Starlight Arizona Events Round Up
A Sparkling Night to Remember
Starlight Arizona’s annual signature event, Sparkling Starry Soirée, was held on March 13 and attracted a crowd of more than 180 guests, raising $45,256 in support of Starlight programs in Arizona, including the placement of three Fun Center mobile entertainment units and one PC Pal laptop at local hospitals.
The event was held at an exclusive custom-built home by West Construction & Development in Silverleaf Estates. Guests enjoyed an intimate evening that included entertainment by acclaimed jazz and pop vocalist Alice Tatum, a silent auction accompanied by cocktails and champagne, and a light dinner sponsored by the event’s presenting sponsor, California Pizza Kitchen.
Hosts Edward and Beth West joined event co-chairs Dr. Honora Norton and Mike Elert, and our Starlight ambassador family Audrey, Peggy and Kirk Thoenens in welcoming Jim Piccolo, CEO of Nouveau Riche and the Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation and the recipient (and namesake) of this year’s Jim Piccolo Humanitarian Award. Jim was honored for his extraordinary commitment to bettering the lives of seriously ill children nationally and across Arizona.
After an invigorating night filled with uplifting beats, dancing and good company, the event concluded with a live auction featuring