Help a Foster Kid Start the School Year With a New Backpack & School Supplies

SHINE (Sun Health Involvement Never Ends) is partnering with OCJ Kids (Opportunity, Community and Justice for Kids) to purchase back packs and school supplies for foster children living in Surprise.

A $20 donation will sponsor a brand new backpack filled with needed school supplies for a foster child. Checks can be made out to the “Sun Health Foundation” and are tax-deductible. Give individually or pool funds with friends or coworkers.

Please drop off your checks at the Sales offices at any of Sun Health’s three senior living communities or at Sun Health’s Administration offices. Continue reading

The Rewards of Giving to Charities in Arizona

If you decide to give to the Sun Health Foundation, a leading supporter of medical research and assisted living non-profit charities in Arizona, you’re doing more than just supporting a great cause. You’re helping a community to build a future.  And whether you’re thinking of making a donation or giving your time, either way, you’ll find it to be an incredibly rewarding experience.

Thinking about making a donation? When you make a donation to the Sun Health Foundation, you’re helping Arizona charities provide local residents with personal and phenomenal patient care. Continue reading

The Benefits of Community Involvement in Youth – Phoenix Charities

Phoenix charities know that between school, sports, and social, kids these days bounce from activity to activity just as often as we are. When there are so many places to go and people to see, it’s hard to remember to just slow down sometimes, and think about the bigger picture – the important things: helping others.

And even though our kids may have everything from packed lunches to packed schedules, there’s always time to help others. Here at the Sun Health Foundation, an incredibly well-known Phoenix charity, we are proud of and so grateful to our many wonderful volunteers…but not only our adult volunteers. Continue reading

Volunteerism and Community Engagement at an Arizona Nonprofit

Becoming a VIP at a Phoenix nonprofit isn’t all that hard – all it takes is a little excitement, a strong devotion to community, and a love of giving.  Volunteers in Philanthropy – or VIPs, as they’re called by the Sun Health Foundation, a Phoenix nonprofit organization that strives to better medical research and provide top health care to patients – are community members who dedicate themselves to volunteering in order to raise funds for hospital needs and research institutes in Arizona. And you could be one of them! Continue reading

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh; ‘Food Network’ Chef Beau MacMillan to Sign Books on Nov. 29

Join Food Network star Chef Beau MacMillan and lead Alzheimer’s researcher from the Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh as they sign their brand new cookbook and health guide, featuring 100 delicious recipes that help prevent, reduce or delay memory loss.

The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.  29, at elements restaurant located at: Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, 5700 East McDonald Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253.  Continue reading

Sun Health Foundation Names New Board Officers & Trustee Members

Patricia Lewis FinnellSUN CITY – Sun Health recently named a new chairman, vice chairman and treasurer, as well as three new board members to the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees.

Surprise’s Patricia Lewis Finnell now chairs the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees. An Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), Finnell currently serves as senior professional-in-residence at Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. Continue reading

Sun Health Names New Treasurer & Adds to its Sun Health Services Board

Dick LivengoodSUN CITY – Sun Health recently named a new treasurer and added six new board members to the Sun Health Services Board of Directors.

Sun City West’s Richard Livengood, who was reelected to the board in 2010 and is the immediate past chair and current chair of the board’s Finance Committee, assumes the treasurer’s role for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Continue reading