The Board of Visitors, Arizona’s oldest women’s charitable organization, has been raising funds for more than 100 years to support nonprofits in the greater Phoenix community that serve the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. The net proceeds from our fundraisers are used to award grants that support our mission.
The Board of Visitors is recognized for its tradition of leadership and community service − generations of caring women working for a healthier community. The journey began in 1908, with 16 women volunteering to visit patients at St. Luke’s Home, a tuberculosis sanatorium. When the St. Luke’s Hospital sold in 1996, The Board of Visitors formed its own 501(c)(3). Thanks to the generous support of our fundraising efforts, we have had the opportunity to grant over $20 million to nonprofits in the greater Phoenix community.
Learn more about the Board of Visitors.BOV History Booklet
The BOV raises funds through donations and three fundraisers. The Annual Charity Ball, our signature event, has been held for more than 100 years. Generations of families celebrate the Flower Girls as they are presented to the community at Arizona’s oldest and most elegant Ball. For almost two decades, Care Card has been Arizona’s largest retail fundraiser. The Fashion Show Luncheon has kicked off the holiday season for more than 60 years.
Betsy Haenel, Chairman
Susan Westra, Chairman-Elect
Ann Rathwell, Associate Advisor
Susan Tymins, Bylaws Chairman
Colleen Lomax, Care Card Co-Chairman
Susanne Schubert, Care Card Co-Chairman
Julie Rauch, Charity Ball Chairman
Katie Cummings, Communications Chairman
Brooke Machen, Corresponding Secretary
Prue Brito, Fashion Show Luncheon Co -Chairman
Amy Butler-Prechel, Fashion Show Luncheon Co-Chairman
Chris Epstein, Grants Co-Chairman
Kathleen Harris, Grants Co-Chairman
Nancy Stevens, Long Range Planning Chairman
Karen Kotalik, Nominating Chairman
Kiley Ward, Program Chairman
Kathy Ashton, Recording Secretary
Sharon Stevens, Treasurer
Shannon Jones, Website & Technology Chairman
Betsy Moore, Administrative Ad Hoc Chairman