Florence Crittenton celebrated its 15th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon with more than 750 guests at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. Raising over $430,000, the luncheon featured All-Around World Champion, Olympic gold medalist and foster care advocate, Simone Biles. The event also awarded Jen Bricker, author, acrobat and aerialist who was born without legs, with the HOPE Award.
Stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night and honor the life of Muhammad Ali. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner and live auction.
The Phoenix Women’s Board presented this fashion-forward event at The Phoenician, featuring 55 child models, followed by a luncheon, live and silent auction and a raffle. The show raised funds for the Steele Children’s Center, and specifically, the Children’s Autoimmunity and Allergies Project.
Held at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, this annual event included performances by 20 bands, cooking demos and challenges, wine seminars, a beer garden, and, of course, plenty of food from local eateries. New this year was the Local Lounge, which showcased local wineries, spirits and craft beer from the state of Arizona. Proceeds benefitted Scottsdale League for the Arts.
The Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club hosted the 23rd annual VIVA at the Scottsdale Waterfront to benefit the Valley Kids Foundation. The event featured casino-style gaming, live music, dancing, and a silent auction and raffles. Guests celebrated Arizona culinary talents and enjoyed craft cocktails.
As a new precursor to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, The Cocktail Society took place at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, featuring aerial bartenders, shadow dancers, live art, dueling DJs, libations and food. Proceeds benefitted Scottsdale League for the Arts.