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November 09, 2016 - AFP Greater Arizona Chapter - Celebration of Philanthropy

What: Celebration of Philanthropy

Where: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa

When: November 9, 2016

Time: 11:30 AM

Beneficiary: Philanthropy, Leadership, AFP

Host(s): Allegra, Fry's, Powers Young and Company, Wells Fargo

Master of Ceremonies: Don Henninger

Co-Chair(s): Jodi Stoken (Child Crisis Arizona), Jodeph Dulin (A New Leaf)

Committee Members: Justin Duran, Kyle Harris, Keith Kerber, Sue Gifford, Dana Terrazas, Jacquelyn Ahrenberg, Karolyn Kiburz

President(s): Torrie Taj

Welcome: Torrie Taj

Of note: Three local mayors were recognized at the luncheon.

Sponsors: SILVER: BHHS Legacy Foundation, EideBailly; SPARKLING: fry's, PowersYoung Company, Wells Fargo, Auction & Event Solutions; PRINTING: Allegra; LOCATION: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale

Quote of the evening: "It was President Reagan who proclaimed 11/15 National Philanthropy Day," said Torrie Taj

Attire: Business

Information: Karolyn Kiburz (480) 947-3459

Board of Directors: Torrie Taj (President), Adele Dietrich (President Elect), Ben Powers (Immediate Past President), Nicolle Walker (Treasurer), Rebecca Zandarski (Secretary); COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Melissa Dicesare, Joe Dulin, Sue Gaub, Liz Kaplan, Keith Kerber, Cassie Patris-Browne, Chris Sar, Sandra Searle, Jodi Stoken, Bethany Taylor, Sarah Weisman, Karolyn Kiburz

Blacktie Photos by: Audra Arbas

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Proud parents: Susan Netsch, Bailey Netsch (Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy), Jeff Netsch
Proud parents: Susan Netsch, Bailey Netsch (Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy), Jeff Netsch

By Myra Richman...

The AFP Greater Arizona Chapter's Celebration of Philanthropy was held November 9, 2016 at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa -- in honor of National Philanthropy Day.

Congratulations were in order for the 2016 Leadership Award winners:

Outstanding Foundation/Corporation - Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation

Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Tamara Bohannon, Catholic Charities Community Services

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - Bailey Netsch, Alpha Chi Omega – ASU Sorority

Outstanding Philanthropists - Billie Jo & Judd Herberger

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser  - Mike Hutchinson

These special honorees were celebrated at this year's Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon along with the Spirit of Philanthropy honorees.

The celebration began with a morning educational presentation with world-renowned authority on philanthropy, Kay Sprinkel Grace from San Francisco, and concluded with the awards luncheon. Ms. Grace was also the luncheon's keynote speaker.

Returning Master of Ceremonies, Don Henninger, handled the large ballroom crowd with charm and great respect.

Numerous award winners were recognized and honored at the podium for their leadership and support of many nonprofits in the Valley of the Sun--a great inspiration to an appreciative audience.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters around the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. AFP represents development professionals and key decision makers in their organizations.

For more information, please visit or call 480.947.3459.


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