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AZ Giving: Valley University Partners with Phoenix Zoo

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Did you know there are only 131 gray wolves left in the wild? With that in mind, Ottawa University-Arizona (OUAZ) partnered with the Phoenix Zoo to sponsor its Mexican gray wolf habitat in an effort to boost awareness of the...

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AZ Giving: Ronald McDonald House Charities Names New CEO

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Following a national search, Kerry Schulman, who has been the chief operations officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona (RMHC-CNAZ), has been named chief executive officer by the RMHC-CNAZ board of directors. Schulman, a former McDonald’s owner-operator, begins her new responsibilities this week. A national search will be conducted for her replacement as chief operations officer.

“After an extensive search over three months that attracted a very impressive list of potential candidates, the search committee and the board of...

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AZ Giving: Connections of Hope Gala

This year’s Connections of Hope Gala is less than a month away and is one of the most powerful events in the Valley. The Gala benefits a statewide program called Teen Lifeline, a suicide prevention hotline made by teens, for teens who are struggling and need guidance. Whether it be stress venting or a final resource, Teen Lifeline experts work 365 days a year in hopes of assisting callers toward healing and happiness.

The event includes an exceptional dinner, a live auction, entertainment, and most importantly, instruction on how to make a positive impact. There is also an award given to  celebrate a member of the community who transcends in contributing to the well-being of our society. The 2019 award winner is Sissie...

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AZ Giving: Incredibull Stella Mission

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Marika Meeks, Scottsdale resident and founder of the Incredibull Stella Mission, recently released her book Incredibull Stella: How the Love of a Pit Bull Rescued a Family, courageously sharing how her cancer diagnosis “gave her gifts.”

At age 41, Meeks was an established entrepreneur, mother and wife diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. After a debilitating diagnosis, Meeks temporarily left her husband and two daughters in Indiana for Scottsdale to receive treatment. The combination of radiation treatment and a distant support system...

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Nonprofit of the Year: Preparing the Next Generation

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AZFoothills.com is proud to announce Arizona DECA as the winner of the third-annual Nonprofit of the Year competition. Approximately 320 Valley organizations vied for the winning title and a sponsorship package from Arizona Foothills Magazine. Here, get to know the nonprofit that aims to prepare students for a life of leadership and possibilities.

Not every high school student can say they’ve networked with leading titans of industry or traveled the country to compete in business...

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