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Ryan House announces new leadership

Ryan House, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that provides respite and palliative care to Arizona children facing life-threatening conditions and, as needed, end-of-life care, is pleased to announce a new Executive Director and Chairman of their Board of Directors.   The nonprofit recently selected Julie Bank as their new Executive Director and Matthew Winter has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board.

Bank comes to Ryan House with more than 25 years of experience in program planning, administration, communications and marketing experience in the nonprofit sector on both the national and local level.  She brings strong qualifications that will enhance Ryan House’s fundraising, program development, and donor relations. Bank will be responsible for a budget of $2million while overseeing the staff and work in collaboration with severalcommunity partners.

“I look forward to furthering the mission of Ryan House and to bring awareness to the good work being done through our respite, palliative and end-of-life care program,” said Bank.  “I have a passion to want to help children and will look forward to bringing my nonprofit expertise to help serve the children and families of Ryan House.”

Bank has previously worked for American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as the Director of Education, at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and most recently was the Executive Director at Animal Care & Control of NYC, running the largest animal welfare organization in the North East.  Bank also has spent more than eight years as a CASA volunteer helping children in the foster care system in Calif., New York and Ariz.

In addition, the Board of Directors recently elected Matthew Winter as the Chairman of the Board. He is currently the managing member ofWinter Law Group, P.L.C., founded by Winter in 2008.  He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial transactions and litigation, and has been practicing law for 20 years.

Winter is committed to serving youth through various community organizations and sports, coaching youth football and baseball and serving as an instructor at various youth sports clinics.  He joined the Board of Directors of Ryan House in 2011 to further his personal commitment to helping youth in the community.

“Ryan House truly is a unique nonprofit in our community and in the country,” said Winter.  “ I am honored to be a part of their leadership and look forward to making great strides to bring awareness to such a needed program.”

Winter currently also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Fiesta Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, after having served as a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee since 1997.

Fiesta Bowl Invitational

The Fiesta Bowl Invitational: NYE Dinner, Dancing For A Great Cause

Fiesta Bowl Invitational logoLooking for a New Year’s Eve event that will not only ring in the new year in class, but will also support a great cause? Look no further than the annual Fiesta Bowl Invitational, which will take place at The Phoenician Resort on December 31 at 7 p.m.

This elegant evening will consist of live entertainment, five-star dining at The Phoenician Resort and a silent auction, including travel and entertainment packages, sports memorabilia and find jewelry. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Childhelp, a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

Contributions to the silent auction are welcomed. To contribute, submit a donation form and item before December 1, 2012. Contributions of $350 or more will be acknowledged in the official Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game program, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl game program, the Invitational auction program and on a commemorative scoreboard photograph taken during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Considered one of Arizona’s most prestigious holiday affairs, the Fiesta Bowl Invitational welcomes Tostitos Fiesta Bowl fans, distinguished guests traveling with the teams, Valley business leaders, philanthropists and Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors. The Fiesta Bowl Invitational began in 1973, known then as the Fiesta Bowl Ball, a coronation gala for the Fiesta Bowl Queen & Court. It wasn’t until 1981 when the Queen’s Coronation was separated from the Ball, and the event eventually became an annual New Year’s Eve celebration in 1993.

The Fiesta Bowl Invitational Schedule:

  • 7 p.m.: Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres/silent auction
  • 8:30 p.m.: Dinner and program
  • 9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment and dancing
  • Midnight: Toast to the new year

For more information about the Fiesta Bowl Invitational and to purchase tickets, visit invitational.fiestabowl.org.

The Fiesta Bowl Invitational
When: Monday, December 31, 2012, from 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Tickets: Single: $300; Table: $3,000
Online: invitational.fiestabowl.org