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VOLUME 40, NO. 5
Remembering Gerda Weissmann Klein
Philanthropy Micah Kinsler and MiCamp Solutions
Publisher La Dolce Vita
Society The Best of Everything Summer 2022
Society O’ Connor Institute Legacy Luncheon 2022
Society Childs Play Gala
52 Trashy Summer Retro Read The Other Side of Midnight
Society Hospice of the Valley Golf Tournament
Society Dinner on the Dessert 2022
Society Scottsdale Arts Gala 2022
Fashion Samantha’s Favorite Finds Summer 2022
Inner-View An Evening of Trends Gala Fall 2022
Artist Profile Connie Butler
Interior Design Barbara Kaplan
Society PANDA Luncheon 2022
Wedding Bells Firth/Siggins
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PANDA Luncheon Chairs 2022 Colleen Luke, Mandi Schnepf, Jamee Emens and Jules Koechling
36 Society 2022 Fabulous Phoenician and Trendsetter Luncheon at Ocean 44 38
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Inner-View Tod Carson
Fashion Ball Gown Preview Fall 2022
42 Design & Lifestyle Tabletop with Susan Mayer Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale 44
Society Board of Visitors Debutant Ball 2022
O’Connor House Legacy Luncheon Catherine Jacobsen and Sandy Hecomovich
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Gerda Weissmann Klein By Bill Dougherty
When people make the remark, “She had a hard life,” they probably had never heard of Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein. She passed away in Phoenix last spring after completing one of the most incredible lives imaginable. Several years ago, I had the chance to sit down with Mrs. Klein for several hours. She had since retired, but the flame in her eyes and passion for life had not left her for even a second. Born in Bielsko, Poland in 1924, Mrs. Klein was raised in a middle-class Jewish family and lived a picture-perfect life until the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. Although the Weissmann family had intended to leave Poland immediately, Mrs. Klein’s father was in poor health so was cautioned not to travel. Mr. Weissmann was deported in 1942 and murdered in a death camp. Later she was separated from her mother, when the ghetto they had been forced to move to that same year was emptied by the Nazis. In the end, Gerda Weissmann Klein would lose not only her parents but also her older brother to the Holocaust. From this point, she was transferred to several different concentration camps and forced into hard labor. Mrs. Klein also survived the notorious “Death March.” Fleeing Nazis liquidated as many camps as they could, at the end of the war, to cover their atrocities. More than eighty percent who walked the march perished.
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After the war, Mrs. Klein met and married Army Lieutenant Kurt Klein. He was the man who had saved her life. The couple settled in Buffalo and later Phoenix. They had a very successful printing business and Mrs. Klein wrote columns for The Buffalo News while raising a family. In the 1970s she and her husband began to lecture on the subject of the Holocaust and human rights education. This would become her finest hour. She produced a documentary for HBO, One Survivor Remembers. It won an Oscar and Mrs. Klein addressed the world at the Academy awards in 1995. She would also go on to write two internationally best-sellers on her life and several children’s books as well. In 2011, she won the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mrs. Klein continued to travel the globe and lecture to children and adults alike on the war and the downfall of the Third Reich. She was also appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Governing Council in 1997. Later, she was inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame.
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To know Gerda Weissmann Klein was to love her. I’ve had the opportunity to interview many famous people in my 28 years at Trends, yet no one made more of a lasting impression then Mrs. Klein. Her amazing outlook on life even after it totally shattered in front of her as a teenager was simply remarkable. She saw humanity at its very worst yet chose to focus on the future of the world and all its glory. When I asked her why the US had a Holocaust Museum, when we were not part of the tragedy, she smiled and softly said, ”There should be a Holocaust Museum in every major city in the world.” She was a remarkable lady, and she had an amazing life! But most of all Gerda Weissmann Klein was a great American!
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LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to June By Bill Dougherty People are talking about Laura Grafman. Since her departure from HonorHealth earlier this season, she has embarked on a grand new venture. I had the opportunity to catch up with the Fabulous Phoenician and Best Dressed recipient the other afternoon at Neiman Marcus Café. We joined by Fashionality and another Best Dressed recipient Harriet Friedland (Phoenix’s answer to Babe Paley.) Anyway, we had a wonderful time learning about Laura’s new venture Grafman & Associates, LLC. The talented and dynamic lady has already amassed a plethora of new clients. She will lend her philanthropic fundraising and event planning skills to these very lucky people. We are so thrilled for her. Watch her continue to soar! Speaking of soaring. Carrie Martz, Ania Kubicki and yours truly are chairing An Evening of Trends on November 12 at The Camelback Inn. We are delighted to return to the resort. We never should have left. But that’s okay. These two beautiful and talented ladies will be dynamic in this arena. It won’t be easy top Beth McRae and Oscar De la salas, who raised more money for the Trends Charitable Fund then anyone in the charity’s history. They chaired the bash last Fall and blew it up! Stay tuned, there’s always more … I’ve been told that another Best Dressed recipient, the famed and awarded chef Mark Tarbell is now a valet parker. Evidentially at a party at his restaurant, to which I was not obliged, resulted in a shortage of
car parkers. The dashing Mark raced to the rescue and parked many expensive autos. A true gentleman and a scholar and one fantastic chef too! As we close the season, I want to stop and thank everyone who returned from a two-year absence to raise needed funds for the charitable community. The Valley is an extraordinary place of amazing and talented people who give so much back to our city. These are tremendous organizations and people that make Phoenix such a much better place for so many. From all of us at Trends Magazine and the Trends Charitable Fund, we wish you a safe and wonderful summer. We’ll see you in late September! GOTCHA!
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O’CONNOR HOUSE LEGACY LUNCHEON The Arizona Biltmore resort played host to a sell-out crowd of merrymakers early this spring. The much-anticipated Legacy Luncheon on behalf of the O’Connor Institute did a splendid job. Together with the guidance of the organization’s CEO Sarah Suggs and chairs Ina Manaster and Kolby Moffatt, the day proved flawless. Featured speakers included former White House
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Barbara Dunlap and Trisha Anthony
Robin Milne and Jill Alanko with Kim Cullum
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Chef John Moeller and retired White House Florist Laura Dowling. Both were tremendous! Famed and dashing chef Mark Tarbell presided over the festivities as well. It was a brilliant affair. Jan Lewis and Barbara Dunlap stole the show in striking floral and artistic numbers. Then again so did the ever-dapper Michiel Schuitemaker. You should have been there!
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CHILDSPLAY: THE SOARING TWENTIES Gala chair Ruby Farias must have been very pleased at the massive crowd that attended her gala. This year, the beautiful socialite was chosen to preside over this very worthy charity and educate hundreds of attendees on this very special mission. Founded in 1977, Childsplay helps to educate elementary school children through theatre productions. Many children in rural parts of our state would never have the opportunity to see live theatre were it not for Childsplay. Their valued stage productions, all performed by professional actors, help to educate youngsters. Basic life skills are showcased thru count-
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GOLF TOURNAMENT SCORES BIG FOR HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY It was a spectacular day of sun and fun out at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale for Hospice of the Valley’s 2022 Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of title sponsor Cigna, 22 fabulous foursomes and 22 talented pros raised over $32,000 to help provide compassionate care to thousands of patients and families in need in our community. The March 14
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DINNER IN THE DESERT 2022 One of the most anticipated nights of the social season took place just as spring was debuting in all its wonderment. Desert Botanical’s Dinner on the Desert gave all in attendance the opportunity to bid and select marvelous flora, plants and tremendous potted plants and succulents. All proceeds benefited the Desert Botanical Gardens and much-needed plant conservation. This Year, Mac and Russ Perlich decided to chair the always sold-out bash. They did a smashing job too. Guests arrived in their finest spring finery, sipped cocktails and delighted in excellent hors d’ oeuvres courtesy of one of our favorite caterers, Fabulous Foods. Their appetizers,
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SCOTTSDALE ARTS GALA 2022 It took more than two years of planning and the talents of Anita Lang and Oscar De las salas to make everything turn out perfectly. The highly anticipated affair brought out some of the biggest movers and shakers in both the art and society worlds alike. Since the picturesque Scottsdale Civic Center Mall is knee deep in construction, an alternate venue had to be found. The dynamic duo chose the Scottsdale Stadium and it turned out to be the perfect place to hold the springtime gala. Everywhere you looked you saw: Colleen Katz, Patsy Lowry, Adam Schiff, Jill Krigsten, Steven Connor and
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Colleen Katz and Adam Schiff
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nVector pioneered the first-ever biomarker-based ALS test and has licensed gene therapy technology from Barrow Neurological Institute focusing on a treatment for ALS and other neurological disorders. The rapid and reliable diagnostic tool enables early intervention in days instead of years and the gene therapy will target the specific causes of the disease. Thanks to these Arizona innovators, we have the test and hopefully someday, a cure.
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INNER-VIEW: ANIA KUBICKI AND CARRIE MARTZ
Glamorous Evening of Trends Gala Chairs Tell us a little bit about yourselves? Carrie: I am the former owner of The Martz Agency and now an entrepreneur who also loves to inspire others to go beyond what they thought they could accomplish. Ania: Former employee of the Martz Agency and now founder of Angles Communications and president of NAWBO. How did you get involved with this charity? Carrie: For decades I always read Trends, either hoping I wouldn’t be mentioned or would. In 2019 I was honored to be a Trendsetter. I met a whole new group of accomplished women. When asked to chair the Evening Gala, I agreed if Ania was my co-chair and would kick it up with me. Ania understood my vision and said yes because she loved the chance to add diversity and opportunities for newcomers and other women. Tell us why you are passionate about chairing an Evening of Trends? Trends has a rich history of giving back but has stayed traditional in the actual event itself. In today’s competitive charitable world, you must change it up or potentially lose your supporters. Trends contributes so much to this community; we are here to make sure it has the reputation and new influx of younger people to help make it sustainable for years to come. Where would you like to see the funds raised from this event go? All funds stay in Arizona to make a difference in our community.
Where and when is the event being held this year? Save this date. November 12, 2022. At the beautifully renovated Camelback Inn on Lincoln. Lots of room for our theme to come alive.
We hope to raise substantial money to impact women and children
Do you have honorary chairs?
who are suffering from domestic violence, trauma, and human
Carrie Martz – Chair; Ania Kubicki – Co Chair and some wonderful
trafficking, with a slight give to one other charity of need.
committee chairs and planner such as: Kim River – The Toast
Do you have a theme and if so why did you select this?
Collective – Event Planner
Our theme, Legends and Legacies, was created to help build the
Trends Board has offered to help in many ways, dozens of
gap between those that have been honored or are being honored,
ex Martz employees and clients have jumped in and a few fabulous
to the up and comers who hopefully will aspire to be recognized by
friends, as well. People like Tina Huber, Claudia Gerster, Kelsey
their philanthropic efforts. We want to create a celebration that not
Kaptur created our brand, Stacey Boltz, Kaitlyn Lainey, past chairs
only raises money, honors our award recipients, but entertains and
Beth McRae and Oscar De Las Salsas, and Cameron and Brooke
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The single most important characteristic people tell me they want in their home is comfort, and I believe you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for the look you want. Good design comforts- but everyone has a different definition of what comfort means to them. The truth is that what is warm and comfortable for you, may be very different from how your neighbor’s space might look. Many people choose a traditional or transitional style because they think it looks more comfortable and feels more inviting. This could be because of the softer, rounded lines of those styles and the warm texture of wood grains and soft fabrics. I’ve found that contemporary furniture can be comfortable too – even though the materials may be smooth lacquer and sleek and the fabrics plain and smooth-you can have comfort with both styles, if you are willing to take the time to look for the pieces that suit your space visually as well as give you the physical comfort you need. Some rooms require more comfort than others. A bedroom, which is meant for tranquility, is different than a family room, where you relax and have casual entertainment, as contrast to a living room, where you tend to be more formal and sit straight in a chair, which is more conducive to lively conversation. Some fabrics feel softer and look more inviting. By using these types of fabrics on seating you feel the touch of softness under your legs and hands. Draperies can add to this feeling when the fabric is heavier. Using an upholstery weight fabric for draperies instead of lighter fabrics (customarily used for draperies) can have the design element of surprise. You can add to this by making the drapes fuller and long enough to puddle on the floor. This also adds warmth to the walls, the floor, and the entire ambiance of the room. Choosing warm colors in environments can change the atmosphere of a room. Dark colors tend to calm and add warmth, while
bright colors add warmth and excitement to walls. These background choices of colors influence the other colors you will use in the room. Contrasting colors add interest and shades of the same color are used for continuity and drama. The mood you choose depends on what you prefer and how you want to live. A critical component to adding comfort in any room is the right lighting. Lamps on tables can be placed for ease of use to create a setting that you never want to leave. Ceiling lighting can highlight floor areas. Creating shadows in rooms spotlighting the important areas and creates interest and intimacy. Kitchens can be warmed wonderfully with lighting by emphasizing the work areas and leaving the center of the floors in shadow. Since kitchens have little fabric, furniture, and walls for color and have so many hard surfaces, lighting becomes a critical design consideration both aesthetically and functionally. When a particular piece of furniture feels uncomfortable, it is normally because of a personal physical reason. Have you sat in a chair that at first feels comfortable, and after a short time you feel something is wrong and you want to get up? Visual comfort, on the other hand, is the sensation you get when you walk into a room and want to sit down, rather than not know where to sit. That is the true test of inviting and comfortable design. What about the discomfort when sitting at a table that is too high for you to eat, or being unable to cross your legs because the apron is too wide, or you keep kicking the pedestal? When you are constantly reminded by the furniture you are using that it is in your way or not serving your needs, this is bad design. Look for the right comfort elements when buying furniture so you are not disappointed when it arrives in your home. Good design works and is comfortable. Human beings are meant to be comfortable, so we can be happy and function with ease. Then we can appreciate the beauty around us. Mr. Marriott, of the hotel chain, has as one of his slogans, “When you are comfortable, you can do anything.” Look for comfort when designing your home, and remember, “If it feels right, it is right. “ Rooms have no feelings, YOU do!
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CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN More than 1,200 of the most beautiful ladies and gentlemen imaginable packed the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort the other afternoon. They gathered to raise needed funds for PANDA by way of their 22nd Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center must have been so very pleased with the outcome and all the marvelous nuances that afternoon. PANDA is now the most successful and profitable luncheon in the United States.
Event chairs Jamee Emens, Jules Koechling, Colleen Luke and Mandi Schnepf had to be quite proud of their success. Founders Robyn DeBell and Penny Gunning were also on hand to lend their support. Letitia Frye also lent her magnificent live auction talents to the afternoon. Many items and travel getaways raised more money than ever imaginable. Some were sold for double what they were originally priced. All proceeds for the afternoon serve to benefit the Steel Children’s Research Center. Youngsters took to the stage to round out the festivities in fantastic fashions courtesy of the Garage Children’s Store in Scottsdale. What a blast!
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t cocktail parties, on the tee box and amongst the ladies who lunch, there’s a subtle whisper about an unusual design mecca — Consignment. The valley’s most savvy shoppers and discerning designers are regulars at Avery Lane Fine Consignments and they are rewarded with great deals on one-of-a-kind home décor. Avery Lane’s design style is “Paris Apartment” which is a curated aesthetic of items collected from a lifetime of international travels, inherited from generations or salvaged when the flat upstairs was vacated. And, the inventory is like a Parisian merry-go-round — constantly changing and revolving. Come check it out … sit for a spell … we’ll pour the champagne. Discover more at AveryLaneHome.com
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FABULOUS PHOENICIAN AND TRENDSETTER LUNCHEON 2022 AT OCEAN 44 This spring, Ocean 44, threw open their doors to welcome our 2022 Fabulous Phoenician Nancy Berge and our ten new Trendsetters: Audrey Alfano, Sheryl Cooper, Carol Dries, Micheline Etkin, Dyan Getz, Colleen Katz, Kolby Moffatt, Loraine Tallman and Monica Villalobos. Oliver Badgio and Jennifer Moser worked their respective magic and opened the stately restaurant for lunch, when it is usually closed at that time. The Trends Charitable Fund Board was there too. It included: Molly Stockley, Board President; Nikki Balich, Vice President; Lee Courtney, Treasurer; Marilyn Alexander, Corresponding Secretary; Charlene Berge-Blum, Recording Secretary; Carol Cook, Member-At-Large; Penny Gunning, Member-At- Large and Susie Wesley, Advisor. Several Trends Magazine
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staff members were also on hand. They included: Barbara Kaplan, Patsy Lowry and Heather Wagenhals. Our Editor-in-Chief Betty McRae dropped by and lunched with her daughter, Beth McRae, who chaired the gala last year. Susie Muzzy showcased an impressive collection of Freida Rothman jewelry and accessories. Everyone swooned! The Brooklyn jeweler and designer gave special gifts to the eleven honored ladies. Carrie Martz and Ania Kubicki will chair the Trends Gala: Legends and Legacies on November 12th at the Camelback Inn. They spoke of their vision for the night and the many tricks they have up their sleeves. Stay tuned there’s always more. It was a fantastic afternoon!
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Escape to Flagstaff By Bill Dougherty When Covid-19 reshaped our world a few years ago, people realized for a while that international travel was next to impossible. Suddenly sleepy resort towns that had remained a bit dormant, now found themselves at the forefront of summer vacations. With that said, Flagstaff just an hour and forty-five minutes north of Phoenix, suddenly became a desirable destination. While most had found it to be a quiet college town, suddenly it was now the hip weekend getaway. Shops and restaurants have flourished, and housing starts have literally doubled within the last several years. If you haven’t stopped by for the weekend, please do so. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how very chic it has become.
INNER-VIEW: TOD CARSON
The Fabulous New Showroom of Tod Carson Interiors and Antiques People are talking about Tod Carson Interior Design and Antiques. Since this magical and hearth-stopping showroom opened to the public last fall, people just can’t get enough of the magnificent space. Here are a few additional thoughts from the gentleman at the helm. The showroom is a vast collection of fine antiques, tapestry’s heirloom accessories and some of the very best coffee table books imaginable. The artwork is magnificent and the fine elements of good taste are simply remarkable. If you enjoy the finer things in life and have a discriminating eye that this is simply a must on any shoppers list. Enjoy!
Where did you grow up? I grew up in North Central Phoenix. What is your background in interior design? While attending the University of Arizona, I had a summer internship with Bloomingdales in Manhattan. After graduation, I moved to New York and went into the buying office of Polo. Peter Strom, the president of Ralph Lauren, met with me and put me in design development. I developed colors, crests, and different fabrics and silhouettes. Everything evolved from there. What sets your magnificent store and gift gallery apart from the standard norm? Most of the collection is from France and was carefully curated to make it unique. Huge mirrors, chandeliers and large chests are for decorating on a large
Do you offer interior design services for your customers? Frequently, but I really prefer working with women who have a clear image of what they want to achieve. Surprisingly, most of my work is more contemporary with antiques used in a more artistic way in plain
scale. I also like to keep things whimsical with interesting paintings and objects
that can work for anyone.
Why do you think Showroom has become such an
How did you build such an impressive collection of coffee table gift books?
I like coffee and enjoy books which have always been an important part of my llfe. There are shelter and fashion books that are filled with brilliant photography. During the Pandemic, these books provided people with inspiration, new ideas
A large part of the success is because people like to come in and browse, sit in a big chair, and look through a book. There is a large assortment of books
and men like hanging out too.
Where do you find the majority of your fine collection?
What 7 people living or dead would you invite to
I am a true Francophile at heart and really enjoy everything about France. It’s amazing that an entire country loves their own food, art, architecture, fashion, jewelry, watches, monuments, museums, seaside and snow skiing so passionately!
your dinner party? Barry Goldwater, Anne Frank, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sydney Poitier, Edward Carson (my dad), Etta James, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Marcia Straus
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Fashions courtesy of Danese Creations, Phoenix | Location courtesy Tod Carson Antiques and Interiors, Scottsdale Photography Courtesy Scott Foust Studio, Scottsdale | Hair and Make-up courtesy of Karen Hall, Phoenix
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Table Setting Showcased By Susan Mayer
Everyone has a passion, mine is entertaining. My love for cooking goes hand in hand with setting a beautiful table for my guests to enjoy. Since I was a little girl, I have always loved the sparkle of fine crystal. When you have the opportunity to showcase your grandmother’s crystal or your favorite glasses you have collected over time, it is a way to share a piece of yourself with your guests. With each occasion or dinner, you have the opportunity to create tables and environments that will transform a room. Even the most casual gathering can create an intimate experience for your guests they will always remember. Simply by changing the salad plate, or a napkin, you can create and change the entire mood of the table. For inspiration I enjoy Pinterest, instagram and the websites of my favorite venues. I also follow many interior designers and of course the many brand partners at Neiman Marcus. Come by and visit me, let’s create the perfect table setting together! Susan Mayer, Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale Fashion Square Gift Galleries/Bridal Registry 480-522-9032
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BOARD OF VISITORS DEBUTANT BALL 2022 An elegant sea of young ladies in smashing, white ball gowns was presented to society this spring on a warm and breezy evening. Board of Visitors Chairman Patti Tucker did a splendid job making sure that every last detail of the state’s oldest and most important charity ball was perfect! That night, ball chair Shannon Jones, together with an astonishing committee, turned the Camelback Inn’s reception area and ballrooms into an extraordinary and winning memorable affair. Forty beautiful young ladies were presented to a cheering crowd of merrymakers, as their fathers escorted them to center stage. Afterwards the beautifully adorned crowd moved inside to a festive
dinner. The Hamptons returned again and provided moves and grooves for the entire audience to dance the night away. Erica Becca, Dennis Thompson and Brian Trahan of the White House Design Studio did a sensational job yet again in creating one of the most beautiful ballrooms ever! Twenty Valley charities were just made better places because of the vast amount of proceeds from the evening. Molly Bland is set to chair the bash in 2023 and we know she will create brilliance too. Beautiful Couple: Carola and Omar Alvarez. The Dapperest Dan: Scott Gruwell. Belle of the Ball: Kristin Hamrick. What a marvelous evening!
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When a tragedy struck particularly close to home for MiCamp President Micah Kinsler, it caused him to pause and reexamine how the company had been supporting its hometown community. “We had an unexpected death within the MiCamp family, and it really shook us all up,” Kinsler said. “Out of the grief and loss came a silver lining, which was the formation of MiCamp Cares. This program completely reinvented the way we can significantly help our nonprofit community.” MiCamp Cares is the charity arm of MiCamp Solutions and is based on the philosophy for charitable that is quite simple: give back to the community where you work and live. MiCamp Cares was started to honor the life and legacy of Ryan Yarter a former MiCamp employee that passed away suddenly during the pandemic. Every quarter, MiCamp Cares diligently evaluates and then chooses organizations that most closely align with MiCamp Cares’ charitable focus and then donates financial and human resources to those organizations to help them better achieve their goals. The program’s current contributions are focused on the following categories: youth, sports, military/first responders suicide prevention and mental health. Additionally, businesses who process with MiCamp Solutions can designate a charity to receive 20% of MiCamp’s profits from their merchant processing account. It allows the business/person to donate directly to the charity without coming out of pocket. The business wins, the charity wins, and MiCamp Solutions wins. While MiCamp Cares has many special nonprofit beneficiaries, a few examples are spotlighted on the following pages.
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THE NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES
The Navy League of the United States, founded in 1902 with the support of President Theodore Roosevelt, is a nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services: the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. The Navy League enhances the morale of sea service personnel and their families through national and council level programs and is a powerful voice to educate the public and Congress of importance to our nation’s defense, well-being, and economic prosperity. The organization also supports youth through programs that expose young people to the values of our country’s sea services.
ARIZONA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Founded in 1957, the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, through its annual induction ceremony event, honors Arizonans who have merited recognition and distinction in sports and who have brought fame and honor to the State of Arizona through outstanding sporting accomplishments or contributions. Recent inductees include Ann Myers-Drysdale, Andre Ethier, Joe Caldwell, and posthumously Roland Hemond and Paul Westphal. Sports is one of our giving pillars and supporting the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame helps support the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission (ASEC) who’s mission is to represent the citizens of Arizona in bringing sporting events to the State, assist in the promotion of existing events, and support youth and amateur sports programs. ASEC creates millions of dollars of economic impact yearly in the State of Arizona. This organization works tirelessly to help drive income into the State as well as provide a platform for athletes no matter their age or ability through ASEC-owned events.
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Outlaw Desert Racing is a non-profit located in the Southwest, where Adrenaline Therapy is used. The program places the military or first responder (active or Veteran) into an off-road desert race vehicle as a navigator to give them an adrenaline rush and become a team member with a sense of purpose once again. They are taken out of their element and shown that life can be exciting and that there are people who care about them. During a day in the desert, first responders and military members experienced plenty of adrenaline along with a no-pressure environment where they could relax and open up in a safe place. There are even race teams that will place participants in their car during a sanctioned race for an extra thrill.
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TRENDY READING: TRASHY SUMMER RETRO READ
The Other Side of Midnight By Sidney Sheldon 1973 Perhaps more famous for writing and producing television’s The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie and Hart to Hart; no one realized Sidney Sheldon had even something better up his sleeve. While he had been enormously successful as a television writer and producer, the 1970s would catapult him to internationally bestselling fame. Trash novelists Harold Robbins had struck first; followed by Jacqueline Sussan, who would publish into the Gunnies Book of World Records as the bestselling author of the 20th century. However, no one would have the staying power of Sidney Sheldon from the 1970s to the early 90s. The Other Side of Midnight, his first blockbuster, would traverse two world wars. He had an ability to grab the reader and not let them go until the final twist at the book’s ending. And there was twist after twist in all of his books. This work is filled with every trashy element of a good summer read: infidelity, drug abuse, crime, espionage and international romance. Millions couldn’t put it down. The book would hold the number one spot for an entire year and become a miniseries later. Though Mr. Seldon would go on to write 17 more novels and have his work translated into 51 languages, many consider The Other Side of Midnight to be his finest hour. Enjoy!
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WEDDING CEREMONY Casa Chorro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
WEDDING PLANNER Gabriela Galvan Reyes, Bodas San Miguel
INVITATIONS Designed by the Bride & Groom, and printed locally
DECORE Local vendors from San Miguel de Allende organized by Gabriela Galvan Reyes
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SOMETHING DIFFERENT • 4 events over 4 days. 70 close family and friends came together to celebrate on becoming one connected “familia” by the end of their festivities. • Bursting with Latino Culture and Romance. The bride and groom met on the side of a volcano in Nicaragua, wanted to share their love for Central America with their loved ones, and San Miguel de Allende exuded the romance and adventure they were looking for. • One colonial town, Multiple locations. The events included a cocktail & pool party at an old colonial home, a parade in the historical town park, a rooftop rehearsal dinner under the iconic cathedral “La Parroquia,” a ceremony on a beautiful terrace, a garden reception with cocktails served poolside, and dinner and dancing under an enchanting hanging garden. Sponsored by:
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