February 4, 2012
Applause! Gala 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Champion Organization award presented to Vicki McDonald, Vice President Marketing.
|Phoenix Theatre’s Artistic Director Michael Barnard created “A Saute to Broadway” presented at Applause!, the 2012 black tie gala dinner and show held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Carole and Robert Machiz were the presenting gala sponsors, once again supporting the theatre they love. Chair Sarah Suggs Cheek and Vice Chair Brenda Howard brought their special magic to the event, looking especially beautiful for the occasion. The evening honored Robert Machiz for his philanthropy as an arts advocate with the Angel of the Arts award. Herman Chanen was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award for decades of leadership in our community. Ira Gaines and E.K. Gaylord II were recognized as Men of Character. Outstanding service given by two great ladies, Betsey Bayless and Libby Cohen, the 2012 Women Who Care. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona received a salute as Champion Organization honoree. Since 1920 Phoenix Theatre has enriched the lives of Valley citizens, Arizona’s oldest cultural institution deserves our applause and support. Cheers and here’s to a great future!
Photos by: Ron Nachtwey
|Tom Cheek & Sarah Suggs Cheek (Applause! Chairman)|
Libby Cohen (Women Who Care 2012) & Joel Cohen, James Howard & Brenda Howard (Applause! Vice Chair), Michael & Priscilla Nicholas
|Robert Hopkins (Board President) & Janet Hopkins||Presenting Gala Sponsors Robert Machiz (Angel of the Arts) & Carol Machiz|
|Betsey Bayless (Women Who Care 2012), Dr. Dan Hobohm||Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines & Ira Gaines (Man of Character 2012)|
|Michael Barnard (Artistic Director), Linda M. Herold||Nicole Stanton & Hon. Greg Stanton (Mayor, City of Phoenix)|
Patsy Livi, Linda Pope, Robert Black, Marc Reid, Doreen Picerne, Alicia Chavira
|Kristine Hedlund, Vincent Van Vleet (Managing Director), Vikki Scarafiotti, Sue Glawe||Penny Gunning, Patricia Leach|
|Missy & Lyle Anderson||Patsy & Ed Lowry|
|Cay Cowie, Jean Marley, Jane Christensen||Darlene Keller Price & John Price|
|Susan & Richard Doria||Bijen & Chris Dyrek|