The Board of Visitors Charity Ball

text by Shannon Jones    photos courtesy of The Board of Visitors

Top leftBailey and Mark Bland. Top rightEmma and Bob Georgeoff. BottomThe Traditional Daisy Chain. 

The Board of Visitors hosted their 103rd Annual Charity Ball on April 7th. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of our 41 beautiful Flower Girls by their fathers or other family members under the beautiful night sky at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. The presentation was followed by dinner and dancing in the resort’s ballroom.
Top: Left to right; Karen Kotalik, Susan Westra, Nancy Gaintner and Lynne Jackson. Bottom left: Johnna, Mark and Patti Tucker. Bottom rightCindy, Emily and Steve Good.

“The time honored traditions of The Board of Visitors have endured for 110 years,” said Karen Kotalik, chairman of The Board of Visitors. “We are grateful for the generosity of those who support our Annual Charity Ball and other events. Our benefactors allow us to fulfill our mission of serving the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly.”

“I am so proud to carry on the tradition of our organization’s cherished, signature fundraiser,” said Charity Ball chairman, Susan Westra. “This beautiful event is treasured by our Flower Girl families and guests who value our commitment to the needs of our community.”

Top leftLeft to right; Quinn Beckham, Frances Bidwill, EJ Bill and Emma Bosworth. Top rightFlower Girls With Their Fathers. Bottom: The 2018 Board of Visitors Flower Girls.
The 2018 Grant recipients The Board of Visitors support are as follows;  Brighter Way Institute, Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation, Duet: Partners in Health and Aging, Esperanca, Feeding Matters, Foundation for Blind Children, Homeless Youth Connection, Homeward Bound, HonorHealth Foundation, Neighborhood Ministries, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, StreetLight USA, Treasure House, and UPWARD for Children and Families.
Above leftKate and Jeff Hubbard. Above rightJosie and Chris Milisci.
Established in 1908, The Board of Visitors is the oldest women’s charitable organization in Arizona. Since its inception, The Board of Visitors has granted more than $20 million to local nonprofit organizations in the greater Phoenix community serving the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. For more information, please visit