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About Us

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 more than $19 million to nonprofits in the greater Phoenix community.

Learn more about the Board of Visitors.

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.

The Board of Visitors Executive Committee 2017-2018

 

Karen Kotalik, Chairman

Betsy Haenel, Chairman-Elect

Nancy Bayless, Associate Advisor

Colleen Lomax, Bylaws Chairman

Katie Cummings, Care Card Co-Chairman

Jennifer Grant, Care Card Co-Chairman

Susan Westra, Charity Ball Chairman

Shannon Jones, Communications Chairman

Katie Chester, Corresponding Secretary

Margaret Beardsley, Fashion Show Luncheon Co -Chairman

Kelly Sifferman, Fashion Show Luncheon Co-Chairman

Patti Tucker, Grants Chairman

Deborah Stamets, Long Range Planning Chairman

Cindy Good, Nominating Chairman

Betsy Moore, Program Chairman

Susan Tymins, Recording Secretary

Sharon Stevens, Treasurer

Molly Bland, Website & Technology Chairman

SUPPORT THE HEALTHCARE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY
Since 1908, The Board of Visitors has granted millions to serve the healthcare needs of the greater Phoenix community.