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Non-Profit in Brief: Grapes-4-Grades fundraiser makes a difference

Grapes-4-Grades fundraiser makes a difference

Prescott Frontier Rotary Grapes-4-Grades fundraiser was held on June 30 at the Watters Garden Center.

“A Garden Party” featured 12 different wines and artisan beers available for tasting, music, hors d’oeuvre catered by El Gato Azul, a live auction and cash drawings.

In a evening setting, a record 331 attendees were on hand to support the Rotary Foundation causes. Thanks to the hard-working hosts and generous Prescott community, Grapes 4 Grades raised more than $65,000.

Already $37,000 has been donated locally to the Rotary Summer Math and Reading School for grades K-4; a middle school summer school program; Path to Graduation for Prescott High School seniors; Books to the Rescue for kids; Kids Against Hunger; and Rotary’s globally popular student exchange programs.

“It’s amazing what an active Rotary Club can do right here in Prescott.” said Brandon Montoya, Rotary president. “We are making the world a better place, and Grapes-4-Grades is a large part of our success.”

Internationally, Prescott Frontier Rotary is eradicating polio worldwide, works with 34,000 other clubs on local disaster relief, providing clean drinking water projects around the globe, Crutches for Africa and a Children’s Medical Fund in Caborca, Mexico.

Prescott Frontier Rotary is a weekly gathering of community leaders that provide opportunities to serve others, benefit their community while promoting high ethical standards, fellowship, and goodwill in Prescott, Arizona and globally.

Information provided by Prescott Frontier Rotary.

ACF to honor local philanthropists and nonprofits

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County will honor this year’s grant recipients, as well as Jim and Linda Lee as Philanthropists of the Year, at the upcoming Joy of Giving Philanthropic Awards Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 9. The Ingebritson Family Foundation will also be recognized as the Foundation of the Year for their work in our community.

Jim and Linda Lee are active in the development of the Ranch at Prescott, a residential community; Touchmark, a comprehensive senior living community; and Prescott’s first mall, the Ponderosa Plaza. The Lees are also benefactors of the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium located at the STEM Education Center on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus in Prescott.

The Ingebritson Family Foundation funds nonprofit organizations in both Prescott and Phoenix. Founder Jack Ingebritson was committed to supporting the causes in the Prescott area, and the board of the foundation continues to give locally to fulfill Jack’s vision.

The event is open to the public, but space is limited. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, contact Regional Philanthropic Coordinator Lisa Sahady at or 928-583-7815.

Los Pinos fashion show set for July 26

Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant, formerly the Pine Cone Inn, invites the public to its second annual fundraising fashion show -- Something for Every Body — from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, July 26.

This year, the event is designed to benefit “Big Brothers & Big Sisters, a local nonprofit organization. The clothes will be featured by “CHICO’S” and modeled by 10 local women who come from all walks of life. BUCKLES will clothe the two male models for this event.

The afternoon will include a sit-down luncheon comprised of prime rib or salmon, accompanied with shrimp scampi, scalloped potatoes and a green vegetable. Also champagne mimosas and wine will be served. There will be live music throughout the afternoon performed by Michael Carollo. The event will include a live auction, a silent auction and a door prize drawing.

Cost is $50 per person or $80 per couple. To reserve, call 619 865-8454.

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