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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 VOLUME 30, NO. 3


Remembering … Lee Hanley

13 Meet the 2012 Fabulous Phoenicians and Trendsetters 33

Trends in Design by Ernesto Garcia

35 Charity Spotlight on The pARTy at the Phoenix Art Museum 37

Charity Spotlight on the Old Bags Luncheon


Charity Spotlight on the Brophy Fashion Show

40 Trendy Reading: A catalogue tour of the Musical Instrument Museum 41 Suns Charities Mike Rothery and Gretchen House


43 Trendy Reading: “Constructions,” the work of Alfred Newman Beadle 45

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Charity Spotlight on Rendez-Zoo

47 Charity Spotlight on VMLC’s Heroes One and All Luncheon


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Remembering ... Lee Hanley By Bill Dougherty

It’s hard to look at the above photo of Nancy and Lee Hanley and realize Lee is gone. For more than a year he fought a brave battle against cancer, a fight he lost late this summer. The social and business communities are still grieving. The loss of someone of Lee Hanley’s stature is hard to accept. Everything he touched turned to gold. The company he founded with several partners, Vestar, has managed to retain a stellar reputation in the business world. Together with his beautiful wife, Nancy, the civic and charitable worlds benefited handsomely from their kind contributions and support. Support that has spanned more than 30 years. Several years ago my wife and I had the opportunity to be guests at the Hanleys’ ocean-front vacation home in Del Mar. We had been invited to the splendid home of behalf of the Barrow Women’s Board. It was a magnificent evening filled with generosity and warmth. The Hanleys were exceptional hosts. I remember thinking how unpretentious they were for everything they had achieved together. The bond of love between Nancy and Lee was very apparent. Success as well as material possessions seemed an afterthought to their world. They were simply an amazing couple. When I heard last year that Lee was ill, I thought for sure he would beat it. After all he was a decorated U.S. Marine who had served his country. He was an amazingly successful businessman, a loving husband and father and one of the Valley’s finest philanthropists. I guess God just needed one of the finest gentlemen I’ve ever met up in heaven. Lee Hanley was one of the greatest men this community has ever had the pleasure of knowing. He leaves to the business and social community a legacy that will last for a long time to come. He will be missed more than I can ever express.



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Jun Kaneko By Bill Macomber

Some of you may be familiar with Jun Kaneko’s ceramic art without knowing it. This amazing ceramist has had public art installations in a lot of places, including Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The work is hard to miss. Gigantic “eggs” decorated in a spare, clean color or design stand 3 or 4 feet high. He’s also a wonderful painter of large canvases, but he’s best known for these technically challenging and striking ceramic works. Jun was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942. He studied painting with Satoshi Ogawa ­during his adolescence, working in his studio during the day and attending high school in the evening. He came to the United States in 1963 to continue those studies at Chouinard Institute of Art. An introduction to collector Fred Marer drew him to sculptural ceramics and he proceeded to study with Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner, and Jerry Rothman in California. He has been based in Omaha, Neb., since 1986, having been lured there by a prominent citizen who offered Jun a great deal on a large industrial space. The kilns needed to fire his large-scale eggs are, of course, huge. Just getting the works in and out of the firing space is a challenge. Combined with Jun’s almost infallible sense of design, his signature look has made him perhaps the leading ceramic artist in the world at this point. His artwork has appeared in numerous international and national solo and group exhibitions annually, and is included in more than 70 museum collections. He has realized over 30 public art commissions in the United States and Japan. A show of his art will be at Bentley Gallery in Scottsdale the month of November. Bentley Gallery is located at 4161 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale. 480.946.6060.



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La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty

On a hot summer evening just a few weeks ago, Mary Jane Rynd (CFO of the Virginia Piper Charitable Trust) and I gathered at Tarbell’s for a late birthday celebration for beautiful and ultrachic realtor Karen Ganz. While the three of us met for cocktails, I sat there amazed at how many people passed through the notable restaurant I knew. Manny Molina was seated at the bar but I couldn’t get his attention. Then Sandy and Mac Magruder walked by looking for Ina and Murray Manaster, who had arrived a few minutes prior. David Perry walked in with his fetching English wife, Joe. And that’s just to namedrop a few. For just a moment I asked myself why Tarbell’s is so successful. First of all there’s Mark Tarbell, who sadly just shaved off his Roman Polanski (circa Sharon Tate) sideburns. Then there’s the excellent food and great atmosphere, and last but not least it’s not a chain restaurant. Thank God! It’s much the same way at Eddie’s House Walt Danley and Karen Ganz in Scottsdale. First you have

Eddie Matney. Mix that with excellent food and great atmosphere and together you have perfection. And did I forget to mention just how damn generous both chefs have been to this community when other notables simply say no? You get the picture! Speaking of Mac Magruder and his lovely wife, Sandy, did you know that the couple’s exceptionally attractive daughter Shannon and hubby Joel Barthelemy just made headlines? Apparently, their company, GlobalMed, just made Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. I’m not the least surprised. Even in this dreadful economy the Barthelemys offer hope to the rest of us that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, either. Congratulations! Elsewhere, over at AZ 88 just days later, I sat looking through the large glass windows as I had so many times back in the 1990s. The cocktail lounge, like Downside Risk (just recently reopened), had been a haven for Southwest Airlines crews and employees back before DUI laws and secondhand smoke were both arrested by the pleasure police. Anyway, arriving shortly thereafter that afternoon were SMoCA Continued on page 12



La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 11 development associates Lynn Donahue and Natalie Vandeventer. We gathered to meet with Suzanne Johnson, founder of Gnosis LTD., the nonprofit that seeks to preserve and showcase things significant to the worlds of architecture and art. You might remember that it was Suzanne’s husband, famed architect Michael P. Johnson, who worked his own magic on the defunct Chinese restaurant and transformed the place to AZ 88 in 1988. We gathered to discuss a possible partnership between SMoCA and Gnosis to create architectural tours. Shortly after I purchased Trends we embarked with Gnosis on a tour of Palm Springs architecture, years before it became all the rage. I’ll never forget the In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That a couple just silently gave life to a shelter for women and children that was in dire straits … That there’s a huge d-i-v-o-r-c-e on the horizon … That a couple who quickly inserted themselves into the social swim almost instantly are a total fraud … That one of the fairest maidens in the land just became engaged … That a socialite who lost most ofInher family Polo in theNews holocaust is herself a racist … That Cocktail you should know: a recently wed blonde is in grave danger and doesn’t even know it … That socialites who wear glasses seldom get passes … That a socialite who has all the answers is perhaps the most insecure lady in town … That a queen bee had one last chance to make it up to social royalty and instead stung again – how very sad … That an on-again off-again couple is off once again. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes.

moment we walked into the James Bond house from “Diamonds Are Forever,” a house designed by John Lautner for Palm Desert designer Arthur Elrod in 1968. The house became the focus of my article later that autumn. I hope someday that Jane and Suzanne and Michael Johnson Geoff Edmunds, two of the biggest James Bond fans I know, get to tour the amazing property. I can guarantee both of them they won’t be disappointed. Gnosis and Ms. Johnson would go on to gather another group for a tour of the internationally recognized artist colony of Marfa, Texas, long before it was ever showcased in Vanity Fair. We had to miss the tour due to social conflicts. So if indeed a partnership is formed between these two great entities, rest assured they will quickly become the envy of the arts throughout the Valley. Stay tuned. There’s always more. Please visit Trends’ Web site at for more social events and up-to-date calendar listings. Visit us on Facebook/Bill Dougherty

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Stevie and Karl Eller What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Karl was born in Chicago and Stevie in Paxton, IL. We met and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1952 and came to Phoenix until 1956, when we moved back to Chicago. We finally moved back to Phoenix in March 1962 and have been here ever since.

In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Frank Snell, Walter Bimson and Gene Pulliam. What are four things people may not know about the two of you? Karl loves jigsaw puzzles and Stevie loves to dance. We had a basset hound named Georgie Girl and a cat named Pussy Mae that had the unnerving habit of having her kittens on the flat roof of our house over the master bedroom. Finally, Karl was an extra in the movie “The Westerner” at the age of 7. What is your favorite guilty food item? Stevie loves chocolate chip cookies and Karl loves ice cream. What’s the hardest aspect of fundraising right now, in your opinion? The economic times – everyone is nervous and that is making fundraising very difficult. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? The song would be “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” and the movie “True Grit” with John Wayne. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Killing Lincoln” What was your most embarrassing moment? Stevie showed up at a White House function without ID. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Bob Galvin, Rollin Gridley (Tucson High football coach), John Kluge and Ed Carson. What’s your motto? Perseverance. Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

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), U.S. Airways (2010), and Bill Shover (2011).

INTRODUCING THE 2012 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 Evening of Trends 2012, held this year on Sept. 29 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Join us in celebrating their accomplishments in the following pages. Congratulations ladies! You deserve this.




Rebecca Ailes-Fine What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Valparaiso, Ind. We’ve lived in the Valley 11 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Oonagh Boppart is one who continually amazes me with sharing her time and talent. What are three things people may not know about you? I grew up on a farm and showed Dairy & Beef in 4-H; I graduated with a Home Ec degree from Ohio University; I was a nanny in England for a summer. What is your favorite guilty food item? Potato chips and cottage cheese – don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Chrysalis Comedy Night, Chrysalis Honors the Family, Dinner on the Desert, Fresh Start Fashion Gala, Teaming Up for Kids, Beatitudes Campus Power of the Purse, Rendez-Zoo, Kids at Heart Gala and Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation new support group, 100 Women. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? Film, “Gone with the Wind”; Song, “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills & Nash. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin. What was your most embarrassing moment? Who can even remember? There have been so many and I’m sure more to come! What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My great-grandmother Shellabarger, Grandma Seifert, Grandma Ailes, my mother, my sister Rilla, my daughter Jillian and my granddaughters Carter and Skylar. What’s your motto? To thine own self be true.

Shän Francis What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Pasadena, Calif., and Scottsdale the last 40 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Sandra Day O’Connor and Margaret T. Hance stand out. What are three things people may not know about you? I have a Master’s Degree in Health and Education; my daughter and I visited 25 European cities in 24 days; my husband and I tandem surfed in Waikiki last year. What is your favorite guilty food item? Chocolate chip cookies and strawberry shortcake. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation, the Barrow Grand Ball, the Board of Visitors Fashion Show and Luncheon, the Board of Visitors Charity Ball, Arizona Women’s Board, Author’s Luncheon, Desert Foundation Auxiliary. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? ”New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra; Film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Extraordinary, Ordinary People,” by Condoleezza Rice. What was your most embarrassing moment? Falling out of a chairlift in front of a crowd on a snow skiing trip. Thankfully, no injuries … What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope, Jackie Kennedy, Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball and my mother. What’s your motto? “Balance.” Keep balance with everything you do in life.



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Tara Hitchcock What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Dallas, and I’ve lived in the Valley since 1996. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Carole Machiz, Childhelp people like Carol Hebets and Sharon Lechter, and Nancy Spetzler. What are three things people may not know about you? That I am the least-fashionable person you’ll meet; that I bite my nails; and I’m starting to hold my own as a kite-boarder. What is your favorite guilty food item? Mark Tarbell’s creamed corn and lemon poppy seed muffins at Paradise Bakery. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Best Buddies Spirit of Friendship, Drive the Dream (upcoming), the Night for Sight for FBC, Dancing with the Stars, Teaming up for Kids, AWEE’s event, Celebrity Fight Night, the Women Against MS luncheon, First Things First and TGen events. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? Song, “So Good” by B.O.B. Film, “Love Actually.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Tattoos on the Heart,” by a priest who ministered to gang members in L.A. What was your most embarrassing moment? I blanked two minutes into a speech at a high school debate tournament. What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My grandfather Dziadzie (Polish), my grandmother Babci, my husband, and my three stepkids and Pope John Paul II. What’s your motto? Carpe diem ... seize the day! It implies that you should be proactive in how you live.

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Raised in the military, my hometown is where I am. I moved to Phoenix in 1992. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Susan and Bill Ahearn, Jerry Appell, Virginia and Jose Cardenas, Laurie and Chuck Goldstein, Carole and Bob Machiz, Leslie and Jeff Rich, Mary and Bill Way. What are three things people may not know about you? I have lived around the world; I am a USA swim official; I was a modern dancer. What is your favorite guilty food item? Anything chocolate! What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Arizona School for the Arts, Childsplay, Field of Dreams, ASU Men’s Swim Team and Go GAGA. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? Film, “Sandakan 8” by Kei Kumai; song, “I Sing the Body Electric.” What great books have you read in the last year? “Game Change” and “Yes, Chef.” What was your most embarrassing moment? Missed a costume change when dancing and came out in my slip. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My mom, Lottie Jennings, Harriet Tubman, Katherine the Great, Golda Meir, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Irving and Robert Rauschenberg. What’s your motto? You will be a success if you broaden your horizons. Give back to the community. And you stand on the shoulders of those that come before you. Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry




Patricia “Patsy” Livi What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Born in New York, raised in Birmingham, Ala., and moved here from Spain in 1975. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? My closest friend, Linda Pope, and the late Arnold Smith. What are three things people may not know about you? My love for my husband and family, loyalty to my friends and love for dance. What is your favorite guilty food item? Julia Baker’s passion fruit chocolates. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Arizona Foundation for Women, Phoenix Theater’s 85th Anniversary chairman, Phoenix Theater Board member, Greek Orthodox Church Festival, Phoenix Ballet raffle chairman, Boys & Girls Clubs Sponsor’s Thank-you dinner, Trends luncheon co-chair, Crisis Nursery, American Jewish Committee World Care, Dancing With the Stars and Childhelp. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? Song, “Al di La,” an Italian song my husband sings to me. Film, “Dangerous Beauty.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Because They Hate” by Brigitte Gabriel. What was your most embarrassing moment? When I was 16 years old I said, “Huh,” instead of “Pardon me” or “Excuse me” when I was asked a question in a beauty pageant. I was devastated, but I still won. What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Angiolo Livi (my husband), Nicholas Babakitis (my father), Jesus, Gandhi, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Margot Fontaine, Fred Astaire and Albert Einstein. What’s your motto? Be here now.

Mimi Shaps What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Rochester, N.Y. Lived in NYC and L.A., moved to Arizona in 1989 “for two years.” In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Everyone who supports so many Valley causes with time and talent. What are three things people may not know about you? I was raised with eight sisters and four brothers; I played college field hockey; I was the women’s swimwear buyer for large New York retailer. What is your favorite guilty food item? Pizza and beer … most Friday nights! What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? The Honor Ball, Brophy Fashion Show, Tri for the Cure AZ, Desert Foundation Auxiliary, National Charity League, Xavier Mothers’ Guild and the National Brain Tumor Society Walk. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? “Ave Maria.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “The Grace to Race” by Sister Madonna Buder. What was your most embarrassing moment? In college I ran the clock for basketball. During a championship game, I didn’t restart the clock after a timeout. The visitors lost. I’ll never forget the reaction of the coach! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, my daughter, mother and grandmother. What’s your motto? “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” George Elliot



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Ann Siner What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? My hometown is Colorado Springs. I’ve lived in the Valley since 1983 when I moved here to go to Thunderbird Graduate School. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Ellen Katz, Daryl Weil, Roberta Pederson and all of my Trendsetter classmates. What are three things people may not know about you? I can hula hoop like a pro!; I sleep with my dogs. Or is that my dogs let me sleep with them?; And I can ski double black diamonds. What is your favorite guilty food item? Guacamole and freshly made tortilla chips, especially from Barrio Cafe. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Compassion for Fashion, Independent Women Luncheon, an Evening to Paws (AAWL), Friends of Animal Care & Control’s (FACCs) HERO event, Fresh Start Gala, Boys & Girls Club Wine Tasting Event, HALO (Helping Animals Live On). Do you have a favorite song and/or film? I loved the films “American Beauty,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Elephant Man.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Half Broke Horses.” What was your most embarrassing moment? I’m not going to tell! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Steve Jobs, Princess Di, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Ernest Hemingway, Johnny Carson and Pablo Picasso. What’s your motto? Every day do something that scares you (Eleanor Roosevelt).

Robynn Sussman What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? My hometown is Scarsdale, N.Y. We’ve been living here permanently since 2005. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Jacquie Dorrance, Diane Halle, Ina Manaster, Sandy Trznadel, Sue Fletcher, Ellie Shapiro, Heather Greenbaum and Margot Knight. What is something people may not know about you? I collect factices, lunch boxes and miniature furniture; In college, my Chinese roommate told me that I would be engaged to two men at the same time and have two sons. This came true! What is your favorite guilty food item? Tart Tatin. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? I’ve chaired The pARTy and worked on the Honor Ball and Science Center Gala committees. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? I love the TV series “Downton Abbey.” My favorite movie is “The Concert.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? ”The Clifton Chronicles” by Jeffrey Archer. What was your most embarrassing moment? I arrived at a party in ‘50s cheerleader attire to find I was the only person in costume. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin, King Solomon, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, contemporary artist Joan Mitchell and my husband, Robert. What’s your motto? Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry


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Melani Walton What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I grew up in Montana and have been an Arizona resident for over a decade. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Michael Crow of ASU and Chevy Humphrey of the Arizona Science Center. Rob Walton: He is brilliant, a compassionate husband and a game-changer in global sustainability. What are three things people may not know about you? I am loyal with small-town values, enjoy teamwork and have fond memories of being on a national championship basketball team. I love adventure from scuba diving. What is your favorite guilty food item? Fran’s Chocolates – Gray Salt Caramels What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? ASU Women in Philanthropy, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Circle. The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Science Center and 2013 Sandra Day O’Connor Luncheon. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? Enya’s “Orinoco Flow,” Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”; film: “The Red Violin.” What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Play of Consciousness: A Spiritual Autobiography,” by Swami Muktananda What was your most embarrassing moment? My 4th-grade piano recital when I forgot how to begin a six-page sonata. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus, Siddhartha Gautama, Mirra Alfassa, Aurobindo Ghose, and my great-grandfather, Albert Knutson. What’s your motto? Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.”

Kari Yatkowski What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Spearfish, S.D. I have lived here nearly 30 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Barbara Barrett. What are three things people may not know about you? I grew up in a tiny town in South Dakota; I love college football; I would have 100 dogs and cats if I could. What is your favorite guilty food item? Chips and salsa. What Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Homeward Bound’s a Derby Affair, Beach Ball, Phoenix Suns Charities O Lounge, Phoenix Heart Ball vice chairman, O’Connor House Supreme Evening, Banner MD Anderson Capital Campaign co-chair. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? My wedding song, “I Could Not Ask for More,” by Edwin McCain. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “The Middle Place” by Kelly Corrigan. What was your most embarrassing moment? Leaving the Trendsetter kickoff brunch with Sandy Hecomovich’s phone. What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Ronald Reagan, Peyton Manning, Princess Diana, Kelly Corrigan, Anderson Cooper, Sean Hannity and my grandmothers. What’s your motto? If not you, then WHO?



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Welcome You to an

EVENING OF TRENDS 2012 (formerly Beat the Heat)

Saturday, September 29, 2012 The Arizona Biltmore 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres 7:00 p.m.

Presentation of Trendsetters/Fashion Show

8:00 p.m.


Honoring 2012 FABULOUS PHOENICIANS Stevie and Karl Eller


Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Shän Francis, Tara Hitchcock, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Patricia “Patsy” Livi, Mimi Shaps, Ann Siner, Robynn Sussman, Melani Walton, and Kari Yatkowski


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


Various upscale Valley clothiers.


Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, Florence Crittenton, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation, Inc., The Neighborhood Christian Clinic and Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS TICKETS: Ticket price begins at $300 per person. (Cocktail Attire) Call 480.951.2950, email or visit our Website at

Discount Tire salutes, honors and congratulates the 2012 Fabulous Phoenicians, Stevie and Karl Eller.

The Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) was established in 1996 and has distributed over $4,000,000 to charities since its inception. The TCF governing board is comprised of 11 prominent Valley women who are elected to three-year terms. These women are selected from a group of TCF members-at-large who were previously honored as Trendsetters. Each year the TCF Board grants funds to charities that meet the TCF mission. Funds to support these programs are generated by the 30th annual Evening of Trends gala which is held in the Fall 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 where TCF can make a significant difference.

2012 Board of Directors Sandy Hecomovich – President Board Members – Trisha Anthony, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Susan Doria, Nan Howlett, Donna Johnson, Julie Prusak, Jinger Richardson, 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, The Wellcare Foundation; 2012: Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, Florence Crittenton, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, and The Neighborhood Christian Clinic.

Trends Charitable Fund Accepting Grant Applications Grant filling/postmark deadline: August 31, 2012 • Announcement of grant recipients: November, 2012. To obtain Grant Applications and Guidelines, visit or contact or call 480.951.2950.

Congratulations to all of the 2012 Trendsetters

Ann Siner LOVE. FAMILY. COMMUNITY. We are proud of you big sister ... Love, Tess and Jenny



Whitney Heglie and Bianca Woods

Allie Wilmink and Brooke Kopp with Bridgette Helms

Brad Ritt and Andy Nelson

FAB FOUR The event team was Jaime Wright and Sarah Slessman with Karin Weiler and Michelle Walker. DYNAMIC DUO Founders Robyn DeBell and Penny Gunning DAPPER DANS Andy Nelson and Brad Ritt

Jaime Wright and Sarah Slessman with Karin Weiler and Michelle Walker

Photos courtesy of Kathy DeSanto

Courtney Ryan and Emily Herzig with Carrey Hastings

Jenni and Lauri Douglas

Kathy Norman and Leslie Welk

Tracy Smith and Sharon Ulrich



Melani Walton Congratulations to you and your fellow 2012 Trendsetters. We are proud of you and share in the excitement of this well deserved recognition. You have worked hard in our community on efforts near and dear to your heart. One of your favorite quotes says it all… “What Lies Behind Us and What Lies Before Us are Tiny Matters Compared to What Lies Within Us. And When We Bring What is Within Us Out into the World, Miracles Happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your beauty is not only outward but the beauty in your heart radiates to everyone in your presence. You are the Best! From Your Biggest Fans With All Our Love, Rob, Jazzy and Lulu


Liberty Wildlife

Rob and Melani Walton with Rob Channon

Clark and Marylou Stephens

Char Hubble and Marc Reid

TWO GREAT PEOPLE Honorees Melani and Rob Walton IN THE FUTURE 2013 Chair Elects Char Hubble and Marc Reid ANIMAL MAGNETISM Liberty Wildlife nurtures and protects Arizona’s wild heritage. Joe and Faye Bond

Kathleen Lang

Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer

Korian, Kathryn and Kiana Mattson

Carter, Cynthia and Scott Statham

Megan Mosby



The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation salutes

M e l a n i Wa lT o n For her generosity of spirit Her ability to give out of purity and not repayment Her work to help others transform their world and ours May you forever taste the happiness of giving!


Phoenix Suns Charities

Scott and Heather Maasen

Heather Henig

Susan and Mike Anable

THE PLAYMAKERS Chairs Dean Reiter and Kari Yatkowski HOME COURT ADVANTAGE U.S. Airways Center hosted. TEAM COLORS Susan and Mike Anable in orange and white HEAD CHEERLEADER Heather Henig in a fresh orange frock Lisa and Michael Cipriano

Jennifer Markgraf

Carrie Glinberg and Jay Zweig with Tess Loo

Photos courtesy of Kathy DeSanto

Lynne Love and Andrea Katsenas

Jenelle and Jason Kusch



Congratulations to all of the 2012 Trendsetters

Kari Yatkowski Kari, Congratulations for being recognized for the selfless and heartfelt effort you put into so many of the worthy causes in our community. Your energy and enthusiasm to make a difference is an inspiration to so many of us and comes second only to your dedication and love for your family. Love, Paul, Griffin, Tyler and Tate


By Bill Macomber

JEWELRY BY HEIDI This Phoenix jeweler gained an appreciation of the great silversmiths of the 20th century while she was still in high school. Her German immigrant parents passed on to her a fondness for American mid-century modern design. These two forces combined when she left the world fine art, interior design and visual merchandising to start working in silver jewelry in 2003. Her selftaught design aesthetic is simple: “modern architecture for the body.” Heidi’s jewelry is striking, dramatic and clean. And it has caught eyes. She’ll be in an exhibit at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Mass., starting in November, and has been asked to do a show in October in Palm Springs gallery/shop called Flow Modern Design. Oh, and let’s not forget Jackson Galaxy of the TV show “My Cat from Hell.” He’s been wearing a ring by Heidi made for him this season (shown here). To see Heidi’s jewelry and learn more, visit her Web site at

COUCH CALLS How about a psychiatric house call? Dr. Michael Yasinski has established what can be called a concierge service for the high-profile or just plain pampered mental health consumer. It’s called Royal Pains, which gets an A+ for creativity in naming a medical practice. Yasinski claims to be the only Valley psychiatrist making house calls. He’ll visit your residence and offer talk therapy, psychodynamic therapy, medication management and home detox. Those last two items are nothing to joke about given what health officials have called an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in America. We don’t mean to make light of the whole subject. This could really come in handy for people who have a hard time admitting they’ve gotten more than they bargained for while taking prescribed pain medication. The doctor says he never liked the idea of a traditional, rigid doctor’s office. He wanted to provide his patients with the most relaxing and welcoming environment possible – their homes. Not too many people are old enough to remember doctors who make home visits. If you’re curious about what it’s like, here’s your chance. Agoraphobes, are you listening? Dr. Yasinski can be reached at 480.253.0527 or

I’LL HAVE A TAN WITH THAT We’ve heard nothing but good things about Boutique Solie. It’s a mix of really cool women’s fashions, specialty gifts, shoes and accessories, including Hot Chick aprons, shown here, made by local artisan Alicia Doell. These aprons will evoke good memories (think poodle skirts, bellbottoms, Hypercolor shirts and Keds). If you bake, you definitely want to look like this while you’re doing it. Most labels are ecofriendly. The boutique is unique because it also offers airbrush tanning on-site. It’s the safest way to tan with no UV rays or sunburn. Just like with lipstick, you just pick and shade and it’s done. Boutique Solie is a fun mix, definitely worth the drive. Boutique Solie is located at the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and McDowell Road in the historic Antique Market. Call 602.258.1061 or visit






This Scottsdale-based company offers skin care products with something a little different – a patent-pending, proprietary cell-free treatment called NovoSerum derived from purified human umbilical cord serum. The serum comes from an FDA-certified cryobank, in case you’re wondering. Its makers say it does a number of things, including relaxing the face with neuro-peptides for a non-invasive Botox effect. NovoSerum also helps repair and regenerate damaged skin, of which there is plenty in Arizona, by prompting the skin’s factory cells (fibroblasts) “to increase natural collagen production and enhance skin matrix production.” Not too sure what a skin matrix is, but it sounds impressive, and the products have undergone double-blind studies at Northwestern University with good results. There are six products in the Novo Solutions line for men and women. They include a cleanser, exfoliant, cellative serum, eye serum and moisturizer.

A Senior Dog’s Prayer One by one, they pass my cage, Too old, too worn, too broken, no way. Way past his time, he can’t run and play. They shake their heads slowly and go on their way … Mingus Manor takes in old and often sick animals that have been deemed unadoptable and sometimes beyond help. Mingus Manor’s mission is to help senior pet owners who can’t take care of their animals anymore because of sickness or a changing living situation. These animals have been loved all their lives but now have no place to go. Karen Scherer, the driving force behind Mingus Manor, is dedicated to letting the animals have a place to roam free and finish their lives in dignity. Ideally, the animals get to pick their own “roommates” and sleep where they want. During days, they get to roam where they like. Despite the intense care many of these animals need because of medical problems, Scherer hopes to expand the facility and take in even more animals. Anyone can help Mingus Manor. You can do it by adopting or just fostering an animal by donating money or supplies (for a “wish list,” see Mingus Manor’s Web site below). An old friend will thank you.

For Valley distributors of the products in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa and Paradise Valley, visit their Web site at www. or you can order the products online, too.

A GREAT HAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF The history of the hat dates back as far as time, whether used for protection or adornment. In the late 17th century the term “milliner,” a maker of women’s hats, was recorded referring to products

Call Mingus Manor at 480.265.9819, write to P.O. Box 7585, Chandler, AZ 85246, or e-mail

from Milan and the northern Italian regions. Through the decades hats have gone from uniforms to status symbols, large to small, simple to lavish. To take a look at something not mass-produced and really different, visit Fashion by Robert Black, a vintage boutique, and keep it under your hat. Fashion by Robert Black is at 7144 E. First Ave., Scottsdale. 480.664.7770 or




Arizona Theatre Company

Carol Lewis with Glen and Pam Hait

Bill Lewis and Rick Underwood

Judi Nunley and Bob Duffy

STANDING OVATION Honoree Ann Lynn STAGE MANAGERS Chairs Laura Green and Zelda Faigen PERFECT VENUE Festivities were held on stage at the Herberger. BEST COSTUME Judi Nunley and Bob Duffy, looking dapper

Fred and Ann Lynn



Laura Green and Zelda Faigen

Sanford and Marcia Roth

Joanie and Michael Flatt

Erin Erickson with Davie and Laurie Glaser

Photos courtesy of Kathy DeSanto


Interior Design and Your Health By Ernesto Garcia, ASID Have you ever thought how the spaces in which you spend your life, primarily home and work, affect your mood and your general wellbeing? Everything that surrounds us affects us in some way: the rugs we walk on, the chairs we sit on, the art on our walls, the draperies that darken our rooms, etc. Whether it is visually or physically, every object we come in contact with influences our disposition, our health and our everyday experience of life. Science has finally corroborated what we might have intuitively known for ages. At USC, Dr. Irving Biederman set out to learn how visual stimuli affect brain and temper. Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which reveals brain activity three-dimensionally, he showed the subjects of his research a variety of images. Some of these images depicted beautiful spaces and landscapes as well as desolate looking junkyards, ruined homes and cars. During experiments researchers examined variations in neural activity. When subjects looked at pleasant images a high density of opiate receptors was observed. These are the neurotransmitters that are popularly referred to as endorphins and are associated in general with pain relief, pleasurable experiences and a sense of well-being. By extension, it seems reasonable to suggest that living within pleasing spaces translates into feelings of happiness and can improve health. I strongly believe that if you take care of your home and work environments, they will take care of you in more ways than you can imagine. Making a change and decorating the spaces that surround your daily life is a courageous act; it is a refusal to live in rooms where things don’t harmonize or support the goals of your life. By so doing, you are making a commit-

ment to reinvent them with a new vision. A pleasant change in your surroundings will prompt other positive changes in your life. Ernesto Garcia is an award-winning interior designer in Phoenix. He is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has an architecture degree. Visit his Web site at www., call 602.317.3205 or e-mail him at




The Wish Ball

Renee and Bob Parsons

Jordan and Jason Rose

Jennifer Blank-Matney and Eddie Matney

FANTASTIC IN FUSCHIA Jennifer Blank-Matney GREAT PEOPLE Chair Andrea Stewart and honoree Doug Ducey A GREAT GIFT Make-A-Wish provides the means to dream. SUNSET COCKTAILS The Westin Kierland provided the perfect venue.

Cary Pfeffer with Angela and Doug Ducey



Karen and Bob Hobbs

Sherry Shahriari and Matt Tremayne

Paul and Stacey Westphall

Kevin and Kerreshmeh D’sylva

Photos courtesy of Connie Sunday and Frank Schmuck

2012 Trendsetters

Congratulations to all of the

Rebecca Ailes-Fine “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop Mom, Your dauntless spirit of giving inspires us all. A votre santé! Drew, Jillian, & Cameron CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

The pARTy at the Phoenix Art Museum theme of the pARTy varies each year but the underlying goal is to celebrate the museum’s achievements and its contribution to keeping arts and culture alive in Arizona.

The seventh annual pARTy, a black-tie dinner dance benefitting the Phoenix Art Museum, will be Nov. 3 at the museum. It’s being chaired this year by Diana Ellis Smith. The pARTy has become a well-attended event that plays a vital role in providing support for Arizona’s premiere museum. Why was the pARTy established? The pARTy began in 2006 as a celebration to mark the grand opening of the newly expanded Phoenix Art Museum. The

who are the foundation and the future of our communities. What else can attendees expect? Guests will enjoy a first-class event where every detail is meticulously planned. From world-renowned “get on the floor and dance” band ensembles to contemporary cuisine that will engage culinary senses, the pARTY is truly an experience that should not be missed.

Tell us about the accomplishments of this charitable event. Over the past six years, the pARTy has raised more than $9,000,000 in support of the museum’s educational programs and exhibitions. Each year, the museum features new acquisitions and aspects of the collection that grace this wonderful space. Through the generosity and support of our members, the pARTy continues as the standout event honoring the accomplishments of this jewel of the desert. The event is an unmatched opportunity to connect with prominent civic leaders and corporate executives

Since 1959, the Phoenix Art Museum has served as the cornerstone of Phoenix’s art and cultural community, providing the people of Arizona with great art from around the world and amazing cultural experiences. For more information about the pARTy visit or call the museum at 602.257.1222.



2012 Trendsetters

Congratulations to all of the

Shän Francis We are so proud of your devotion and dedication not only to our family, but to making a wonderful difference in this community! With love and respect, The entire Francis Family





Old Bags Luncheon The annual Old Bags Luncheon is Arizona’s original handbag event. On Oct. 29 the ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore will be filled with hundreds of handbags. Guests will vie for handbags in a silent auction or raffle as they sip champagne and get ready for a lunch under the white tents on the Squaw Peak Terrace. Neiman Marcus will stage the runway show. This year’s event will benefit a great cause, Homeward Bound, and is being chaired by Donna Johnson and Jill Krigsten.


How many handbags are usually in the silent auction? Our goal is to feature about 500 handbags at this event. We really do collect quite the variety – celebrity-owned, designer, vintage, funky and fun. Successful bidders will pay anywhere between $25 and $5,000 for that bag they have to have. Tell us a little bit about Homeward Bound and what the organization does. Homeward Bound is a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing and social services to families with children fleeing domestic violence and/ or homelessness. We take these fragile families and nurture them as they take the first steps toward a life of self-reliance. There is such joy seeing a once-frightened family laughing on the playground. The combination of case management, classes, love and support from staff, volunteers and donors makes a huge impact on the families that come through our doors. We hear that this is a year of firsts for the Old Bags Luncheon. Every year, this event is sold out. This year, we have decided to make more tables available to the ladies who have wanted to attend for the past eight years. Another fun thing we’ll be doing differently this year is including prizes in our handbags! We are also excited to share more of the heartwarming stories of our brave moms and celebrating their accomplishments. For more information or to sign up visit and click on “Events.” Or call 602.263.7654.

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Bill Shover and Kay Lofton

Lisa Molina with Dan and Lisa Shapiro

Marc Reid

Joelle Hadley and Gene D’Adamo with Karen Pratte

Peter Fine and Rebecca Ailes-Fine

Carolyn Warner

Marni Gerber

FETCHING CHAIR Marni Gerber HONORING FAMILIES Christi and Paul Beyer and Joan and Dave Howell COCKTAILS ON THE LAWN The Arizona Biltmore provided a splendid atmosphere. DAPPER DAN Marc Reid, perfect in pink

Paul and Christi Beyer with Linda and Eugene Beyer



Photos by Bill Dougherty

2012 Trendsetters

Congratulations to all of the

Melani Walton Times like these are special reminders of how wonderful you are. We are proud of all you do for family, friends, and community. We love you! The Lowman family, Dad and Mom, Channon and Joelean, Miranda, Lathan, and Jayce


Brophy Fashion Show

The 2012 Brophy Fashion Show theme is Brophy in Our Hearts and Minds and will set up the catwalk Nov. 6 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. As usual, the show will feature great fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue. The show benefits Brophy’s Financial Aid Fund and helps deserving students get a great education at the wonderful school. Polly Levine and Patti Oleson are heading up the effort this year. What makes the Brophy Fashion Show different from other events? The Brophy Fashion Show is unique mostly because all the money goes directly to the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. We believe Brophy’s

financial aid budget is the biggest in the state: In 2012-2013 it’s $2.75 million. We have yet to find another school with more financial aid available that is distributed to students who qualify solely by need. Brophy College Prep is totally selfsupporting so it depends on donations from corporations and individuals. All Jesuit schools across the world raise money in various ways as their primary mission is to always be able to serve the underserved. How many Brophy students receive financial aid? Historically, about 20 percent of the student population receives some form of financial aid. As mentioned earlier, students at Brophy come from as far away as Verrado, New River, Ahwatukee and Fountain Hills. The enrollment is 1,240 boys.

and since Brophy students come from at least 154 different grade schools, their exposure is Valley-wide. Tell us about the Brophy mission, teaching its students to be “Men for Others.” That phrase was coined by the leader of the Jesuits and expresses the mission of the Jesuits in all their ministries across the world. Jesuit schools teach that students and their unique talents should be developed with a direct mandate to serve the underserved. How can we support the Brophy Fashion Show? Supporting the underserved takes three things: desire, effort and money. Millions of dollars have been raised since the beginning of the show, dollars that have changed the lives of not only Brophy students but their families’ lives and legacies. To help, please contact Colleen Edwards at or 602.790.8278

How exciting that Saks Fifth Avenue is partnering with Brophy again! Tell us why Saks? Saks takes its corporate responsibility in the Valley very seriously,



Congratulations ... Tara Hitchcock Tara, For the last ten years we have had a font row seat, watching you contribute your time, talents and effort to the community and numerous charities. You have given back to your community every singe week for ten years. That is an amazing accomplishment! You are an amazing human! We want others to know, there were many times you were exhausted, but still showed up to emcee events or host fund raisers with your electric smile and exuberant personality. Due to early mornings and busy days, no one might have guessed how you were really feeling. So many times we watched someone come up to you that met you years ago, assuming you remembered them and when they walked away they felt like they had just spoken to an old friend. If the world followed YOUR trend, it would be a better place. You have certainly made our home a better place. If we had our own personal family publication, we would put you on the cover every week. You make us better people and we love you for it. This is a fashionable event and who better to recognize than the hottest woman alive! We are so proud of you, keep doing what you are doing. We are excited for your new ventures on a national stage. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! Love your family, Kenn, Alex, Dane, Dylan and Jacques the dog.


A catalogue of musical joy I have heard nothing but raves for the Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix. A writer friend of mine told me she and her husband spent a good part of the day there and will have to go back two or three more times to take it all in. She raved especially about being able to plug into video and audio to listen to every kind of music imaginable as she viewed the instruments. The MIM opened in 2010 in a 200,000-squarefoot building on 20 acres. There are 15,000 instruments and artifacts. The instruments come from every time period in human history and each corner of the world. Funding and

founding came from Robert Ulrich, chairman emeritus and former CEO of Target. He had the idea that visitors should get more than a static look at world instruments. Museum visitors can watch instruments being played on video as they listen to them. The MIM has put out a catalogue giving an overview of this impressive museum. At 214 pages, it can’t show every instrument, but it gives a great overview of the kind of experience waiting inside. The bulk of the book is arranged like the museum – geographically. The sections include Africa, the Middle East/ North Africa, Asia, Oceana, Latin America, Europe and the United States/Canada. Little nuggets in the book include closeups of some of the most beautiful musical instruments ever made. Many of them are works of art in themselves. The range of the museum is in the book, too: Witness the piano John Lennon used to compose the song “Imagine.”



The catalogue isn’t as awe-inspiring as the museum, but it offers a good look at a Valley resource that promises only to grow in reputation as more people take a tour. For information about the MIM catalogue or to visit the museum, contact the MIM at or at 480.478.6000. The address is 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. That’s the corner of Tatum and Mayo just off the Loop 101 Freeway.


The CopaBall

The 2012 CopaBall will be held Oct. 20 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort to benefit the Maricopa Health Foundation. Co-chairs David Kempson and Dr. Salil Pradhan tell Trends about this annual event. Along with their wives and fellow co-chairs, Lisa Kempson and Dr. Susan Morton-Pradhan, they welcome you to the CopaBall. What are the Maricopa Health Foundation and CopaBall all about? The Maricopa Health Foundation is a philanthropic organization devoted to supporting Maricopa Integrated Health System. Through the CopaBall, the nonprofit raises funds to enhance the health care system’s patient welfare, health

education and support programs. This year, CopaBall is looking back 60 years to celebrate MIHS’s Graduate Medical Education program. MIHS is the Valley’s first and largest teaching hospital, with over 400 doctors actively participating. Nearly 60 percent of the program’s graduates remain in the Valley to practice. “We are one of the nation’s top burn units, a superior place for young patients and so much more,” said Dave Kempson of MIHS. Where can you see the foundation’s work in action? Dr. Pradhan: Every day, the efforts of the foundation touch the lives of our patients. As a pediatrician I use some of the distraction devices such as the Vecta (a fun, interactive light machine) that we have because of funds raised at the 2011 CopaBall. The foundation has helped us make the Arizona Children’s Center at Maricopa Medical Center into a comfortable place for young patients and their families.”

Who will you meet at the CopaBall? Everyone from hospital administrators to grateful patients join together for this special evening. Over 700 attendees will be mixing and mingling at this ball. What should attendees expect? Attendees should bring their dancing shoes and charitable spirit. A silent auction begins a fun evening that will conclude with entertainment on the dance floor. The Maricopa Health Foundation is also excited to present Judy Falkner, CEO of Epic, with the Chairman’s Award. We will also present the 2012 Joey Ridenour Nursing Excellence Award and J. Kipp Charlton Physician of Excellence Award. Sponsorships, silent auction items and donations are central to the foundation’s ability to support the health system through the CopaBall. To download a sponsorship form and for more information visit Foundation/CopaBallsite.

Congratulations Patsy and Melani!

You are two wonderful “Trend” setting women who have enriched us with your love, fun, and friendship! May you both receive the blessings you share ten fold. Linda Pope and Laurie Florkiewicz



Colleen JenningsRoggensack Through your passion as an arts advocate, Tony® Award voter, wife, mother, swim official and enthusiastic executive director, your dedication and energy has made a lasting impact on the Valley. We honor your 20th Anniversary at ASU Gammage with a fund in your name for Cultural Participation to continue your work of Connecting Communities™. With Love, ASU Gammage




‘Constructions’ ‘Buildings in Arizona by Alfred Newman Beadle’ Modernist architect Al Beadle (1927-98) created a new vocabulary for building on challenging sites in the harsh, arid landscape of the Sonoran Desert. He left a 40-year legacy in the Valley. Much of his built environment is undocumented and few resources referencing his work are available. “Constructions,” a 119-page book full of photographs and drawings by Beadle, changes that. The work includes many drawings and some dramatic black-and-white photos of Beadle’s residential and commercial projects in the Valley, including the dramatic Mountain Bell Building in downtown Phoenix.

Most of Beadle’s professional work was executed in the Sonoran Desert, and his achievements consist of high-rise buildings, apartment complexes, single family homes and commercial office structures. His “inhabitable sculptures” stand alone in the region in which he chose to live and practice architecture. He was motivated by livable solutions which were more aesthetic and more beautiful, believing that something better was available and accessible. Beadle believed that good design can affect people’s lives. His buildings were never planted, but floated delicately in their natural settings, whether in the desert landscape or surrounded by the non-architecture of massproduced constructions he denounced as “Taco Bells” and “Mud Huts.” Adapting his Modernist principles to the context of southern central Arizona, Al Beadle brought architecture’s glass box to the challenging sites and unforgiving climate

of the desert. With the elegant, geometric symmetry of Modernist ethics and integrity, he created a new vocabulary for building on the harsh, arid landscape. He did it well, as this volume documents. His work is part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. “Constructions” is the second edition of the book published by Gnosis Ltd. To order, visit

Congratulations to all of the 2012 Trendsetters ... Especially

Melani Walton We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished! Thank you for being simply fabulous and embodying all of the amazing qualities that make up a Trendsetter. We love you! Chevy Humphrey and Julie Vogel



2012 Trendsetters

Congratulations to all of the

Robynn Sussman To a loving and devoted wife and the best Mom ever. You inspire us to be our best, lift us up when we’re down and are always there for us! Love and Hugs, Robert, Andrew, Scott, Elana and Lily




Rendez-Zoo Rendez-Zoo, An Evening of Conservation and Cuisine, will be held Oct. 13. RendezZoo will celebrate the Phoenix Zoo’s 50 years of conservation, education and fun by combining cuisine and conservation at the Phoenix Zoo. Rendez-Zoo will be chaired by Jean Bingham with Vice-Chair Adrienne Schiffner. Tells us about this year’s Rendez-Zoo (Jean Bingham) Rendez-Zoo will begin with a culinary tribute to the zoo’s mission of conservation as we enjoy amuse bouche sponsored by some of the Valley’s leading restaurants with an emphasis on sustainable and local foods. While tasting fine Arizona wines and cocktails, guests will have the opportunity to peruse our exciting silent auction. An elegant lakeside dinner will follow prepared by our celebrity chef, Eddie Matney, with live music and dancing under the stars. This year’s Rendez-Zoo will showcase the history of the Phoenix Zoo through a collaboration between ASU’s Visual Communication Design students and architectural students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Why are you chairing Rendez-Zoo? (both) Jean: As a longtime Phoenix Zoo member as well as a member of the board of trustees, I have always had a passion for bringing

attention to the wonderful educational and conservation efforts of the Phoenix Zoo. Adrienne: I love the Phoenix Zoo. I believe in the work that takes place here. You can go to the zoo at any time of day, any day of the week and see school bus loads of children having fun while also learning about the animals and the natural environment. Why is Rendez-Zoo unique? (Adrienne) The breathtaking setting of the Phoenix Zoo, nestled at the base of the beautiful Papago Park Buttes, provides a unique and perfect backdrop for this one-of-a-kind gala. How does the money that is raised benefit the Zoo? (Jean) Money that is raised at Rendez-Zoo will go toward continuing the mission of the zoo: To provide experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. The zoo will use the proceeds from Rendez-Zoo to continue educational programming, world-class conservation efforts and will help provide the best care possible for the more than 1,100 animals who call the Phoenix Zoo home. How can people get involved? (Jean) By coming to Rendez-Zoo and helping to launch the zoo into its next 50 years! Reservations to attend Rendez-Zoo can be made at or by calling 602.286.3855.

Melani Walton

For the time and support you have given to so many causes and charities, you have our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation. Congratulations on being recognized as a 2012 Trendsetter! Mitch Goldhar




Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum The Phoenix Art Museum opened a show in August called “The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past and Present.” Throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, artists working in Latin America have embraced photography as a means to capture their surroundings, document social injustice and political upheaval, and create images that define them as a people and a nation. “What is most fascinating about these images,” says Vanessa Davidson, Lampe

Associate Curator of Latin American Art at the museum, “is all of the stories and histories that come alive in an image that is sometimes strangely simple, whether it is a store front, a lone figure, or a row of Mexican peasants pretending to be rebels for a photographer. These images capture a profound sense of place and document political themes, sometimes with great humor and irony. They make for wonderful, meaningful art.” “The Politics of Place” is the first exhibition of Latin American photography at



the Phoenix Art Museum. It celebrates a long-standing tradition of photography in the region, beginning first with Frenchborn Brazilian Hércules Florence, who began taking photographs in 1833, and moving forward. It will also include works by American and European artists working in Latin America that provide an outside perspective. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 2. The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. For information call 602.257.1222 or visit




Veterans Medical Leadership Council The 10th annual Heroes One and All patriotic luncheon is on Nov. 9 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The celebration honors our veterans and military services members who have defended, and continue to defend, the liberty and freedom we enjoy. We are honored to have keynote speaker Lt. Commander Heidi Kraft, U.S. Navy (Ret.), flight and clinical psychologist and author of “Rule Number Two”; and Honorary Chairman Captain Paul Morell, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at US Airways. Sam Young and Rita Brock-Perini are the VMLC’s president and vice president, respectively.

Albert Philibert (active in France, early to mid-20th century), Michelin, 1921. Reproduction. 29-3/4 x 19-1/2 inches. Collection of Discount Tire.

Who plans and presents the luncheon? The hard-working Luncheon Planning Committee has received a “shot in the arm” from the energetic VMLC Ambassadors (Susie Wesley, Josie Herrera, Jane Christensen, Patsy Lugo and Sue Glawe), who have volunteered to help get the word out about this patriotic event. How does it help veterans? The VMLC is dedicated to honoring and supporting military veterans. Inspired by the Phoenix VA Medical Center in 1999, it is composed primarily of veteran volunteers who strive to ensure veterans are honored. It provides a platform to have a forum for veteran-specific issues and support during difficult times. The luncheon raises funds to provide items that are not funded by the federal or state government. Through the VMLC Returning Warrior program, started in 2005, the council works closely with VA social workers to assist veterans in this tough economic environment. For example, on the 4th of July a veteran’s home burned down. Within hours of being advised, rent money was provided to get his family (wife and two children) into an apartment. VMLC is dedicated providing basic needs to returning troops and ensuring that they are treated with reverence and dignity as they are welcomed home.

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The color green

Considered synonymous with nature, green is often used to signify fertility, growth, and even approval. It is said to have been the favorite color of historical figures such as George Washington and the prophet Mohammed. While it is not the most popular color inside the home, a recent House Beautiful survey found that green was the readers’ favorite choice of color for a dining room. And renowned designer Charlotte Moss has been known to favor green in the dining room as “fresh and appetizing.” Most people do not think of green as a versatile, neutral color shade. But in a sense it is. Falling dead center within the color spectrum, green ­ incorporates qualities of every color. Green “embraces all the realms of light that people need for nourishment. It evokes both warmth and coolness,” explains master colorist Donald Kaufman. It can also make a splash in an environment characterized by clear blue skies and desolate desert sands. Interested in adding some green to your collection before the holidays heat up? Now is the time to place your order. Check our blog through the month of September as we showcase some of the more colorful items and collections that we have available for order. The Linen Tree is located at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 111, Scottsdale. 480.483.2044.




Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Shän Francis,Tara Hitchcock, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Patricia “Patsy” Livi, Mimi Shaps, Ann Siner, Robynn Sussman, Melani Walton, and Kari Yatkowski


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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




Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS Helping women promote health Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in Phoenix – the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. – has reached out to create widespread community engagement around HIV prevention, education and chronic disease management. Southwest Center serves 70 percent of Arizona’s nearly 14,000 infected residents in addition to the more than 30,000 at-risk individuals in the Valley. For 22 years, Southwest Center has provided an innovative, collaborative public-private healthcare model to address HIV/AIDS as a long-term, chronic disease. Southwest Center’s vision is to lead the fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Our mission is to prevent infection, to improve quality of life for those impacted by the disease, and to contribute to worldwide research through clinical trials and non-clinical studies. Our clinical trial program has helped bring 30 of the available 32 HIV/AIDS medications to market. More than 2,500 women have attended Southwest Center’s HIV prevention and support groups. More than 90 percent of our HIV-positive women have been

“Nutrition services at Southwest Center have helped me to focus on eating better, making healthier choices and living longer.” – Lorraine Brown

“The women’s group at Southwest Center is a safe place to share feelings without judgment. We laugh, cry and support one another. We are family and are met with love and compassion.” – Barbara LeBaron

i­mpacted by domestic violence. Our programs, in partnership with domestic violence shelters, strengthen women’s lives and provide psychosocial support, enabling them to leave abusive home environments, stay healthy, and be supported by professional and peer colleagues.

With a generous grant from Trends Charitable Fund, Southwest Center will expand the programs offered through our Go Daddy Center for Women’s Health, Domestic Violence and HIV Prevention. Partnering domestic violence shelters include United Methodist Outreach Ministries (UMOM) New Day Center (Phoenix), Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center (Phoenix), Catholic Charities – My Sister’s Place (Chandler), Salvation Army – Elim House Shelter (Phoenix), Community BridgesCenter for Hope (Mesa). How you can get involved Southwest Center conducts three major fundraising events needing volunteers. Major events include our international Dining Out For Life day scheduled in 2012 for April 26, our Night For Life gala to be held May 12, and our Tour For Life showcasing the most prestigious homes in the Valley, to be held in fall. To learn more about these volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, call 602.307.5330, Ext. 2249.



EVENING OF TRENDS 2012 (formerly Beat the Heat)

Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 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 ad in 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 seating for ten guests at event, Full page color ad in Trends Magazine, Acknowledgement from stage, Company logo displayed in ballroom, Special recognition gift, ten swag bags.

❒ Park Avenue (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 Company logo displayed in ballroom, Listing in event program, Preferred 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, Reserved seating for ten guests

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

❒ Worth Avenue – a 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: _______________________________ CSC: ______________ 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# 86-0826428.


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