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Mark Klett “Response to history: A 30-year retrospective” at Lisa Sette Gallery Lisa Sette will open a show Nov. 7 of Arizona-based landscape photographer Mark Klett. “Response to history, a 30-year retrsospective” will feature the work of the decades-long Arizona resident who first came to the state as a geological researcher. He stayed on as a photographer, and for over three decades has documented the demanding environments of the Southwest. Klett has received Guggenheim, NEA, and Governor’s Arts Awards, among many other accolades. From blackand-white photographs of desert scenes to the collage-like constructions of his “rephotographic panoramas” of the Grand Canyon, Klett’s works present the complicated attraction of the Western frontier and its enduring capacity for inspiration and isolation. Often, Klett and his collaborators, chiefly Byron Wolfe, combine archival imagery, such as postcards or guidebooks, with new and original photographs, expanding well-known scenes of grandeur to even grander proportions. Humans become minor details in these scenes, silhouetted presences on the precipice of vast landscapes. From this precarious vantage point, we may observe the inexorable series of deep-time geological changes and human involvements that define the American West.

“View from Hopi Point (Blue),” 2010, digital inkjet print, 3.5” x 5.5”


Trendy Reading: Marcia Fine’s “Paper Children”


2013 Fabulous Phoenicians and Trendsetters


The 2013 Authors Luncheon

36 Charity Spotlight: Ryan House’s Evening Under the Stars


Charity Spotlight: Phoenix Theatre’s REVEAL


Charity Spotlight: The CopaBall

41 The 2013 Beaux Arts Bash at the Scottsdale Artists’ School 42 Charity Spotlight: VMLC’s Heroes Luncheon 43

Charity Spotlight: Brophy Prep’s Fashion Show

44 Charity Spotlight: Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards


Artist Profile: Mark Klett at Lisa Sette Gallery


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La Dolce Vita

27 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: The West Select 30 “Desert Citizen No. 4-25-3,” 1989-90, gelatin silver print, 20” x 16”

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31 Spotlight on the Heard Museum: Georgia O’Keeffe 35

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49 You Might Want to Think About … Tips for living the good life 50 Pets of the Month

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When a tan was a tan By Bill Macomber This has been a long and very hot summer. I have kept safe and sane by staying away from hot parking lots, including the gym, not gesturing at pickup truck drivers who in Arizona may be carrying God only knows what firearm under the seat, and wearing a hat. I wear a hat everywhere now. I can’t believe I spent my entire youth outdoors, no sunscreen, no visor, not even a hand raised to my forehead to shield my tender skin. That was back in the dark ages before people realized that standing in the sun was like smoking cigarettes, eating carcinogenic food or unprotected sex. They put baby oil on their skin and stretched out full in the sun to get a tan that would tell everyone they were enjoying the summer. Tans were glamorous. Sometimes I think it was better to be unaware of all the danger. We didn’t know we could be snatched off the street by strangers, fried to a crisp by sun rays or poisoned by bug spray. If there were ants in the kitchen, my parents got a can of Raid and sprayed wherever they saw ants. If it landed on your hamburger, just wipe it off. Aspirin and Tylenol came in bottles that you could open by unscrewing them without looking. I need my reading glasses now to open bottles. My mother took diet pills, which I got into by accident when I was 3 years old, my father smoked Pall Malls and drank martinis. In the car. The gigantic family Chrysler station wagon had no airbags and barely had seat belts. It was my mother’s job on long trips to get out the bar-in-a-box at 5 p.m., mix a martini for my dad and hand it to him as he drove. If a cop pulled us over for speeding, my dad with a cigarette in his hand and a martini resting on the center armrest, the cop would barely look at the drink. Today my father would be in jail for that. I know life is safer today, and that’s good. It’s certainly more expensive to be this safe. And it takes a lot of energy to be aware of all the danger. The thing is, hideous things still happen to people every day. How much energy and money will it take to be completely safe? I don’t know. I’ll let you know how I really feel about it the next time I get hit in the face by an airbag that just saved my life.




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La Dolce Vita The other afternoon I stopped to pause at both of our old office buildings on Scottsdale Road. As many of you know both have been demolished for new digs. Yet, many are concerned with what’s happening between McDonald Drive and Lincoln Drive on Scottsdale Road. The Borgata, once the most affluent shopping mall in all of Arizona, was largely destroyed by out-of-state rental corporations that didn’t know what to do with it. Although it suffered from not having anchor stores, it managed to do quite well for several decades. That was until several property sales resulted in gas lamps turned to fluorescents, fountains drained and turned into planters and grass replaced with very cheap-looking Astroturf. Remember Mancuso’s, perhaps the most beautiful restaurant architecture in Phoenix, ripped apart to open the mall only to be replaced by cabin-like dwellings that only made the situation in the mall worse? At least Fran and Bobby Mancuso were able to carry on their parents’ dreams and traditions at Bobby’s at Kierland Commons. A rakish and stylized restaurant. Boy did they Please visit Trends’ Web site at for more social events and up-to-date calendar listings. Visit us on Facebook/Bill Dougherty



By Bill Dougherty get the last laugh. Now sadly, The Borgata is headed for condo conversion. I’ve always felt that had it been handled with the TLC it needed this would never have happened. I think of all the tenants that lost their businesses there simply due to awful management; many were great supporters of this publication. What a shame. I’m just glad that Ollie and Jerry McNamara are not here to see what became of such an incredible vision. Then there are the Shops at Hilton Village, where Trends officed for more than five years. Our former building is slated to be a CVS pharmacy. While the current landlords of the property have done a good job of restoring the center, a lot of fine stores and restaurants left, fearing the inevitable. I can’t say as I blame them either. While I’m sure that CVS will generate a lot of traffic to the center, I ask the question: Do we need another drugstore almost diagonally across from Walgreens? Are we all that sick? I guess time will tell. In 2003 we left Old Town Scottsdale and moved across the street from AJ’s Fine Foods on the corner of Lincoln Drive and Scottsdale Road. That complex too was torn down last spring. And now apartments! Really? Last time I checked this was one of the most affluent corners in all of Scottsdale. Now we have to look at dwellings that look like air-conditioning generators. You would have thought that the City

of Scottsdale would have made sure that the architecture for that prestigious corner was at least attractive and with some nice, elegantly landscaped setbacks. Dear God! I think the residents of Scottsdale who have worked so hard to live there deserve a little more than tenements. A few nights ago we were invited to a late-night cocktail party at the home of Joo and David Cantor. We did not pass through the large iron gates of the estate until well after 9 p.m. It reminded me of the film “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” Who has people for cocktails late into the night, except Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who most believed were playing themselves in the picture? Anyway, it was well worth the trip. Their recently finished home is simply stunning! Unlike the McMansions that flank a lot of Paradise Valley, their home sits on a sizable and beautifully adorned piece of property. Their less-is-more approach should be studied by many who have created m ­ onstrosities simply to impress others. The guest list was small but opulent, with many people who you know and adore. We all played cocktail polo with one another, knocking back subjects such as summer travel, ­second homes and summer rentals by the sea. It was there that I was told of a very hushed feud between members of a once-extremely high profile Paradise family. Apparently, the late patriarch of the clan trusted one child in running absolutely everything, squeezing everyone else, including the matriarch, out of the picture. I was not the least bit surprised to hear this. However, I was surprised that it has been kept so very quiet. Having recently settled my late father’s estate after more than 13 years, I’m here to tell everyone that everything in an estate should be divided equally among everyone, no matter what the circumstances are. It’s the only fair thing to do. All

you will end up doing is making a huge mess for everyone after you’re gone. I remember one of the Gucci sisters once was quoted as saying, “It’s better to cry in a Rolls Royce than to be happy on a bicycle.” Yes, life with money is easier, but money won’t keep you warm at night, especially if you end up alone. You get the picture. As we kick off the season remember that it’s much easier to be nice to someone, even if you don’t like them. Keep in mind that it’s only an hour or so out of your life. Thirteen years ago when I purchased Trends, I remember refusing to sit next to a trashy blonde socialite who has long since vanished. I remember I made the table hostess move everyone around. What an ass I made of myself. I thought I was so important then. It’s just easier to be nice. Remember the repellent Duchess of Windsor used to brag to high society that she had the ability to look right through someone she didn’t like as if they didn’t exist. Look what happened to her. She spent decades as a ward of her trusted French lawyer under lock and key, unable to speak and reclining on urine-soaked sheets. In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That several people have taken up a collection for a U-Haul to jettison three couples from town … That many feel that a feeble but wealthy generous man is being taken advantage of by several socialites … That a socialite has yet to realize that she is not getting a second chance … That a tragic woman In Cocktail Polo News you should know: has gone through all the single men at a prestigious club … That a lovely woman you know and adore anonymously gave millions to an almost out-of-business women’s shelter … That a beautiful brunette socialite is single and no one even knows it yet. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes …




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‘Paper Children: An Immigrant’s Legacy’ by Marcia Fine By Bill Dougherty Several years ago we were give the opportunity to review local author Marcia Fine’s exceptionally well written novel, “Paper Children: An Immigrant’s Legacy.” Since then, the book has been transformed into an audio collection. The book follows three generations of women, covering a time span from a preNazi Europe to a psychedelic 1960s America. The story begins in a pre-World War II Poland, as central character Paulina’s every whim is catered to by her doting parents. Then suddenly, following an almost arranged marriage, Paulina is forced to move to the United States without so much as knowing how to boil water. Although she regularly corresponds with her family, she senses something is deeply wrong by the late 1930s. Florid letters give way to horrific tales of hiding in sewers and basements. Book two begins in the mid 1940s. Paulina receives horror story tales of her family’s demise. By this time her daughter Sarah, a budding photographer, is dispatched by a national magazine to cover the deep secrets of the Third Reich in the concentration camps of Eastern Europe. The novel concludes when Sarah’s grown daughter, Mimi, starts to question her grandmother’s tight-lipped approach to her European upbringing. Finally, under duress from her daughter and granddaughter, she agrees to turn over a box of pre-war letters and photos she refers to as her “paper children,” paper since there is nothing left of her family but photos and correspondence. This book/audio component is a must read for anyone interested in the history of the Holocaust. This is a heart-breaking, beautifully articulated novel that allows the listener to smell, hear and feel the pain as the story is vividly played out in the pages and audio.

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Billie Jo and Judd Herberger What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Billie Jo: Southern California. I moved here in 1969. Judd: Moved to Scottsdale in 1947. I am still here. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Billie Jo: Kax Herberger, Nancy Joaquim, Marcia Roth and Patsy Lowry. Judd: My parents, Bob and Kax Herberger, the Walter Bimson family, the Rosenzweig family and Richard Mallery.

What is something people may not know about you? Billie Jo: I was and still am a surfer girl. Judd: In 1962 I held the world record in a home-built 4-cylinder dragster. What is your favorite guilty food item? Billie Jo: French fries. Judd: Anything smoky and salty. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Billie Jo: Valley Youth Theater, Phoenix Theatre and the Herberger Theater Center. Judd: Heart Ball, Key to the Cure and Release the Fear. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant? Both: Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? Billie Jo: “With All My Might,” an autobiography by Erskine Caldwell. Judd: “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson. What was your most embarrassing moment? Billie Jo: I’m embarrassed to say that I can’t think of one. Judd: Asking a lady’s due date only to find out she had gained 30 pounds. What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Billie Jo: Goldie Hawn, Kimberly Engert, Elizabeth Weber, Anne Robbs, Edith Kunz, Zondra Rhodes and Leila Winssinger. Judd: My parents, my great-grandfather Conrad Herberger, Michelangelo, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison and Ayn Rand. What’s your motto? Billie Jo: Hold everything with an open hand. Judd: Try anything and do everything.

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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), Stevie and Karl Eller (2012).

INTRODUCING THE 2013 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 2013, held this year on Sept. 28 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Join us in celebrating their accomplishments in the following pages. Congratulations ladies! You deserve this.




Marilyn Alexander What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I was raised in Long Beach, Calif. My husband and I have lived in Arizona for 30 years In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? There are so many people who leave me inspired that I would not wish to single out just a few! What is something people may not know about you? I enjoy ice-skating. What is your favorite guilty food item? Southwestern cuisine. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? The Heart Ball, Beach Ball and the Queen of Hearts Foundation. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant(s)? Tomaso’s and Tommy V’s. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? I am currently enjoying a book called “Outlive Your Life” by Max Lucado. One of the main premises of the book is, “We were made to make a difference” and “Do good quietly.” What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My husband, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Audrey Hepburn, our two business partners and their wives. What’s your motto? In God We Trust

Shannon Barthelemy What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I was born in Phoenix and except for college and a couple of years in Washington D.C., I have lived here all my life. In Phoenix society, what four people have inspired you? First and foremost, my mother, Sandy Magruder. Also Linda Pope, Franny Kemper and Jerry Colangelo. What is something people may not know about you? I hate to make phone calls or talk on the phone. What is your favorite guilty food item? Ice cream. I have a bowl in bed almost every night. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Connections of Hope event for Teen Lifeline, the Heart Ball and Hope for the Future Gala. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? Recently I reread “The Shack.” It really shatters the stereotypes most of us have about God. What was your most embarrassing moment? When I was in high school at my father’s company party I ended up topless at the bottom of a waterslide in front of a large group of people. Before I realized the situation, I had been trying to flirt with the lifeguard. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Jesus, King David, Corey ten Boom, Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs and my Grandpa Roy King. What’s your motto? Be a blessing!



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Joelle Hadley What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Kansas City, Mo. I’ve been here 20 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Pat Petznick, Beverly Stewart, the founders of Fresh Start, Sue Glawe and Gene D’Adamo. What is something people may not know about you? I almost died in the 2008 Grand Canyon flood while hiking Havasupai Falls and had to be rescued by Blackhawks. What is your favorite guilty food item? Jack in the Box tacos. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? The American Cancer Society’s Denim; Fresh Start Fashion Gala; HERO Awards benefiting Maricopa Animal Care and Control Spay and Neuter Programs. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant(s)? Richardsons-Rokerij, Tarbell’s, Hillstone, Los Dos Molinos, Hana Sushi and Pomo Pizzeria. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “50 Shades of Gray,” and not because of the quality of writing. What was your most embarrassing moment? Falling off the back of a stage in front of several hundred people at the Biltmore when I was emceeing a Business Journal event. What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My late father, James, Ken, the Dalai Lama, Leonardo DaVinci, Rachael Zoe (celebrity stylist) and hopefully my regular dinner circle of Trish, Tracy, Karen and Gene. What’s your motto? How you live each day is how you live your life.

Lisa James What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Salem, Ill., is my hometown, and it will be 20 years here in January. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Cheryl Campbell, Ina Manaster, Stevie and Karl Eller, Christi Warner Beyer and Trisha Anthony. What is something people may not know about you? I teach a spin class my local YMCA. What is your favorite guilty food item? So many … which is a big reason I do the above. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Gala, Florence Crittenton Teaming Up for Kids Luncheon and Childhelp Wings Fashion Show. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant? Eddie’s House when Eddie is there. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “A Simple Act of Gratitude” What was your most embarrassing moment? Again, so many … What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Princess Diana, Presidents 41, 43 and Barbara Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, and I assume my family is included. What’s your motto? If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it

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Lori Larcher What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? My hometown is Hibbing, Minn. I have lived in Arizona for 30 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Nancy Hanley, Pat Petznick and countless others with genuine hearts. What is something people may not know about you? I was a competitive figure skater growing up, I have climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, and I have camped among the nomads in the Sahara Desert of Morocco. What is your favorite guilty food item? A Dairy Queen strawberry sundae. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Phoenix Children’s Hospital Circle of Care, Brophy Prep’s fashion show, ASU Presidents Club. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant(s)? Tarbell’s, Heirloom, Grazie, Barrio Queen, FnB and The Stand. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed What was your most embarrassing moment? I was waitressing on Mother’s Day in a packed restaurant and hot Swedish meatball sauce burned my neck. The next thing I knew, all of the contents on my tray were spread across the floor. You could have heard a pin drop. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Grandma Cookie, Grandma Lil, and my mother. What’s your motto? The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Mari Lederman What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Milwaukee, Wis., with the last 17 years in the Valley. In Phoenix society, what four people have inspired you? Jill Krigsten, Lisa Shapiro, Beth McRae and Donna Johnson. What is something people may not know about you? I never saw myself having children, now I have four boys! Best change in plans ever. What is your favorite guilty food item? Cereal. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Beach Ball and Florence Crittenton. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant(s)? Tarbell’s, Roka Akur, Carolina’s and True Food. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander What was your most embarrassing moment? Falling off the treadmill. If this hasn’t happened to you, you’re not socializing enough at the gym. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My biological mother, Steve Jobs, Howard Stern, I.M. Pei, my grandmother, Cher and Julia Childs (someone’s got to cook). What’s your motto? Just do it.



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Diana Lents What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? My hometown is Lowellville, Ohio. I have lived in the Valley for 29 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Carol Cook, Susan Brown-Davis, Lin Sue Cooney, Karen Thorn, Cathy Kent and Roseann Dunteman. What is something people may not know about you? I love and live for college football. What is your favorite guilty food item? A vanilla cherry dip from Dairy Queen. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Love Can Build a Bridge, Breaking the Cycle Luncheon and the Christmas Idea House. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant(s)? City Hall. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Bathsheba Bathed in Grace” by Carol Cook What was your most embarrassing moment? Falling in front of faculty members at Brophy during a ceremony where my son Rocco was being honored. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? My mother-in-law, Patricia Lents, who passed away two days before I met my husband, Mother Teresa, J.F.K., my father, Rocco Schiavello, my mother, Mary Schiavello, my brother Bruno who died at 6 weeks old and Princess Diana. What’s your motto? There’s more to life than me.

Joyce Santis What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? I moved to Scottsdale in June of 1996 from my hometown of Memphis, Tenn. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Deborah Bateman, Jerry Colangelo, Ron and Kathy Brown and Bijen Dyrek What is something people may not know about you? I drew Elvis’s blood when I was a phlebotomist in Memphis. Five years later, I worked all night on Aug. 16, 1977, to perform lab testing that was part of his autopsy. What is your favorite guilty food item? Popcorn with a little salt and a lot of butter What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? The American Cancer Society Picnic Under the Stars; Oscar Night Experience for the Arthritis Foundation; Key to the Cure. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant(s)? I would have to rank T. Cook’s, Pars and Cowboy Ciao at the top of my list. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “The Paris Wife” and “Memoirs of a Geisha” for a re-read. What was your most embarrassing moment? I stepped into my garage in a towel to get something out of my car. I didn’t know that the garage door was open, and several of my neighbors were walking by at the time! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Ernest Hemingway, Condeleeza Rice, Lauren Bacall, Leonardo Da Vinci, B.B. King, Queen Elizabeth II and the Rev. H. Gordon Bernard. What’s your motto? It’s what my maternal grandmother told me. “Honey, you just do what you have to do.” Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry


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Joette Schmidt What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? The San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been in the Valley for 17 years. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Debi Bisgrove, God rest her soul, Daryl Weil, Deb Carstens, Ina Manaster, the Parsons. What is something people may not know about you? I’ve had to work since I was a little girl to get over my shyness. What is your favorite guilty food item? A big, full-bodied California Cabernet What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? The Heard Museum’s Moondance; Homeward Bound’s Garden Gala; and the Arizona Humane Society’s Hairball. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant? Hiro Sushi in Scottsdale What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? Goldie Hawn’s “A Lotus Grows in the Mud.” What was your most embarrassing moment? My good friend Ron was telling a group of clients how he and I were morning people but we always went to bed pretty early. The conversation came to a dead halt. I tried to explain that no, we don’t sleep together, we are just good friends … What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Helen Thomas, Madeleine Albright, Hilary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Margaret Sanger, and a few select others. What’s your motto? The Golden Rule, take responsibility of your life and do the right thing … every day.

Vicki Vaughn What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? My husband and I became full-time residents about seven years ago after being “winter visitors.” I grew up in Springfield, Ill. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? I have met so many people who inspire me and that I greatly admire I wouldn’t know where to start. What is something people may not know about you? I ran track in high school and still have cinders in my knee from a fall at the finish line. What is your guilty food item? French fries, for sure. What three Valley events have you chaired or worked on in the last decade? Key to the Cure, Cycle for the Cure and Arizona Dancing with the Stars Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant(s)? Tarbell’s and Veneto Trattoria. What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? I recently reread “Atlas Shrugged” and “1984” and found both so much more meaningful than when I read them years ago. What is your most embarrassing moment? One forgets many things, but never embarrassing moments. I’ve had all the usual ones and more! What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Johnny Carson, Amelia Earhart, Sara Blakely, Dean Martin and Dr. Oz ... but maybe not all at the same time. What’s your motto? Be productive, have purpose, stay positive.



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Save the Family, helping families get back on their feet In today’s economic climate, it is not uncommon to hear stories about hard-working Arizonans facing hard times. Sarah lost her job as a mortgage banker in early 2011. After living on her savings for more than six months, she ran out of money and lost her family’s home. Left homeless, Sarah and her son spent a few months in two different emergency shelters before a unit at Save the Family became available. “Homelessness can be traumatizing,” Sarah said. “However, Save the Family made the experience for my family very positive. We participated in case management, educational and personal growth classes, child care, youth, and social activities. These services helped me regain control of my ­ finances, feelings and future.” Christmas came early in 2012 for Sarah’s family when, after 10 months at Save the Family, the family moved into their own home in December. For nearly 25 years, Save the Family has been empowering families to conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence. The agency was founded in 1988 by local business professionals in response to growing concern about the lack of services for homeless families in the community. Save the Family envisions communities that are free from family homelessness. To achieve this vision, the organization provides transitional housing, case management and a variety of supportive services to families utilizing the program. Save the Family operates 62 scattered-site transitional housing units in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe and Gilbert that families can reside in for up to 24 months. It also operates Rapid Rehousing and Supportive

Services for Veteran families programs. In total, Save the Family serves more than 200 families and 650 persons each year. Case managers work with each family to assess and address individual needs to maximize their opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency. Families meet with case managers on a weekly basis to review their progress. In addition to case management, families in the program are provided with a variety of empowerment services. These services include intervention/prevention education, workforce development, financial literacy education, legal, dental and vision services, a food pantry, child care services, transportation services, household furnishings and supplies, and clothing. Save the Family clients’ successes include high school diplomas, home ownership, fulltime employment, college degrees, scholarships, good credit scores and savings accounts. This is life-changing work, and together, Trends Charitable Fund and Save the Family have partnered in 2013 to make even more miracles happen with a $40,000 grant to fund transitional housing and specialized training for staff in Trauma-Informed Practices and Motivational Interviewing to ensure that every client interaction at Save the Family is consistent with the trauma-recovery process.

How You Can Help: Volunteer: Save the Family has opportunities for individuals, groups and organizations to donate their time. Activities include youth mentoring and activities, refreshing family units, organizing snacks, hosting in-kind drives and much more. In-Kind Goods: Save the Family is always in need of in-kind donations to assist families on their journey to self-sufficiency. These items include household and hygiene products, gently-used clothing and nonperishable food items. The agency offers pick-up service for gently-used furniture. For a current list of needs or to schedule a donation pick-up, please visit Monetary Donations: Donors can invest in Save the Family’s work by visiting or by calling 602.898.0228 to make a tax deductible donation. For more information on volunteering with Save the Family, please contact the Volunteer Department at 480-898-0228, Ext. 201. For more general information about Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, contact 480.898.0228, visit, or become a fan at FoundationOfArizona. TRENDS MAGAZINE



Welcome You to an

�venin� o� �rends 2013 Saturday, September 28, 2013 The Arizona Biltmore 6:30 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Presentation of Trendsetters/Fashion Show 8:00 p.m. Dinner/Program

Honoring 2013 FABULOUS PHOENICIANS Billie Jo and Judd Herberger


Marilyn Alexander, Shannon Barthelemy, Joelle Hadley, Lisa James, Lori Larcher, Mari Lederman, Diana Lents, Joyce Santis, Joette Schmidt and Vicki Vaughn


The 1993 Trendsetters including Shelley Adams, Jill Alanko, Moll Anderson, Lynn Custer, Claudia Fanning, Beth McDonald and Lisa Shover Kackley


The charities of the Trends Charitable Fund, which are selected each year by the Board of Directors of the Trends Charitable Fund and funded from two annual events – the TCF Celebrity Luncheon and Evening of Trends. All selections of grant recipients are done through the Board of the Trends Charitable Fund. The mission of the Trends Charitable Fund is to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families. The 2013 charities are: Arizona Helping Hands, Inc. • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix • Crossroads, Inc.• Desert Mission • Kitchen on the Street • Phoenix Rescue Mission • Save the Family • St. Joseph the Worker • Waste Not TICKETS: Ticket price begins at $300 per person. Please call Robyn Lee at 480.951.2950 for further information.

Shannon Barthelemy Shannon, you are my once in a lifetime love. Our sons and I are so proud of you and love you beyond measure. Joel and the Boys



Congratulations to all of the 2013 Trendsetters

Lori Larcher Congratulations! You truly deserve to be recognized for your love of giving and helping others. Genuine, sweet and sincere make you as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. Thank you for inspiring our family and leading by example, your humble heart is a blessing to all. We love you and congratulate you for becoming a 2013 Trendsetter

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Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum A set-price fundraising sale known at the West Select will fill the Phoenix Art Museum on Nov. 8 with some of the best contemporary Western art offered in Arizona all year long. Although for sale, the some 100 works of art will be displayed at the museum through the end of the calendar year. The official public opening of this event will be Nov. 10. The Western subject matter is broad: landscapes, still-lifes, wildlife, historical scenes, genre cowboy depictions, American Indians and representations of the modern American West are all included. There are 34 of the best artists working in this area in the show, too many to list here, but there are some very recognizable names. Sale day is Friday, Nov. 8, opening with a special viewing for sale t­icket holders only. Tickets for the sale are $125 per person and include an invitation to the kick-off reception on Thursday evening. Attendees submit intent-to-purchase slips. The first name drawn has the option to buy the work of art. If you love Western art, don’t miss it. The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. 602.257.1222 or

Ann Hanson, “Private Conversation,” 2013. Oil on panel, 20” x 20”.

Matt Smith, “Rio Verde Moonrise,” 2013. Oil on canvas, 14” x 14”.

Bill Schenck, “On the Road to Truchas,” 2013. Oil on canvas, 40” x 50”.



�venin� o� �rends 2013 Saturday, September 28, 2013 • The Arizona Biltmore

PATRON FORM PATRON LEVEL (please check one) hamps Élysée (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 ❒ C Two Page Feature Story on patron and their philanthropies in Trends Magazine. All benefits at the $25,000 level

ia Veneto (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 ❒ V 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

odeo Drive (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 ❒ R Runway seating for ten guests at event, Full page color ad in Trends Magazine, Acknowledgement from stage, Company logo displayed in ballroom, Special recognition gift

ark Avenue (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 ❒ P Company logo displayed in ballroom, Listing in event program, Runway seating for ten guests, Recognition from stage

avile Row (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000 ❒ S Recognition at event, Listing in event program, Runway seating for ten guests at event

ifth Avenue (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 ❒ F Listing in event program, Reserved seating for ten guests

arnaby Street (2 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 ❒ C Listing in event program, Runway seating for two guests

orth Avenue – Trendsetter Tradition (1 seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 ❒ W Listing in event program, Runway seating for one guest

ichigan Avenue (1 seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 ❒ M nion Square (donation, not attending) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $________ ❒ U Gifts of $500 and above listed in event program

TOTAL DONATION $__________

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You light up the lives of our community’s artists and we are forever grateful!



By Bill Macomber



From the time she was a little girl, Andrea Evans knew she wanted to run her own store. Armed with a degree in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in business, she interned at three design markets before joining In the Pink Boutique in Phoenix as an employee. After a few years of working at In the Pink, she bought the company from the owner. The Arizona native has now brought the store into a younger, fresher direction. In the Pink offers unique home accessories, furniture, and the best gifts for girlfriends as well as family members. After doing Web research and traveling to New York, Dallas, California, and Europe, Evans brings in items to sell in the shop and online. She makes three or four trips a year to find unique items. Evans focuses on the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Arcadia markets, selling one-of-a-kind accessories and gifts. “I want to stay exclusive,” Evans says. “I want to keep that special feeling within the store and online for my customers.”

Brent Leonesio is an Arizona native, but he’s gone L.A. on us, and while there he and his partners have started an amazing Web site. Smellbent is an L.A.-based niche perfume company that comes up with super fun fragrances that will delight the nose and the funny bone. They hand-blend fragrances using the world’s finest ingredients, but you wouldn’t guess it from the prices. “We think that perfume should be fun and shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg,” he says. “We know life can be hard, but it shouldn’t have to smell bad.” Smellbent offers samples so you can try something before you buy it. “We know that buying perfume on the Internet is kind of weird, but we do it all the time.” The company uses natural ingredients. “Unlike their synthetic counterparts, they don’t all take to being mixed in solution. So, if you notice sediment in the bottle of your fragrance, or your oil comes with a ‘shake me’ label, this is why. Don’t worry, the appearance of these ingredients will only add to the complexity of your scent.” You want to know something like, Is this perfume vegan friendly? Brent encourages you to e-mail and ask. They love talking scent.

In the Pink boutique is at 4422 E. Camelback Road, Suite B, Phoenix. 602.957.7270 or

If you’re in the area, visit them at 7985 Santa Monica Blvd., No. 31, West Hollywood, Calif. 90046. Or visit Brent is at

GET GROUNDED Arizona resident Sharon Whiteley wondered why she felt so good after walking on bare grass or feeling beach sand between her toes. She did a little research. Sharon found there’s actual research suggesting that free radicals in our bodies that cause inflammation and irritation can be neutralized to some extent by what’s called “earthing,” making contact with ground beneath us. She put this theory into a practical test and invented pluggz shoes. Each pair of pluggz contains black plugs made of a carbon and rubber compound that sit under the weight-bearing part of the foot. According to Whiteley, the plugs are designed to allow the flow of free electrons into our bodies. The free electrons, the theory goes, help neutralize free radicals in the body. The first time someone wears pluggz, her company claims, they “might feel a small sensation coming from the ball of the foot. That’s the plug going to work. As you wear them you’re likely to start feeling what other pluggz wearers have reported feeling: more balanced, more energized, a sense of well-being, or calmer or fewer aches and pains.” That’s quite a claim, but you never know. For men pluggz come in flip-flops. For women there are flip-flops and comfortable ballet flats. Let us know if you get results. Visit for more information or to order a pair.




Spotlight on the Heard Museum ‘Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land’ A Sept. 28 exhibit at the Heard Museum illustrates the influence of New Mexico on an icon of American art: Georgia O’Keeffe. This standout artist drew inspiration from the wide open lands of what became her home state. It’s fair to say O’Keeffe may never have become the artist so many people know today without New Mexico. Its brilliant skies, sharp colors and quality of light fill the paintings she’s famous for. This Heard Museum exhibit will host paintings paired with katsina dolls and other Hopi ­artwork that drew her to the region. O’Keeffe began spending part of each year in New Mexico in 1929. During that first summer, she explored her new environment in at least 23 paintings, experimenting with new colors, forms and compositional strategies. Twenty years later she made northern New Mexico her permanent home. The paintings in the exhibit, ranging from 1929 to 1953, bring to light the formal and cultural interests that drew O’Keeffe to New Mexico from New York. The exhibit also includes 15 rarely seen paintings of eight different katsina dolls, which are carved and painted representations of Hopi and Pueblo spirit beings called katsinam. The Heard is putting a nice spin on the exhibit by displaying examples of the katsina dolls depicted in the O’Keeffe paintings. “Kachina,” 1934

The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.252.8848.

“Chama River, Ghost Ranch,” 1937

Billie Jo and Judd Herberger Thank you for everything you both do to make our community and state a better place for all.

With sincere admiration and great appreciation, William L. Lykins



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Authors Luncheon 2013, continuing the tradition Delia Ephron

Did you know Arizona ranks among the top states in the nation for kidney patient services? In large part this is due to the funds raised by this annual event, the Authors Luncheon, which this year will be held for the 34th time on Nov. 9 at the Arizona Biltmore. The Arizona Women’s Board, through its annual Authors Luncheon, has raised over $9.5 million for patients suffering from kidney disease in Arizona. This luncheon has consistently been an exciting event. Best-selling authors, who give speeches

Kathy Reichs

and sign copies of their books, are united with generous Arizonans who want to give to a good cause and meet their favorite authors. This year’s authors include Lisa Scottoline author of “Accused,” Linda Fairstein, author of “Death Angel,” Delia Ephron, author of “Sister Mother Husband Dog,” Kathy Reichs, author of “Bones of the Lost,” and Wally Lamb, author of “We Are Water.” The event will be emceed by Adriana Trigiani, an award winning playwright, television writer and documentary filmmaker.

Wally Lamb

Traditionally this is a sold-out event with over 1,100 people in attendance. All proceeds go to kidney patient services in Arizona. Patient aid includes transportation to and from dialysis, vital medications, food supplements, kidney transplants, dental care and even emergency housing needs. Money has also been granted for kidney disease research. This year’s luncheon chair is Julie Vogel. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. For more information visit

Billie Jo and Judd Congratulations on a Most Deserved Honor! We love you George Abrams & Michael Saavedra

“One can not have too large a party” – Jane Austin



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Avanti By Laurie Florence-Manucci On a recent evening we went to Avanti. I had not been in several years and now I realize what I have been missing! Might I say, the food was simply amazing, some of the best and authentic Italian food in town. Upon entering the restaurant that’s a little off the beaten path, you are transformed decades back. Images of expensive dinner rings, crisp linens, fresh flowers and tuxedo-clad waiters remind you of a more polite era, a time when dining was fine dining, an event in itself. The minute you set foot inside, starting with the impeccable service by our waiter, Andrew, you will know what true classic Italian food and service is all about. From the start you will get a nostalgic feeling. The décor is predominately black and white and the walls are covered with all of the celebrities and/or locals who have frequented the restaurant over the years. There is Eddie Basha, Ringo Starr, Joe Torre and Larry King, to name a few. They even have their original menu posted, circa 1975, with some of their original menu items such as Frog Legs Avanti, 6 Medium Frog legs gently sautéed in herb butter and fresh tomatoes for $8.95, Veal Ossobuco for $9.25 and Duck a L’Orange for $9.25. Even though 38 years later the prices are higher, the quality remains the same. We recently took advantage of the spaghetti and lobster summer special, which is linguini topped with a marinara sauce that is simply delicious served with 1½ to 2 pounds of succulent lobster meat and sautéed vegetables. I ordered the Cioppino, which is one of my favorite dishes, and this by far was one of the best in town. It was simply brimming with seafood including shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams with a delicious and hearty sauce and broth. The broth is perfect for dipping the equally delicious bread into! We would definitely recommend Avanti and will be going back soon to sample a number of their other specialties and menu items like Dover Sole Mariniere, Veal Milanese, Grilled Lamb Chops and Homemade Lasagna. In two words … Bon Appetit! Avanti is located at 2728 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. 602.956.0900 or



Vicki Vaughn ...Virtuous Vibrant Vivacious As our cherished friend, we have always been aware of your awesome style, your boundless enthusiasim for your friends and commitment to community. We join you in celebrating your well deserved recognition as a “2013 Trendsetter”. Your “choir” of friends, Bijen, Billie Jo, Char, Gail, Irene Katie, Sherri, Susan, Tanner, Trish CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

Ryan House’s Evening Under the Stars This year’s Ryan House blowout will be Oct. 24 at an exclusive private home at the base of Camelback Mountain. Ryan House’s mission is simple: To provide respite and palliative care to children with life-threatening conditions and, as needed, end-of-life care. Co-chair of this truly worthy event is Sue Della Maddalena.

disabilities or a life-ending disease can take a toll on parents and family members. The house allows families to get badly-needed respite time while feeling secure their child is receiving top-quality care in a warm and home-like environment.

Why did you get involved in Ryan House? I was touched by the care and support that Ryan House offers to families and their children. The house is amazing and the staff and volunteers are wonderful. I wanted to make more people aware of this incredible organization and help to raise funds so more families can benefit.

What can guests expect? A lovely and elegant night with music under the stars and the ability to support a truly amazing organization.

What do you like about this cause? What Ryan House offers to families and their children is so important and is not replicated by any other organization in Phoenix. The challenges of caring for a child with severe



What will be different about this event? It will be an exclusive event in a lovely private home. Guests can tour the home and grounds, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and listen to a special musical performance.

Only 200 tickets are available for this exclusive event. Tickets are $200 each or $375 a pair. Please call 602.200.0676 or e-mail


Hosting the holidays: The guest bathroom Easily overlooked in favor of tableware, place settings and food, the powder rooms in your home can make a big difference in your guests’ experience. Bathroom preparations can be more difficult than one might assume. Effectively displaying and storing towels, tissues, excess toilet paper, medications and toiletries can be challenging. Proper furnishings are necessary to arrange everything in a tasteful, yet visible and practical manner. And small details make a difference. A pretty towel stand may make your guests reluctant to disrupt your set-up. Monogrammed guest towels are popular with our customers as an upscale alternative to paper towels, but for smaller parties or ambitious hostesses, a pretty palette of washcloths or tea towels may work. And overnight guests will require bath ­towels. We recommend Abyss Super Pile towels. They are extremely strong, soft and absorbent with great attention to detail. They are also available in your choice of 60 colors.

begin preparations. Meanwhile, Care Card is coming up in October and will make for a great time to stock up on towels, washcloths and fragrances. The Linen Tree is located at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 111, Scottsdale. 480.483.2044.

Of course, we would also be happy to help you choose the perfect furnishings and fragrances for all of your powder rooms. As special ordered merchandise can take time to arrive, now is the time to

Congratulations Joette Schmidt on becoming a 2013 Trendsetter

Love from your husband Kent, family, and friends




St. Vincent de Paul’s Restoring Hope Breakfast This year’s Restoring Hope Breakfast will be Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Arizona Biltmore. The breakfast is free, and there will be an opportunity for people to share their many blessings with those in need. It’s a great chance to network with a number of well-connected people and will be an inspiring start to your holiday season. Shannon Clancy answered some questions for us about this inspiring event. What does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul do? At the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, we feed, clothe, house and heal individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. We provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion. Our programs include charity dining rooms, health care for the uninsured, thrift stores, emergency food boxes, transitional housing, and rental and utility assistance. What’s your role in the organization? As the director of development, it’s my role to tell stories that inspire people to get involved. Fortunately, those stories are everywhere at St. Vincent de Paul: the young girl who finally learned to read in our Family

Dining Room with the help of a volunteer or the single mom who got her teeth fixed in our dental clinic and now proudly smiles from the front desk at her new job. What is the Restoring Hope Breakfast? The breakfast is an inspiring and moving event where we share the stories of people whose lives have been transformed. I’m sure many guests at the breakfast will be surprised to learn the scope of St. Vincent de Paul’s work. It’s our largest and most important annual fundraising event and a significant source of funding for our programs. How is SVdP funded? Most of our funds come from generous contributions of all sizes made by individuals and families in our community. We also receive some funding from grants as well as donations from local companies. There are still many people who don’t know that the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, up to $400 for a couple, on your Arizona state income tax return. If you would like an invitation to our breakfast, please contact Dixye at 602.850.6731 or send an e-mail to rsvp@svdp-phx-az. org. Seating is limited, so you must have a reservation to attend. More information is at


Spotlight on the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art In his publication “The Interaction of Color,” artist and teacher Josef Albers argued that there is no way to understand colors except in relationship to one another. He laid out a series of exercises by which to explore the ways adjacent colors appear to change one another. These assignments reveal the

complex relativity of vision – how the same shade of green looks different placed on a blue background than on yellow; or how three different reds on a white background look similar, but become distinct when placed on yet another red. In a show organized by SMoCA, Albers prints will be on view from his 1972 port­folio, “Formulation: Articulation.” They will be shown alongside works by other artists who shared Albers’ fascination with color. Renowned for his teaching and his paintings, Albers is a critical figure in 20th-century art. He immigrated to the United States in 1933. In 1950, he began his chromatic inves-

Alexander Calder, “Pyramid,” lithograph, 28 x 20¼”



tigation, a series of paintings and prints that sustained his attention for 25 years. This installation of selections from SMoCA’s permanent collection celebrates Albers’ legacy and the 50th anniversary of “The Interaction of Color.” The ideas generated by this artist form the cornerstone of Modern Art. A radical departure from conventional art education when first published in 1963, Albers’ book is now considered a classic. The show will be up through the latter part of September. SMoCA is located at 7374 E. Second Street. 480.874.4666 or

Josef Albers, Untitled, from the portfolio “Formulation Articulation II,” 1972 screenprint, 15 x 40 inches

2013 Trendsetters

Congratulations to all of the

Vicki Vaughn Every day you make the world a better place for everyone.

We love you! Arlene, Katie, Sallie and Shelley CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

Phoenix Theatre On Oct. 26, Phoenix Theatre will reveal one of the most significant expansions of a performing arts facility in the Southwest. Phoenix Theatre’s REVEAL! Grand Opening Gala will honor individuals who have contributed to the quality of life in the Valley. Vincent VanVleet is managing director of Phoenix Theatre. Tell us about your expansion: This $15 million capital expansion will forever change the face of Phoenix Theatre. The grand opening of this new facility will reveal a 250-seat black box theater, soaring atrium lobby and expanded patron and entertainment spaces. What is the history of Phoenix Theatre? Phoenix Theatre is one of the oldest operating arts organizations in the country and the largest producing theater in Arizona. Originally founded as the Phoenix Players in 1920, it was almost immediately renamed Phoenix Little Theater and in 1981 became Phoenix Theatre. In 1952, the

theater won funding for the construction of a new building at the core of a cultural district that would eventually include the Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix Public Library. How does a thriving arts community help the overall community? We spend $800,000 annually on our education and outreach programs. We draw audiences from a wide range of ages, incomes and geographical locations who engage with us around a diverse set of theatrical offerings, from classic musicals to nonmusicals and comedies. We are deeply embedded within the local nonprofit community, providing low- or no-cost facilities, meeting spaces, theater space and artistic and production services. A thriving arts community is at the heart of a great city. We are creating a center for American theater right here in Phoenix that will ensure that our contribution to this vibrant cultural landscape lives on for generations. For tickets or information, please contact Melanie Dillman at 602.889.6317 or




The CopaBall The Maricopa Health Founda­ tion’s Tenth Annual CopaBall will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort to benefit the Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center. Honorary Co-Chair Kevin Foster tells Trends about his experience as the Burn Center’s director and how our community’s support will change the life of a burn victim. Alongside his fellow Honorary Co-Chairs Susan Foster, Ruth Rimmer and Mary Harden, Kevin welcomes you to the 2013 CopaBall. When someone attends the CopaBall, how are they making a difference? When you attend the CopaBall and donate to the Maricopa Health Foundation, you are helping strengthen not only the health of individual patients but also the health of our entire community. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization devoted to supporting Maricopa Integrated Health System. Through the CopaBall, the non-profit raises funds to enhance the health care system’s patient welfare, health education and support special programs.

What makes the Arizona Burn Center stand out on a national level? The Arizona Burn Center serves all of Arizona and receives patients from many surrounding states and northern Mexico. This center is a 37-bed facility. This makes the Arizona Burn Center the second largest in North America. The center provides comprehensive care for any person who has sustained a thermal injury including burns and frostbite. Who will be honored at the 2013 CopaBall? The Maricopa Health Foundation is also excited to present Betsey Bayless, president and CEO of Maricopa Integrated Health System, with the Chairman’s Award. Dan Caruso will receive the J. Kipp Charlton Physician of Excellence Award and LouAnne Jones will be honored with the 2012 Joey Ridenour Nursing Excellence Award. Why do you love the Arizona Burn Center? I love the AZBC because I see first-hand the excellent, progressive care given to every patient, every time. This care is delivered with equality and compassion by a knowledgeable, multidisciplinary staff. To register online or make a donation, visit Or please call 602.687.9031.

Diana Lents We admire so much about our friend Diana: Her sensitive spirit, generous heart, and encouraging words. She is an example to many in our valley and beyond. She inspires us in all walks of life: as a devoted wife, mother, friend, and most importantly, as a woman of God.

All our love, Anne Benga, Susan Brown Davis, Liz Coffey, Carol Cook, Lin Sue Cooney, Victoria Elbrecht, Kim Healy, Cathy Kent, Karen Thorn



Vicki Vaughn Congratulations Vicki, With your usual enthusiasm, energy, intelligence and tenacity, you have embraced your new community and philanthropy just as you have always done with your family and friends. I am so proud and so fortunate to have you in my life. Love, Vernon PA R T Y P R E V I E W S

Beaux Arts Bash marks school’s 30th birthday By Bill Macomber This is the best place in Arizona and the best night of the year to buy original art for less than you can believe. The Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Beaux Arts Bash has long been known to insider art lovers as a fantastic place to bid on wonderful paintings and sculptures. The silent bidding gets intense, but there are opportunities in every price range. I bought two wonderful paintings a few years back. They were around $50 each and they still hang in my home. This year’s bash will be a night of mingling with other art lovers. There’s music and food on the courtyard, this year with a Southwest focus on the food. Mainly it’s just a great change to rub shoulders with artists and art buyers. There should be around 150 internationally acclaimed artists represented. A raffle of an amazing sculpture by John Coleman (see picture) as well as live demonstrations are planned.

To make it all extra special, this year’s bash marks the school’s 30th year. The place has brought so much culture to Old Town. This school is an incredible resource to aspiring painters and sculptors. The artists who make guest teaching visits are the best not just in the West but in the country. This year is also special because the school just brought on in July a new executive director – Sherry Sklar. She brings years of arts experience and a passion for beauty to the job, and we welcome her. Long story short, if you’ve never been to this event, make this year your first. You’ll be back.

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The date is Nov. 9. The school is at 3720 N. Marshall Way. Tickets are $125. To buy a ticket or for more information, call 480.990.1422 or visit “Grandmother’s Wisdom” by John Coleman




Heroes Patriotic Luncheon The Heroes Patriotic Lunch­ eon is a fundraising effort to support the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) Returning Warrior Program, and to offer the community an opportunity to honor U.S. troops and ­veterans. Five honorees representing their peers in the five military services, and various war eras will be honored at the Heroes Luncheon. The luncheon will be Nov. 8 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Rita Brock Perini is the luncheon’s chairperson. How is the luncheon planned and presented? It is planned by the VMLC Luncheon Planning Committee, assisted by the VMLC Ambassadors Susie Wesley, Josie Herrera, Jane Christensen, Patsy Lugo, Sue Glawe and Joel Barthelemy. The group was initiated in 2011 to increase event awareness. In 2009, the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, led by Nicole Bonilla, president, and Patricia Gomez, board member, partnered with the

VMLC by selling raffle tickets at the luncheon. Riding in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade, they dedicated the ride to U.S. troops and took pledges for the VMLC Returning Warrior Program. Staff at Gordon C. James Public Relations and ASU intern Nikki Oshea worked tirelessly to assure the event’s success. How are luncheon funds distributed? The VMLC Returning Warrior Program is funded to assist returning troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and veterans of other wars who find themselves in immediate need of financial assistance to resolve a financial crisis. VMLC supports other veterans organizations that offer direct assistance to troops and veterans such as programs that bring homeless men and women off the streets for a weekend of social services. We also support shelter services that provide dental care for veterans. Gift cards are available for emergency needs such as food, clothing and gas for automobiles to keep important medical appointments, attend rehabilitation programs, job training or to get to work. For more information visit

Diana Lents The four men in your life could not be more proud of the beautiful, loving and talented mother and wife we all know and love. You inspire us, and have taught us important life lessons and values. We congratulate you in becoming a ‘2013 Trendsetter’. We are honored and privileged to have you in our lives. We are blessed to call you Mother and Wife. Congratulations again on your well deserved recognition! With extreme love and admiration, Justin, Jeffrey, Rocco & Dad



Lori Larcher Your grace and beauty have touched so many people. For all that you do, our community is a better place. Congratulations Lori. With love and best wishes, Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart


Brophy Fashion Show The 2013 Brophy Fashion Show will be Oct. 30 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Every year, tuition money is raised to help kids go to this fine school. Saks Fifth Avenue helps, as do other businesses. This year’s chairs are Susan Charlton and Coleen Edwards. What makes Brophy Fashion Show different? The Brophy Fashion Show is less about fundraising and far more about how Brophy gives back to the community. The Brophy Fashion Show has helped to raise more than $6.3 million, 100 percent of which has been channeled into financial aid for students who qualify solely based on need. So every year, between 200 to 250 young men who might not otherwise be able to attend Brophy receive tuition support. Tell us more about how Brophy gives back? An investment in the Brophy Fashion Show is an investment in the lives of over 1,250 young men who every year are making a difference in their communities. Brophy students will spend over 2,400 hours per month between their freshmen and senior years volunteering.

But just as important, Brophy continues to give through the service of its impressive alumni. How does this fit into Brophy’s mission? The true measure of any Jesuit institution, Brophy included, is the difference it makes in the lives of the community in which it operates. Brophy insists that it will never be enough to simply be a premier, college-prep school. What matters is that every year young men who might never be able to afford it receive access to a rigorous academic curriculum that puts them on a path to change their lives and the lives of their families. So how can someone support Brophy through the fashion show? First, anyone can attend. Purchase a ticket and come and enjoy an elegant afternoon of lunch and fashions. You can also make a direct contribution to the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. Finally, you can purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a cash prize of $5,000 or several other amazing prizes. Your support changes lives. For more information please contact Susan Charlton at or 602.820-5632.




Girl Scouts’ Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards The 19th annual Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards luncheon celebrates extraordinary achievements by women and girls in the community who represent the principles of the Girl Scouts. The awards ceremony is Nov. 16 at the Arizona Biltmore and is open to the public. It is chaired by Jackie Norton this year. Tell us about Women and Young Women of Distinction and why it was established. This event is a beautiful, yet rare, look into the outcomes of Girl Scouting for our community. The Women and Young Women of Distinction Awards aim to elevate the real impact of Girl Scouts. The awards honor current and former Girl Scouts, and community members who have made Arizona a better place. Why are you chairing Women and Young Women of Distinction? I am a Girl Scout sister and was honored to be the recipient of the Leadership Distinction Award last year. I am devoted to giving young people a better chance for success. Girl Scout participation drives academic success; girls gain leadership experience which helps them solve problems and overcome challenges.

Why should people attend Women and Young Women of Distinction? To support our current and future female leaders! Girls represent our greatest under-utilized talent pool with the greatest potential to positively impact our future. How will the money that is raised benefit Girl Scouts? Girl Scouting should be made affordable to every girl, regardless of her family income. That is why the council invests 20 times the cost of annual dues families pay for a full year of skill-building programs. This is the only major council-wide fundraising luncheon held by the Girl Scouts and will fund expansion of the council’s offerings. What is the biggest misconception about Girl Scouts? Girl Scouts is more than crafts, camps and cookies. It is about developing future leaders of this country. Many people don’t realize Girl Scouts provides a first-class leadership experience for girls. These are things that girls need now more than ever in today’s complex world. To purchase tickets and see all honorees on the Girl Scouts Web site, visit

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