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 $21 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.
Susan Westra, Chairman
Betsy Moore, Chairman-Elect
Nancy Gaintner, Associate Advisor
Brooke Machen, Bylaws Chairman
Merryman Putnam, Care Card Chairman
Kris Scardello, Charity Ball Chairman
Jennifer Grant, Communications Chairman
Sarah Churchill, Corresponding Secretary
Joanie O’Connor, Fashion Show Luncheon
Cindy Good, Grants Co-Chairman
Julie Rauch, Grants Co-Chairman
Pam Kolbe, Long Range Planning Chairman
Betsy Haenel, Nominating Chairman
Kiley Ward, Program Chairman
Ashley Ragan, Recording Secretary
Michelle Georgeoff, Treasurer
Susan Tymins, Website & Technology Chairman
Betsy Moore, Administrative Ad Hoc Chairman