15th CopaBall Sets Attendance, Fundraising Records

Gala to support programs at Maricopa Integrated Health System raises $675K

A record-setting crowd of 680 guests raised $675,000-plus at the Maricopa Health Foundation’s 15th Annual CopaBall on Oct. 27.

The black-tie masquerade ball, themed “Imagine Our Future,” raised awareness and funds for community programs at Maricopa Integrated Health System, Arizona’s only safety-net health system and public teaching hospital. The evening shone a spotlight on MIHS’s current and future Family Learning Centers and the role they play in our community’s health.

Fox 10’s Kristy Siefkin emceed the evening. Speakers included Steve Purves, MIHS president and CEO; Nate Lowrie, Maricopa Health Foundation CEO; Dominica Valencia, MIHS Family Learning Center Coordinator; and Marilee Dal Pra, First Things First CEO. During the evening, Purves announced that MIHS will become Valleywise Health in mid-2019.

Presentations included The 2018 Arizona Legacy Award to First Things First, the Joey Ridenour Nursing Excellence Award to Patricia Kardos, MSN, RN, CCRN, and the J. Kipp Charlton Physician of Excellence Award to William Johnson, M.D.


Lisa Hartsock and Martha Martinez

Michael White, Marci White and Bart Patterson

Mary Rose Wilcox, Nate Lowrie and Woody Thomas

Maricopa Integrated Health System CEO Steve Purves

Nate Lowrie and Mark Dewane

E. Patrick LaVoie, Joel Barthelemy, Scott Meyer, Allison Meyer and Marc Ashton

Jill and Jim Ganem, M.D.

Julie and Matt Miller

Sherry Henry and Betsey Bayless

First Things First’s Liz Barker Alvarez and Marilee Dal Pra

A.G. and Donna Atwater

Stephanie and Adam Goodman with Mary Anne and Steve Purves

Paul Penzone, auctioneer Subyn Wadsworth and Veronica Penzone

Standing: Dr. Thomas Sawyer and Dr. Paul Zidel. Seated: Dr. Ross Goldberg and Diane Caruso

Herbert Powell and Dr. William Johnson

Betsey Bayless, Steve Purves, Marilee Dal Pra and Nate Lowrie

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