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Beat the Heat 2011

W ALT D ANLEY R E ALT Y Real estate is changing. So are we. We are excited to announce the formation of our new company, Walt Danley Realty. Operating our own boutique brokerage ďŹ rm allows us to better serve our clients and align ourselves with global real estate networks. Call us to learn more about Walt Danley Realty and the new opportunities we offer. Walt Danley

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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 volume 29, No. 4

Special Features 6

Remembering … John Teets


Charity Spotlight: Rendez-Zoo


Charity Spotlight: CopaBall

22 Charity Spotlight: Crossroads Roads of Hope Dinner 23

10 Questions for … Kenny Rogers


2011 Fabulous Phoenician: Bill Shover


2011 Trendsetters


Trends Charitable Fund information page


Trends in Design: A project by Marcie Saban

40 Charity Spotlight: Veterans Medical Leadership Council 42

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Charity Spotlight: Dress for Success

44 Charity Spotlight: St. Vincent de Paul’s Restoring Hope Breakfast Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum


47 Charity Spotlight: Phoenix Symphony’s The Concert & The Encore


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MONTHLY FEATURES Defenders of Children Joanne and Sal Mattera.



Crisis Nursery Suzanne Dickey and Kathi Neal with Roseann Dunteman

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On My Mind

45 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: Photography

Stylist Margaret Merritt, 480.947.5588

46 Spotlight on the Heard Museum: Moondance and bolo ties

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Photography by Scott Foust, Image-Industry, 480.633.3740

49 Pets of the Month: Baby and Kiko

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10 Artist Profile: Russian Impressionism at Overland Gallery



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R emembering SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART volume 29, No. 4

Remembering ... John Teets By Bill Dougherty

To many in the civic and charitable world John Teets was a true ­maverick. He passed away surrounded by his family several weeks ago after illness. John was a man who truly believed in making the Valley a better place for everyone. I was first introduced to John and his lovely wife, Nancy, many years ago when I was still a reporter for Trends. I remember thinking how distinguished and dapper he was. He truly looked the part of a CEO. He was chief executive for Dial and Greyhound corporations in the 1980s and 1990s. He was also a Trends Fabulous Phoenician and one our Best Dressed Men. But that was just one side to this man among men. John had a drive to make our community the best place it could be. He held everyone he worked with responsible for making fine things in the worlds of commerce and charitable entities alike. On a hot afternoon later in the summer, hundreds of people from all walks of our city gathered at Scottsdale Bible Church to stop and remember a remarkable man. Great friends, colleagues and family memorialized John in beautiful and touching way. John Teets was a true empire builder. He was a man who believed in purpose as well as solution. He will be missed by so many facets of our community for the tireless work he and his great family did here for decades.



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Russian Impressionism at Overland Gallery By Bill Macomber Portrait of My Wife

Overland Gallery on Scotts­ dale’ s Main Street for many years now has been a pipeline for Russian paintings that span the 1930s to the 1990s. The gallery introduced 20th-century Russian art to the Valley in 1991, featuring paintings by some of the most renowned artists in the former Soviet Union.

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Annual shows from January through mid-April often include works by Sergei P. and Aleksei P. Tkachev, Vladimir Stozharov, Igor Popov and Viktor Lapin, among other noted artists. In the past few years, the popularity of Russian art of this period has proliferated throughout the United States, aided by Overland lending major paintings to museums. Russia harnessed the creative genius of an entire generation of artists during the post-revolutionary period. Beginning in 1934, “Socialist Realism” became the official artistic style of the U.S.S.R. The official style required that artists be convincing interpreters of real-

ity. Locked behind the Iron Curtin, Soviet artists were prohibited from pursuing the avant-garde impulses that had occupied many revolution-era Russian artists in the first third of the twentieth century. In this insular environment evolved one of the most inspired and significant bodies of realist art the world had ever encountered. Completion of an advanced six-year degree was of great importance to gain acceptance into the Soviet Artist Union. Students who received a high grade on their diploma work were automatically accepted into the Union. The result of all this formal training and its philosophical underpinnings in realism made for an amazing body of work. In some ways, these Russian artists kept alive the realism that much of the 20th century skipped over in search of the new and the abstract. The paintings are powerful, well crafted and full of soul.

Overland Gallery is located at 7155 E. Main St., Scottsdale. 480.947.1934 or

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In support of Teach for America In our country today, many children growing up in low-income urban and rural communities are several grade levels behind their higher income peers – not because they can’t succeed but because they haven’t been given the opportunity to do so. Teach for America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate this educational inequity. For the last 20 years, Teach for America has been recruiting, selecting, and training talented college graduates and professionals to teach in schools in low-income communities. These teachers, also known as corps members, are leading their students to high levels of academic achievement and proving that students from low-income communities can succeed on an absolute scale when given the opportunities they deserve and the necessary additional support. This school year, there are more than 8,200 corps members working in 39 regions across the country, including Phoenix. Additionally, Teach for America’s 20,000 alumni are working in a variety of professional fields to continue to work on behalf of kids and families in low-income communities. Teach for America began placing corps members in Phoenix in 1994. This school year, there are more than 300 corps members teaching in over 100 schools across the Valley and collectively reaching nearly 17,000 students. These corps members teach in grades pre-K through 12 and in all subject areas, including high-need subjects like math, science, and special education. “Our corps members are focused on providing a transformative education for their students,” said Pearl Chang Esau, executive director of Teach for America’s Phoenix region and a 2003 corps member who taught fifth grade in Los Angeles. “They work relentlessly to lead their students to academic achievement and to put them on paths to college and life success.”



Silvio Delgado, a 2007 Phoenix corps member, continues to teach at his original placement school, Valley View Elementary School, in the Roosevelt School District.

At the beginning of the 2009-10 school year, Kyle Quadrios’ class of second, third, and fourth graders with autism was reading and doing math at a kindergarten level. By setting high expectations and focusing on basic social skills through the year, he led his students to two years of academic growth in just one school year. Additionally, more than half of his students were able to attend general education classes for at least 30 minutes a day. In Arizona there are more than 550 Teach for America alumni working across all sectors to expand opportunities for kids growing up in low-income communities. Last year, Teach for America alumnus Robert Kelty was named Coconino County Superintendent of Schools. Kelty, a former Arizona Teacher of the Year, began his teaching career in New Mexico and before assuming his superintendent role taught fourth grade at Puente de Hozho Elementary School in Flagstaff. Teach for America’s founder, Wendy Kopp, who proposed the idea for the organiza-

tion in her undergraduate thesis, visited Phoenix in April to attend an event honoring T. Denny Sanford for his leadership and dedication to education reform. She also discussed her new book, ”A Chance to Make History,” in which she discusses what she has learned over the last two decades about the solutions to educational inequity. As a nonprofit organization, Teach for America relies on public and private sources of support, including corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Trends Charitable Foundation sponsors 10 corps members in the Valley to support their training and ­professional development. For more information about Teach for America’s work in Phoenix or to find out how you can support the organization, please visit regions/phoenix/ or contact Pearl Chang Esau at or at 602.304.0211.

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Sweating into nice clothes By Bill Macomber Sadly, my stepfather passed away in his upper 80s last fall. My ­mother, ever on the lookout for her children, sent me boxes of his clothes. My stepfather was a clotheshorse, God bless him. He shopped in Europe and on London’s Savile Row. In the boxes were some very nice slacks, including a pair of velvety brown pants made in Germany. The pants have secret pockets in the lining. I didn’t know Germans even made pants.

stepfather what for me would be a down payment on a used car. I wept when I tried on those loafers and found them a half size too small for me. I gave them to a friend who was feeling lonely and told him, “Wear these loafers and you’ll meet a nice girl, I promise.” He sold them on eBay, the rat. He has more money but he’s still lonely.

There were great shirts, nice sweaters and a cool jacket or two. Also included were a few pairs of racy shoes – my stepdad ran Porsches and Ferraris on amateur tracks until my mother put her foot down 15 or so years ago.

It’s funny how life works, because not long after all those nice clothes arrived at my doorstep I got a second job. It’s nothing fancy. I’m in the credit card fraud unit at a huge call center of a major U.S. retailer. Preventing fraud, not committing it. This big industrial complex has a strict dress code. No jeans Monday through Thursday, and no T-shirts or shorts anytime. Sneakers not allowed.

There was one pair of beautiful creamy brown Prada loafers that probably cost my

I’m getting pretty long in the tooth to launch a new career, but I’ve always heard

that clothes make the man and I should dress for the job I want, not the job I have. So I’ve been putting my stepfather’s handme-downs to good use. I am probably the best-dressed call center employee in Arizona, maybe in the United States. Here’s the funny thing: I always thought it would be crazy to own nice clothes in a climate like this. Why would anyone want to sweat into expensive pants? But wearing the clothes to work the past few weeks has been illuminating. Nice trousers make me feel aerated. My body actually sweats less when I wear good shirts. It’s afraid to perspire into expensive fabric, probably. This is why the rich never let us see them sweat. Apparently the phrase “cold hard cash” means literally that. Where there’s money there’s almost always a refreshing breeze blowing nearby.


Rendez-Zoo and work in educating our young people about their relationship to the natural world

The second annual Rendez-Zoo, an Evening of Conservation and Cuisine, will be Oct. 15 at the Phoenix Zoo. The event offers the perfect blend of amazing local cuisine while highlighting the zoo’s world renowned conservation efforts, exhibits and programs. Rendez-Zoo is chaired by Michelle Clarke. Jean Bingham is vice-chair. What is Rendez-Zoo? Michelle: Rendez-Zoo is the annual fundraising gala for the Phoenix Zoo. This event provides an opportunity for guests to experience one of Arizona’s greatest treasures firsthand while enjoying exceptional local cuisine and wines. Why are you chairing Rendez-Zoo? Michelle: As the mother of four young children, I have had the pleasure of learning all about the zoo’s amazing achievements in the field of conservation and witnessing firsthand the dedication of the staff to the well-being of its animals. Jean: As an active member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the zoo for more than 20 years, I feel like I am harboring the best kept secret in the Valley … the zoo’s amazing conservation efforts



What will your guests experience at Rendez-Zoo? Michelle: Rendez-Zoo will begin with a culinary tribute to our mission, with an emphasis on sustainability, seasonality and local first. Guests will have the opportunity to peruse exceptional silent auction items, enjoy great music and visit with zoo staff and animal ambassadors. An elegant lakeside dinner by Chef Eddie Matney will follow with live music and dancing under the stars. What makes Rendez-Zoo different from other events? Jean: The majestic location of the Phoenix Zoo, nestled in the Papago Park Buttes, offers the perfect backdrop for this one-of-a-kind gala. As a fundraising event, where are the proceeds used? Jean: All proceeds will go toward continuing our world-class conservation efforts and offering engaging programs to promote human stewardship of the natural world. Funds are also used to care for the more than 1,300 animals on zoo grounds. Who are you expecting at this event and how can people get involved? Michelle: We will be hosting more than 700 Valley philanthropists, business and community leaders and guests. I encourage anyone who might be interested to make their reservation online at or call 602.286.3855.

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Crisis Nursery

Art and Darlene Buck

Brian and Andrea Roberts

Doug and Jackie Forbes with Patti Tucker

Angela and Rob Romanin

Suzanne Dickey and Kathi Neal with Roseann Dunteman

HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Crisis Nursery helps Valley children in crisis. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Crisis Nursery chairs Suzanne Dickey, Kathi Neal and Roseann Dunteman HERE COMES THE SUN Shelley Martin and Patty Sapp beaming in bright retro hues BEST OF THE BEATLES The Return kept partygoers moving with a spot-on Fab Four imitation.

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The 2011 CopaBall The CopaBall will be held Oct. 15 at the Arizona Biltmore to benefit the Maricopa Health Foundation and Maricopa Integrated Health System. The evening will include a fabulous silent auction and dinner. Guests will posthumously honor Phil Wedzik with the Joey Ridenour Nursing Excellence Award and Dr. Kote Chundu with the J. Kipp Charlton Physician Excellence Award. Event chairs this year are Lee Allen, Michelle Loudenslager, Debbie Kimberly and Lisa Lowrie. Why did you choose to co-chair this year’s CopaBall? After learning more about Maricopa Integrated Health System and having the opportunity to tour Maricopa Medical Center, we realized that this is about more than one hospital. We saw Maricopa Health Foundation’s donations at work in places like the Arizona Children’s Center and many others. Who will benefit from this year’s gala? Proceeds from the event will be used to touch the lives of countless patients and their loved ones. The mission of Maricopa Health Foundation is to provide

philanthropic support of MIHS programs. This year the CopaBall is placing a special emphasis on helping its youngest patients. What can people expect at this year’s event? CopaBall attendees will be guided through stories from the hospital’s departments and learn how their attendance shines hope in what may have been a critical hour in another person’s life. A silent auction and cocktails will begin the evening, followed by dinner. Where did the name “CopaBall” originate? CopaBall is a play off Maricopa. Also the first gala was called the Copa Cabana, and although that theme did not continue, using the prefix Copa has endured. How has the event grown? The Maricopa Health Foundation is now determined to support Maricopa Integrated Health System’s stellar patient care. Creating a strong public hospital system is beneficial to the entire community. Tickets are $350 per person. For more information on tables or sponsorships please contact Mallory Loring at 602.274.1988 or by e-mail at




Crossroads Roads of Hope Dinner Crossroads is a nonprofit organization founded in 1960 on the concepts of human dignity and healing. Our Mission is to help men and women seeking recovery from drug and alcohol abuse by providing transitional living services to anyone who is willing to change their life. Our program is based on the 12 steps of recovery and incorporates taking responsibility for one’s life. Gordon James and Beth McRae are chairing the Crossroads 2011 Roads of Hope Dinner. What is Crossroads’ role in the community? Today we have grown to seven facilities, including a 60-bed women’s and a new 70-bed men’s facility that house 270 clients beginning their lives in recovery. In our 51 years we have housed over 25,000 residents and have on average 2,000 people from the recovery community attending meetings at our facilities.



What is the significance of the Roads of Hope theme? All the proceeds from the event will provide willing residents the opportunity to begin their journey in recovery and help them to get on the right track. The organization is funded 100 percent from money generated in the operations. This allows us to raise money to expand the number of individuals we serve in our programs. What’s special about this year’s event? This will be our first year with an honorary chair, Mac Magruder. We will have a stunning silent auction and a raffle with some great prizes. When will the dinner be? The Roads of Hope Dinner will be Nov. 5 at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak. Registration and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m. Entertainer Nic Heward will be performing in the silent auction area prior to dinner. Tickets are $125 per person. For ticket or sponsorship information contact Brent Downs at 602.281.6574 or by e-mail at


10 Questions for … Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers will be performing at the Phoenix Symphony’s fundraiser The Concert and the Encore on Oct. 29 at the Phoenix Convention Center. We asked him a few onkey questions. What’s your idea of perfect happiness? Being with my family – they always come first – but secondarily, being in a recording studio with a song I know is great. Who inspired your craft? I think Ray Charles as a singer, and the success of Johnny Cash and Elvis inspired me and gave me the confidence that I wanted to be successful like they were. And Frank Sinatra. I know when I started out and when offers were made to me, I used to ask myself, “Would Sinatra do this? Would Johnny Cash or someone of that stature do something like this?” That’s how I always made my decisions. What do you consider the greatest decade for you occupation? Starting with the 10-year period after the release of “Lucille.” I had the best songs that songwriters were writing, the best producers producing, and we seemed to have our finger on the pulse. That’s when it’s great fun. What 7 people living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? George Burns, Johnny Cash, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Martin Luther King Jr., Dottie West and Michael Jackson. Where would you like to live? I’m happy where I am in Georgia. I wouldn’t move if I could. Who do you consider to be today’s most influential performer or group? She’s not a performer or a group, but I would say Oprah is the most influential. As far as artists are concerned, I would say Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw. What are your most cherished possessions? Aside from my family, my People’s Choice Awards. When do you fib or exaggerate? Never when it changes the truth – only when it improves the story. What’s your worst habit or guilty pleasure? Sweets of all kinds. Who are your everyday heroes? I would say the women and the men in the military. I think they’re the most underappreciated people in this country.

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Arizona Theatre Company’s Cabaret

Greg Hales and Anne Robbs with Marcia and Sanford Roth

Jay Goodfarb and Gail Adams

Ray Kemp and Rita Meiser with Richard Douglas

Charles and Adrienne Schiffner

Sharon Dupont McCord and Jamie Relel with Margot Knight

Jeff Lemon and Sally Branch

Sally Lehmann and Range Shaw

TAKE A BOW Chairs Sally Lehmann and Range Shaw ROYAL WEDDING READY A crowning magenta glory on Gail Adams THE LOOK OF LEGS Harriet Friedland and Ina Manaster, simply stunning CHASE THE DREAM Chase Bank generously supports the troupe.

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Bill Shover Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Indianapolis, Ind., from 1928 to 1962. We bought our home in Scottsdale in 1962 when I transferred to the Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? I had outstanding staff at the newspaper from ’62 to ’98. They inspired me. What are four things people may not know about you? I am a lifelong Democrat, often a “token” on the newspaper editorial board; quietly, I am a 34-gallon blood donor; I am totally color blind (just look at my ties). What was the most challenging part of your job at the Republic? Answering the public on issues from Benson to why is my paper late? And modifying Gene Pulliam, my mentor and friend. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? Starting the Fiesta Bowl, chairing the first Super Bowl effort and the Phoenix Bicentennial Commission, and founding the Phoenix 40. What is your favorite song or film? “It Might as Well Be Spring,” the only Academy Award winner for Rodgers & Hammerstein, and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Winston’s War: Churchill 1940-1945” by Max Hastings. What was your most embarrassing moment? Playing Santa Claus at a newspaper-sponsored event in 1952. While leading the crowd in singing, kids started chanting, “Sit down, you phony!” What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Winston Churchill, Lou Gehrig and Gil Hodges, Pope John Paul II, Bill Clinton, Golda Meir and Joan of Arc. What’s your motto? There is no limit a good man or woman can do if he or she doesn’t care who gets the credit.

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), Carole and Bob Machiz (2009), and U.S. Airways (2010).

INTRODUCING THE 2011 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. 24 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Join us in celebrating their accomplishments in the following pages. Congratulations ladies! You deserve this.




Dyan Haugen Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I grew up in New York City area, then Minnesota for 16 years, then here for 11 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Pearle Marr, who I consider to be my “charity event mentor.” What are three things people may not know about you? That I have a Ph.D. and was a professor; that I went to culinary school; that I was born in the New York City and grew up in that area. What is your favorite guilty food item? Pretty much anything chocolate – especially brownies. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? March of Dimes dining series, Arizona Foundations for Women Sandra Day O’Connor luncheon, HomeBase Youth Services, Opera Ball, Heart Ball, Childhelp Drive the Dream. What is your favorite song or film? Song: “New York, New York” (Frank Sinatra); Film: “Singin’ in the Rain.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “The Kitchen House.” What was your most embarrassing moment? Falling down in the high school cafeteria in front of the most popular boy in school. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Jesus, Pope John Paul II, Julia Child, Tim Russert, Ayn Rand, Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. What’s your motto? Education is the key to most everything: success, happiness and realizing how little you actually know.

Ellen Katz Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Though I grew up in Ohio, I have lived in Manhattan since 1972 and continue to spend part of the year there. We have had our home in Carefree since 1997. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Laura Grafman, who is so good at her job and as a friend; Jacquie Dorrance, who is so philanthropic and gracious; Janis Lyon, who is so open and inclusive; and Harriet Friedland, who is so much fun and so wise. What are three things people may not know about you? I adore fine stationary and linens, I have a very sweet tooth and I drive pretty fast. What is your favorite guilty food item? Candy, especially licorice. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? The pARTy for Phoenix Art Museum as well as a variety of dinners and luncheons at the museum. What is your favorite song or film? “When Harry Met Sally.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “The Invisible Bridge.” What was your most embarrassing moment? When I had to insist to a stranger that I was not Pamela Fiori! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Anyone who makes me laugh, living or dead. What’s your motto? Find balance in life.



Margot Knight Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. We have lived in the Valley for 31 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Betty McRae, Ina Manaster, Laura Grafman. What are three things people may not know about you? I grew up in Canada. I have two wonderful daughters and two amazing grandsons. I spend my summers in La Jolla. What is your favorite guilty food item? Chocolate. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? The Arizona Science Center Gala. The Phoenix Art Museum pARTy. The Scottsdale Healthcare Honor Ball. What is your favorite song or film? “Russian Ark,” a Russian historical drama filmed at the Hermitage Museum. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “The Widow Clicquot” by Tilar J. Mazzeo. What was your most embarrassing moment? Going to a comedy show in Paris with friends and not stopping to realize we would miss most of the humor as it was in French! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Gaga, Pablo Picasso, Margaret Thatcher, Pierre Trudeau, Ronald Reagan and Jacqueline Kennedy. What’s your motto? I think my girls would say it is, “We can do that, we’ll work it out,” for anything.

Beth McRae Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? This is my hometown. I grew up in the Valley, a true desert dweller. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? My mom, Betty McRae. She is the inspiration for everything I do. What are three things people may not know about you? I can’t wait to cage dive with great white sharks. The first and last thing I do daily is to pray. And I am a distant relative of Pocahontas. What is your favorite guilty food item? I am obsessed with popcorn. I love Harkins popcorn in particular. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? 50th anniversary Heart Ball and American Cancer Society Picnic, the Symphony Ball, Dress for Success Gala, Jewel Ball, Crossroads Dinner and Las Palomas events. What is your favorite song or film? “The English Patient” and “What Difference Does it Make” by The Smiths. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “The Help.” What was your most embarrassing moment? Recently, it was falling down a staircase at Phoenix Country Club and breaking my ankle. I wasn’t paying attention! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Marie Curie, Queen Elizabeth I, Cleopatra, Oprah Winfrey and Coco Chanel. What’s your motto? “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln




Kathryn Petsas Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I am a native Phoenician. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Primarily my late father, Alex J. Pappas; and my late uncle, Thomas Pappas. What are three things people may not know about you? Never owned or cooked with a microwave; when I was 5 I greeted Vice President Spiro Agnew at the airport dressed as Miss Liberty and let him know the torch I was carrying was actually a plunger; awarded Miss Congeniality by my debutant class. What is your favorite guilty food item? Chicken wings and hot fudge sundaes. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? National Charity League of Phoenix, Ryan House White Christmas, Moondance at the Heard Museum, The Heart Ball, Science Center Gala, O’Connor House Night of Jazz. What is your favorite song or film? “Shakespeare in Love” and anything by Santana! What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “A Thread of Grace” by Mary Doria Russell. What was your most embarrassing moment? At a Halloween party I told a man he had the best Alice Cooper-looking costume. It was Alice Cooper and he was dressed as Spock. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Judi Dench, Truman Capote, Picasso, poet Alistair Reid, Sean Connery, Alexander McCall Smith and my dear friend Patty Gallagher. What’s your motto? Leave everything better than how you found it.

Kiffie Robbins Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I am a native Phoenician and a fourth generation native Arizonan. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Kay and Charlie Thompson, Kari Zangerle, B.J. Freeman and so many, many others. What are three things people may not know about you? My brothers and I are all adopted; I played baritone saxophone in Young Sounds, a professional high school band in the 1980s; I can ... as in put up jams. What is your favorite guilty food item? Corn dogs with lots of plain, yellow mustard. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Junior League, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Anti-Grafitti Task Force. What is your favorite song or film? “The Thin Man,” actually any of “The Thin Man” films. “North Dakota” by Lyle Lovett. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up.” His life is simply fascinating; his family, more than interesting. What was your most embarrassing moment? Many of my embarrassing moments seem to include stairs, gowns and tripping. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Claude Monet, J.D. Salinger and Kiri Te Kanawa. What’s your motto? “It is what it is.” If you can’t change it, don’t spend time worrying about it.



Adrienne Schiffner Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Although I grew up in Panama (my father was a pilot on the Panama Canal), I have always considered my hometown to be Newport, R.I. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Gay Wray and Elva Coor. What are three things people may not know about you? I grew up in Panama. In high school, I used to water ski alongside ships transiting the canal. I was a member of the Taliesin Fellowship for 10 years. What is your favorite guilty food item? Ice cream! What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? Arizona Costume Institute’s Holiday Luncheon. The Phoenix Boys Choir’s Special Evening at Taliesin West and fall Gala, the Arizona Costume Institute’s Holiday luncheon. What is your favorite song or film? Film: “The Milagro Beanfield War.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art” by Dan Franck. What was your most embarrassing moment? The first time I taught at ASU, as the students filed in, I had my back to them, I turned around and was shocked to find a sea of faces. I gasped “Oh my gosh!” They all laughed! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Edith Wharton, Henry James, Sylvia Beach, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Adelaide Labille-Guiard. What’s your motto? Have faith. There are unseen forces at work in the world.

Armity Simon Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I was born in Tehran, Iran. I grew up in Terre Haute, Ind. I have lived in Arizona for 20 years In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? The people who quietly contribute financially, tirelessly work for their cause and include everyone in their circle. What are three things people may not know about you? I skipped three years of middle school; my first job was at a Baskin-Robbins; I would love to be a grandma now, but my kids are still teenagers. What is your favorite guilty food item? Ice cream. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? Heart Ball, The pARTy at the Phoenix Art Museum, the Honor Ball, the Father/Daughter Dance for Desert Voices. What is your favorite song or film? The movie “Love Story.” For a book, “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. What was your most embarrassing moment? As a first-year ob/gyn resident, I asked a woman who had just had her baby two weeks earlier, “When are you due?” She was very gracious and I have never done that again. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My father (he died when I was 9 months old), Winston Churchill, Golda Meir, Madame Curie, Martin Luther King, Warren Buffett and George Clooney, so everyone can just look at him. What’s your motto? About life, “This is not a dress rehearsal.”


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Jennifer Stringfellow-Moser Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I was born in Texas, moved to San Diego at 13 and then came to Phoenix in 1991. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? The things women in Arizona have created, grown and accomplished are inspiring. What are three things people may not know about you? I have teaching degree, I barrel raced after high school and I went backpacking through Europe for a month after college. What is your favorite guilty food item? I absolutely love cheese on anything! What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? Beach Ball, Phoenix Heart Ball, Bertrand Berry Celebrity Weekend, Celebrity Fight Night, Best Buddies Arizona, Derby Event, Old Bags Luncheon, Night for Sight, Arizona Children’s Association. What is your favorite song or film? “Christmas Vacation” is always great when you want some good laughs. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” What was your most embarrassing moment? I was wearing new shoes at a charity event and slipped and fell in front of everyone. Then the same thing happened 45 minutes later in another area. What eight people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My father, my grandparents my husband, my sister, my mom and my stepfather. What’s your motto? “Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.”

Eileen Yeung Where is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I am a Phoenix native. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Betty McRae for her tireless energy over the years in helping Phoenix grow. What are three things people may not know about you? Worked on legislation to ban smoking on airplanes; my wedding dress was redesigned and recycled two times; I was an extra in “The Mountain Road,” where I met Jimmy Stewart, Lisa Lu and Harry Morgan. What is your favorite guilty food item? Anything dark chocolate. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on for the last decade? Asian Arts Council Asia Now!, Key for the Cure and The Heart Ball. What is your favorite song or film? “All I Ask of You” from “Phantom of the Opera” and “Memory” from “Cats.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Shanghai Girls” What was your most embarrassing moment? When I led the pompom squad onto the sidelines to dance the fight song after a field goal – except there wasn’t a field goal. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Jacqueline Kennedy, Coco Chanel, Walter Cronkite, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arthur Fiedler, Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Evonne Goolagong Cawley. What’s your motto? Go with the flow and enjoy every moment – life is short.




Welcome You to the 29th Annual

BEAT THE HEAT 2011 Saturday, September 24, 2011 The Arizona Biltmore 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction 8:00 p.m.

Dinner/Fashion Show/Presentation

10:00 p.m.

After Party

Honoring 2011 FABULOUS PHOENICIAN Bill Shover


Dyan Haugen, Ellen Katz, Margot Knight, Beth McRae, Kathy Petsas, Kiffie Robbins, Adrienne Schiffner, Armity Simon, Jennifer Stringfellow-Moser, Eileen Yeung


Ann Graham, Pearle Marr, Carolyn Ross


Danese Creations, Dillard’s, Exclusively Big and Tall, G-Star RAW, Saks Fifth Avenue, Oday Shakar and The Clotherie



Proceeds benefit the 2011 charities of the Trends Charitable Fund: Crisis Nursery, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Teach for America, and The Wellcare Foundation.

SPECIAL EFFECTS COORDINATOR Chris Beckley / The Production Group

TRENDS CHARITABLE FUND ing, Gracious Living Gracious Giv .



Congratulations to all of the 2011 Trendsetters

Eileen Yeung

You are a true Trendsetter and all it epitomizes. You are loving, giving, caring, and generous of your time in the Arts and community affairs. I am very proud of you and all you do for your family, your friends, and the community. With Love, Tony

We congratulate you for being recognized for your generosity and positive impact in the community. You have a big heart and have always given more than you have received. Thank you for loving us and others around you. We love you! Chris and Helen (Ashley, Lauren, and Dylan)

Congratulations for such an honorable accomplishment! As long as we can remember, you have always supported and given back to the community. You have helped inspire us to do the same. We hope that our children, in turn, will lead with the same heart for others. We love you so much! Kim and Michael (Karsen and Mikayla)



The Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) was established in 1996 and has distributed nearly $4,000,000 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 29th 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.

2011 Board of Directors Susan Doria – President Board Members – Trisha Anthony, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Sandy Hecomovich, Catherine Jacobson, Jill Krigsten, Nan Howlett, Ina Manaster, 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; 2011: Crisis Nursery, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Teach for America, and The Wellcare Foundation.

Trends Charitable Fund Accepting Grant Applications Grant filling/postmark deadline: August 26, 2011 • Announcement of grant recipients: November, 2011. To obtain Grant Applications and Guidelines, visit or contact or call 480.951.2950.




Congratulations to all of the Trendsetters

Beth McRae The entire McRae family congratulates you on your outstanding accomplishments. With love, Betty and Ham Stephanie, Todd, Lauren and Cole Scott, Alex, Matt and Brad



BEAT THE HEAT 201 1 Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 • The Arizona Biltmore


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 Preferred 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, 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). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 Listing in event program, Seating for ten guests

❒ 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). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 ❒ 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. ($85 of ticket is non-deductible for tax purposes) 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 Trends Charitable Fund is a 501c3 organization. Tax ID# 86-0834633.



Congratulations to all of the



Beth McRae Every day you reinvent your appearance. Every day you reinvent the world of Public Relations Every day you reinvent events in the civic and charitable world. Every day I love you even more than I did yesterday. Congratulations! – Bill




Armity Simon, Adrienne Schiffner, Beth McRae, Ellen Katz, Kiffie Robbins, Dyan Haugen, Margot Knight, Kathy Petsas, Jennifer Stringfellow-Moser and Eileen Yeung.


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



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

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



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



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

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





2010/2011 Grant Recipients Crisis Nursery’s Community Shelter and Day Respite p ­ rograms’ goal is to ­stabilize families in crisis. Children living in families with multiple problems – lack of ­financial resources, mental illness, single parents, homelessness or unstable housing, domestic violence, lack of education, incarceration - are at high risk for abuse and neglect, especially when parents are faced with difficult, stressful situations. Having the option to voluntarily place their children in a safe, nurturing environment while crises are resolved empowers ­parents to make positive ­cisions for their families, even when times are toughest. 602.273.7363

Jewish Family & Children’s Services provides specialized ­programs in ­behavioral health, geriatrics, prevention, and family violence, without regard to age, gender, faith, ­ethnicity or income. Shelter Without Walls was created in 1998 to address the unmet needs of survivors of domestic violence (female or male) and their children, who are residing outside of a shelter setting and are struggling to attain and/or maintain safety and independence. The program benefits survivors by ensuring the support, safety planning, legal advocacy, and linkage to resources necessary to attain/maintain safety and independence. 602.279.7655



Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in their efforts. The Sponsor a Teacher program is driven by Teach For America’s mission to eliminate educational inequity by recruiting talented and diverse individuals who commit two years to teach in low-income schools and become lifelong leaders in pursuit of educational excellence and equity, changing the life prospects for these students and investing in the stability and success of Arizona’s families and communities. 602.304.0211

The Wellcare Foundation’s mission is to provide access to free integrated, primary healthcare for single working mothers and their children who do not qualify for state assisVintage Clothing

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480. 664. 7770 7144 E. 1st Ave. | Scottsdale AZ 85251

tance and cannot afford to pay out-of-pocket costs for healthcare needs. The Wellcare Foundation provides services in areas such as family practice, gynecology, pediatrics, nutrition, counseling, dentistry, and many other specialties. The Wellcare Foundation’s plan of care is a comprehensive approach to healing the whole person, providing much-needed physical, mental, and emotional healthcare services. 602.263.7619

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




A kaleidoscope of hip-hop color By Marcie Saban

My project consisted of a sun-splashed contemporary home on the desert, starting from scratch with several productive and enjoyable meetings with my clients. I was then able to choose the direction of my creativity. Our mutual love of travel, beauty, music, theatrics and glamour would be the correct direction for this new project. My clients wanted an entirely white environment along with bright white artificial lighting. I recommended kicking it up a notch or two with a kaleidoscope of color, using significant pieces of artwork and accessories from various parts of the world. I really enjoy characterizing a room this way for each individual project. I treasure and appreciate each client. Their environment should truly be a representation of their life experiences, wonderful memories and much happiness for years to come. Your home should give you the feeling that it is wrapping its arms around you as a loved one would. On a recent trip to South America with my clients, we were inspired to create an additional business relating to my design business. We will import a high-quality line of unique rugs, including wall coverings and

fabrics to enhance our interior environment. I am truly excited about this new venture and will share the beauty with you in the very near future.

Marcie can be found at Marci Saban Interiors, 602.315.9551.



2011 Trendsetters

Congratulations to all of the

Armity Simon We Love You! Your family, John, Cezanne, Keenan, and Zoe


VMLC Luncheon The 2011 Veteran’s Medical Leadership Council Heroes One and All Luncheon chairman is Rita Brock-Perini. She is the VMLC Council vice president. This year’s luncheon will be held Nov. 4 at the Arizona Biltmore. What makes the Heroes One and All Luncheon so special? This is a once-a-year chance for the VMLC and community to honor military personnel who serve or have served in our nation’s armed forces. The luncheon is the annual fundraiser for VMLC to generate funds to support needed services for our returning warriors and veterans. What is the VMLC and how does one become a member? The VMLC is a group of wartime veterans who are dedicated to helping returning troops and veterans receive the medical care and rehabilitation they need to resume civilian life. We assist them with the challenges they face.



What are your plans for this year’s luncheon? We will honor seven heroes representing seven U.S. conflicts and who will serve as marshals for this year’s Veteran’s Day parade. Honorary chair is John Dawson, and our speaker is Lt. Gen. Ron Blanck, U.S. Army (Ret.), former U.S. Surgeon General and commander of the Army Medical Command. How will the funds raised at the luncheon be used? The VMLC funds and magages the Returning Warrior Fund, which offers a safety net for returning troops needing financial assistance with basic needs that fall outside the Veterans Medical Center guidelines. We also contribute to other organizations that help the troops. Why do you continue to chair the luncheon? As a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Air Force (Nurse Corps), I am dedicated to assuring that no U.S. troops ever return to U.S. soil and experience the indifference that met Vietnam veterans. For more information visit For sponsor opportunities call Bette Jefferson toll free at 866.553.1797 or e-mail


Go Red

HELPING HEARTS The American Cancer Society benefits. HEARTSTOPPING CHAIR Candace Wiest BLACK AND RED WITH ENVY Melanie Dillman, in perfect luncheon attire

Candace Wiest

Matt McAllister and Ali Vincent

Melanie Dillman

Coverage by Beth McRae

2011 Trendsetters especially Jen Moser Congratulations to all of the

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Margot Knight You have been a wonderful wife and mother, a great friend, an active community leader, and you are always fashionable … always. When you were invited to go on a fishing trip on the Bitterroot River a couple of years ago, true to form, you purchased the most current and stylish fishing duds and then had them tailored to perfection. I smile when I recall the seamstress saying that she had done a lot of work on designer clothing but that this was the first time she had ever worked on designs by Orvis and Simms. Congratulations sweetheart. Ballroom to Bitterroot, you are always a trendsetter. Love, Dennis CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

Dress for Success In 2009, Lisa Doromal realized the need for job training and work attire for low-income women in Phoenix seeking employment. That’s when she decided to launch Dress for Success, an organization dedicated to creating paths to self-sufficiency so lowincome women are able to thrive in careers and in the community. Suit for the Stars: A Toast to Success is the organization’s first gala, scheduled Oct. 27 at Firesky Resort. Deborah Bateman is this year’s honorary chair.

triumphs. We will have champagne upon arrival, cocktail reception, silent auction, delicious food and fabulous entertainment. Tickets start at $150.

What is Dress for Success? The organization’s one-of-a-kind boutique provides women with suits for their first day of work and a week’s worth of business clothing and accessories. There is a professional women’s group (to help with job retention), life skills training, budgeting courses, mock interviewing and job search help. It is the only organization in the Valley to offer life-long support to its clients.

Lisa, what do you hope to accomplish with this event? We want to celebrate our accomplishments and continue to raise awareness in our community. We are delighted to have Beth McRae, Deborah Bateman and Rock Me Arizona give of their talent, time and treasure to make this celebration a huge success.

Share some of the highlights of Suits for the Stars. We will have some of our amazing clients at our event to share their



Deborah, what compelled you to agree to be the honorary chair? The offer struck my heart. All the pieces and the parts were there. I believe that every woman should have the ability to be selfsufficient and successful. Dress for Success supports the women of our community and executes on this belief ... when I learned who they were and what they did, I could not say no. It is the best of synergy and serendipity.

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Dyan Haugen We have always appreciated your ability to organize and manage challenging projects and we feel the community has benefited from your talents, energy, and dedication to helping others. When you were overloaded with charity projects we happily swapped Mom’s gourmet cooking for Dad’s­ diner-style food. We are so very proud of you, what you have accomplished, and realize we are very lucky to have you as a wife and Mom. All our love, Larry and Matt



Adrienne Schiffner Felicidades! We are so proud of you and thank Trends for recognizing your countless efforts at promoting Beauty in all our lives. From teaching art history to impressionable high school students to chairing philanthropic events for hundreds on multiple occasions – from Panama to Taliesin – you’ve set the bar high for those around you. We, your daughters and grand-daughters, aspire to your feminine grace. With lots of love, Nina, Ari, Isabella, Alexia, and Annabelle

Congratulations! You have worked hard and are deserving of this honor! Your next one should be for your chicken enchiladas and homemade chocolate cakes! With love from David and Julian


St. Vincent de Paul’s Restoring Hope Breakfast What makes this event different? Restoring Hope is the largest fundraising breakfast in the Phoenix metropolitan area. It was attended by more than 2,200 guests last year. This year’s St. Vincent de Paul’s breakfast is planned for Nov. 17 at, where else, the Arizona Biltmore. The breakfast is free, but the fundraising is critical in helping this community. This year’s chairing duties are going to Derrick Hall, president of the Arizona Diamondbacks, along with his wife, Amy. What does St. Vincent de Paul do and what is the Restoring Hope Breakfast? St. Vincent de Paul provides comprehensive services for the homeless and working poor of central and northern Arizona. The Restoring Hope breakfast is our fundraising event where the community is invited to learn more about the organization and how they can partner with St. Vincent de Paul.



Why should people attend? People who attend will hear real stories of people who have received help from St. Vincent de Paul. The people that St. Vincent de Paul serves are regular people who are going through difficult situations. Why did you decide to chair this event? Our family has been supporting and volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul for years. Through our own experiences, we’ve seen the great impact that St. Vincent de Paul has on the community. In addition to meeting basic needs, the staff and volunteers reach out with compassion and genuine love to lift spirits and improve lives.

What keeps you involved with St. Vincent de Paul? In an economy where many families are experiencing financial hardship, St. Vincent de Paul continues to be on the front lines with emergency food boxes, dental and health care, rental assistance, dining rooms and other services to meet basic needs. We are supporting a safety net that thousands of families count on each day. Why should someone support St. Vincent de Paul? St. Vincent de Paul is one of the most efficient and effective nonprofits in Phoenix. It provides the best set of comprehensive services to meet basic needs so that people who receive help can take care of their families, work toward self-sufficiency and contribute to society. If you’d like to come contact Janie Fulks at 602.850.6737.


Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum “Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks” spans the glamorous and the ghetto – two extremes the noted photographer knew well. Perhaps best recognized for his works chronicling the African-American experience, Parks was also an accomplished fashion photographer. Featuring 73 works specifically selected by Parks for the collection of the Capital Group, the show includes heart-wrenching images, iconic moments, celebrities and slices of everyday life. “Bare Witness” features many of Parks’ most memorable images such as “American Gothic.” The photograph depicts a black cleaning woman named Ella Watson stand-

ing stiffly in front of an American flag, a mop in one hand and a broom in the other. Also included in the exhibition is a series of photos from Parks’ most famous Life magazine essay about Flavio da Silva, a malnourished and asthmatic boy living in a Rio de Janeiro slum. Portraits, including Muhammad Ali, will also be on view. The second show, “The Bridge at Hoover Dam: Photographs by Jamey Stillings,” features photographs taken between March 2009 and January 2011, when Stillings spent 39 days at the site. He visited the bridge at all hours of the day and night, rented helicopters for aerial shots and gained permission to access restricted areas. Stillings’ goal was to acknowledge the talents and labors of those who had built the bridge and to

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place the bridge within the historical context of Hoover Dam and the American West. Parks’ work will hang through Nov. 6. The Stillings show will run through Dec. 4. The museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.257.1222.



Beth McRae You are a true inspiration to all of us that know you. You have been a true and fabulous friend that we have cherished for many years…so many amazing memories. You are an inspiration with your love, passion, drive, commitment and generosity to all of your philanthropic endeavors. You give your time and talent to so many but mostly you give your heart! We are so glad you are being recognized and honored for all of the help you have given our community. We love you and are proud to be your friends! Congrats!!! Donna Johnson and Jill Krigsten ART

Heard Museum Spotlight Make plans to see more of Arizona’s official state neckwear in one room than has been spotted in the Grand Canyon State in years. The Heard’s new exhibit, “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary,” opens in November. The bolo tie has emerged from exile in grandpa’s dresser drawer to enjoy a fashion comeback. The bolo ties included in this show come from the Heard’s permanent collection of more than 170 bolo ties and from the promised gift of Chicago collector Norman L. Sandfield. His collection consists of more than 1,000 bolo ties, scarf slides and ephemera, many of which will be on display. Additional works will also likely be on display as the show gels into its final form, borrowed from other private collections and museums. Merle Haggard

This colorful show will open Nov. 19. Meanwhile, the Heard’s biggest event of the year, the annual Moondance benefit gala, will be held 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Heard’s Phoenix campus. Get ready for an extraordi-



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This year’s Moondance attire departs from the usual Arizona black tie in favor of boots, bolos and bangles. Get your best Native bling on, and bring out your cowboy boots and bolo ties for this singular event. Tickets are $500. To purchase tickets, call Dani Boone at 602.346.8192. The Heard is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.346.8250.


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This year’s The Concert & The Encore is set for Oct. 29, with American music legend Kenny Rogers taking center stage. This benefit for the Phoenix Symphony will be at the Phoenix Convention Center and will be chaired by Nan and C.A. Howlett. As co-chairs of this event, what is your main goal? To continue to feature the Phoenix Symphony and its 66 exceptional musicians in a unique event designed to reach a broader audience and to treat people to a fun, relaxed evening of music. Following The Concert with Kenny Rogers guests will walk along the red carpet, where we hope they enjoy a marvelous dinner and dancing at The Encore. Tell us about Kenny Rogers and about the event itself We are so thrilled for the Phoenix Symphony to perform alongside Kenny Rogers. He will perform many of his hits, and we can’t think of a more exciting and entertaining way to kick off the symphony’s 2011/12 season. What else can we expect? Exceptional cuisine by Chef Jesus Cibrian and dancing all night long to the live music of Affinity. Entertainment will include performances by the brightest stars from Valley Youth Theatre and Arizona School for the Arts. Where does the revenue for The Concert & The Encore go? The Phoenix Symphony’s education, outreach and artistic activities include concerts for school children, family programs, and other performances reaching a total of more than 300,000 adults and children each year. What changes have there been at the Phoenix Symphony? They began in January 2011 with the appointment business leader Jim Ward as interim president and CEO. Katie Cobb joined the organization as vice president. The symphony also just launched a fabulous new website that is user friendly, easy to navigate and can answer every possible question. Check it out at For more information, call 602.400.6150 or visit

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