Geri Wright’s nonprofit fundraising career has spanned more than 25 years and has included stints at the Heard Museum and Arizona Theatre Company. After a mutual friend introduced Wright to the founders of Act One, a nonprofit organization that provides arts experiences to lower-income school children in Maricopa and Pima counties, she came on board in 2015. Now Act One's CEO and president, Wright is passionate about the organization's mission and shares why arts education for children is vital.
When Morgan Travis graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she wanted to gain work experience in the field.
Steve and Patti Luttrell started the Children’s Cancer Network in 2004 after their 5-year-old son, Jeff, was diagnosed with cancer. Read on to find out what they have accomplished since then and how they help other Arizona families faced with pediatric cancer.
October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to bring attention to this important issue, we caught up with Carol Minchew, a volunteer with Sojourner Center, a Phoenix-based domestic violence shelter founded in 1977. “Sojourner Center has been at the forefront of providing outstanding services to victims, their children, and recently, their pets, fleeing the trauma of both physical and verbal/mental abuse,” she says. Retired from a successful interior design career that spanned 40 years, Minchew is the mother of two grown children and four “amazing” grandchildren and has been married to her second husband, Weldon, for 48 years.
Gee, when the elections are over I’ll sure miss the TV ads.
In 2012, Nicole Cundiff and her husband, Billy, founded Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for ovarian cancer research and raising awareness about the disease.
When Phoenix attorney Avery Crossman started volunteering with Home ‘Fur’ Good no-kill animal shelter five years ago, she intended to help the organization write grants because she thought working in the shelter would be too sad. “That lasted maybe a week,” she says. “I discovered that Home Fur Good, as a true no-kill shelter, is not a sad place. The staff and volunteers are happy and the shelter is clean, bright and fresh.”
Crossman, who has been practicing Arizona workers' compensation law since 1994, has adopted two dogs from Home ‘Fur’ Good and now serves as the organization’s board president.
Summertime, it seems safe to say, is here, and with it the summer blockbuster movie season. But if you’re not in the mood for superheroes or dinosaurs, have no fear: There are more offbeat, lower-profile movie-going options open to you. Here are a few:
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