Desert Foundation Auxiliary Hosts New Member Party

Left to right; Sheila Bender, Lauri Douglas, Julie Bowe, Kim Osmussen, Carey Musil, Echo Reynolds, Jennifer Ellis III, Sandy Katzman and Danica O’Leary. 

he Desert Foundation Auxiliary (DFA) and President Kim Zieser, welcomed its new members at a cocktail party May 1. The party was hosted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Stanford.

New DFA members include Sheila Bender, Julie Bowe, Lauri Douglas, Jennifer Ellis, Susan Fioriti, Sandy Katzman, Carey Musil, Danica Wiles-O’Leary, Kim Osmussen, Echo Reynolds, Julia Schumacher and Susan Wissink. They join 41 other active members and 124 associate members.

Since 1965, DFA has selected young ladies from the areas of Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Scottsdale and Carefree, presenting them to the community at the annual Desert Debutante Ball.

The 52nd Annual Desert Ball will take place on December 22 at The Phoenician Resort. Wendy Arendt serves as chair with Gina Forrester and Kim Zieser joining her as vice chairwomen. Proceeds from the annual event benefit selected charities. This year’s recipients are Maddy’s Daddy Foundation and STARS.

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Left to right; Thomas Argue, Jennifer Gage, Maggie Argue and Matthew Gage
Above left: DFA President Kim Zieser and host Audrey Stanford                                        
Above right: Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Snyder