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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 volume 28, No. 3

Special Features 40


TCF grant recipient: Phoenix Rescue Mission


Charity Spotlight: MASKer Aide Night Gala


Trends in Floral Design: The White House


Charity Spotlight: Rendez-Zoo


2010 Fabulous Phoenicians: US Airways


2010 Trendsetters


2010-11 Trends Charitable Fund grant recipients

35 Charity Spotlight: Wellness Community Porch Party 37 Charity Spotlight: Phoenix Symphony, The Concert Derby Affair Sue Fletcher and Sandy Trznadel



Charity Spotlight: Breath of Life


Charity Spotlight: The Copa Ball


The Book Patch, a Web site for authors


Charity Spotlight: Ryan House Tableau


Panda Lara Nelson and Kathy Ritt


Columbine Garden Club Lois and Tracy LeMarr


Dinner on the Desert


O’Connor House


YWCA Tribune to Women


Florence Crittenton Luncheon


Oscar Night America


Columbine Garden Club


Xavier College Preparatory

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A Derby Affair


On My Mind

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El Chorro Lodge, an Arizona Legacy

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Dinner on the Desert Jeanette Kirk and Sharron Lewis

44 Artist Profile: Landscape painter Douglas Fryer


On the Cover: Model: Aaron, courtesy of The Agency Arizona Hair and makeup: Laura Flagler Photographer: Scott Foust Stylist: Margaret Merritt Location: El Chorro Lodge, Paradise Valley. 480.948.5170 Fashions courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix: Armani Collezioni stone metallic lamb leather coat with faux fur collar Yigal Azrouel pumice mist dress with jeweled accent waist Gissepe black suede bootie


45 Pets of the Month: Salem and Harley 46 Wedding Bells: Tiffany Crane and Benjamin Quayle 48 Phoenix Art Museum Spotlight: Couture, “Tatiana Sorokko Style” 48 Trends in Dining: Jacqueline’s Café at Hilton Village 49 Trendy Reading: “Stories From the Dating Trenches” 50 Hostess Gifts: Stationary from Italy and root candles


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Phoenix Rescue Mission For more than 58 years, Phoenix Rescue Mission has served as a beacon of hope and a safe haven for thousands of homeless and working poor individuals and families in desperate need through the provision of food, clothing, shelter, water, hope, encouragement and compassion. The Trends Charitable Fund supports the Family & Community Outreach. Food boxes, clothing, and disposable diapers are among the items given away to the poor. The ministry to working poor families also includes an annual Easter event, Back to School event, Thanksgiving food box giveaway and the Christmas Adopt-a-Family program. The staff members continue their outreach with the Hope Coach, taking food, water, Bibles and encouragement out to homeless people in local area parks. ONGOING NEEDS: Non-perishable foods: We provide emergency food boxes to families in need, as well as cooking three meals daily on the premises. Some of the items needed for food boxes are: canned fruits and vegetables, canned tuna or salmon, soup, spaghetti, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, rice, dry beans and cereal. Meats and dairy: Because the majority of these items come from the food bank, there is a limited supply. The Mission can always use more hamburger meat, chicken, eggs, milk and lunch meats. CURRENTLY NEEDED ITEMS: • New and gently used blankets & sleeping bags • Jackets & hooded sweatshirts • Sweat pants • New knit caps, gloves, socks & scarves • Brown Lunch Bags, Ziplock Bags • Razors, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste • Socks – Men’s & Women’s, New • Underwear – Men’s & Women’s, New, All Sizes



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of Phoenix intent on feeding the bodies and souls of homeless men, women and children through ministry, sack meals and rescue relief. C.A.R.E. Elderly Food Box Ministry – Our new elderly food box ministry, ­affectionately called C.A.R.E. (Compassion And Reaching Out to the Elderly), delivers nutritious food to this vulnerable population as well as connects seniors affected by poverty, failing health, disability, loneliness and substandard living conditions with existing community resources. Hold a Drive – Your church, organization, business or community can greatly assist the Mission by holding a drive for our daily needs. For more information about the Phoenix Rescue Mission, please visit or call Sue Gaub at (602) 346-3334.

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MASKer Aide Night Gala

The MASKer Aide Night Gala will take place Oct. 1 outside under the stars at the home of the MASK founder and president. Hosts Kimberly and Rick Cabral will graciously open their north Scottsdale home for the event, which will include live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions and special guests. Kimberly and Pam Baumann, MASK vice-president, tell us about the mission. What is the mission of MASK and why did you feel the need to create Mother’s Awareness on School Age Kids? Our mission is to educate both parents and children about the issues facing our youth today and to empower our children to make safe, healthy choices. For example, parents and children need to be aware of the implications associated with cyber bullying and texting. How do you educate parents and ­children and what topics do you cover? MASK has partnered with the Attorney General’s Office and was trained to be part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. THE ICAC Task Force Program was created to help local state and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. Why should someone attend the MASKer Aide Night Gala? The lavish cocktail reception will feature wine tasting, live music, and a putting raffle for the gentlemen. The festivities will continue with special guest appearances from the Valley’s professional athletes and a silent and live auction. Why should someone support MASK? All you have to do is read the newspaper or watch the news to see how many children are affected by drugs or cyber bullying, eating disorders, etc. We have found that it is never too early to start educating parents and children. MASK follows Drug Free Arizona’s five-year rule guide, which encourages parents to start conversations with kids about the risks of using specific drugs five years prior to when they would typically be exposed. Who benefits from the Gala? The community. MASK educates from kindergarten to college, parents to faculty. All proceeds from the Gala benefit MASK’s programs and mission. The MASK goal is to offer free awareness programs and create positive healthy opportunities in which children can get involved. These activities will ultimately strengthen the children at their core and empower them to deal with peer-pressure situations. For more information, call 480.502.5337 or visit



SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART volume 28, No. 3

Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor: Bill Macomber Travel Editors: LAUREN and IAN WRIGHT Lifestyle Editor: KATHY Desanto Feature Writers: NICOLE TRAYNOR | JOE GOLFEN Advertising Manager: HEATHER MORRISON Executive Consultant: SUZANNE EDER Public Relations and Marketing: CARA MCGINNIS Senior Intern: Ashley Clinger New York Correspondent: JJ Buchanon Los Angeles Correspondent: Jennifer Bentley Art Direction: SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographers: SCOTT FOUST | JENNIFER POLIXENNI BRANKIN Senior Society Photographer: PETER KRZYKOS Society Editors: LOUANN ALEXANDER | J.J. BREWER | LAURA BISHOP | LYDA GRAWN Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER Webmaster: Todd Sumney/Brand Architects Distribution: PRESIDIO DISTRIBUTION Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: MEDIA PRINT Information Technology: IT CONSULTING Music Production: chris beckley/the production group Special Events Coordinator: ROBYN LEE Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $50 (two years) or $75 (three years) to Trends executive office (address below). Subscription will start the next month of publication. No refunds. Please send checks and address changes to: TRENDS Publishing 6045 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Fax: (480) 990-0048 Website: Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Jill Krigsten, president, Jill Alanko, Trisha Anthony, Susan Doria, Carrie Hall, Catherine Jacobson, Nan Howlett, Patricia Leach, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Sandy Magruder and Ina Manaster. Published bimonthly by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: Advertising E-mail: © 2010 ISSN 0742-034X

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Why Rome Fell By Bill Macomber My summer reading: “How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower.” Adrian Goldsworthy gives a detailed and disheartening look at the last 300 years of the greatest Superpower on earth as its Western Empire decayed. In one form or another, Romans dominated the known Western world longer than anyone else. They brought law, brutality, peace, extortion, taxation, infrastructure and culture to people who hadn’t risen much above the level of the tribe. The rule of the day for all humans was conquest. Romans didn’t invent that. They merely disciplined themselves to create a government and military system that gave them an edge. The system spawned a fiercely competitive culture among Roman ruling class males. The competition created men like Julius Caesar, who doubled the size of Rome’s influence. What Rome did better than anyone else was manufacture able leadership. Now for the fall. I won’t keep you in suspense: Rome fell under the weight of its success. Empire expanded. Wealth exploded. Hyper-ambitious men relied on armies as a buttress against competitors. The light of self-governance dimmed. Rule by military strongman was born. Armies became loyal to the man who led and fed them instead of to Rome. Men became loyal to the armies that ensured their survival. Rome came second. Toward the end, Roman emperors sometimes lasted only weeks. Civil war was common. The army declared a man emperor, then killed him a month later because a rival promised more. As Romans fought each other, enemies pounced. Goth and Vandal tribes, which Rome had handled with ease, took advantage of civil war, sacked Rome, and established kingdoms. There were other factors. But Goldsworthy’s premise is simple: Personal success grew more important than common good. It’s a testament to Rome’s power that it lasted as long as it did given such short-sightedness. That’s “how” Rome fell. The “why”? The book’s final sentence quotes a history student who, upon hearing the dreary story of ambition, competition and decay, observed: “People are stupid, aren’t they?”




The White House By Dennis Thompson, The White House Design Studio Whether it’s a grand charity ball, the wedding of your dreams, a luncheon or a dinner party in your back yard, flowers play a key role. Who can resist their appeal? As we move through the seasons in the Valley, we can see some of the trends at work in floral design. I picked a few of my favorites to showcase floral design in the second best way to seeing them live: photography. The Barrow Ball is always spectacular, no matter what. It’s on the top socialites’ and philanthropists’ calendars every year as a “must do.” It is elegant for many reasons: the ever-fabulous Arizona Biltmore Resort and its Grand Ballroom, the exclusive size of the ball, hovering around 350 attendees, the extraordinary Barrow Neurological Center as the beneficiary, to name a few. Our 2010 Barrow Ball design used bright orange and fuchsia ­colors to make the room really pop when guests arrived. The chairs, Mrs. Stephen Evans and Mrs. Gregory Denk, had excellent eyes for design and great input from the start. We worked as a team, stayed within the budget, and came up with the brightly colored pomanders in hot pink and persimmon tones that hung throughout the ballroom, bringing the colors down to the table level on bright pink and persimmon damask table cloths. At the 2010 Board of Visitors Ball, held at the Camelback Inn, we incorporated several different garden-themed elements into the floral design. We had a playful, yet sophisticated design element with cerise taffeta parasols hanging upside down from the ballroom ceiling and carried the theme throughout the event. The table linens were custom-made, full-length taffeta with rose-petal-inspired palette appliqué. In the foyer, we created romantic topiary bird cage wire forms covered in a harlequin pattern of roses and greenery, with the crowning touch, a life-size replica of a debutante in her gown, made by hand, entirely of flowers dipped in plaster for a porcelain effect. Now for a wedding. For the Courtney Sierk and Brian Gaintner ­wedding at the Royal Palms Resort, we used vibrant tones for the décor and bride’s bouquet, including orange milva roses, hot pink peonies, purple hydrangea and green cymbidium orchids. The effect was modern, yet romantic, in a beautiful setting. The wedding was gorgeous and guests continue to comment on it. Flowers can change the mood in a room instantly. They convey the look and feel of the chairman’s theme at charitable events. They communicate a bride and groom’s style at a wedding. They are highly personal and very fun! Our goal is to use flowers to always create a memory that will last a lifetime. Dennis Thompson and Brian Trahan are principal owners and designers of White House Design Studio, located at 4001 N. 24th St. in Phoenix. The White House has been bringing creative passion, ­daring vision and quality in floral design to the Valley since 1995. For more information, visit or call 602.957.0186.



Top to bottom: The Barrow Ball The Barrow Ball, table decor Board of Visitors Ball, the foyer Board of Visitors Ball, parasols

La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty

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The other afternoon, I was invited to lunch at the Phoenix Country Club to celebrate Sallie Brophy Najafi’s birthday. I hadn’t been at the club in several years. The last time I was there I left feeling saddened that it had fallen into such disrepair. However, I must say the remodel completed last fall is simply spectacular! Following the amazing remodel of the Paradise Valley Country Club several years ago, I was convinced that nothing could rival its new look. I was wrong. The Phoenix Country Club looks amazing! I was disappointed back in the 1980s when the club discarded its midcentury décor in favor of a far too traditional look that didn’t complement the architecture of the club at all. This time they finally got it right. The club is now a mixture of elegant Hollywood Regency décor with amazing Barry Goldwater photography throughout as well as original pieces of art. It’s wonderful to see something so splendid rise from the ashes like the Phoenix bird itself. Now perhaps the same design team can tackle the mismatched homes in Arcadia and Paradise Valley that popped up in the last decade?

Just when you thought Pulse was gone for good, the well-high-heeled ladies who spearheaded it years ago re-launched it as Fusion on Oct. 5 at Montelucia. The fundraiser that originally benefitted the American Heart Association will now focus its fundraising expertise on the American Cancer Society’s Camp Sunrise (a camp for kids with cancer) and the Foundation for Blind Children. Just watch them soar! It’s interesting that a past Heart Ball chair who was more than happy to add the proceeds of Pulse to her ball’s ­bottom line was the first to kick the event to the curb a couple of years later. We were delighted to find out that our Web site, which was successfully re-launched late last summer, had 19,000 hits for the month of July! While I knew people would go to the site for calendar updates, I never dreamed people would flock to it the way they have. I have only to thank our talented webmaster Todd Sumney of Brand Architects and Robyn Lee, who were instrumental in the remodel of the site. You can also now read about Trends on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Starting this month we are also launching an online blog titled Spotted. Need I say anything else?

In Cocktail Polo news, you should know: That a blonde socialite attempted an out-of-whack confrontation with another muchadored socialite in the parking lot of a private club … That one of the most respected people in the community is about to get a well-deserved and wonderful surprise … That someone you know and love has quietly slipped out of town and is not coming back … That an affected socialite now sits in coach since being forced to return the private jet … That a sharp-eyed husband is being financially blackmailed by his scorned wife …




Rendez-Zoo It has been a source of information and inspiration for my kids, and I credit the zoo and its breadth of educational programs with helping them grow into responsible stewards of the natural world. Rendez-Zoo, An Evening of Conservation and Cuisine, will be held Oct. 2 at the Phoenix Zoo. This inaugural event provides an opportunity to experience one of Arizona’s treasures firsthand. Rendez-Zoo will mix extraordinary cuisine with a dash of conservation, as the zoo’s international reputation for wildlife efforts, exhibits and programs will be highlighted. Rendez-Zoo will be chaired by JoEllen Doornbos and Vice-Chair Michelle Clarke. Why are you chairing Rendez-Zoo? JoEllen: I have been associated with the zoo for more than 20 years as a volunteer in many positions. Chairing this event allows me to express my passion and excitement about the zoo’s conservation efforts. Michelle: As the mom of four young children, I consider the zoo a second home.



What can people expect to experience at Rendez-Zoo? Michelle: Guests will enjoy a sneak preview of ZooLights as they roam along the beautiful Arizona Trail with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Rendez-Zoo will highlight many of the zoo’s internationally recognized conservation programs as guests are transported to various locations of the zoo to experience and learn about the Conservation Center, the Grevy’s zebra and most famous, the Arabian oryx. What makes Rendez-Zoo different from other events? JoEllen: The most obvious difference will be the spectacular setting. Guests will be surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds of nature and wildlife as they mix and mingle with friends. Rendez-Zoo will offer an evening of exceptional cuisine and entertainment with an educational focus.

What message would you like to leave with guests of Rendez-Zoo? JoEllen and Michelle: We want our guests to leave Rendez-Zoo with a new awareness of the conservation efforts taking place at the zoo and an inspiration to make a difference in the world around them. What does the money raised benefit? JoEllen: Money raised at Rendez-Zoo will help to continue our world-class conservation efforts and care for the more than 1,300 animals at the zoo, including more than including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals and reptiles. How can people get involved? Michelle: Of course we would love people to purchase tickets to the event and join us! If you are not able to attend, you can visit the Web site and make a donation of your choice. Please call 602.286.3855 or visit



US Airways US Airways believes its long history of strong corporate citizenship contributes to the economic and social well being of its communities. Supporting nonprofit organizations is more than just giving a charitable donation; it is a smart business decision that helps create a thriving economic future and enhances the quality of life for all Arizonans. This belief is paramount to its philanthropic promise, and US Airways is proud to continue its rich tradition of strengthening its home town. The airline recognizes that true community stewardship must be reflected both internally through a supportive and dedicated employee team and externally through strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations that

meet critical needs. The approach of US Airways and its employees is handson and collaborative. US Airways appreciates that its human resources have as much, if not more, value than its philanthropic contributions. US Airways employees are ­dedicated to serving their communities whether it’s providing counsel as a member of a nonprofit board of directors or preparing meals for residents at a transitional shelter. The US Airways Do Crew is the cornerstone of the­ airline’s Community Relations program and exceptionally demonstrates the airline’s spirit of service. The compassionate and dedicated corps of employee volunteers participates in community-based projects in record numbers. Even during one of the most challenging economic times in the airline ­industry’s history, US Airways has consistently responded to the need to continue to support those who need them. The airline is honored that the communities it serves support us, and their commitment has enabled US Airways to grow into the world class airline it proudly operates today.

The Fabulous Phoenician Award was initiated in 1985 to pay tribute to Valley philanthropists. Previous honorees are: Thelma Kieckhefer (1985), Virginia Piper (1985) and Peggy Aste (1985), Newton Rosenzweig (1986), G. Robert Herberger (1987), Herbert K. Cummings (1988), Eleanor Libby (1989), Barbara Bonoff (1990), Gordon Galarneau Jr. (1991), Bruce T. Halle Sr. (1992), Eddie Basha (1993), Nick Balich (1994), Robert Norris (1995), Donald L. Ulrich (1996), John Teets (1998), Sam Eichenfield (1999), Herman Chanen (2000), William (Bill) Pope (2001), Sandra Baldwin (2002), Priscilla and Michael Nicholas (2003), Jeanne and Gary Herberger (2004), Hugh and Ruth Downs (2005), Lattie and Elva Coor (2006), Marguerite and Jack Clifford (2007), Claudia and Paul Critchfield (2008), and Carole and Bob Machiz (2009).

INTRODUCING THE 2010 TRENDSETTERS Since the early 1980s, Trends magazine has selected 10 women for their outstanding civic and charitable contributions. These women have proven their dedication and staying power in the charitable community through a wide variety of philanthropic efforts. We feel they are a great inspiration to others.

Each woman selected will be honored by the community at Beat the Heat, held this year on Sept. 25 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Join us in celebrating their accomplishments in the following pages. Congratulations ladies! You deserve this.




Deborah Bateman What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization? I can’t possibly pick just one. Charitable organizations are like your children ... one is not favored or loved more. You love each of them for being who they are. What is your proudest philanthropic achievement? National Bank of Arizona’s 25th Anniversary (2009) “Pay It Forward.” How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? Reach out, invite and include them in what we are doing, and enable their success. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? Our Arizona women are truly my inspiration. Their camaraderie, generosity, unselfish and giving souls, nurturing efforts and willingness to jump in, roll up their sleeves and make it happen is what moves our philanthropy forward. What is your favorite fragrance? Chanel No. 5. What are three things people may not know about you? I am a second generation Arizonan; I started my banking career as a teller for Valley National Bank; I married my husband twice. What are your guilty pleasures? Willamette Valley pinot noirs and Barolo Italian wines. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? One daughter, Tara. What is your favorite song or lyric? “Sweet Dreams” by Annie Lenox. Do you get nervous in front of a crowd? A “good” nervousness that turns to energy. What was your most embarrassing moment? I was introduced to a gentleman named Peter at an event. Later in the evening, as we were parting, I put out my hand to acknowledge him, and said, “Thank you, Dick. It was a pleasure to meet you.” He looked at me, winked, smiled and said, “The name is Peter.”

Suzanne Dickey Were you active in civic/philanthropic efforts when you were younger? Not really. However, in Iowa we are all brought up to help each other. What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization you have been involved in? Crisis Nursery. What is your proudest philanthropic achievement? A thank-you note I received from a young girl who wrote that “because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? By working with them through groups like NCL (National Charity League) that are doing hands-on work. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? Barry Goldwater, with his obvious love for the state, and my mother-in-law, A.J. Dickey. What is your favorite fragrance? Whatever my family gives me. Right now it’s Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. What are three things people may not know about you? I have a degree as a high school Spanish teacher. I am a huge Green Bay Packers fan. I met my husband through buying his house. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? Four children. Rachael, 14; Madison, 8; Ava, 7; and T.J., 4. What is your favorite song or lyric? Right now, “Empire State of Mind” by Alicia Keys. What was your most embarrassing moment? Catching a heel while boarding in front of a full flight and falling. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Bono, Angelina Jolie, Vince Lombardi and my grandmother, Pauline Weis.



Carolyn Evani Were you active in civic/philanthropic efforts when you were younger? Both my parents set excellent examples of community voluntarism, and they involved me in their work from the time I was very small. What is your proudest philanthropic achievement? Serving as the president of the Phoenix Chapter of the ARCS Foundation, and serving as race chair of the Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure in 2009. How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? By involving our children “hands-on” in our own volunteer work, then encouraging them to find their own volunteer passion. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? I am greatly inspired by the life work of Sandra Matteucci. What is your favorite fragrance? The long-lost scent of Blue Grass, which my mother wore. What are three things people may not know about you? I’m an enthusiastic painter (of walls, not canvases); we have lived in Arizona for 18 years – the longest I have lived in any state; we have three dogs. What are your guilty pleasures? I can (and do) watch Monty Python movies over and over, often quoting large chunks of dialogue. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? My husband, V. Evani, M.D., and I have two lovely and amazing children: Veera, who is 18, and Sam, who is 14. Do you get nervous in front of a crowd? Not usually – I was on the speech and debate team in high school – but I am always leery of the stairs up to the podium. Have you ever performed on stage? Yes, in a college production of “Blithe Spirit.”

Sue Fletcher What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization you have been involved in? Florence Crittenton along with Scottsdale Honor Ball and Phoenix Heart Ball. What is your proudest philanthropic achievement? I was the chair of a capital campaign in Omaha. It resulted in a facility for young adults with head injuries. How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? We need to start involving youngsters at a very early age so it becomes a part of their lives. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? Ina Manaster and Sarah Suggs Cheek. What is your favorite fragrance? Rose Noir by Byredo. What are three things people may not know about you? I have four dogs; we have lived in nine states; I like to box. What are your guilty pleasures? Reading when I should be doing something else and lots of chocolate desserts. What would you say is your pride and joy? The greatest joy in my life is having a wonderful family and being surrounded by friends. Do you get nervous in front of a crowd? Yes, very nervous. Have you ever performed on stage? Yes, very badly. What was your most embarrassing moment? Tripping on my hem and falling as I walked into an elegant black-tie gala. If you could have appeared in any movie, what would it have been? “It Happened One Night.”




Kathy Harris What is your favorite or the most rewarding chritable organization you have been involved in? Scottsdale Healthcare will always be closest to my heart. I will never forget the care, the people and the countless acts of kindness we received during an extremely difficult time in my life. How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? Organizations like National Charity League; schools such as Brophy and Xavier with their community service commitments … all of these provide opportunities for young people to see the varied and often desperate needs of so many in our community. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? This is an easy one: Laura Grafman. She has been my friend, my mentor … my everything. What are three things people may not know about you? From the time I was 5 until I graduated from high school, I performed in musical theater productions; I was named Strawberry Queen for some reason in some little town outside of Toledo, Ohio; and finally, Home Depot is one of my favorite places to shop. What are your guilty pleasures? I adore those sickeningly sweet, corner pieces, grocery store chocolate cakes with white icing. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? I have three children, Erin, Lindsay and Andrew. What would you say is your pride and joy? Other than my children, I am extremely proud of the fact that I have made a new life for myself since my husband passed away in 2006. It is not a simple thing to “reinvent” yourself. Do you get nervous in front of a crowd? I do get nervous, but it has never stopped me from standing up and speaking. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? The President of the United States, (whoever he or she was at the time), Brad Paisley, Walter Cronkite and Payne Stewart.

Sheila Ingram Were you active in civic/philanthropic efforts when you were younger? I did not have an opportunity to participate in many volunteer activities as a youth, but as the second eldest of five children I was very busy with household duties and caring for my younger siblings. What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization you have been involved in? I’m so proud to be involved with Crisis Pregnancy Center, as they are all about saving the lives of unborn babies. What is your proudest philanthropic achievement? I have many fond memories of my leadership role with MOP’s Mothers of Preschoolers, which my daughter, Stephanie, and I brought to our local church. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? I have been inspired by several women to become involved, including Sandy Magruder and Carol Cook with Crisis Pregnancy Center, Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson with Childhelp and Didi Foss with the Joe Foss Institute, bringing American patriotism into the classroom. What are three things people may not know about you? I’m a hunter; I was voted wrestling team princess of Capitol Hill High School in 1962; and I was married at the age of 16. What are your guilty pleasures? Shopping, chocolate, sometimes both at the same time. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? Six children, 21 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. What is your favorite song or lyric? “The Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli. Do you get nervous in front of a crowd? Yes, doesn’t everyone? What was your most embarrassing moment? I performed a mock “strip tease” at a women’s church retreat pajama party – on a dare – which became a tradition, using many different costumes, for years to come.



Jan Lewis What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization you have been involved in? The Desert Botanical Garden Board of Trustees and being a member of the Tending the Garden Development Team. What is your proudest philanthropic achievement? Providing college scholarships to outstanding local high school students. These students have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and financial need, and they are great examples about what is right with the next generation. How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? By setting a good example and involving them. However, many of the young people that I meet today are so involved that they inspire me. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? Oonagh Boppart – because of her leadership at the Desert Botanical Garden, her passion and her energy. What is your favorite fragrance? Tom Ford has an array of fragrances that I like, especially Champaca Absolute. What are three things people may not know about you? I was a competitive swimmer growing up; boxing gloves and a heavy bag are a part of my regular workouts; and I’m a news junkie. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? I have three wonderful sons, none married. Do you get nervous in front of a crowd? At first, until I get on a roll. What was your most embarrassing moment? When I went into the men’s room by mistake. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Michelle Obama, Julia Child, Paul McCartney and Tim Russert.

Penny Nissley Were you active in civic/philanthropic efforts when you were younger? I came from a small town in South Carolina and everyone just helped everyone. I don’t remember any organized charities, but we had a telephone and everyone knew when someone was in need and the town came to their rescue. What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization you have been involved in? My most rewarding charitable organization which I have been involved in is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April 1986, 11 months after he was born. JDRF was always there for me and I became involved in the organization. How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? I have had the privilege of being able to volunteer my time to the community. I am in the habit of gathering up the people around me and bringing them along. My son and husband were always involved because I was. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? The Hon. Mae Sue Talley, a longtime philanthropist. She has been very supportive of me, particularly in the past three years while I have been battling with cancer. She is a cancer survivor. What is something people may not know about you? Maybe they don’t know that I am one of seven children. They certainly know I am from South Carolina. Hard to keep a secret around here. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? I have one son. Patrick would be my pride and joy.




Helene Presutti What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization you have been involved in? I think involvement in National Charity League with three of our four daughters has given me a path to expose our girls to civic and philanthropic organizations. How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? We can inspire the next generation through organizations like National Charity League and Boys Team Charity. These organizations allow mothers and their daughters and parents and their sons to work together in serving our local charities. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? Sandra Day O’Connor, from her early years right through her nomination as first female on the U.S. Supreme Court. What is your favorite fragrance? Bond No. 9. What are three things people may not know about you? I lived in nine different states and countries before turning 18; I had a great 20-year career in sales and marketing prior to the birth of our third daughter; I needed a job and so sold Volkswagens the first summer after college graduation. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? We have four fabulous daughters, ages 30 to 19. I’ve always been impressed and inspired by the following quote from Jackie Kennedy: “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” What is your favorite song or lyric? “My Wish” by Rascal Flats is one of my favorite songs. Have you ever performed on stage? Last time I was on stage was in high school when I broke my toe in front of the entire school in an assembly. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Cleopatra, Ben Franklin and the Dalai Lama.

Erica Stottlemyre What is your favorite or the most rewarding charitable organization you have been involved in? Not My Kid. What is your proudest philanthropic achievement? Through Not My Kid my husband and I were able to sponsor Barry Akins to walk with his son’s ashes to raise awareness for binge drinking. How can we inspire the next generation to take part in charitable activities? By example and by getting them involved when they are young and by always teaching them the importance of giving back. In Arizona society, who inspires you the most (past or present)? Carol Cook. What is your favorite fragrance? Jo Malone – Orange Blossom. What are three things people may not know about you? I love reading cookbooks, watching the food network and scrapbooking. What are your guilty pleasures? I love caramel apples, peanut butter cups and Golden Spoon yogurt. How many children and/or grandchildren do you have? Four. What would you say is your pride and joy? Spending quality times with the people I love. What is your favorite song or lyric? “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks. Do you get nervous in front of a crowd? Yes, although I’m working on it. What was your most embarrassing moment? When my husband gave a speech at a charity event and told an embarrassing story! What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My great grandma, Elizabeth Taylor, Jim Rohn and Andy Andrews. If you could have appeared in any movie role, what would it have been? “You Were Never Lovelier” with Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire.




Welcome You to the 28th Annual

BEAT THE HEAT 2010 Saturday, September 25, 2010 The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction 8:00 p.m.

Dinner/Fashion Show/Presentation

10:00 p.m.

After Party

Honoring 2010 FABULOUS PHOENICIANS U.S. Airways


Deborah Bateman, Suzanne Dickey, Carolyn Evani, Sue Fletcher, Kathy Harris, Sheila Ingram, Jan Lewis, Penny Nissley, Helen Presutti, Erica Stottlemyre


Jane Evans, Marcia Roth, Diane Ryan

AUTUMN/WINTER 2010 FASHIONS BY: Danese Creations, Dillard’s, Hub Clothing, Saks Fifth Avenue, Oday Shakar and The Clotherie



Proceeds benefit the 2009/2010 charities of the Trends Charitable Fund: Arizona’s Children Association, Desert Mission, Inc., Phoenix Day, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Teen Lifeline and UMOM New Day Center

SPECIAL EFFECTS COORDINATOR Chris Beckley / The Production Group

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Congratulations to all of the 2010 Trendsetters

Sue Fletcher

Poised, Gracious, Generous of Heart... and our Dear Friend. Congratulations to one Who Epitomizes the Meaning of “Trendsetter”. Much Love, Pam, Ruth, Ina, Susan and Sandy



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The Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) was established in 1996 and has distributed well over $3,500,000 to charities since its inception. The TCF governing board is comprised of 11 prominent Valley women who are elected to threeyear terms. These women are selected from a group of TCF members-at-large who were previously honored as Fashionalities/Trendsetters. Each year the TCF Board grants funds to charities that meet the TCF mission. Funds to support these programs are generated by the 28th annual Beat the Heat gala and the TCF Celebrity Luncheon held in the Spring.

Trends Charitable Fund Mission Statement It is the mission of the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families.

2010/2011 Board of Directors Susan Doria – President Board Members – Trisha Anthony, Sandy Hecomovich, Catherine Jacobson, Jill Krigsten, Nan Howlett, Ina Manaster, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler and Ellie Ziegler

Advisors Bill Dougherty – Publisher, Trends Magazine • Robyn Lee – Coordinator and Business Liaison

Trends Charitable Fund Grant Recipients 1993: Chrysalis Shelter; 1994: Chrysalis Shelter; 1995: Phoenix Day; 1996: Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), HomeBase Youth Services; 1997: Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, Girl’s Ranch; 1998: Action for Foster Children, Arizona Friends of Foster Children, Assistance League; 1999: Center Against Sexual Assault, Phoenix Firefighters-Save R Kids Program; 2000: Sexual Assault Recovery Institute, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC); 2001: Marcus House, The Christmas House Foundation; 2002: Arizona’s Children Association, Foster Angels of Arizona Serving Together, Inc., Sojourner Center; 2003: Arizona School Choice Trust, Greater Phoenix Interfaith Hospitality Network, Widowed with Children; 2004: AZSids, Justice for Children, Not My Kid, Sunshine Acres, Teen Lifeline; 2005: Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R., Body Positive’s “Women’s Empowerment Program,” Nana’s Children Mental Health Foundation, Positive Impact, Stepping Stones of Hope; 2006: AASK, AZ Friends of Foster Children, Florence Crittenton, Growth Improvement for Female Teens (GIFT), Neighborhood Ministries, New Song Center for Grieving Children; 2007: Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Chrysalis, Community Legal Services,” Crossroads, Inc., Gabriel’s Angels, Haven House/YWCA, Healthy Smile Foundation, Hope House and Mom’s Place/ Neighborhood Ministries, New Song Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Rosie’s House, Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research, Valley Youth Theatre, Wellcare Foundation, Wellness Community; 2008: A & A Cottages, Inc., Assistance League of Phoenix, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation, Inc., Homeward Bound, Mission of Mercy, Arizona, Rosie’s House, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, The Wellness Community, Waste Not; 2009/2010: Arizona’s Children Association, Desert Mission, Inc., Phoenix Day, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Teen Lifeline, UMOM New Day Center.

Trends Charitable Fund Accepting Grant Applications Grant filling/postmark deadline: August 27, 2010 • Announcement of grant recipients: November, 2010. To obtain Grant Applications and Guidelines, visit or contact or call 480.951.2950.



2010 Trendsetters

Congratulations to all of the

Penny Nissley Dearest Penny: Not a day goes by that I do not think of what you have accomplished in our last 10 years in the Valley of the Sun. In all of those years together you have constantly put everyone else ahead of yourself, always concerned and working for other’s causes and helping in anyway you could. You done so graciously and with a determination that has been a constant inspiration to your family and friends. You have taught me selflessness, you have inspired me beyond belief and truly taught me by example. In our life together we’ve come to a deeper understanding of what love really is...You’ve taught me that it is more about standing together than falling head over heels and that it is never about trying to be perfect as it is about giving ourselves as we are. And so thank you for continuing to share the journey with me and the life we continue to make along the way. Congratulations to a wonderful, wife, partner, best friend and Mom! I/we, your family are so proud of you and you so deserve this honor. With all the love and admiration, Tony

I have spent a lifetime trying to find a word that best describes you. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that it would take much more than one word to describe how amazing you are. Ever since I can remember you have been there for me, you have a heart of gold and there is not another person in my life that can compare to you. You have taught me how to love, how to care, and most of all, how to put others before myself. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t learn something new from you and I thank my lucky stars everyday to have such a wonderful and caring person as a mother. You are my heart mom and I look forward to everyday I get to spend with you. You are my best friend, you are my role model and I am blessed to have you in my life. I love you mom, thank you for everything, you really, truly are AMAZING! Patrick




Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 • The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa


PATRON LEVEL (please check one)

❒ Champs Élysée (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 Two Page Feature Story on patron and their philanthropies in Trends Magazine. All benefits at the $25,000 level

❒ Via Veneto (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 Company name and logo listed in collateral materials, Press release inclusion, Full page color thank you ad in September issue of Trends Magazine, One night stay at The Arizona Biltmore (night of event), plus all benefits at $15,000 level

❒ Rodeo Drive (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 Runway seating for ten guests at event, Full page color ad in July/August issue of Trends, Full page color ad in event program (same as July/August issue of Trends), Acknowledgement from stage, Company logo displayed in ballroom, Special recognition gift, ten swag bags. Ad copy deadline 6/14/10

❒ Park Avenue (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 Company logo displayed in ballroom, Listing in event program, Special recognition gift, Runway seating for ten guests, ten swag bags, Recognition from stage

❒ Savile Row (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000 Recognition at event, Listing in event program, Preferred seating for ten guests at event, two swag bags

❒ Fifth Avenue (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 Listing in event program, Seating for ten guests, one swag bag

❒ Carnaby Street (2 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 Listing in event program, Runway seating for two guests, two swag bags

❒ Trendsetter Tradition (1 seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 Listing in event program, Preferred seating for one guest, one swag bag

❒ Michigan Avenue (1 seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 ❒ Union Square (donation, not attending) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $________ Gifts of $500 and above listed in event program

TOTAL DONATION $__________ NAME TO APPEAR IN PROGRAM: _______________________________________________ CONTACT NAME: _ ____________________________________________________________ COMPANY: ___________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _ __________________________________________________________________ PHONE: ______________________________ FAX: _________________________________ EMAIL: ______________________________________________________________________ Mail/fax this form indicating your level of support with your payment. Checks should be made payable to Trends Charitable Fund. Tickets will be held at the door.

FORM OF PAYMENT: ❒ CHECK ❒ VISA ❒ MC ❒ AMEX ❒ DISCOVER ACCOUNT #: ____________________________________________ EXP: ______________ AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE: ____________________________________________________ PLEASE SEND TO: Trends Charitable Fund 5921 East Indian Bend Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Phone: 480.951.2950 • Fax: 480.922.0441

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Trends Charitable Fund is a 501c3 organization. Tax ID# 86-0834633.



Congratulations to all of the 2010 Trendsetters

Erica Stottlemyre Erica, I am so proud of you. You truly start every day as a trendsetter in our home. You stand on top of the mountain when it comes to serving others over yourself. Our family and our community are complete because of your existence. For that we are so very thankful. No matter what the day brings our way, we are all in a better place because of you. I am blessed to be sharing my life with my soul mate. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. With all my Love, Todd





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Deborah Bateman, Suzanne Dickey, Carolyn Evani, Sue Fletcher, Kathy Harris, Sheila Ingram, Jan Lewis, Penny Nissley, Helen Presutti, Erica Stottlemyre


Jennifer Collins, Robyn DeBell, Roseann Dunteman, Juanita Francis, Lynne Love, Vicki McDonald, Janice Montana, Kathy Munson, Julie Prusak, Jinger Richardson


Susan Doria, Sandy Hecomovich, Char Hubble, Shelley Kuhle, Sharron Lewis, Debbie Moak, Dee Nowell, Doris Ong, Nancy Spetzler


Kathy DeSanto, Jacquie Dorrance, Carol Hebets, Judy Hewson, Ginette Karabees, Ina Manaster, Linda Messenger, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Barbara Payne, Carol Waldrop


Oonagh Boppart, Jennifer Croll, Renee Dee, Alexis Glascock, Marilyn Harris, Nan Howlett, Cathy Kleeman, Jill Roberts, Lisa Shapiro, Paige Wheeler


Sarah Cheek ,Carol Cook, Courtney Denton, Barbara Dunlap, Brenda Howard, Catherine Jacobson, Jill Krigsten, Leah Hoffman Langerman, Beth Matthews, Priscilla Nicholas


Judy Bowe, Barbara Caldwell Taylor, Donna Johnson, Jerri Kelly, Caryll Kyl, Patsy Lowry, Diane Might, Terry Roman, Julie Vogel, Nancy Walker


Missy Anderson, Jane Christensen, Sari Deihl, Jane Edmunds, Laurie Florkiewicz, Benee Hilton-Spiegal, Jamie Hormel, Tochia Levine, Karen Pratte, Elaine Schreiber



Charlene Berge-Blum, Debbie Gaby, Carrie Hall, Lisa Henry-Holmes, Cathy Kent, Carole Machiz, Sandy Magruder, Jean Marley, Stella Paolini, Karen Thorn

Shelley Adams, Jill Alanko, Mol Anderson, Lynn Custer, Claudia Fanning, Jamie Herzlinger, Beth McDonald, Lisa Shover, Shireen Stuart, Patsy Tiffany



Elaine Apostle, Diana Balich, Olivia Garcia, Jazelle Ghiz, Dana Jirauch, Sally Lehmann, Suzan Makaus, Cheryl Parker, Ellie Shapiro, Suzan Spiekerman

Jennifer Blank-Matney, Barbara Davis, April Esner, Susan Hoskyns, Melissa Leonesio, Leslie McCarver, Carole Moreno, Tara Shapiro, Sandy Trznadel, Ann Vry



Sharon Bartick, Sheila Corwin, Melissa Goett, Ann Graham, Nancy Joaquim, Phyllis Malanfant, Pearle Marr, Carolyn Ross, Marcie Saban, Rachel Smith

Pamela Covella, Kathleen Lang, Michele Laven, Stephanie McRae, Patti Naughton, June Shapiro, Nancy Silver, Patty Stelton, Heidi Teets, Christi Warner-Beyer


Marie-France Andreani, Jane Evans, Georgia Green, Susan Heywood, Julie Hopper, Sally Lynch, JoAnn Murphy, Marcia Roth, Diane Ryan, Loretta Saban


Maureen Barkley, Debi Bisgrove, Stevie Eller, Ruth Lavinia, Robin Milne, Pam Overton, Pat Petznick, Judy Santo, Robin Sewell, Daryl Weil



Lin Sue Cooney, Sandy Cowen, Naomi Gauthier, Heather Greenbaum, Christine Gustafson, Linda Pope, Jordan Rose, Rhonda Russell, Carrie Schnepf, Nancy White

Nancy Berge, Cay Cowie, Pat Hasbrook, Kax Herberger, Denise Hrudka, Freita Keluche, Betty McRae, Denise Ricketts, Sue Stuckey, Jocelyn Wallace


Sue Boemer, Wendy Cracchiolo, Anne Hesse-Wellington, Bonnie Marshall, Bonnie Martin, Michelle Robson, Glenna Shapiro, Sharon Steele, Sandy Wood, Olinda Young


Trisha Anthony, Anne Christensen, Barbee Cromack, Patty Dion, Jamie Drinkwater-Buchanan, Suzanne Eder, Judy Edwards, Sharon Eider-Orley, Nancy Hanley, Ellie Ziegler


Liz Alpert, Deborah Pyburn Brewer, Penny Galarneau, Patti Lau, Christine McGuire-Mudd, Anne Robbs, Robin Russell, Virginia Simpson, Rita Steer, Michele Watson


Linda Anderson, Aquanetta, Valentine Coleman, Carol Critchfield, Pat Goldman, Penny Gunning, Robyn Lee, Betty Reid, Stephanie Roberts, Kim Spector


Diane Halle, Loretta Haugen, Karlynn Keyes-Lee, Pat Leach, Jamie Lendrum, Dorothy McGuire-Williamson, Mary Ellen McKee, Mary Ogle, Paige Parnell, Bernadette Wolfswinkle


Jane Bergamo, Barbie Boyle, Darlene Keller-Price, Kristy Moore, Shauna Robertson, Anne Ross, Linda Surdakowski, Susie Wesley, Katherine Woods, Julie Young


Barbara Arkules, Libby Cohen, Donna Fleischer, Leevon Guerithault, Rona Kasen, Terres Martori, Lisa Molina, Ruth Ritz, Tracey Saban, Georgeanne White


Rosemary Brown, Nanci Bruner, Debbie Dus, Cheryl Fine, Harriet Friedland, Andrea Mullen, Jane Norris, Susan Smith Olsen, Betty Rosenzweig, Mary Jo Waits TRENDS MAGAZINE


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2009/2010 Grant Recipients ARIZONA’S CHILDREN ASSOCIATION’s Center for Family Based Practice (CFBP) and Maricopa County Foster Care Program tie directly into the agency’s mission of ‘Protecting Children, Preserving Families.’ CFBP offers a variety of behavioral health services to disadvantaged children and families in Maricopa County which include: family, individual, group and in-home counseling; case management; psychiatric evaluations; and medication monitoring. The Foster Care program licenses homes to provide a loving, safe and stable home environment for a child removed from their home as a result of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment. 800.944.7611 DESERT MISSION, INC.’s Desert Mission Food Bank provides emergency food and food security programs to families who struggle to make ends meet – they serve more than 23,500 people each year. TCF funds will provide emergency food for the increasing number of needy families. Most of the families who request emergency food assistance are working poor families or disabled/elderly living on a fixed income. The food bank provides a spectrum of services – delivered with dignity and respect for the client – to eliminate hunger and promote good nutrition. 602.331.5792 desertmission PHOENIX DAY’s Literacy Program prepares low-income, at-risk, preschool children to enter kindergarten at a level commensurate with the general population of 5-year-olds. Many of these families are mono-lingual. Demographics are as follows: 85% Hispanic with 10% African-American and 5% Caucasian. The children are in a safe environment, allowing parents to retain their jobs and remain self-sufficient. In addition to childcare and early childhood education, the families receive individual bilingual case management to help them meet the many issues they are facing from unemployment to legal issues to health care. 602.252.4911 PHOENIX RESCUE MISSION’s Family Out­reach Program will provide food to the hungry, increase the health and well being of low-income children and their families and improve children’s academic achievement. The population served is school-aged children and their families – the majority of which are single-parent, women-headed households in Southwest Phoenix who are at risk of not getting enough nutrition every day and need a little extra help between paychecks. The Program provides supplemental nutritious food that is used to prepare healthy meals, which in turn gives the children the “fuel” needed to concentrate and learn in school and not have to go to school or to bed hungry. 602.233.3000 TEEN LIFELINE’s Hotline program is a peer-supported crisis counseling ­program available to any teen at any time. Teens who call the Hotline talk to a highly trained Peer Counselor to receive supportive services and resources for help. For teens who may not seek help through traditional venues, the peerto-peer Crisis Hotline is a first line of prevention and, for some, a last call for hope. One in six (16.1%) Arizona high school ­students report having thought seriously about killing themselves in the past year. There is no doubt that ­suicide is a heartrending problem. 602.248.8336 UMOM NEW DAY CENTER’s Emergency Shelter Program provides services that empower homeless women, children and families to excel to their highest potential and maximize their economic independence. The program benefits women and children by providing comprehensive, wraparound services to those who have been traumatized by domestic violence and/or homelessness and need not only immediate shelter, but also food, job training, childcare and other services to become self-sufficient again. Each day 66 homeless families are provided food, shelter and the tools to build a bridge to self-sufficiency. 602.275.7852

If you would like to volunteer or make a personal donation, please contact these charities directly.




Dinner on the Desert

Martha Hunter and Gena Bonsall

Cathy Shell and Cesar Mazier

George and Bitsy Susich with James Kitchel

AN URBAN OASIS Desert Botanical Garden, representing the splendor of our landscape COCKTAIL HOUR Santa Barbara Catering passed the hors d’oeuvres. STARRY STARRY NIGHT Merrymakers dined on Native American cuisine and danced to the sounds of Big Nick and the Gila Monsters. GOING ONCE Bidders took home amazing ceramic pottery and exotic plants.

Bonnie Ottosen and Pam Perry

Teon Gunn with Joe and Michelle Buckingham

Beth Byrnes and Bart Faber

Charlie and Barbara Young

Kristen and Chris Klecka




O’Connor House

Susie Wesley and Nan Howlett

Don and Leslie Budinger

Brian and Sandra Day O’Connor

HONORING A GREAT LADY Guests celebrated Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy and her love of Arizona. A HEARTFELT THANK-YOU Diane Halle and Don Budinger, leadership award winners CAMERA-READY CHAIRS Susie Wesley and Nan Howlett DESIGNER DIGS Tempe Center for the Arts hosted.

John and Bonnie Bouma

Janell and John Grady

Diane and Bruce Halle

Victor and Belle Ostrovsky

Larry and Glenna Shapiro



Deborah Bateman You are a very loving and caring individual, always willing to open doors, reach into your resources and find a way to help. You are an outstanding business woman, committed community leader and wonderful Mom. Love you to the max! Congrats, Tara

Congratulations on being a 2010 Trendsetter. You have built a lasting legacy, always giving maximum energy and effort to make a positive difference in other’s lives. I am doubly lucky to be your best friend and observe all of your beauty every day! Love, Tim


Stacy Avent and Elisabeth Jimenez

YWCA Tribute to Women

Rebecca Ailes-Fine and Oonagh Boppart

Tammy Cozzi

Taniqua Broughton and Hilary Barnes

Elaine Scruggs and Dana Campbell Saylor

Gail Jacobs and Robin Telle

Erica Bullock and Ed Peller with Christina Champion

HONORING VALLEY WOMEN Helping to achieve social and economic equality SALUTING TRAILBLAZERS Wearing the uniform – Stacy Avent and Elisabeth Jimenez THE LONG MISSION YWCA, building on positive change for 150 years




Amy Samuel

Florence Crittenton

Bill Shover and Gene D’Adamo

Mike Dwyer and Tina Majerle

Kathy Harris and Hank Aaron with Wendy Selig-Prieb

Missy Anderson and Jinger Richardson

Beth Thompson and Addison Brown

HEAVY HITTERS Kathy Harris, Libby Cohen and Robyn Calihan, chairs, and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron SHEER DELIGHT Amy Samuel in striking white boots & off-the-shoulder frock HOPE COMES TO LIFE Florence Crittenton of Arizona, bringing safety, help and opportunity to Valley kids

Robyne Boyle and Valerie Jones

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Wellness Community Porch Party For the past two years, the Wellness Community has bestowed its Hero of Inspiration Award at the Porch Party Dinner. Who is this year’s recipient and why? This year’s recipient is Jere Clark, principal of Clark-Wayland Builders and a longstanding business and community leader. Jere is fighting mantle cell lymphoma and doing so with dignity and confidence.

experiences with others like themselves. We often say that TWC provides the “other half” of cancer care, all completely free.

The Wellness Community will hold its annual Porch Party Dinner Oct. 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. The benefit dinner is being co-chaired this year by Susan Barnes and Dawn Senger, who describe how they got involved in this fantastic effort. How and why did you get involved with the Wellness Community? I first learned about the Porch Party Dinner when members of the event committee told me about the Wellness Community and the wonderful programs it offers cancer survivors and their loved ones. When I first walked up the steps of TWC’s historic home, I felt a warm sense of peace and comfort. How does the organization benefit the community? The Wellness Community provides a safe place for cancer survivors and their caregivers to share their feelings and

What makes the Porch Party Dinner different from other fundraisers? It’s an informal event allowing our supporters to kick back and relax. This year, we’ve adopted a Fall Fantasy theme, so guests will gather under the stars in a casual setting decorated in the rust, gold and green colors of an autumn evening.

This is the eighth year for the event. How has it evolved and/or grown? We had 60 guests at our first Porch Party in 2002. It’s grown rapidly since then, as TWC has expanded its scope of services and forged partnerships with various community and healthcare organizations.

Where is it held? The Porch Party Dinner is held on the grounds of TWC’s beautifully restored historic home at 360 E. Palm Lane in the Coronado District near downtown Phoenix. Both of you have family members and friends who have been affected by cancer. When you see loved ones struggling with the pain, stress and fear that come with a cancer diagnosis, you want to do whatever you can to help. I saw firsthand the many ways TWC provides opportunities for hope and transcendence to those living with cancer.

What’s the cost and how can people find out more? Guests can purchase individual tickets for $300 or sponsor a table for costs ranging from $3,000 to$15,000. We also offer event sponsorship and underwriting opportunities. For more information, please contact Tina Bronson at 602.712.1006 or visit




Oscar Night America

Tim and Deborah Bateman

Kristin and Chuck Sowers

Bill Hubble and Char Davis

Brent and Michelle Cannon

Courtney Coady and Amy Lyn with Sean Ornelas

Tanner Flynn and Bijen Dyrek

Tara Bateman and A.J. Blusiewicz

BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS Chairs Deborah Bateman and Chuck Sowers BEST SUPPORTING ROLE Sheraton Downtown Phoenix THE ACADEMY AWARD Beneficiary is the Arthritis Foundation.

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Sheila Ingram Congratulations Sheila! You are a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Thank you for being the ultimate caregiver to us all. With love from Mike, your six children, twenty grandchildren, and two great grandchildren


The Concert for the Phoenix Symphony How did you decide to work together? C.A. is in his second year as chairman of the board of directors, and they wanted to try something different from the New Year’s Eve gala.

plays with a headlining artist, this year Donna Summer. The Concert is followed by The Encore, which is dinner, dancing to live music, then a late night lounge with D.J. Senbad. There are also short musical cameos during the evening to showcase top young musicians.

Nan and C.A Howlett individually have been involved in philanthropic projects around the community for many years. C.A. is senior vice president of public affairs for US Airways. Now, for the first time, they are working together as co-chairs of an evening benefitting the Phoenix Symphony on Oct. 16 at Symphony Hall and the Civic Plaza Ballroom. What is the event? We call it simply, The Concert. The Phoenix Symphony

You appear very committed to the Phoenix Symphony. Why? Because it is the largest performing arts organization in Arizona, starting in 1947. Phoenix cannot be a great city without a thriving cultural component.

Who does it benefit? The youth education programs and artistic excellence of the Phoenix Symphony. They perform for 50,000 kids per year through children’s outreach and 188,000 children and adults through concerts and outreach. Musical education budgets have been cut across the state.

Is it hard to work with your spouse? It’s like remodeling a house. We are usually a good team. You two are very involved in the community. We believe great communities are built by individuals’ involvement and free enterprise support. It’s our duty to “give back” wherever we live, but we also get far more back, through all the friendships we have developed, than we give.

Why Donna Summer? She is the Queen of Dance! Yet her music complements the orchestra. She recently played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to rave reviews and sold out the Hollywood Bowl. Where did you get the idea? We attended the white tie gala for the Philadelphia Orchestra because US Airways has a hub there. It is a great party, and we wondered if it could work in Phoenix.

For more information, call 602.452.0422.




Columbine Garden Club

Cathy Dickey and Susan Palmer-Hunter

Bobbie Aidem and Ginny DuBose

Dennis Thompson with Helene Presutti and Brian Trahan

Cathy Staley and June Couche

WILDFLOWERS ACROSS ARIZONA Desert Botanical Garden provided the verdant setting. ARRANGING NATURE’S BOUNTY Noted San Francisco floral designer Ron Morgan MAKING IT GROW Chairs Diana Finley and Carol Schmidt

Kimberlee Padilla and Melinda Gulick with Cathy Byram

Janet Mitchell and Brenda Schwartz and Shirley Turner

Patty Simmons and Sandy Getz

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Helene Presutti We have always been inspired by your fashion sense and more importantly by the way you live your life! Through your love, passion, drive and commitment, you have shown us what can be accomplished with dedication and hard work. We are excited to celebrate with you as you are honored for the many ways you’ve enriched both our family and community. You are truly an inspiring woman and we are proud to have you as a wife, mother and friend. All our love, Joe, Ashley, Natalie, Jenna and Mallory


Xavier College Preperatory

Model courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Cathy Hart and Lynne Jackson

RUNWAY READY Fabulous Fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue

Patrick and Betsy Haenel

Arlene Copley and Maryann Lieb

Laurie Larcher and Carol Crockett

Centerpieces by the White House

TAWNY TWOSOME Chairs Lynne Jackson and Cathy Hart PRINCIPAL FORCE Sister Joan Fitzgerald, whose guidance and personal touch make the school a force for good





Fayez Ghishan and Penny Gunning with Don Ulrich

AnnaLee and Heather Cook

TIRELESS VOLUNTEERS Chairs Helen Yeung and Liz Matthews CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN Steele Children’s Research Center is the beneficiary. PANDA AND HER CUB Mom Heather Cook and daughter AnnaLee Helen Yeung and Liz Matthews with Lucinda Peralta

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Breath of Life Gala

This third annual gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be Oct. 23 at the Ritz Carlton Phoenix. Lisa James and Kim Sterling, members of the organizing committee for the 2010 Breath of Life Gala, tell why they are so passionate about the effort to help battle this heartbreaking illness. How did you become involved with Breath of Life? Kim: My youngest son, Jordan, was on the committee for the Randy Johnson Golf Tournament that benefited cystic fibrosis and learned that Phoenix was chosen by the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to be the next major city invited to hold this event. He asked if I would have lunch with the Phoenix C.F.

Foundation executive director, Jan Lee Sproat, to learn more. How could I say anything but yes? Jordan was diagnosed in 1976 at 22 months with cystic fibrosis and lived long enough to attend the very first Breath of Life Gala in 2008. His extraordinary life was celebrated at the Breath of Life event in 2009.

Foundation is rated with the highest ranking from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the U.S.

Lisa: Cystic Fibrosis runs in our family. We have been supportive of the foundation for many years, and our extended family was humbled and thrilled to be recognized at the first Breath of Life Gala as honorees. I know that the resources and awareness raised by the Breath of Life Gala are making true impacts in the lives of C.F. patients, but also in the lives of their families. Who benefits? Kim and Lisa: The money raised from this event is dedicated to research in the quest for the cure for cystic fibrosis and will help fund its network of care centers such as Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the University Medical Center in Tucson. The national Cystic Fibrosis

What makes the Breath of Life Gala different? Kim and Lisa: Today the average life span of a C.F. patient is 37 years old. Everyone who has known a person with C.F. or a family involved with C.F. knows that every day in the life of a C.F. patient is a gift. C.F. patients know how to live life to its greatest fulfillment and we create this event to be the very best, most fun and worthwhile event that you could ever attend! How can people get involved? Kim and Lisa: First, plan to attend, and then we hope you would want to sponsor or put together a very fun table. If you have a special talent that you would like to share with the Gala Committee, please give Laurie Wray, director of special events at the Phoenix office of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a call at 602.224.0068.

SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 2010

It’s all about Women Sailing! Secure your place at the helm, onboard and in the classroom. Open registration begins August 14! Hurry, space is limited! Join the Lake Pleasant Sailing Club at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant for their day-long sailing summit. The Ladies Day@the Lake is designed to introduce women to the joys of sailing and enhance their boating skills through both land-based and on-the-water workshops. Visit to register and for more information.




2010 Copa Ball What is the mission of the foundation? The mission of Maricopa Health Foundation is to provide philanthropic support of MIHS’s programs. Those programs include patient care programs, academic programs to train doctors for our community, clinical research and capital improvement projects that improve health to all people in Maricopa County.

The 2010 Copa Ball will be held Oct. 9 at the Westin Kierland Resort to benefit the Maricopa Health Foundation. Jeff Simmons, chairman of the Maricopa Health Foundation, tells us a little about the ball and why the event is so important to our community.

How many people generally attend the ball? Last year we had more than 500 people attend. I anticipate we will be at that level or higher for 2010. Even in difficult times, our community seems to always come through for the causes that matter.

Why did you get involved in the Foundation? I love its three-fold mission: patient welfare at Maricopa Medical Center; advancing the practices of health care professionals through education and research; and to sponsor educational and What is the Copa Ball all about? scientific activities, projects, and programs The Copa Ball benefits the programs of that advance these objectives. This is a the Maricopa Health Foundation, the way thousands of lives. p h o t o g r a p h y & d e s i g n tosliterally t u d itouch o philanthropic arm of Maricopa Integrated Maricopa County built its first hospital in Health System.

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1883. The current facility for MIHS’s medical center was opened in 1970 – 40 years ago. It is amazing to think of how many families have been helped over those generations and about the need for continual progress and innovation. As one of the emcees, do you feel pressure to be entertaining? Well, my day job is as a trial lawyer, so I don’t get to entertain judges very often! Compared to that, this is just completely fun and it makes it more fun because it does so much good. With the economic downturn, is it difficult to raise funds in this environment? There is no doubt that times are tough, but we at the Maricopa Health Foundation have always been amazed at the level of generosity of Copa Ball attendees. Any advice for first-time attendees? Bring a big heart and a big smile because you will have a wonderful time. For more information about the 2010 Copa Ball, call 602.344.2623.


Online writer’s tool lowers the cost of self-publishing By Tiffany Hoffman Ever wish there was a simpler way to publish your own thoughts and ideas, or hoped for an alternative to conventional publishing? Now it’s possible to be published and to hold your printed book in your hand without spending a fortune. Number-one New York Times best-selling author Victor Ostrovsky has seemingly changed the world of writing in the blink of an eye. He has created a free online destination,, where writers have endless tools to capture their most creative and complex thoughts. And, they can use its word-processing platform to write their book from anywhere in the world where there’s an Internet connection. gives writers the opportunity to receive feedback from other writers, collaborate on books together, sell books with no fee on the site’s virtual bookstore. It also allows them to make their own privacy and copyright decisions for each book they publish. There are free templates for page and cover designs and easy tools to track characters and storylines in books that are in process. makes it possible for authors to publish their work and enjoy the freedom to print one book at a time for as little as $3 to $16 per unit. Typically, selfpublishing has meant sinking thousands of dollars into printing a minimum of 1,000 copies, money the author has to pay up front. Authors that self-publish also have the opportunity to be picked up by large publishers, showing larger houses that they’re viable, having actually completed a book. Numerous writers from the Phoenix area have signed up as users on the site, and some have already completed a book. One is Jim Windeck of Scottsdale, who wrote a book about being abandoned as a child. According to Windeck, the site is easy to use. He said he was pleased to be able to hold his printed book in his hands. Everyone has a book inside of them. This makes it easier to get that book out. For more information, visit Registration is simple and fast.

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Douglas Fryer By Bill Macomber Every painter who rises to the level we’re aiming at in these artist profiles does at least one thing supremely well. In Douglas Fryer’s case, it’s light. The landscape paintings by this Salt Lake Cityborn artist are full of amazing light. He sees the light and has found a way to capture it and communicate it. Light falls across land, farm buildings, mountains and fields. It’s all believable and immediate in these paintings.

“North of Chelsea,” oil, 20” x 36”

The canvases are arranged around the particularly beautiful quality light we’re privileged to enjoy in the Western United States. It has the airy quality you’ve seen a hundred times on a road trip through New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Northern Arizona, Montana, Wyoming and parts of California. Fryer also captures a feeling about the places he paints. Of course, it’s hard to put into words, but when I saw these paintings at MarshallLeKae, I felt something similar to what I’ve felt standing in a particularly peaceful rural setting around sundown. I could hear crickets in the ditch and smell cut hay. His draftsmanship shows the steady hand of his illustrator background. His colors are muted and calm. In Fryer’s case, it’s the way light draws the eye into a scene and strikes an emotional chord that makes him worth noting.

“Jeweled Hills,” oil, 13.5” x 27”

Douglas Fryer’s paintings can be seen at the Marshall-LeKae Gallery on Main Street in downtown Scottsdale. 480.970.3111,

“Shenandoah Valley,” 12” x 30”

“American Farm,” 24” x 20”



“Snow Across the Sevier River Valley,” oil, 42” x 80”


Harley The family’s landlord wouldn’t budge when it came to big dogs in the apartment, so after two wonderful years, Harley’s family had to put her up for adoption. Finding a new home has been a difficult task for this young Australian cattle dog mix, and she has been waiting for someone to notice her charming personality for over two months now. Harley is an active and playful pooch who is always eager to go for brisk walks. She would appreciate a big yard in which she can chase after a tennis ball. Being a cattle dog mix, Harley is exceptionally smart, and she is more than happy to learn from a patient coach. She is house- and leash-trained. Harley would do best in a home she won’t have to share with other four-legged roommates.

Salem Salem has been searching for a new furrever home for several months now ... 130+ days to be exact! She came to the Humane Society April 1 with her beautiful babies. She needed some time to wean them before going up for adoption. Her babies have all grown and found new homes. Her foster mom says that she loves to have her belly rubbed. When you are not at home she will spend her time looking out the window or sleeping at the foot of the bed. Eventually she becomes bored and would rather snuggle up with her humans. She has never tried to scratch the furniture. She can be shy around children at first but warms up quickly. She has never been around dogs or other cats besides her kittens, so please introduce her slowly. Harley (ID A310805) and Salem (ID A298935) are available the Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix. Harley’s adoption fee is a mere $35, Salem’s only $10 on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please call (602) 997-7586, Ext. 1045 or log on to for more information.




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Tableau, Ryan House

Hosted by the International Furnishing and Design Association, Tableau brings Valley designers together to create elaborate table decor in a competition that participants get to vote on. The table settings and centerpieces are beyond compare. It’s an evening of design, food and fun Oct. 9 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Christi Warner-Beyer, honorary chair, and Co-Chair Sue Ann Aronson tell us about Tableau. What makes this event special? Tableau is a visually stunning evening of fantasy-themed tablescapes. Guests will be treated to a “Mad Men”-themed cocktail party lounge and a silent auction. We will have a Sterling Cooper men’s club, featuring a scotch tasting area with cigar smoking. Don Draper would have loved it. Once inside the ballroom, guests will enjoy voting on table themes. Our live auction has a trip to Buenos Aires, jewelry from E.D. Marshall and a private jet trip to tours of exclusive wineries in Napa Valley. Where does the money go? The proceeds will benefit Ryan House, the first pediatric respite and palliative care home in the Southwest serving children with ­life-threatening illnesses and their families. How did you get involved? Sue: As a member of IFDA, I have attended a number of Tableau events. I very much wanted to be involved to raise money for Ryan House as I knew this event had great potential. Christi: Very close friends who will remain anonymous asked me to be the honorary chair, and with my family having been in the design business here for over 50 years and getting to help raise funds for Ryan House, how can one say no! How can people get involved? Attending Tableau is a great place to start, especially since base level tickets start at just $185 per person. Also, sponsor opportunities are available and I think we have two openings left for designers. Why do you support Ryan House? Ryan House provides the children and their families with precious moments together in addition to round-the-clock care. There is love and selflessness in those rooms and a chance for kids to be just kids. When IFDA, which is a professional organization in the furnishings and design industry, learned of the creation of Ryan House for children with life-threatening illnesses, we decided to become involved with this wonderful cause. For more information on Tableau, please contact Co-Chair Karen Wirrig at or 602.493.9154. Also, visit or




Phoenix Art Museum Spotlight Natural beauty, an innate sense of style and an erudite love of design catapulted Tatiana Sorokko from her native Russia to the fashion capitals of the world. As one of the first Russian models to achieve international success after perestroika in the 1990s, Sorokko exploded on the fashion scene, walking the runways for designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Gianfranco Ferré, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Rucci. For more than a decade she graced the covers and editorial pages of European and American magazines such as Vogue, Sorokko in Rucci, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar 2006 and Cosmopolitan.

Sorokko’s career continued as Russian Vogue’s foreign correspondent and author of its popular monthly Style Fax column of fashion and style commentary. Today, Sorokko is a contributing editor of American Harper’s Bazaar, interviewing and styling photo shoots of notable subjects all over the world. Her influence as an international style setter and taste-maker extends well beyond the runway; Sorokko was named to the top 100 international Best Dressed list by American Vogue in 2000 and the Best Dressed Women of All Time list by Harper’s Bazaar in 2007. “Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style,” on view at Phoenix Art Museum through Jan. 2, beautifully reveals Sorokko’s historically important couture wardrobe, selected with her keen eye for quality and timeless style. Spanning the 20th century, the exhibition includes works by Mariano Fortney, Jeanne Paquin, Cristóbal

Rucci, evening gown with burnt ostrich feathers, 2008

Balenciaga, Madame Grès, Pierre Balmain, James Galanos, Gian-franco Ferré, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaïa, Yohji Yamamoto and Ralph Rucci, among others. The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. 602.257.1222.


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Jacqueline’s Café at Hilton Village If breakfast all day sounds like the only way to dine, Scottsdale’s newest café “kid on the block” has landed quite deliciously in Hilton Village. Jacqueline’s Café has brought to life the space Country Glazed Ham had to vacate. I’ll end the anticipation. It’s fabulous. The vivacious, alive atmosphere … even the hostess … had me at “hello.” It’s old-school diner meets contemporary café, and the place was packed. Before landing on an entrée, my best girlfriend and I read the options cover to cover. If menu segments such as Pancake Bliss, Waffle Utopia and OMG Omelets don’t do it for you, The Art of Hollandaise just might. Jacqueline’s has everything from Mac & Cheese to the Mason Dixon Waffle (which deserves a sentence all to itself – keep reading), Hummus to Huevos Rancheros. And while I certainly didn’t taste everything, our sampling gives me confidence that no matter what the nationality, the selection is probably pretty darn good. I decided on the daily breakfast special for lunch: the Lobster and Avocado Omelet. All I can say is OMG! This plate of deliciousness blends eggs with just the perfect amount of lobster meat, a hefty helping of cream cheese mixed in, topped with sliced avocado. I literally could not stop eating. My lunch buddy opted for the Huevos Rancheros. Viva Jacqueline’s! Equally as delicious and perfectly satisfying portion sizes. Worth noting are options such as the aforementioned Mason Dixon Waffle. This masterpiece is country fried chicken on a waffle topped with country gravy. Also interesting, the Piña Colada Pancakes garnished with snowflake coconut and pineapple. So creative! SO going back as soon as I can! Jacqueline’s Café is located at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.951.5244




‘Stories From the Dating Trenches’ By Kristi DeWitt Review by Tiffany Hoffman “Stories From the Dating Trenches” by Kristi DeWitt (AKA Date Diva) is every woman’s must-have relationship handbook. It is perfect for the entire pool of singles who have ever needed a little extra help in the field of dating. DeWitt displays the good, the bad and the ugly. Her (and other people’s) laugh-outloud amusing stories about dating are tales everyone can relate to. She covers topics such as how to scout single men, capturing the man of your dreams, and how to determine if your guy is cheating. Most women have at least one question that needs answering in this area, and “Stories From the Dating Trenches” is your very own Dating 101 text to success. Kristi DeWitt was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, where she began her experiences in the dating trenches at the early age of 16. After 25 years of dating, she decided to share with us her strategic tactics and humorous tales of dating do’s and don’ts. Stories were also submitted by other women with sometimes good, sometimes awful experiences in dating. DeWitt’s goal is to take single woman through her dating boot camp and help them discover the confidence that has been hiding behind the beautiful smile. The female fear of dating can be toxic to mind and soul, and there is no valid reason why any woman can’t overcome that fear. For more on “Stories From the Dating Trenches,” you can purchase Kristi DeWitt’s book ($19.95, Monkey Bizness Publications, Scottsdale). If you still can’t get enough, check out more relationship tales and blogs at, and you may be one page away from being the next dating diva.

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Hostess Gifts

Here’s a duo that falls under the category of ultra-traditional “nice touches.” First, fine stationary from Italy. Each set is imprinted with classic Italian patterns and paired with beautifully lined envelopes. Mix and match sets to build a collection, and pair the stationary with a traditional seal, modernized with interchangeable medallions and sealing wax. Wax is available in three rich colors. It’s a great gift for a hostess who appreciates the art of the handwritten note. Second, root candles burn clean, and their innovative design doesn’t drip. Select from fragrances and unscented candles available in tapers and pillars in various heights. Perfect for the hurricane on the patio or candelabrum in the home Add an elegant touch by adorning the candles with an ornate fleur de lis, a regal cross or a delicate angel wing. Resin candle pins embellished with Swarovski crystals are unique and easy way to dress your table and accent your home. For these and other gift ideas, visit Do Me a Favor at 835 E. Camelback Road, Suite 102, Phoenix, or visit 602.200.0190




A Derby Affair

Mike and Sandy Hecomovich

Michelle and Eddie Fisher

Joette Schmidt

Carol Clemmenson and Robin West

Kathy Harris and Jack Clifford with Donna Johnson

HAT’S OFF Chairs Kathy Harris and Donna Johnson may have chaired the best Derby Affair yet. RUN FOR THE ROSES Proceeds benefitted Homeward Bound. WINNER’S CIRCLE Guests enjoyed some amazing Southern comfort food. PLACE YOUR BETS A huge thank-you to Casino Arizona for its generosity.

Jay Mullen and Howard Teplitzky

Bonsal and Alexis Glascock

George Abrams and Steve Johnson



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his custom built warm contemporary provides your own private resort ambiance, as it is in the gated community of Elmaro Estates with two acre lots and tree lined paver streets. In addition to the generous master with sitting area and two separate baths, there are four bedrooms all with en suite baths and a common sitting area in the Main House and three bedrooms with en suite baths and a large Kitchen in the Guest House. There is also a Wine Room, alder paneled Office, Game Room with wet bar, Theater and a 900 square foot Exercise Room. The extensive covered patio provides the sanctuary to view the Reverse Osmosis negative edge pool, Sheer Descent 28’ water curtain feature and the surrounding “Italian style” garden. Seven cars can be accommodated easily in the garage space with additional room for eight more. Offered at $7,400,000. y

Did You Know: The Paradise Valley and Scottsdale housing demand curve has been moving in an upward trajectory since April 2009 towards a more balanced market. If you would like to hear more about current statistics in your area, please contact me.

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