Desert Foundation Auxiliary welcomes 10 new members

The new members as pictured above are from left: Sharon Cohen, Dana Gapusan, Melinda Gulick, Paula MacWilliam, Tracy Basile, Julie Johnson, Holly Van Winkle, Maggie Argue, Meghan Fable and Nancy Bates (Submitted photo)

The new members as pictured above are from left: Sharon Cohen, Dana Gapusan, Melinda Gulick, Paula MacWilliam, Tracy Basile, Julie Johnson, Holly Van Winkle, Maggie Argue, Meghan Fable and Nancy Bates (Submitted photo)

The Desert Foundation Auxiliary welcomed its new members at an elegant cocktail party on April 26 chaired by Eileen Hatfield and hosted at the home of Ann-Eve Drachman Berry.

The new Desert Foundation members are joined by 43 other active members, 123 associate members and 22 life time members, according to a press release.

This year, the Desert Foundation Auxiliary will host its 50th Annual Desert Ball on Dec. 22, at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale.  Proceeds from the 50th Annual Desert Ball with benefit the Phoenix Dream Center and GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix.

The Desert Foundation Auxiliary new members are:

  • Maggie Argue
  • Tracy Basile
  • Nancy Bates
  • Sharon Cohen
  • Meghan Fable
  • Dana Gapusan
  • Melinda Gulick
  • Julie Johnson
  • Paula MacWilliam
  • Holly Van Winkle

The Desert Foundation Auxiliary selects and presents to the community young ladies from the city of Scottsdale and the towns of Paradise Valley and Carefree at the annual Desert Ball in December, according to the release.

Proceeds from the Desert Ball are used for charitable, scientific, literary and educational causes throughout the Valley. Founded in 1965, the Desert Auxiliary Foundation has supported over 130 charities in Maricopa County and presented over 1,000 Desert Debutantes, according to the release.

For more information, visit: http://desertfoundationauxiliary.org/

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