32nd Annual Camaraderie Gala Has ‘Old Hollywood’ Theme

A New Leaf’s fundraiser draws 300 to Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

More than 300 guests gathered at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia on March 12 for A New Leaf’s 32nd Annual Camaraderie Gala. They arrived attired in glamorous costumes, glitzy dresses and tailored tuxes in keeping with the evening’s “Old Hollywood” theme. A New Leaf’s La Mesita Family Shelter Kid Paparazzi greeted attendees on the red carpet, snapping their pictures and shaking hands – in between posing for pictures themselves.

Before dinner, guests enjoyed cocktails, a cigar bar and a silent auction, followed by dinner and then a live auction. Auctioneer Bobby D. Ehlert generated bids and cheers for auction packages that included getaway stays to raise funds for A New Leaf’s homeless and domestic violence shelter services.

Mayfann Millies led the event committee and Trey and LeAnn Basha inspired the audience with their personal story of service to support A New Leaf’s La Mesita Family Emergency Shelter. Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes of KTAR News Radio served as the evening’s emcees.

Bennett Property Management, SRP, Eide Bailly, Lovitt & Touché, Skinner + Company, and Mobile Mini were presenting sponsors.

A New Leaf CEO Michael Hughes and wife Petey crop

A New Leaf CEO Michael Hughes and his wife, Petey

A New Leaf Foundation Chair Barbara Bennett crop

Barbara Bennett, A New Leaf Foundation chair

Anne McCawley of the A New Leaf Special Events Committee - also Bennett Property Management crop

Anne McCawley of the A New Leaf Special Events Committee

Bobby D during live auction crop

Auctioneer Bobby D Ehlert

CAM dancing

Dancing to the music of The Groove Merchants

Chief Philanthropy Officer Joe Dulin mingles crop

Chief Philanthropy Officer Joe Dulin

dancing crop

Dancing to the music of The Groove Merchants

La Mesita Kid Paparrazzi greet Pam Sipple of the A New Leaf Special Events Committee crop

La Mesita Kid Paparrazzi greet Pam Sipple of the A New Leaf Special Events Committee

Michael Flatt, A New Leaf Foundation boardmember and Michael Hutchinson, A New Leaf boardmember crop

Michael Flatt, A New Leaf Foundation board member, and Michael Hutchinson, A New Leaf board member

pictured foreground Michelle Taylor and Alyn Rumbold - background Deanna Villanueva Saucedo and Manny Saucedo crop

Michelle Taylor and Alyn Rumbold

Special Events Committee Chair Mayfann Millies crop

Special Events Committee Chair Mayfann Millies

The Groove Merchants was the band for the evening crop

The Groove Merchants

Trey and LeAnn Basha speak from the stage crop

Trey and LeAnn Basha

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