DFA Hosts New Member Cocktail Party

Organization prepares for 52nd Annual Desert Ball

Desert Foundation Auxiliary and Kim Zieser, president, 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. Proceeds from the event benefit selected charities. The 2017 recipients are Maddie’s Daddy Foundation and STARS.

The 52nd Annual Desert Ball takes place Dec. 22 at The Phoenician. Wendy Arendt serves as chairman with Gina Forrester and Kim Zieser joining her as vice chairmen.


Thomas Argue, Jennifer Gage, Maggie Argue and Matthew Gage

Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Hegardt; Mr. and Mrs. David N. Beckham

DFA President Kim Zieser and host Audrey Stanford; Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Snyder

Julie Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Jorgenson and Gregory Johnson

Colleen Katz, member and event photographer, and Wendy Arendt, ball chairman; Jeri Worthington and Terri Worthington, associate members

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