Charity & Fundraising Archives

Thirsty Thursday: Drinking with purpose

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The holidays are all about fun, friends, family and of course some seasonal cocktails. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is offering its All That Glitters Eggnog Martini for $25. While the cost may seem steep, 100 percent of that is going to nonprofit Andrea’s Closet. The drink is made with homemade eggnog, Bacardi Rum, a splash of… Read More →

Biltmore’s Unleashed Holiday Gift Mart to benefit local animal shelter

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What has a wet nose, floppy ears and can brighten anyone’s day? One of the dozens of dogs kept at Arizona Animal Welfare League’s adoption facility! Adopting a dog can be the gift that keeps on giving, and pet-lovers and shopaholics can gather next weekend to support the shelters that care for thousands of homeless… Read More →

The Dish: Chef Eddie Matney’s braised beef short ribs

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Chef Eddie Matney, of Eddie’s House, is prepared to show the Valley’s most charitable residents how to put their money where there mouth is. Every year, local nonprofit Camp Soaring Eagle’s Annual Affair raises money for its year-round safe camp programs for seriously ill children and their families. It’s free for them to camp, and… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale hosts event for Valley women

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By Kendra Riley, Founder/Owner Dawning Public Relations Valley women, from the stay-at-home moms to businesswomen on the go, will be coming together on Thursday at ESCADA in Biltmore Fashion Park to ignite their inner rock stars with local women’s nonprofit Platform Scottsdale. This influential group of women will be hosting their second signature event of… Read More →

MDA’s annual Taste of the Town returns

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Hundreds of Valley foodies, wine enthusiasts and the culinary curious will gather under the stars for a night of music, dancing and delectable tastings during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 14th Annual Taste of the Town, Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Quarter. Emceed by KTVK’s April Warnecke and Mark McClune, the charitable evening… Read More →

PGA Star Tom Lehman to host Weekend Jetaway

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Tickets are now available for the 3rd Annual Weekend Jetaway presented by AXA Advisors Southwest, Aero Jet Services and Prisma, which will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will feature music, culinary creations from leading Valley chefs, cocktails, surprise “elevated” entertainers and casino games set in a… Read More →

TGen fundraising event moves to Scottsdale

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The 9th annual stepNout Run, Walk Dash, a major fundraising event for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), is moving to the Scottsdale Sports Complex. More than 1,000 participants have attended stepNout in each of the past few years, and even more are expected to attend this year’s morning-long event on… Read More →

“Cooks & Chords” to raise funds for MS

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Cooks & Chords, an evening tasting chef-prepared dishes from Valley restaurants paired with just the right spirits and acoustic music to raise funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale. Cooks & Chords is sponsored by… Read More →

Ronan Thompson Foundation hosts third annual ‘Gold Party’

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The Ronan Thompson Foundation and W Scottsdale invite guests to the third annual “Gold Party” on Saturday, September 27 to benefit The Ronan Thompson Foundation. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. and is for guests 21 years and older. To purchase tickets, please visit wscottsdaletickets.com. To reflect the theme of the night, guests are encouraged… Read More →

Larry Fitzgerald, celebrities to serve diners at Dominick’s Steakhouse

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Arizona Cardinals’ Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr teams up with Scottsdale’s own Dominick’s Steakhouse to host the 6th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service fundraiser on Monday, August 25th. Event proceeds will benefit The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund which supports youth organizations throughout the country through resources and funding. Starting at 7… Read More →

Tickets now on sale for Shoes and the City event

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Shoes.  Shopping.  Saks Fifth Avenue.  No complaints here. It’s what makes Arizona Womens Education & Employment (AWEE)’s annual Shoes and the City friend-and-fund raiser such a fabulous way to spend an evening, particularly when you throw in a special Fall Fashion Peek, eye-popping prizes and a few cosmos. Sponsored by B-On The Obvious and Saks… Read More →

Linkin Park to headline Stars of the Season fundraiser

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Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park will headline the 5th annual Stars of the Season fundraising soirée for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley, Ariz. On the heels of the band’s sixth studio album release, The Hunting… Read More →

RA Sushi hosts fundraiser for children’s hospital

Nicholas "Nicky" Mailliard, the nephew of one of RA's founders, who lost a long battle with brain cancer at the age of 13.

From Sunday, May 25, through Saturday, May 31, RA Sushi will host its largest annual fundraiser, “Nicky’s Week,” to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. In its 10th year, the week-long fundraiser benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where thanks to community support, no family ever pays for anything. The cost of treatment,… Read More →

Phoenix Symphony, PIR present ‘Sound of Speed’

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The Phoenix Symphony will rev its musical engines and shift into a new gear to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway in a creative collaboration that mixes great music, classic cars and people who love both with a special performance entitled ‘The Sound of Speed.’ This groundbreaking event marks a new level in… Read More →