sense of determination to keep moving forward no matter what. The programs build confidence in young men and women that propel them to succeed in whatever future role they may find themselves. It is no coincidence that so many successful business and community leaders started out as a Scouts. For more information on how you can support Scouting, please contact: Larry Abbott, Scout Executive/CEO (602) 955-1192 (direct line) | Or visit our website:

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Boy Scouts since 1910

FBI agents were Scouts


1.2 million

Total number of Senior Class Presidents that were Boy Scouts

adult volunteers contribute their time and skills to the development of youth through the Boy Scouts of America

72% Rhodes Scholars that were Scouts

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UPCOMING EVENTS: October 7, 2017 Phoenix Children’s Hospital 5K November 2, 2017 Leadership Circle Kick-off November 17, 2017 PCH Golf Tournament

INCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS December 9, 2017 Ignite Hope February 11, 2018 Dine With Your Dog March 8, 2018 25th Annual Beach Ball Gala

MISSION STATEMENT As the only children’s hospital in Arizona recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, Phoenix Children’s delivers world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care across 75 pediatric sub-specialties. Expert care teams at our L1 Trauma center care for children coping with the most serious illnesses and sudden injuries in the region. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY Within five years, one in four Arizona children will have received care from a provider at Phoenix Children’s. We partner with individuals, corporations, local businesses, foundations, and others to raise crucial funds. Their generous support ensures we develop new programs, invest in research and technology, attract renowned physicians, and provide charity care. Over the years, philanthropy has funded more than 60 programs and services that promote world-class healthcare. HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED Everyone can contribute toward hope and healing. Whether you want to host a beneficiary event, become a volunteer, or donate to Phoenix Children’s, find out more at

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Scott Rehorn Chairman of the Foundation Board Partner, RED Development

Robert Meyer President and CEO Phoenix Children's Hospital

Community Volunteer

Jonathan Pinkus President and CEO, Arizona Nutritional Supplements

Sheila Zuieback Vice Chair, Board Secretary

J. Paul Rhodes Executive Vice President, Vestar

Trustee, Halle Family Foundation

Steven S. Schnall Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation

Larry Clemmensen Past Chairman

Michael Bill CEO, MJ Insurance Scott Bindley Screenwriter Taylor Burke President, Rainy Partners Jeff King President, Pete King Construction Company Kevin Czerwinski Principal, President Merit Partners, Inc. Mark Love President/CEO, LKL Partners, LLC

Alexa Schneider Managing Director, Kimbell, Inc Chris Stamets Principal, Western Retail Advisors Ryanne Tezanos Senior Vice President, Customer and Operational Excellence, Mobile Mini



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UPCOMING EVENTS: 14th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala January 13, 2018 at Arizona Biltmore Resort Sponsored by Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Chaired by Ivy Ciolli, Chrissy Sayare and Erika Williams, expect to be whisked away by fine dining, cocktails and dancing as well as first class entertainment. Influential leaders from all over the Valley will be in attendance along with our very own Childhelp Celebrity Ambassadors. MISSION STATEMENT Childhelp exists to meet the emotional, educational and spiritual abused,neglected and at-risk children. our efforts on advocacy, prevention, and community outreach.

EVENT CHAIR Ivy Ciolli, Chrissy Sayare & Erika Williams VICE CHAIRS Carol and Jim Hebets 2018 CHILDHELP SPIRIT OF THE CHILDREN AWARD Carolyn and Craig Jackson SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: childhelp childhelp

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HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson founded Childhelp in 1959,establishing it as the leading national non-profit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s core approach focuses on intervention, treatment and prevention while strengthening communities through legislation and education. HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED • Purchase a table and invite your clients, colleagues or friends to attend • Host an individual table and purchase ticket/s to attend • Make a donation $0.92 of every donated dollar directly impacts children receiving services from Childhelp

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Passionate Spirit Fuels Heart Ball Mission to Save Lives By Carey Pena

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Three massive white boards cover an entire wall in Char Hubble’s home filled with pictures, note cards and ideas, all significant elements that inspire Hubble’s vision as the 58th Annual Heart Ball Chairman. The vision culminating on November 18th will bring the Phoenix Heart Ball to life in a spectacular and vibrant way. Led by Hubble, the committee, made up of 100 dedicated volunteers, has spent the better part of 2017 working towards the goals set forth to bring such an elaborate gala to fruition and to raise urgent awareness that cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths a year. Hubble’s efforts are well received and have a far reaching effect here in the Valley. In addition to leading this year’s efforts to bring to life the 58th Annual Heart Ball, Char and her committee are proudly continuing the work with the American Heart Association started the previous year to see that legislation is passed mandating hands-only CPR training for Arizona school children. “I admire the state of Arizona for passing the legislation and recognizing what an important issue it is to our entire state.” Hubble says. This year’s Heart Ball Executive Team, and the greater Heart Ball Committee, are focused on raising at least $100,000 dollars that will be specifically allocated to the CPR effort. Volunteering for causes to make life better for others isn’t anything new for Hubble, but her devotion and passion for the Heart Ball and the American Heart Association is a personal one. More than a decade ago, Char’s mom, Mary Jane, was hospitalized after having a severe heart attack. It was so severe paramedics were shocked that she made it through the night. Without the American Heart Association’s research and funding of the drugs that saved her mom in those critical hours she would not have made it. Today, Mary Jane is a great grandmother, remarks Hubble with a smile, “she is spunky and a delight to everyone who meets her.” Char realizes that thousands of people in Arizona and across the country have similar stories and they have the American Heart Association to thank. The committee’s dedication to its mission will be on full display on November 18th for the Valley’s most glamorous social gathering. It is “the only Ball in town that does not ask for money during the evening,” Hubble says.  “It is strictly to thank the donors and a celebration of our efforts.”   Details about the Ball are a closely guarded secret, but one we are told will be a colorful night to remember, shining brightly as a reflection of the lives touched by generosity of community and service to others.    Story by Carey Pena, an Emmy award winning journalist and Heart Ball Media/PR Committee Chair

Cardiovascular diseases & stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. Make sure to get checked regularly.

Generously Sponsored by: Cancer Treatment Centers of America UPCOMING EVENTS October 13, 2017 Project Pink Skin Deep Fashion Show and Luncheon at The Wigwam Resort & Spa April 2018

HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED The group plans two major fundraisers each year and other smaller events, on occasion. Other major sources of funds, include memorials, grants and donations from patients’ families and friends.

Super Ball Sports Gala

Get Involved: To donate or receive assistance: 623-207-3009

MISSION Assistance In Healthcare, Inc. (AIH) is a not-forprofit volunteer organization which assists cancer patients currently being treated in the Valley of the Sun with the non-medical expenses when the cost of prolonged medical care creates financial hardship.

HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED The group plans two major fundraisers each year and other smaller events, on occasion. Other major sources of funds, include memorials, grants and donations from patients’ families and friends.

WHAT WE DO Assistance In Healthcare provides money for emergency non-medical expenses such as rent, utilities, care payments and various other needs. AIH helps to keep patients focused on fighting cancer thus, alleviating financial worries and other stresses cancer can cause. The organization exists only to provide this support and make a difference in patients’ lives. The organization’s board members are volunteers who donate their time for board meetings and committee meetings required to plan and produce fundraising activities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Assistance In Healthcare would not be able to assist the numerous patients we help without the dedication and service of our 100% volunteer Board of Directors.

President Meredith McGuire

Member Patty O’Driscoll

Vice President Tracy Hernandez

Alan Swain

Co-Treasurer Larry Atkinson

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Co-Secretary Sharon Day

Anne King

Super Ball

Richard Lieberman

Nicole Reddin

Project Pink AZ

Executive Advisor Molly Stockley

Sandra McGann



Kim Rivera Wally Campbell

Michele Jeffery Jenn Kimbrough Jamiee Brooks Keith Farnham

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UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM “Blueprints & Bluejeans” DC Ranch Our annual fundraiser where guests in their favorite blue jeans enjoy an evening of fun, food, and entertainment. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Pabst-Wanless at 602-232-1072 or MISSION We bring people together to build homes, community and hope. WHAT WE DO At Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona we believe in the power of bringing people together to positively impact our community.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED Neighborhood Revitalization allows us to serve even more families by responding to community needs with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships and empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life. To get involved, visit SOCIAL MEDIA: @HabitatCAZ habitatcaz ReStoreAZ HabitatCAZ

We believe strong, stable homes help build strong and stable communities and through our community partnerships, neighborhoods are revitalized into vibrant, safe and inviting places to live. We offer a hand up, not a hand out, with a no-profit mortgage loan for new construction, renovation and owner-occupied home repair services.

“Habitat was so supportive - I can’t imagine having gone through the process without them. People who work for Habitat and those who volunteer are among the most giving, genuine people I’ve ever met.” —Jessica, Habitat Home Owner

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Generously Sponsored by: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management MISSON STATEMENT Inspirement Tribe provides underserved and homeless children with free, comprehensive youth-impact programming that creates a pathway towards prosperity. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY We create experiences for kids to embrace diversity and maintain health and mindfulness, while providing them with the life skills needed to inspire global success. Inspirement Tribe members learn to be independent, yet connected; driven, yet grounded; and ambitious, yet balanced. We strive to provide students the tools needed to create possibility in their own lives and make this world a better, diverse, more positive place. HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED There are multiple ways you can get involved: 1. Donate your time as a volunteer 2. Sign up for our newsletter at www. 3. Join one of our committees: fundraising, events, board, or programs.

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INCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTOR Now accepting applications for the Arizona Board of Directors, Please contact CEO Tyree Dillingham at SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS inspirementtribe @InspirementTribe @inspirementribe | 33

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MAN DY P U R C E LL "I have had the pleasure of knowing Mandy Purcell for many years, both personally and as a philanthropist. She is passionate about her causes and knows instinctually how to push for more and when to shore up support for her team. Mandy has done some remarkable things for many charities and as a leader, she is a unique blend of natural ability, directness, and heart. I wish there were more like her and I'm so proud to be able to call her my friend.� —From Erik Olsson 2017 Honoree and CEO of Mobile Mini


andy Purcell has made a name for herself by being one of the most personable, creative and philanthropic figures in the Valley for more than 20 years. Being adopted from South Korea at the age of seven, Mandy had not attended school and didn't speak a word of English until she came to the States with her new family. She has proven she can overcome obstacles, and therefore, aims to give back to those experiencing hardships in any way she can. Today, the 43-year-old single-mother of two serves as the Founder of MP Media LLC and the Publisher of Commercial Executive Magazine, which is well-known for its in-depth interviews of high-profile executives in the commercial real 36 |

estate industry. In addition to running her local business, Purcell dedicates a good portion of her time and resources to diverse charitable organizations. She is applauded for her work in achieving record-breaking fundraising events and respected for her commitment to the community.

Q & A with a Local Philanthropist HOW HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE AS A CHILD IN SOUTH KOREA AFFECTED YOUR PHILANTHROPIC DECISIONS? “I cannot deny that my early years affected the way I view the world. That experience has made me so passionate about helping others. Philanthropy is not an action, it’s more of a lifestyle. It has to be in your heart; a part of you, like a second nature.” WHAT NON-PROFITS ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT? “I wish I could show my support to all of them! In 2015, I participated in The National Kidney Foundation’s Dancing with the Stars” event. After many grueling dance lessons, painful blisters and guidance from my talented dance professional, I took home first place! I was proud of that, but even more pleased that I was able to raise $80,000 for the cause. And of course, I am passionate about Teen Lifel ine, which serves to prevent teen suicide.” WHAT ROLE DO YOU PLAY WITH TEEN LIFELINE? “I have chaired and co-chaired Teen Lifeline’s “Connections of Hope” annual event for 4 years now. We want to raise the awareness and prevention of teen suicide. With my connections in the Valley, both personal and through my business, I am happy to say that we have doubled the donations. This year, I am cochairing with Irene Clary of Catclar Investments, for the annual gala on October 6 at The Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia.” WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST REWARD WORKING WITH TEEN LIFELINE? “Knowing that our dollars are supporting the peer counseling hotline and making sure that vulnerable teens have a place to call and text in a time of need is incredible. I have lost people I know to

suicide and if I can help support an organization that is helping teens make connections then I know I am doing something worthwhile and I am making a difference. I know that my efforts could ultimately help Teen Lifeline save even more lives!” BIGGEST CHALLENGE? “I think one of the biggest challenges I have is dealing with stigma. When I talk about Teen Lifeline and their life saving work, some people are uncomfortable with the topic of suicide. I have learned over the years working with Teen Lifeline that prevention has to start with a conversation. So I know that we have to talk about suicide so we can prevent it. While I do sometimes have to talk about the problem, what I love is talking about the connection of hope that is made daily between the teens that volunteer and the teens that call the hotline.” HOW ARE YOU INSTILLING THE ART OF GIVING IN YOUR CHILDREN? “I want philanthropy to be a thread that is woven into their daily lives, and I wish to do that through my children being witness to my desire to make our community a better place. I want to teach through example that it is very satisfying to support those less fortunate. Thomas (13) and Julie (11) have been a huge part of our family’s passion for “Adopt a Family” at the Weldon House, shopping for and distributing clothes and necessities for “our family.” We have made it a point to stay in touch with all of the families we have helped. We, as a family, have also gathered turkeys and donations for St Vincent de Paul at Thanksgiving. In addition, I have made it a point to introduced them to serving meals at local soup kitchens and homeless shelters in order to teach them the importance of humility and compassion. I'll also encourage my children to be Teen Mentors at Teen Lifeline when they reach the age of 16.” | 37

UPCOMING EVENTS: Please visit for event updates! MISSION STATEMENT Established in 1987, our mission is to help alleviate local hunger. We do this by rescuing excess perishable food that would otherwise be thrown away, and delivering it the same day to partner organizations that share our values of providing hope and sustenance to low income and indigent men, women, and children. WHAT WE DO We rescue excess perishable food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers, and special events, and deliver it to a diverse network of agencies and organizations that feed the hungry, including schools, after-school programs, day care centers, senior facilities, homeless shelters, and transition homes. Collaboration is at the heart of our operation. Operating with a fleet of six refrigerated trucks, we are blessed to collaborate with more than 170 food donor partners who are committed to helping improve our community by addressing one of our most critical needs: helping feed our hungry neighbors. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY Hunger is one of our community’s most daunting challenges. One in three kids goes to bed hungry. With food waste and food insecurity on the rise, our consistent, reliable deliveries of lifesustaining food are sometimes the only food vulnerable men, women and children

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will receive in a given day. We often deliver more than 10,000 pounds of food in a single day - food that would otherwise be thrown away. Charity Navigator 4-Star Rated Charity and Awarded Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Christina La Porte, Experience Scottsdale Vice President Linde Harned, People Ink Secretary Kelley Coats, APS Treasurer Mike Suriano Bar-S Foods SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: WasteNotInc wastenotaz wastenotinc

Kim Richards Bank of Arizona Amy Altschuler Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Kelley Kwasigroch-Allen UPS | 39

The power of giving and its multitude of benefits for your happiness, health and soul by Sandra Johnson

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ark Victor Hansen co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand with over 500 million books sold has become a worldwide phenomenon as a sought-after keynote speaker creating a stream of successful entrepreneurs through Mark’s unique teachings and wisdom. Mark captures the attention and hearts of many with his charismatic style and his genuine ability to relate to his audience. He is also a prolific writer with many popular books such as the Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and One Minute Millionaire of which 10% of his book sales go back to support the charitable organizations he holds close and dear to his heart.

“Giving makes you more productive” —Mark Victor Hansen What some may not realize is that Mark is also known as a passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, working tirelessly for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Horatio Alger Scholarships, Operation Smile, Oceana, Covenant House and Childhelp USA among others. Mark Victor Hansen is an enthusiastic crusader of what is possible and is driven to “make the world work for 100 percent of humanity,” and is teaching others to do the same. Mark Hansen, himself a recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, understands the meaning of hard work and perseverance despite obstacles of adversity he once faced. “The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles.” The Association honors the achievements of those leaders who have accomplished remarkable

successes despite adversity and bestows upon them the Horatio Alger Award. Since 1947, more than 700 distinguished individuals from all walks of life and diverse professional backgrounds have received the Horatio Alger Award and lifetime membership in the Association. There are currently more than 300 living Members, including ten Members from Canada.

“When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.” Hansen pushes those less fortunate to achieve their dreams even if the outlook at the time seems bleak and overwhelming. Some of the stories of his work to create successful entrepreneurs no matter what circumstances they may face, are just incredible and inspirational. It proves that believing that success is only for some and not for others is just a lie some of us tell ourselves and that where there is a will there is a way.

“Discover the joy of giving and you will discover the reason for living.” Hansen, a passionately dedicated philanthropist also created his own foundation, The Mark Victor Hansen Foundation, dedicated to helping young people become financially literate, and to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into business achievements.

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Mark Hansen puts it simply

“I think anyone with talent owes it to their community to share that talent by giving back. Philanthropy, therefore, is a responsibility, not a choice.”

One of the ways Hansen is giving back is by teaching Social Entrepreneurship which starts by building enterprises that create more abundance with innovative ideas that have the potential to solve societal problems. The more successful the entrepreneur, the more willing they will be to create positive changes in society through their initiatives. Mark believes that everyone has a level of responsibility to contribute and give back and to create a legacy of wealth.

“Perhaps my most important goal is to create a million millionaires.” A big believer in tithing (giving away 10% of your income to a church and/or your favorite charities) has indeed come back multiplied as Mark Hansen has seen first-hand. “This has been demonstrated in my life and the lives of Chicken Soup for the Soul readers over and over again.” Mark has been tithing for years and believes it is one of the major factors of his phenomenal success. Hansen challenges others to try tithing and give it a three-month trial and see what happens.

“Remember, when you give, like attracts like” —Mark Victor Hansen “The more you give, the more will come back to you, even if you start with one percent of your income, time, energy or effort and build up to

ten percent,” says Mark who has spoken to and challenged thousands around the world to join him and experience the wealth both monetary and spiritually one receives when giving. Research shows that people who volunteer and are givers of time and/or money live longer, live a healthier life and have high self-esteem with less anxiety when their deeper sense of meaning and purpose is driven towards a goal of helping others. The greatest level of happiness and selfsatisfaction are experienced by those who have found a way to serve others, and in turn, serve themselves. It’s a universal principle that you cannot give without it coming back multiplied to yourself. To give back feels good and has a universal healing power that even doctors can’t explain. When people turn their attention to helping others in need, it has been proven to have a stronger power over your soul than anything else and gives you a purpose you may not have known was inside of you. The power of giving has the same ability to provide warmth and comfort as chicken soup!

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UPCOMING EVENTS: December 22, 2017 Arizonans for Children Annual Holiday Party A magical holiday party for children in foster care complete with a full holiday meal, Santa and a bag of gifts for every child. February 24, 2018 Foster Festival Arizonans for Children and Enchanted Island Amusement Park are holding a Foster Festival that is complete day of fun and excitement for kids in foster care. MISSION STATEMENT Arizonans for Children Inc. exists to facilitate opportunities and provide effective solutions to alleviate hardships and improve the fragile lives of the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in foster care. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY Arizonans for Children has 2 visitation centers that offer a fun, safe environment for kids in foster care to have visits with their parents in a supervised environment. Our centers have toys, games, educational activities, children’s movies, pool tables, ping pong, shaded playgrounds and much, much more. We also have a Tutor/Mentor program that matches school age children in foster care with volunteer mentors from the community. Mentors commit to 8 hours a month for 1 year to the child they choose. The results of a child in foster care having a mentor are tremendous; we see improvement in grades, attendance, and behavior but most importantly self esteem and self worth.   

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HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED Volunteers are the heart of Arizonans for Children and we have many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children in foster care. Members of our community can help by holding a toy drive for our Annual Holiday Party which will provide Christmas to about 1000 foster children. Often our party is the only holiday event these kids will have. Arizonans for Children is a qualifying Foster Care Tax Credit, please consider giving before the end of the year. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: az4children arizonansforchildren | 47

Generously Sponsored by: Cancer Treatment Centers of America UPCOMING EVENTS: WHAT WE DO: Gateway for Cancer Research is a nonprofit organization committed to funding innovative, patient-centric research that helps people living with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY! Since 1991 our vision has remained the same… to shape a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared. Gateway partners with renowned research institutions in the U.S. and around the world, including the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, City of Hope, Stanford Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital and many more. Over the past 25 years, Gateway has supported more than 150 clinical trials and funded $75 million in next generation research, bringing the next generation of breakthroughs to the bedside as quickly as possible for patients fighting cancer. Gateway invests in patient-centric research for cancers of all types, and thanks to generous underwriting 99 cents of every dollar directly funds new, promising and advanced treatments from immunotherapy to epigenetics, as well as other exciting approaches to precision medicine poised to revolutionize cancer treatment. Be a Gateway . . . .join us now and help win the fight against this devastating disease. Together we will conquer cancer TODAY!

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: • Destination Cures Arizona 2016 Scottsdale –Derrick and Amy Hall of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Honorary Event Chairs and Recipients of 2016 Leader in Cancer Advocacy Awards - Raised close to $100,000 for cancer clinical trials • Gateway 25 Year Anniversary Cures Gala Chicago – Raised $4.5 million for cancer clinical trials! • May 20, 2017 – “Gateway to the Stars”… Inaugural Premier in support of Gateway for Cancer Research at Silverleaf Country Club in Scottsdale • Spring 2018 – “Gateway to the Stars” black-tie Gala in Paradise Valley SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: demandcures @DemandCures and #BeAGateway gateway-for-cancer-research | 49

UPCOMING EVENTS: Alice Cooper’s Christmas December 9th, 2017



7 to 9 p.m. Celebrity Theater Alice Cooper’s Annual Christmas Pudding is one of Phoenix’s signature holiday events. The Christmas Pudding directly benefits Solid Rock and Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center and brings together some of the finest musicians, dancers, TV and film actors, and comedians in today’s entertainment world. MISSION STATEMENT To make and everlasting difference in the lives of teens. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY A faith-based organization, Solid Rock’s primary goal is to help meet the spiritual, economical, physical, and social needs of at-risk teens in the community by offering a safe, engaging environment during non-school hours –a time when they are most vulnerable to drugs, violence, and gangs. Maintaining “a teen’s worst enemy is too much time on their hands,” Solid Rock provides the music, arts, vocational programs and fellowship that challenge teens to discover their passion through music, dance, self-expression, and creativity. In a time where public schools are cutting funding for empowering programs like music, art and dance, The Rock Teen Center cultivates a love of the arts to inspire teens to embrace artistic excellence and avoid drugs, guns, and gangs.

HOW TO HELP & GET INVOLVED Now is time to acknowledge and raise critical issues regarding our at-risk teens in our communities. We encourage friends and family to get involved by making a donation of any size, attending the fundraising events, or even volunteering at The Rock Teen Center. No matter the contribution, the world will be a better place for it. You can make a difference. INCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Alice Cooper Executive Board Member Sheryl Cooper Chairman and Treasurer Dave Baldwin Secretary Randy Widmaier Executive Board Member Fletcher Wilcox Jane Gordon Dr. Kim Johnson Cherylanne Devita Andre Wadsworth Subyn Wadsworth SOCIAL MEDIA acsolidrock acsolidrock alicecoopersolidrock

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OUR MISSION The Colten Cowell Foundation creates unforgettable experiences for families impacted by significant life challenges. Enjoying a night of respite and fun, we create cherished memories, instill a spirit of giving and bring hope for the future. WHAT WE DO Having served so many and created countless laughter-filled memories, we stand on the precipice of what may be the most jaw dropping final act in the history of Arizona philanthropy. Our rented 5,000 square feet has served us well, but now we need to give the Cave a home that will be so magnificent, it will be known across the country and around the globe as the World’s Largest Monument to Compassion. All shall know it was Phoenix’s giving heart that made the dream of young souls of all ages everywhere come to life. Imagination and reality will collide and the art of giving will be made joyful as never before. We are off to a great start. Five acres of land (in an secret, undisclosed location) have been purchased. The pro bono work provided by architectural firm Candelaria Design Associates is mere months away from final City of Phoenix approval. Their 35,000 square foot masterpieces’ facade will be brick for brick like one featured on 1966 TV. Also on board, LGE Design Build stands ready to serve as general contractor, orchestrating a symphony of tradesman who shall build a vessel worthy of the imagination of Disney and the heart of Mother Theresa. Many others have stepped forward to help within their specialty, but more are needed to provide both skill and capital. Perhaps never again will those inclined have a chance to be a part of something so important, unique and inspiring.

HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY Not only does the Colten Cowell Foundation provide a night of respite and fun to families who desperately need it, but we also give back to numerous local charities. Since we started, the Colten Cowell Foundation has given more than $950,000 to 150 different charities in the community. Erika Cowell, Co-Founder, Executive Director and a mother of six is one of our Superheroes who provided speech therapy to children with special needs for years. Her son Colten passed away when he was 3yrs Old of leukemia and was her inspiration to bring the Cowell Foundation to life. HOW TO HELP OR GET INVOLVED Our donations go to putting on cave shows, supporting our staff (90% of our staff are volunteers), and building our new 35,000 square foot facility that is close to breaking ground. Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? Your monthly gift provides the resources to sustain long term plans for our "cave experience." BOARD OF DIRECTORS President/Founder Charles Keller

Member Bruce St. James

Vice President Tim Mathewson

Vernon Parker

Secretary Jennifer Anderson

Robyn Duda

Treasurer David Dang

Paulina Serna Michael Kurtenbach

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A Connection of Hope Behind Every School ID Teen Lifeline and the Arizona School ID Initiative by Michael Clark


or more than 30 years, Teen Lifeline has been on the front lines of suicide prevention. By providing safe, confidential, and crucial crisis services where teens help teens make healthy decisions, together. Teen Lifeline is an organization that empowers teens and creates a Connection of Hope – a Peer Counseling Hotline where Arizona’s youth can reach out and be heard, without judgement. Imagine a world where nearly 1 in 5 teens have seriously considered suicide , this is today’s reality for Arizona youth. Peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse, physical abuse, and mental health issues are serious influences. Often, teens who are dealing with these issues are hesitant to talk to their parents, someone at school, or even their friends. Teen Lifeline understands that teens often prefer to talk about their problems with other teens, this is what makes the hotline both unique and incredibly successful.

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But the teen in crisis must first make that call – a step that requires both the desire to share their problems, and the awareness of who to call. Over the past year, Teen Lifeline has expanded their Arizona School ID Initiative program in an effort to tell students where they can turn. The compelling message, printed on the backside of school ID badges, reads:

If you feel like giving up, please don’t! There is help and there is hope. Call Teen Lifeline 24/7. 602-248-8336 #YoureNotAlone

of four months.” The hotline is always supervised by a Master’s level Clinician and is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, meeting the national best practice standards of care when providing services for persons in crisis. Imagine, something as simple as having a number on the back of every school ID, could ultimately save the lives of countless teens. Is your school providing a connection of hope to your child? Flip their school ID over, if it isn’t there, reach out to your school or call Teen Lifeline’s business office at 602-248-8337. “We want every teen to know they are not alone. There is help and there is hope,” said Kontz. Teen Lifeline’s services are provided free of charge to the community. Besides the Hotline and Life Skills Training, Teen Lifeline offers Prevention Education and Postvention services.

“With the (AZ) School ID Initiative, we are reaching out to Arizona youth in a non-intrusive way. Their school ID is a unique and easily accessible way to connect with teens, and put our services at their fingertips,” said Michelle Moorhead, Executive Director for Teen Lifeline. “This program strengthens the work we already do to increase awareness and prevent teen suicide.”

For more information, visit Hotline: 602-248-8336 (TEEN)

The initiative is making an impact. Today there are nearly 100 schools participating, reaching more than 100,000 Arizona students. Just this summer, school districts in Tempe, Higley, and Florence announced they would be joining the program and adding the Teen Lifeline message to their ID cards for the 2017-18 school year. More schools are joining every day.

Contact: Michelle Moorhead, MA, LPC Executive Director 602-248-8337

Increasing Awareness = Increasing Connection = Reducing Risk Awareness is critical to helping Teen Lifeline achieve its mission, but the next step is providing the services themselves. Last year, the organization’s Peer Counselors provided a “connection of hope” to more than 19,000 troubled youth across the state. That number is expected to increase over the next year as the ID Initiative is implemented by more districts and schools. “As our calls increase, so does the need for teen volunteers,” said Nikki Kontz, Clinical Director. “Before a teen can take a call they must complete a 72-hour Life Skills Training and commit to volunteering for a minimum

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UPCOMING EVENTS Individual Income Tax Credit Donations accepted now through April 15, 2018. Our award of Student Tuition Scholarships for 2018-19 begins in February 2018. MISSION STATEMENT Provide quality education opportunities to children from low-income families with special needs. School Tuition Organizations (STOs) are 501c(3) non-profit organizations that accept donations and award private school tuition scholarships to K-12 students. Alumnus STO has a very specific focus compared to all other STOs. First, we award tuition scholarships only to students with severe special needs from low-income households. Second, we guarantee at least three years of funding to every student we support. This provides stability and allows parents to plan for their child’s long-term needs. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY In many cases, without a scholarship from Alumnus STO, these families would be forced to send their children to schools where they may not receive the education support they need to reach their full potential. Our scholarships allow children with severe needs and limited economic means to pursue their educational dreams and opportunities just like every other child.

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HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED Financial support is critical to our mission, as it allows us to provide three-year scholarships to K-12 students. Each Arizona taxpayer can donate up to $1,089 ($2,177 for married couples) each year and the amount allowed by corporations (C-Corp, Insurance Companies, S-Corps and some LLCs) is virtually unlimited. And in addition to helping out a student in need, your donation can be counted as a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your or your company’s Arizona income tax return! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brandon Nee SOCIAL MEDIA AlumnusSTO alumnus_sto | 59



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Why is this important? By fostering the idea of giving from a young age, children can learn the values and joy in helping, sharing and giving to those who have less than them. Instilling the core ideals of philanthropy in our children’s lives can also help them develop a sense of purpose and self. The key is to educate and give them something to emulate.

Giving comes in multiple forms People tend to automatically think of financial giving, but that’s just the beginning—there are many ways to be a philanthropist. Giving personal time or volunteering, engaging in advocacy, or giving material goods are also ways philanthropists can make a positive impact. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Volunteering in the United States 2015 survey, 26.6 percent of teenagers (ages 16-19) spent time volunteering. Philanthropy is so popular among Generation Z, this generation has even earned the nickname “philanthroteens.”

The more we do it, the easier it comes As with anything, frequency helps establish habits. Being mindful of tying in philanthropic lessons in everyday life will help children understand there are more than enough opportunities to help— it’s just a matter of recognizing them. A few suggestions: • Share family values and any time devoted to a charitable organization. By making this part of normal conversation, it becomes natural for children to talk openly about giving habits. • Use allowances as a tool for teaching both money management and charitable giving. • Promote everyday acts of kindness, particularly for those less fortunate. • Ask children what areas of concern are important to them and actively support. Raising a philanthropist takes time and is a conscious commitment. Giving children the example and tools they need to create and live philanthropic values can empower them in creating an empathetic society that continues to make the world a better place.

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MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. In Arizona, we believe all life depends on nature and that a healthy future depends on all of us. We see a future in which nature conservation and human progress are one and the same. A future where our solutions benefit Arizonans and nature for future generations. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY In The Nature Conservancy’s early years, our key strategy was to buy land to protect and restore its natural values. Today we know we cannot buy all the land and water that need to be protected or restored. The issues – climate change, population growth, water security – are much more complex. They require that we work with a vast array of partners and use a much larger toolbox to accomplish conservation on a broad scale. The work we do locally helps inform our work regionally and abroad, and the work we do around the globe offers insights and support for our work in Arizona. Over our 50 years in Arizona, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 1.5 million acres of Arizona lands important to wildlife and people. We’ve harnessed science and partnerships to keep our rivers flowing and our forests and grasslands healthy. As we look forward to our next 50 years, we’ll continue the strategies that work; innovative, nature-based solutions and collaborations with communities and partners, including those in urban landscapes. The world we depend on, now more than ever, depends on us.

HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED Nature reminds us time and again how much we depend on it – how intertwined we are… The air we breathe and the water we drink sustains us all and is critical to a healthy lifestyle and also a vibrant economy. We can no longer take nature for granted. Our rivers, Sonoran desert and forests need our help. Together we can bring creative, new ideas to protect special lands and waters vital to our existence. You can contribute and help shape a powerful legacy for our generation and generations to come. With your support or membership, you can help ensure nature and people prosper, together. To become a sustaining member, and choose “Arizona.”

For corporate or private support, please contact Alan Knobloch at or 602.322.6993. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair David J. Lane

Bonnie Colby

Vice-Chair William G. Way

David Farca

Secretary Karen L. Peters

John W. Graham

Bennett Dorrance Sybil Francis

Treasurer Timothy R. Snider

Carrie L. Hulburd

Member Erik B. Bakken

Earl Petznick, Jr.

David N. Beckham Steven A. Betts

Ed Pastor David Rousseau Ann Siner David C. Tedesco

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UPCOMING EVENT October 14th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 4th Annual Pittie Palooza presented by Fix.Adopt.Save at Metrocenter Mall MISSION STATEMENT Helping Animals Live On through increased adoption, sterilization and pet care education. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY Since our inception in 1994, HALO has found homes for more than 60,000 homeless cats and dogs, and we rescue thousands more each year. HALO saved the lives of 8,154 shelter pets in 2016 through adoption and transport programs. Every HALO pet is vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed/neutered before finding their forever home. HALO provides temporary shelter to abandoned dogs and cats until they can be adopted into a permanent home.

HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED Volunteer or become a foster parent or sign up to become a monthly donor in our Angel Club program. Email: or To donate visit us on our website. INCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS Board Chair Hilary Fox Director Dr. Pasquale Campanile Secretary Michel Herstam Treasurer Carrie Miller SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: HALOresQ HALORRSQ halorescue halorescue Halo Rescue

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MISSION Bringing hope and joy to the children they serve. Helping children with special needs achieve their highest potential, while empowering their families to thrive. WHAT WE DO Offering a private day school for severely disabled and medically fragile children and young adults. Pediatric outpatient therapy clinic and childcare and infant care programs for children with or without disabilities. HOW WE AFFECT THE COMMUNITY We provide education, therapy, including child and infant care so parents can run errands and work while their children are taken care of by our friendly and attentive staff.

HOW TO HELP AND GET INVOLVED We are in need of more volunteers and financial assistance to help continue to run the many educational programs and childcare we provide to families with special need children and young adults. Upward Pickup: You can help us by contributing your small household items and clothing. Call Value Village Thrift Stores at (623) 848-3811, email at or use the website to schedule a pickup of your usable clothing and household goods. UPWARD participates in the Amazon Smile Program. Click here to shop at Amazon, use your existing Amazon log on and password, shop as usual and a portion of the proceeds will benefit UPWARD for Children and Families. 602 279-5801 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Jim Bissonett Chief Executive Officer Doug Carter Vice President Daniel G. Perez

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: UpwardFoundation upwardaz

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Table settings inspired by Starry Night at The Silverleaf Club

Saturday, May 20, 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J Stephenson hosted the Premiere Inaugural Gateway Under the Stars benefiting Gateway for Cancer Research. Guests enjoyed an elegant awe-inspiring haute couture dining experience with globally inspired, expertly presented wine pairings. All in support of eliminating cancer!

Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Richard J Stephenson share their passion for the mission of Gateway for Cancer Research

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Matteo Bocelli and Gateway for Cancer Research founder Richard J Stephenson

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Flavors, a Culinary Experience Benefiting the American Liver Foundation

Thursday, May 25 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa The evening showcased signature dishes from the Valley’s culinary experts. The delectable“foodie” experience was a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

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Speakeasy a Night for Life Event

Mark Nowery & Don Kline

Benefiting the Southwest Center for HIV / AIDS

Saturday, May 13 at the Parsons Center for Health & Wellness Night for Life’s SpeakEasy event aimed to show love, remove stigma and raise money to support free and low-cost programs for people living with and touched by HIV/AIDS throughout our Phoenix Community.

Philip Bhaerman & Mike Sparaco

Matt and Andrianna Pruitt

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Shannon Rosset & Daniel Sciortino

Janice Dinner & Eddy Broadway

Terry and Monica Goddard

Kate and Eric Montgomery

Rick Gorden & Philip Bhaerman

Michele Mitchell & Rekha Hawkins

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10th Annual Dancing for One•N•Ten The ballroom dancing and fundraising competition paired up local celebrities with professional ballroom dancers from Arizona Ballroom Champions (ABC). All proceeds went to benefit one•n•ten, a support organization that’s been serving LGBTQ youth, ages 14 to 24, since 1993.

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Horse Power with Star Power Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge celebrated a spectacular night with some of the world's most exotic cars, organic eats, cocktail drinks, an auction and topped off the night with an amazing meet & greet with some amazing celebrities! All proceeds went to benefit the abused and neglected horses at the rescue.

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ALS Bite Nite Benefiting the ALS Association Arizona Chapter Saturday, June 3 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa This signature event raises awareness for ALS while showcasing signature dishes from top chefs across the Valley. Guests experienced signature tastes while enjoying cocktails and entertainment.

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SMOCA Mix Saturday, May 6 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts The annual fundraiser transformed the gallery with a technology experience of visual and performance art with several sights and sounds coming to life with a TECH Sublime theme. The fashionably Avant-Garde event included a champagne reception on the red carpet and a showcase of the many amazing ways that artists and fashion designers are using technology for creative purposes.

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Phoenix Go Red for Women Luncheon

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Benefiting the American Heart Association Friday, May 12 at the Arizona Biltmore

The event included a Healthy Cooking Demonstration and a Healthy Lunch. Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life.

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Ashley Wright, Amanda Reed and DeeAnna Brown

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Carolyn Jackson

Dionna Naugle and Tina Brown

Nikki Stewart and Joe Carlon

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