By Elizabeth Liberatore
April 12, Wrigley Mansion
Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club — a philanthropic, community service and social organization for professional women ages 21-39 — invites you to its premier fundraising event, Viva. In honor of 25 years, Viva promises to be the party of the (quarter) century. The historic Wrigley Mansion will house the Gatsby-themed soiree and feature live entertainment, food from local eateries, dancing, auctions and more. Proceeds raised from the celebration will benefit Valley Kids Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports 12 children’s charities in the Valley. 7 p.m. $125. www.vos2030.com.
April 13, Heard Museum
Dress to impress for Southwest Center’s Night for Life, a fundraising gala that generates awareness about the organization’s mission. Attendees will enjoy a dinner, cocktails (two free drinks are included with the purchase of one ticket), entertainment, raffles and a live auction. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Southwest Center’s commitment to providing quality prevention, education, medical care and supportive services to Valley residents, especially individuals within the LGBTQ community. 6:30-10 p.m. $150. www.swcenter.org.
April 13, Madison Center for the Arts
Join Madison Education Foundation at the inaugural Imagination Gala. Indulge in handcrafted cocktails and gourmet bites in a Wonderland-inspired space that would make Alice and the Cheshire Cat proud. Guests will enjoy a performance of Convergence Ballet’s modern production of Alice in Wonderland as well as have an opportunity to raise funds for the foundation’s art and music programs for Valley youth through raffles, games and a silent auction. This fairy tale evening concludes with dancing and sinfully delicious desserts at the after-party. 6:30 p.m. General admission, $100; VIP, $150. www.madisoneducationfoundation.org.
April 27, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club
The Community 4 Kids Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Scott Foundation is a morning dedicated to fun. Golfers will take to one of the Valley’s most scenic courses and vie for the title of tournament winner. However, since every hole is a prize contest, each golfer has a chance to bring home a winning title, including Longest Drive and Straightest Drive. After the tournament, attendees will head to the awards ceremony and dinner. As part of the Scott Foundation’s work-learn culinary program, guests will enjoy a meal prepared by teens and chef Brett Vibber of Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $150. www.w2wgolf.com.
April 28, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Childhelp has assisted children affected by abuse with treatment and prevention programs for 60 years. To commemorate this milestone, the organization invites you to its Shine Bright like a Diamond-themed fashion show and luncheon. There will be lively auctions, a lunch and a star-studded celebrity fashion show with designs by Alice and Olivia and Baby Lux going down the runway. Proceeds raised at the fashion-forward luncheon will benefit victims of child abuse. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Children, $100; Adults, $150. www.childhelp.org.
May 5, Turf Paradise
Mint juleps, live horse racing and big hats in the same place could only be one thing: Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Derby DayClub. Arizona’s only Kentucky Derby party gallops into town this May, but don’t wait to purchase your ticket until then as they go fast. Guests can choose what kind of experience they want to have with a variety of ticket packages available. Some event highlights include an air-conditioned lounge, betting terminals, food and drink vendors, a live DJ and high-definition TVs abound steaming the Kentucky Derby and live local racing. Gates open at 7 a.m. Starting at $30. www.thepoloparty.com.