Sandy Magruder

Name: Sandy Magruder

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Age: pretty old!

Title: Philanthropist – currently co-chairing The Phoenix Theatre Company’s ‘The Centennial Applause! Gala’, member of the Barrow Women’s Board and is the Advisor for the 2019 Ball.

Married/Single: Married 52 years to Mac

Kids: 2 daughters: Kristine Thompson has 3 daughters and Shannon Barthelemy has 3 sons, so we have 6 grandchildren.

City you live in: Paradise Valley

A typical day in my life includes…

every day is different, but always starts with coffee and French Vanilla Coffee Mate and a quiet time doing a devotional.

I was born…

in Grand Junction, Colorado.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

that my family is here and the relaxed, laid back lifestyle!

I’m listening to…

birds in my back yard.

My family…

brings me so much joy! We have two great son-in-laws and 6 grandchildren and I love it when we are all together.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Jesus, Billy Graham, Jerry and Joan Colangelo and Sheryl and Alice Cooper.

One thing I cannot live without…

French Vanilla coffee mate! And mascara!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a teacher.

I’m inspired by…

people who set goals and actually accomplish what they set out to do!

The one person who motivates me is…

my husband Mac. He has worked out continually his whole life, never misses a workout and has a huge long list of people he prays for…every day!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

cure sickness and disease.

The perfect day would be…

sleep in, coffee, walk with girlfriend, lunch with daughters, do Pilates, dinner at Tarbells with good friends (pretty much what my life is like).

My first job was…

working in a toy store at Christmas…so crazy!

My favorite escape…

I love walking in the morning in Forest Highlands or riding a bike on the boardwalk in Newport Beach.

I’m currently working on…

I’m honored to be co-chairing the Phoenix Theatre Company’s 100th year anniversary Gala in October and to be the Sweetheart for the 60th Heart Ball.

Always…

be honest.

Never…

betray a confidence.

Favorite Quote…

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all my ways acknowledge Him and He will make my path straight.”

My Pet Peeve(s)…

not being on time.

More about Sandy…

Sandy Magruder is co-chairing The Centennial Applause! Gala, held at The Phoenix Theatre Company on October 19th, 2019.  The Phoenix Theatre Company is turning 100 this season.  The centennial show-stopping celebration will feature an original musical tribute highlighting the history of The Phoenix Theatre Company and its significant contributions to the community.

Among its biggest supporters are Sandy and Mac Magruder, who have a long history of serving the community.

Sandy and Mac share a philosophy that “to whom much is given, much is required.”  The couple has been involved in charitable work and community leadership since moving to Phoenix in 1969.  Sandy Magruder has served on the Heart Ball Committee since 1995 and chaired the Heart Ball in 2004. She served on the Heart Ball Governing Council and is currently being honored as The Sweetheart for the 60th Heart Ball.  She is a member of the Barrow Women’s Board, chaired Barrow Grand Ball in 2006, and is the Ball Advisor for the 2019 Ball and has served on board for several other charitable organizations.



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