27th Annual Beach Ball

Gala honors longtime Phoenix Children’s Hospital supporter Sheila Zuieback

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation held the 27th Annual Beach Ball, its signature fundraising event, Feb. 22 at the Arizona Biltmore. In its tradition, guests trade tuxedos and gowns for resort wear to raise funds for the hospital. Enjoying a tribute to the south of France vibe, guests, physicians and longtime supporters enjoyed a festive evening with a cocktail reception and dinner, raffle items, inspiring storytelling and entertainment.

Sponsors and guests raised more than $2 million to support Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A portion of proceeds raised will fund discovery and innovation at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s. During the last 27 years, Beach Ball has raised more than $22 million.

Sheila Zuieback receives the Spirit of Hope Award

Beach Ball uses the occasion to recognize an individual or group with the Dr. Herbert J. and Julie Louis “Spirit of Hope” Award. This year, local philanthropist Sheila Zuieback received the award. She is a former Leadership Circle Director and longtime member and officer of The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Over the years she has advocated for hospital programs about which she is passionate, including neurosciences, pastoral care and trauma-informed care.

In 2019 Zuieback launched Power Play, a collaboration between Arizona State University and Phoenix Children’s to create custom superhero costumes for 11 patients fighting for their lives. She was presented with a hand-crafted cape of her own to pay tribute to her status as “hero material” in advocating for children and families at Phoenix Children’s.

Whitney Heglie and Brooke Kopp co-chaired this year’s event.


Bob Meyer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital president and CEO, and Jon Hulburd, PCH board member

Julie Duncan and Katie-Stoll, co-chairs for the 2021 Beach Ball; Margaret Lozier and Onnalee Kelley

Carrie and Jon Hulburd; Dr. Ruth Rassel and Walt Brown

Victoria Dan Lemon; Patrick and Regina Edwards

Mike and Molly Carson; Brad Johnson and Baily Fett

Jennifer and Joseph Molone; Jay and Alexa Schneider

Oscar De las salas and Gary Jackson

Amanda and Troy Lysaghts; J.P. and Jennifer Holyoak

Evan and Katrina Kouhn; Robert and Christian Wilson

Dinner in the ballroom

Fun on the dance floor

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