Make-A-Wish Arizona Archives

Mountainside Fitness CEO celebrates 25 Years by giving back

Mountainside Fitness

January, 2016 will mark a milestone for Valley native Tom Hatten. On that date, the Mountainside Fitness CEO and Founder celebrates 25 years of leading of Arizona’s biggest and only locally owned health clubs. Hatten is kicking off the celebration this fall and will open his 12th Mountainside Fitness facility at Arrowhead with a Grand… Read More →

Tom Hatten elected as chairman of Make-A-Wish board


Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the state chapter of the international wish granting organization, recently elected Tom Hatten, president and CEO of Mountainside Fitness Centers and Fit Republic, as the new Chair of the Make-A-Wish Arizona Board of Directors. Hatten has been on the Make-A-Wish Arizona board for four years. During that time, he has been instrumental in… Read More →

Arizona Concours d’Elegance awards

Mercedes-Benz 540 K - Royce Rumsey photo

A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A has won Best of Show at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, January 11, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The spectacular pre-war cabriolet, owned by Thomas Taffet of Chatsworth, California, was brought to the Arizona Concours by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.  The 540K earlier won… Read More →

GM Foundation donates $25,000 to Valley nonprofits


The General Motors Foundation today made two donations to local organizations totaling $25,000 through its Plant City Grants program. Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer presented a $15,000 check to East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and a $10,000 check to Make-A-Wish Arizona.  EVIT is a career and technical school offering more than… Read More →

AZ Big Media gives almost $17K to Make-A-Wish

Bradley Nynalek of Quarles & Brady; Paul Hickman, president and CEO of Arizona Bankers Association; Elizabeth Reich, CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona; AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie; and AZ Big Media CEO Mike Atkinson.

AZ Big Media and the Arizona Bankers Association have teamed up to make wishes come true. The media company, which publishes Az Business magazine, AZRE, Ranking Arizona and five other Arizona-based publications, created Bankers Care, in which it donated a portion of all bank-related advertising revenue to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The Arizona Bankers Association is featured… Read More →

Valley’s hottest chefs battle in Gelato Wars

Olive oil with lemon zest stracciatella by Cullen Campbell at Crudo.

As the temperatures soar outside, look for the competition to heat up inside The Gelato Spot as 10 of the Valley’s most popular chefs head into the freezer to create their one-of-a-kind gelato concoction for Gelato Wars. Held at all three Valley Gelato Spot locations, and at participating chefs’ restaurants, the 2nd Annual Gelato Wars… Read More →

Make-A-Wish gets new office with $2.8M gift from GoDaddy founder

Make-A-Wish_78th-Street, WEB

Thanks to a $2.8 million gift from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Make-A-Wish® Arizona will soon be moving into a new Wish House. The new property will enable the organization to expand its wish granting capacity to eventually reach every eligible child in Arizona. The grant also provides for the renovation and refurbishment of… Read More →

Larry Fitzgerald Will Be Honorary Chair Of Wish Ball

Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona is pleased to announce that Arizona Cardinals star player Larry Fitzgerald has been named honorary chair of this year’s gala event, the 2012 Wish Ball, Le Cirque. Wish Ball is the foundation’s largest event that raises money to grant the wishes of Arizona children battling life-threatening medical conditions. The black-tie dinner will be held… Read More →