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Cocktails & Clothes

Cocktails & Clothes Restocks AWEE Boutique

Looking for a chance to give your “less than loved” clothes a new lease on life? Cocktails & Clothes is the chance to donate new or gently used clothing to the Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) free Clothing Boutique for participants to have for job interviews or first week on the job.

Clothes can be dropped off at the annual event tomorrow, March 4, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the 19th Hole at the Adobe Golf Club at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. The event includes a raffle featuring custom-designed gift baskets each valued at $300 or more, a live auction, cocktails and hors d‚oeuvres.

Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased at the door or by contacting Susan Lagasse at susanlagasse@awee.org or by calling (602) 223-4333).

Each year, Cocktails & Clothes provides hundreds of new and gently used professional dresses, suits, slacks, blouses, shoes, briefcases and purses, and slacks, shirts, ties, shoes and sports jackets for women, men and young adults entering or re-entering the workforce.

Sperry Van Ness is the Diamond Sponsor. Sapphire Sponsors are Alliance Bank of Arizona and Avnet. Topaz Sponsor is AmTrust Bank. Emerald Sponsors are DMB and Dunlap & Magee.

The event is organized by the Friends of AWEE. Committee members are Phyllis Dumond, Judi Butterworth, Jami Savage, Kathy Jorgenson, Heather Moos, Nicole Ridberg, Carol Vernon, Sharon Contorno, Judy Jones, Arica Bec, Alison Harris, Roseann Marchett, Joe Hogan, Wendy Carlos, Victoria Benavidez and Shannon Ellermann.

For more information, visit www.awee.org.

Victoria Benavidez, Sperry Van Nes

Victoria Benavidez Joins Sperry Van Ness

Victoria L. Benavidez has joined the multifamily team of Senior Vice President Neil Sherman, Senior Investment Advisor Carrick Sears, and Associate Advisor Brian Teske in the Phoenix office of Sperry Van Ness. Benavidez will be involved in all aspects of acquisitions and sales in addition to acting as transaction coordinator, client liaison and social media manager.
Benavidez has worked in the commercial real estate industry and more than 10 years of experience with real estate, business/sales development, marketing plans, public relations, event planning/coordinating, website development and social media.
Benavidez held a position with Alliance Residential in Phoenix as director of investor relations. She has worked hand-in-hand with development partners and public relations firms to create press releases for land deals, acquisitions and lease-ups. She has held positions such as marketing project manager with CBRE in Phoenix & Grubb & Ellis, in Seattle in multiple capacities. She also spent time working for the m3 Companies assisting with the CamelSquare redevelopment/outreach project in Phoenix.