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CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE 8
Inner-View Bud Selig
Society History Makers Gala
Pets of the Month
Inner-ViewJudi Scanlon Svendsen
Style Samantha’s Finds
Society Goldwater Foundation
Weddings Wedding Bells
Society Dance With Me
Society Phoenix Suns Charities
Interview Science Barrow Neurological Institute
Society Barrow Grand Ball
Charity Spotlight Fresh Start
Society Childhelp, Drive The Dream
Society Arizona Science Center
Society Aaha! Hospice of the Valley
Society Violins of Hope
Society Dancing With The Stars Arizona
Society Collen’s Dream
GOLDWATER FOUNDATION DEDICATION Goldwater Family
ON THE COVER Barrow Neurological Institute Barrow Grand Ball Chairs: Dionne Najafi and Terry Roman Barrow Women’s Board President: Robyn Lee Barrow Neurological Chief Surgeon Michael Lawton Location: Barrow Neurological Institute Photography: Scott Foust Studios
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SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART VOLUME 37, NO. 2
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INNER-VIEW Bud and Sue Selig graciously welcomed me into their home. We chatted surrounded by their unique art collection as they shared their lives with me. Both Sue and Bud were born and raised in Milwaukee where they still have their primary residence. They first met in high school and a few years later met again and married.
Bud first came to Arizona in the early 1970’s for spring training with the Minnesota Brewers. He loved being here and by 1985, Scottsdale had become the Selig’s part-time home. Together, the Selig’s have received many significant honors for their philanthropy and corporate citizenship. Last December the Selig’s were honored for their philanthropy, by the Valley of the Sun JCC.
Now that Bud has retired from baseball; he is following his even greater passion, history. He has become a professor of History of Sport and Society and is teaching at both University of Wisconsin and Arizona State University.
Bud served as Commissioner of Baseball from 1998 to 2015 and currently serves as Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball. Bud’s passion for baseball was greatly influenced by his mother who took him, at age three to Borchert Field, where the minor league Milwaukee Brewers played. “Bud is credited with guiding the sport through a renaissance in many ways, most importantly by restructuring the game’ s economic system.” Among his many honors are the “Lombardi Award of Excellence.” Selig was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017, Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
Sue Selig has created a beautiful home highlighting their contemporary and colorful art collection. Sue is an ardent art lover who devotes her time to enhance art and culture and is devoted to the Phoenix Art Museum. Their art collection is bold and exceptional. Each piece was purposefully chosen with their hearts. They deeply admire all the artists and their works, which embrace them in each room of their home. Bud’s favorite room is his office. He happily reclines in his favorite chair at the desk, positioned in full view of the TV screen (for sports viewing, of course) and phone to keep in touch with his vast network. As a couple they are eclectic leaders, always greeting people with smiles and open hearts. They truly have gifted Arizona with their best!
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LA DOLCE VITA
The Season October to May
By Bill Dougherty
Let’s face it, an invitation to a party in the prestigious neighborhood of Encanto Park is rare. Few homes have sprawling backyards large enough to accommodate big parties. Although they are some of the most magnificent homes in the Valley, most yards are small. One beautiful home in particular can indeed accommodate and that’s precisely why Libby and Joel Cohen, together with Sharron Lewis opened the doors of the Cohen estate. I’ve had the opportunity to be in a lot of fantastic homes in the exclusive enclave and the Cohen’s place by Encanto Park standards is huge! Anyway, we all came together to celebrate the birthday of famed event planer extraordinaire George Abrams, who arrived with a mystery date. While we won’t tell you how many candles he blew out, we will tell you that the guest list was more than impressive. Brenda and Jim Howard were there, so was Charlene Berge-Blum, Nancy Teets, Ina and Murry Manaster, Priscilla and Michael Nicholas; who brought along their two delightful daughters Tanya and Michelle. Out on the lawn as quiet cords from soft guitars played; cocktails flowed and hor d’ oeuvres, courtesy of Vincent on Camelback, were passed in generous amounts. We ran into Sue Fletcher and Bob Stenhouse,
Bill Lykins, Amy Videan, Andrea and Jerry Lewkowitz and Paper Princesses Nancy Silver and Betsy Hendricks; who were chatting with Ginette and John Karabees. That’s just a sample of the name-dropping guest list that went on and on and on. Merry- makers finally made their respective way to a lavish buffet of epicurean delights that Vincent’s lead Catering Manager, Amy Fox, oversaw with polished perfection throughout the opulent evening. It was a beautiful night and perfect way to celebrate a fine gentleman. The good news is that no one in attendance had to write a check. A party just to have a party? Imagine that! People are talking about two very successful events that just took place, the Barrow Grand Ball and the Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala. Both were absolutely spectacular and are featured in this issue in all their respective splendor and glory. Both events raised a ton of money and both announced their numbers and bravo for them. Continued on page 12
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However, in recent years the Phoenix Heart Ball, the Honor Ball and several other big-time galas have suspended this practice. I remember the much-adored and iconic socialite Pat Goldman once said at one of our countless lunches at L’amore how she wished organizations would stop talking about money. She went on to say that great things came from great amounts of money, but shouldn’t we rather talk about great things and not the money? I agree! We all know that vast amounts of money are needed to make an organization successful, but why not just talk about the fine inroads that are being made in research and effect rather than big bucks made. I’ve noticed in my 25 years at Trends, that it has become a competition of sorts with various charitable organizations in Phoenix. Remember, if you were raised right, your parents told you never to talk about money. I remember a childhood friend who loved to talk about money. He once asked me on the playground how big my parent’s home was and what kind of cars they drove. He eventually went to prison for armed robbery. You get the picture?
Leslie and Jeff Rich, Nancy Spetzler, George Abrams, this year’s chair Jamie Anderson and countless others reached out to the social community and gave the event their respective blessings. The National Kidney Foundation is lucky to have Ms. Schufeldt and everyone else who breathed new life into something that could have easily gone by the way side. Well done.
Dancing With The Stars Arizona just got a shot in the arm by their savvy new development director Ashleigh Schufeldt. We had stopped covering the event in recent years, because we simply didn’t recognize any of the dancers anymore … Yes we can say that! Now the event has been returned to all its glory of yesteryear.
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The trememdous exhibition of Violins of Hope finally made it to Phoenix. It is the brain child of Julee Landau Shahon, Rachel Hoffer, Alison Johnston, Dee Dee Vecchione and founders of the exhibition, Amon and Assaela Weinstein; who took tragedy and turned it into triumph. At a swank VIP reception and dinner; the group unveiled to Arizona and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, violins used in European concentration camps during World War II. The exhibition is a great reminder of the horrors of war and the tragedy of the Holocaust that can be turned into something of b rilliance. Bravo ladies!
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A brisk Sunday afternoon in Scottsdale brought out some of the biggest movers and shakers in town. Western Spirit: Scottsdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum of the West proved the perfect setting for the Goldwater family to debut a masterpiece of photographs taken by the late Barry Goldwater. Alison Goldwater and Kirsten Ross along with Robert Stieve of Arizona Highways fame all came together to celebrate their monumental undertaking. The three incredible people painstakingly catalogued and restored countless amounts of photographs taken by the Senator from the early part of the twentieth century until his death in 1998. The Goldwater children including Joanne, Barry Jr., Michael and Peggy all took turns reminiscing about their fine father and his love of Arizona. The exhibition is simply breathtaking. It was a brilliant afternoon!
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PHOENIX SUNS CHARITIES JUMP BALL Talking Stick Resort is always a fun and playful venue for a great evening. Just a few weeks ago, the Phoenix Suns hosted their much-anticipated Jump Ball at the resort and brought out countless luminaries in the social and athletic circles. A sprawling silent auction and cocktail reception gave merrymakers the opportunity to mix and mingle with Suns players past and present. Once the lights dimmed and dinner chimes ran out, guests proceeded to a festive ballroom decorated in vibrant hues of festive colors that could wow even the most jaded party goer. Team Captains Penny and Robert Sarver, together with Joan and Jerry Colangelo, welcomed a sold-out crowd of philanthropists. For decades, Phoenix Suns Charities has continued to make a difference in the lives of so many and this evening proved just as triumphant. You should have been there!
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Barrow Neurological Institute Expands With Innovative “Neuroplex” Building Barrow Neurological Institute will break ground this year on a new building on the St. Joseph’s campus. “This facility, known as the ’Neuroplex,’ will change the environment in which our team works, create a portal for destination patients and expand our space for research,” notes Dr. Michael Lawton, President and CEO, Barrow Neurological Institute. Barrow is known for accepting challenges, rejecting norms and pushing boundaries when it comes to neuroscience treatment, research and training. Barrow is recognized annually as a top neuroscience center in the country by US News & World Report. Dr. Lawton, as part of his Barrow 3.0 strategic plan, continues this standard of excellence with the addition of the innovative new Neuroplex.
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As part of his visionary Barrow 3.0 strategic plan, Dr. Michael T. Lawton, President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute, is launching the innovative Neuroplex, which will transform the way modern neurosurgery is practiced.
The Barrow Neurological Institute Neuroplex will break ground in 2019 and will create a centralized portal for patients, enabling Barrow to save even more lives.
Dr. Anna Burke is the Karsten Solheim Chair for Dementia at Barrow Neurological Institute. She also serves as the Director of the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division. She is renowned for providing patient and family-centered care.
BARROW BALL 2019
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Light touches of gold, white and pale green proved a festive and understated combination at the Barrow Ball in January. The exclusive event officially opens the new social season and the New Year. Dionne Najafi and Terry Roman did a splendid job as this year’s chairs for the big night and Robyn Lee served as the President of the Barrow Women’s Board. The organization welcomed internationally renowned physician Michael Lawton and his wife Suzanne. The women’s board
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What should the community know about Fresh Start? Fresh Start is not only helping women succeed, but also helps entire families succeed! So many of the women we see are the heads of their household, from every walk of life; and we know, to have a healthy family, you need a healthy mom.
Who can benefit from services provided by Fresh Start? Fresh Start serves women from all walks of life and we have seen that every woman can be a Fresh Start woman. Fresh Start is a landing pad for women, so they do not have to go back to a crisis situation.
How many years have you been supporting the organization? After returning to Phoenix fifteen years ago, Fresh Start was the FIRST organization I re-engaged with, joining the Auxiliary Board, and today serving on the Board of Directors and having the honor of chairing the Gala. I am reminded of the “why” every time I meet the women we serve and hear their amazing stories of resilience and courage.
Tell us why you support Fresh Start with your time, talent and treasure: I firmly believe that stable and happy families enrich our entire community! The stories of success that Fresh Start clients tell us are truly the fuel that keeps me energized and deeply moved.
Tell us something special that guests will experience at the Fresh Start Gala this March: Fresh Start has a history of saluting outstanding community leaders with the Founders Award announced at the Gala. This spring we will showcase the amazing contributions of Arizona native, Cindy Watts. Cindy and her husband Mike have a passion for building strong communities through programs that are molding future leaders, community advocates and strong women. It will be the highlight of the evening to toast Cindy’s good works!
60TH ANNIVERSARY GALA Founders Yvonne Fedderson and Sara Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Meara welcome you to their 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Gala
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60TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
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Stacie and Richard Stephenson must have been very pleased with the opulent crowd that turned out for the Childhelp 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala held recently at The Phoenician. The dynamic couple served as this year’s chairs, with Governor Doug Ducey and his lovely wife Angela serving as Honorary Chairs. Founders Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara were dressed to the tens as they greeted countless local socialites as well as a cast of Hollywood players. The event was a sold-out spectacular and raised a ton of money to aid in
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the prevention of child abuse as well as fund the organization’s several children’s homes located throughout the United States. Childhelp supporter Jim Hebets announced plans for yet another children’s center to be located west of Phoenix in the future. The organization was founded in 1959 as International Orphans and became Childhelp several decades ago. Bell of the ball: Chelsea Cane in shimmering emerald green Coverage courtesy of Carol and George Bennett
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Kirk and Lauren Sperry, Angela and Joe Ihrke
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The Arizona Science Center produced an event that was truly all wrapped up in one! Mummies Alive At The Museum gave a huge crowd of festive party people a glimpse into a stunning exhibition. Since this gala never disappoints, chairs Suzanne Hensing and Ilana Lowery made sure that attendees had a fun fabulous night. Mike DeBell and Douglas Young were honored as New Lifetime Trustees of the museum. The much-adored Ellie and Mike Zeigler
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Wines from all over the world were part of one fantastic evening at the Camelback Inn the other night. An impressive group of people gathered to raise their respective glasses to one of the most anticipated auctions of wines and art amid great merriment. Proceeds from the fabulous evening went to Hospice of the Valley and this must have pleased Lin Sue Cooney, Judy Shannon and countless other people who have given so much to this fine organization. Following an impressive cocktail reception of great blends and amazing hor dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; oeuvres, guests dined on great fare and bid on incredible pieces of art. The fun continued well into the wee hours with dancing to the sounds of The Hamptons. Marian Levy and Elise Kasner
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A regal crowd gathered at Clayton on the Park on the Scottsdale Mall for an exclusive preview of Violins of Hope. The worldrenowned presentation pays tribute to the musical instruments used in concentration camps during the Holocaust. The founders of the traveling museum, Assaela and Amnon Weinstein, were on hand along with their son Avshi to toast this magnificent exhibition and evening. Chairs Julee Landau Shahon and Rachel Hoffer welcomed all in attendance. Alison Johnston and Dee Dee Vecchione were also instrumental in raising awareness for the exhibition and they were there too. Cocktails flowed and opulent hor dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; oeuvres were passed prior to dinner, as the rain pelted the large glass window looking out on the grassy mall. Jonathan Ornstein flew in from the JCC in Krakow to address the V.I.P.s. This was done prior to a preview of the violins at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
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NOW CELEBRATING OUR 15TH YEAR! Paradise Valley Estate Sales, Auctions and Consignment is well known among the valley’s most savvy shoppers for always having a stunning collection of home furnishings, accessories and artwork from the finest estates and local designers. Working with trust attorneys doing household inventory appraisals and liquidations, PVESA enjoys clients and customers from all over the US and Europe. The e-mail list is long and the gallery inventory is ever changing. The successful PVESA exclusive ongoing “Dutch” auction is just another reason they remain in the coveted position of being, “The valley’s premier estate sale, consignment gallery and auction house.” Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 4:00. Visit our website www.pvesa.com Anne Sarvas and Mary Cantrell 7655 E. Redfield Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 | Phone: (480) 949-2096 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Arizona Kidney Foundation must have been very happy with the extraordinary turnout the other evening at the Camelback Inn. Dancing With The Stars Arizona: Fire and Ice was a smashing success, largely because of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new development director Ashleigh Schufeldt. She took an event that a lot of people had stopped attending and completely reinvented the wheel and gave everyone a spectacular and memorable time. 16 of the most
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notable people in Phoenix gave up their respective lives to rigorously train for months leading up to the competition. Everyone swooned! It was a fantastic night. The brain child of the much-adored and much-missed Marguerite Clifford and Glenna Shapiro was chaired by Jamie Anderson. Nancy Spetzler was given the Guiding Star Award for her decades plus involvement with the affair. Bravo to all! Coverage courtesy of Kathy Scheib
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Vast amounts of beautiful people, young and old, made their way to the Camelback Inn on a brisk winter’s evening to raise needed funds for Colleen’s Dream. The brainchild of founders Nicole Cundiff and her family after the loss of their mother to ovarian cancer continues to meet with amazing success. Though still in its infancy as far as charities go, the gala has already attracted more than 700 attendees in less than five years since its inception. Cocktails and hor d’ oeuvres flanked the terrace of the resort before guests gathered for a huge auction, dinner and dancing too. It was a fantastic affair! Pretty Couple: Jennifer Vandercook and Rocky McKay
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TUXEDOS The 2019 Arizona History Makers Gala was held this year at the Arizona Biltmore. The fine crowd of some of the most famous ladies and gentlemen in Arizona, gathered to toast this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honorees. Betsey Bayless, Arthur Decabooter, Michael Fox, Alfredo Gutierrez, Merrill Mahaffey and Vernon Swaback were all honored for their tireless dedication to the community. The combination of fine Native American jewelry and formal attire proved the perfect look for the Copper State and its citizens who truly make a difference. Patricia Faur and Diane Smith chaired the bash and they both must have been extremely happy Elva Coor and Betsey Bayless with Mary Jane Rynd with not only the turnout but for the momentum the ceremony and evening still holds today. Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still that important!
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Member of the Family by Dianne Lake The 1960s was a strange time in American History. You either conformed and led a normal life or you dropped out, just like Timothy Leary instructed. For Dianne Lake and her family, the latter occurred. In 1967 her parents began to move away from conventional society. And In 1968; they decided to let their daughter, age 14, move out and join a cult. Unfortunately for Ms. Lake, she decided to join the Manson Family. Throughout the next year; Dianne Lake, along with countless youngsters that drop in and out of the cult-like atmosphere, realized that this is not your ordinary commune. By early 1969; the family leader, a charismatic and very short Charles Manson, begins to condition his “family,” to various and often violent tactics. It starts with break-ins in affluent suburbs, where “family members” rearrange furniture and items leaving the homes in the dead-of-night. Homeowners awake confused and frightened. Charles Manson deems these missions “Creepy Crawls.” But this is just the tip of the iceberg. By the late summer of that same year, 8 innocent people have been brutally slaughtered. They include 8-month pregnant actress Sharon Tate and her house guests, which included coffee heiress Abigail Folger and world-famous stylist Jay Sebring. Charles Manson and his derelict family become frightfully famous. The book is a fascinating account of a young hippie who sits at the feet of a man and his followers, all in awe of the madness surrounding them. Dianne Lake’s account of this time is fascinating and frightening. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the crimes, this piece is a great read. Luckily for Dianne Lake, she was considered too young to participate in the heinous crimes. Angiolo Livi Chef, Owner
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THE COUPLE Elizabeth Anne Sarvas Kane Samuel Swerner
MEET THE PARENTS Anne and Terry Sarvas, Paradise Valley, AZ Suzie and Laurence Swerner, Bel Air, CA
CEREMONY Caleta Palmilla Beach, San Jose Del Cabo
RECEPTION The Acre
WEDDING PLANNER Adrianna Dupinet
WEDDING EVENT DESIGN Marianna Idirin
FLOWERS AND DECOR Let It Bloom – David Ruiz
PHOTOGRAPHY Pink Palm Photo
THE CEREMONY MUSIC Violeta Poletek
WEDDING BAND Pura Vida
SOMETHING DIFFERENT • A welcome party was hosted by the Sarvas family upon the arrival of the wedding party and guests. The nuptial celebration lasted 3 days.
• T he rehearsal dinner was held at the world-renowned Tequila Restaurant in San Jose Del Cabo.
• T he couple embarked on two different honeymoons. An African safari first, followed by a venture to Belize .
• T he bride’s mother passed her mother’s embroidered handkerchief to each of her daughters for their wedding’s. This was the final daughter to use the cherished item.
• T he bride’s mother-in-law furnished the wedding gown from the dress shop she owns in London.
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