notMYkid to honor Lisa Henry Holmes as 2019 Inspiring Philanthropist

Lisa Henry Holmes is the notMYkid Inspiring Philanthropist of 2019 (Submitted photo)

notMYkid will honor Lisa Henry Holmes as its Inspiring Philanthropist of 2019 at the nonprofit’s “Let’s Ride” gala on Friday, April 12.

According to a press release, the honoree will be recognized at the event, which will be held at Harley Davidson of Scottsdale, for being a notMYkid supporter from the beginning and for being a founding member of the Women’s Auxiliary committee. She also chaired six previous galas.

“Lisa is a woman of great passion and action for causes she cares about,” said Debbie Moak, notMYkid founder in a prepared statement. “We celebrate her as one of the first women to jump in to support notMYkid 19 years ago and is still with us today. That’s commitment.”

An entrepreneur who started her Scottsdale-based wholesale manufacturing company, WHO! International Designs, in 2000, she is involved with several charity boards and events in the Valley, the release said, noting her more than 25 years in broadcast sales and advertising.

The Paradise Valley resident is said to be a long-time supporter of organizations such as notMYkid; Chrysalis Shelter for domestic violence survivors; Phoenix Suns Charities; Arizona Spinal Cord Association; and The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

In addition to cooking, she enjoys spending time with her son, Jackson, and the family Wheaton Terrier, “Crunch,” the release added.

Founded in 2000, notMYkid is a Scottsdale-based non-profit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating individuals and communities about behavioral health topics such as substance abuse, body image, unhealthy relationships, bullying, depression/self-injury/suicide, and Internet safety, according to the release.


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