April 7, 6:30 p.m.
The Down Syndrome Network, which includes new parent outreach, early intervention programs, educational workshops, medical outreach, and direct family and individual support, hosts a dazzling event to benefit the organization’s comprehensive services. The casino “Rock&Roll” themed night, which includes a silent and live auction, will also feature entertainment by The Phoenician Four. Individual tickets, $75. www.dsnetworkaz.org.
April 9, 1 p.m.
Happily Ever After League (HEAL), an organization that supports moms through cancer recovery, invites you to its Fairytale Tea. Guests will gather at The Camby Hotel to enjoy a whimsical day to raise necessary funds for HEAL’s moms. Guests will put together and decorate a table based on their favorite a fairytale, storybook or movie. The afternoon will also include tea, small treats and memories that will last a lifetime. Individual tickets, $75. www.happilyeverafterleague.org.
April 10, noon
The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute proudly presents Garry Kasparov as a speaker in the Distinguished Speakers Series. Kasparov is a world chess legend, Russian pro-democracy leader and chairman of Human Rights Foundation. Guests will enjoy a luncheon and program where Kasparov will share his background in chess, politics, and his role as the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation and chairs in International Council. Individual tickets, $50-$150. www.oconnorinstitute.org.
April 18, 7:30 a.m.
Pink is the Susan G. Komen foundation’s trademark color. Don your shades of pink at the 2017 annual Promise Breakfast. The Breakfast will be an inspiration morning full of hope and excitement. Komen Arizona will speak on its priorities moving forward and the work the organization hopes to achieve through the support of the Valley community. The Promise Breakfast raises awareness and funds for breast cancer education, research and local community grants program. www.komenarizona.org.
April 27, 7:30 a.m.
Join Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) at Arizona Biltmore for its Annual Community Breakfast. Nearly 20,000 guests will come together to celebrate 20 years of serving the community through innovative research, programs, and services that provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. Advanced registration is required. Free. www.autismcenter.org.
April 28, 11 a.m.
We are United Luncheon is a signature event to fund the Breakfast in the Classroom program, which ensures that every child starts the day with a breakfast and is ready to learn. Hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council at Valley of the Sun United Way, the luncheon will be held at The Phoenician with Geena Davis, Academy Award winning actress and advocate, as the keynote speaker. Proceeds from the luncheon directly benefit the Breakfast in the Classroom initiative. Individual tickets, $100. www.vsuw.org.