Circle the City Garden Tea

15th annual morning event raises funds for community health organization

One of the last organizations to be able to hold its fundraising event this spring was Circle the City, a nonprofit community health organization that provides holistic health care to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. The organization focuses on the balance of physical, mental and spiritual health, engaging patients with the goal of providing excellent care along with assisting them on their journey out of homelessness.

The 15th Annual Garden Tea and Silent Auction was March 7 at the Franciscan Renewal Center. The 447 guests included Sister Adele O’Sullivan, CSH, MD, Circle the City founder. Sandra Smith chaired the event, and Lin Sue Cooney, Hospice of the Valley director of community engagement, served as emcee. Funds raised at the Tea will be used to support medical respite and outpatient and mobile medical services.


Georgia Musgrave, Tom Freeze and Colleen Neese

Garden Tea volunteers Laura Bloyed, Katrina Trahin, Arcelio Montijo and Dianna Quintero

Margaret Licosati and Pat Wilson

Anne Madigan and Joan Dupnik

Sandra Smith, Garden Tea chair, and volunteers Mary Ellen Burke and Nancy Korte

Leslie Lindquist, Circle the City Chief Development Officer; Linda Ross, CEO; and Heidi Ward, chief operating officer

Rosie Tallabas and Ursula Strephans

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