The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Continues to Give

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Arizona-based The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation continues to give back to the community--and beyond--with a few recent gifts. (Renee Parsons was named one of Arizona Foothills Magazine's Women Who Move the Valley.)

  • $2 million to Make-A-Wish Arizona announced during Wish Ball
  • $1 million to Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center announced during Celebrity Fight Night
  • $100,000 to Birdies for Breast Cancer, founded by LPGA Golfer and Valley resident Cristie Kerr
  • $500,000 to Arizona Burn Foundation

Thank you, Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation!


The Phoenix Cotillion to Host Spring Fashion Show & Gala


The Phoenix Cotillion 2014 Spring Fashion Show & Gala, co-chaired by Ghinwa Jaber and Pamala Wright-Keiper, will feature a fun-filled evening of cocktails, fashion, dining, and dancing. The Gala is set to take place on Friday May 9th at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center from 6:30p – 9:30p. Cocktail hour kicks off at 6:30p followed by a delicious dinner served at 7:30p. The fashion show, to take place during the dinner service, will feature stunning fashions from Dillards on local models and Cotillion members.

The Gala will benefit the IMTA Scholarship Fund which allows aspiring talent to compete at the International Model and Talent Association convention in New York and Los Angeles. The International Modeling and Talent Association, or IMTA, is a professional association of the finest and most successful modeling and talent training centers in the world. Since 1987, IMTA has become the recognized leader in putting new faces in front of the people whose business it is to identify the next rising star or supermodel. An impressive, and constantly growing, list of people who were first seen at IMTA conventions are now seen in magazines, TV, movies and fashion shows. Notable success stories include Ashton Kutcher, Ashley Greene, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Eva Longoria, Elijah Wood, and many more.

IMTA produces multiple week-long competitions, including one in New York, and Los Angeles, consisting of modeling, acting, singing and dancing. Hundreds of fashion and talent agents, personal managers, casting directors, network representatives and music producers judge IMTA competitions while searching for new models, actors, singers and dancers to work in the fashion and entertainment industries.

For tickets, tables, or sponsorships contact 602.373.8666 or 480.584.8358 or visit www.phoenixcotillion.com. For more information on the International Model and Talent Association visit www.IMTA.com.





La Hacienda Spices Up for Cinco de Mayo

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Celebrating the spirit of Mexico with pride, colorful décor, flavorful food, music – and for fun, a beer donkey – La Hacienda is spicing things up for Cinco de Mayo with a party on the plaza, Monday, May 5, 2014.

Recently named the #1 Mexican restaurant in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine for the third consecutive year, La Hacienda is creating a Cinco de Mayo fiesta marketplace with strolling mariachis, a street-style taco cart, a guacamole sampling station, churros fried to order, twinkling lights, streamers of Mexican flags, piñatas and the plaza fountain lit in red and green.

Celebrating is also about sipping, and there’s no shortage of south-of-the-border spirits with 240 selections of tequila presented by Tequila Goddess Abeer Besharieh, who will also offer tequila sampling in the plaza.  Mija, the resort’s beer burro who sports a miniature sombrero, totes a variety of Mexican beer in her satchel and happily poses for photos from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (In fact, she loves being tagged on Facebook) 

In addition to the Cinco de Mayo fiesta marketplace, La Hacienda will serve its regular menu in the restaurant.

La Hacienda is located at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess at 7575 East Princess Drive in Scottsdale.  Admission to the Cinco de Mayo celebration and valet parking are complimentary.  Advance reservations are required for dinner and are available by calling (480) 585-2694. For more information, please visit www.scottsdaleprincess.com.

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Notre Dame Prep to host “Stories…yet to be written”

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Notre Dame Preparatory is set to host their premiere fundraising event on Saturday May 3rd at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The elegant and festive evening will begin with a silent auction and cocktails to be followed by a beautiful dinner and live auction. 

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the graduating senior class in the form of a three-runway fashion show that celebrates the students' accomplishments and highlights the lasting friendships they have made along the way!

For more information visit http://www.notredamepreparatory.org/fashionshow.asp


Rosewood at Sierra Boulders

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David Kitnick and Rosewood Homes, which had an open house for its new Sierra Boulders community, presented a check for $5,000 to nearby Cactus Shadow High School. Pictured (l. to r.) are: Pete Dale (Superintendent), Aaron Shrock (Rosewood Homes), Nick McKee (Rosewood VP of Operations), Steven Bebee – (Principal of Cactus Shadows High School), David Kitnick (Rosewood Homes President) and Dennis Herrig (Rosewood at Sierra Boulders’ Sales Associate).

Last month, North Scottsdale marked the grand opening of Rosewood at Sierra Boulders, from award-winning builder Rosewood Homes. Rosewood at Sierra Boulders is a unique and limited offering of 15 custom-quality homes set behind a gated entry on generous acre lots. The single-story estates, ranging from 4,100 to 5,050 livable square feet, provide authentic architectural detailing, luxurious standard features and spectacular views. Each three- to five-bedroom residence is appointed with 12-foot beamed ceilings, spa-like master baths, gourmet kitchens, spacious courtyards and disappearing retractable walls of glass for seamless indoor/outdoor living. Environmentally-conscious homeowners will appreciate that these Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean and Tuscan homes are 40 percent more energy efficient than current building code requirements thereby saving homeowners thousands of dollars each year.

“We are proud of this new addition to North Scottsdale,” says David M. Kitnick, a second-generation contractor and founder of Rosewood Homes. “Our new estate series at Sierra Boulders represent the finest in new home construction and the culmination of decades of effort.” “Each home has been passionately designed and carefully crafted to enhance the surroundings and provide life-long memories.”

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