Peggy Baze joins board for national Scottsdale-based nonprofit

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Peggy Baze

Scottsdale-based notMYkid a nationally focused non-profit organization focused on empowering and educating youth, families and communities with knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior, has announced that prominent artist and former Circle Road Companies executive Peggy Baze has joined its board of directors.

“We’re thrilled that Ms. Baze has joined the Board of Directors for notMYkid and that she will share her experience and passion for helping youth to help our organization continue to blossom so that we can inspire even more teens in Arizona and across the U.S. to make positive life choices,” stated Aimee Runyon, CEO of notMYkid, in a press release.

A native of Arizona, Ms. Baze has been active in the commercial real estate and investment industries for nearly 30 years.

For the last 23 years she’s held various positions at Circle Road Companies and recently retired as vice president. At Circle Road she was engaged in a myriad of real estate development projects as well as managing non real estate venture capital funding, according to the release.

Ms. Baze recently discovered a talent for art and in 2014 she founded the non-profit, Artful Giving, whose mission is to use art to help create sustainable revenue for charities focused on children and families in the community.

Ms. Baze’s original artwork has been replicated in notecard form in a campaign for UMOM, the largest homeless shelter in Arizona. Some of Ms. Baze’s original artwork is also featured in the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families.

Ms. Baze is the mother of two grown children and now spends most of her time in her art studio painting and doing her philanthropic work, according to the release. She and partner David Bruner enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.

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