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 journey began in 1908, with 16 women volunteering to visit patients at St. Luke’s Home, a tuberculosis sanatorium. These volunteers become The Board of Visitors who in addition to visiting patients began raising funds for the sanitorium which eventually became St. Luke’s Hospital. When the hospital sold in 1996, The Board of Visitors became a 501(c)(3) and continued fundraising for the healthcare needs of the community.
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The Board of Visitors raises funds through donations and three fundraisers. The Annual Charity Ball, Arizona’s oldest fundraising event, Care Card Arizona’s largest retail fundraiser and the Fashion Show Luncheon which for more than 65 years kicks off the holiday season.
Pam Kolbe, Chair
Kiley Ward, Chair-Elect
Karen Kotalik, Associate Advisor
Catherine Tiffany, Bylaws/Parlimentarian Chair
Shannon Goldwater & Sarah Shannon, Care Card Co-Chairs
Betsy Moore, Charity Ball Chair
Lisa Hunter, Communications Chair
Christine Fortman, Corresponding Secretary
Betsy Haenel & Karen Kotalik, 71st Annual Fashion Show Luncheon Co-Chairs
Susan Tymins, Grants Chair
Susie Garlick, Long Range Planning Chair
Shannon Jones, Membership Chair
Molly Bland, Nominating Chair
Lizzie Bayless, Program Chair
Kelly Liston, Recording Secretary
Amy Mahoney, Treasurer
Helen Yeung, Assistant Treasurer
Judy Wentworth, Technology Chair