Press Release: Local nonprofit Homeward Bound hosts inaugural ROOFTOP fundraiser to support homeless families

Contact: Tracey Lane
Tel. (602) 374-741
Date: 4/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ – Homeward Bound’s sold-out inaugural ROOFTOP event was celebrated April 13th under the stars on the rooftop of Mountain Shadows Resort to rave reviews. Since 1990, Homeward Bound has been creating pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change.

“The Friends of Homeward Bound were such a key part of the event being a success for homeless families,” said Becky Jackson, President and CEO of Homeward Bound. “We can’t thank Suzanne Dickey, Roseann Dunteman, Tiffanie Leyvas, Kathi Neal and Patty Sapp enough for their vision of a ‘non-gala’ and hard work putting together one of the freshest fundraising events Phoenix has seen in years.”

From gourmet food stations to craft cocktails, the rooftop event welcomed and brought together more than 200 guests on cozy lounge seating under the stars. The evening included cigar rolling, bourbon and wine pulls, and a LUX raffle to benefit the 130+ homeless families Homeward Bound serves every year. The raffle included a $1,000 Neiman Marcus shoe shopping spree, a Gucci bag, a $2,500 Schmitt Jewelers gift certificate, a trip to Vancouver, and a chef’s dinner for 15.

Guests mingled and dined to the indie pop sounds of The Ferrari Band and attendees fired up their best dance moves on the rooftop with The Hamptons band. The build-your-own ice cream sandwich and flaming Cherries Jubilee dessert stations perfectly capped off the evening.

ROOFTOP was presented by Petsmart and with the generosity of inaugural sponsors, CBRE Facility Source, Depcom Power, Fervor Creative, Tony Maffia/Suzanne Dickey, National Bank of Arizona and Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation.

About Homeward Bound:
Homeward Bound is an Arizona based, COA accredited, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves the needs of over 130 homeless families each year, providing them with not just housing, but an in-depth program including financial planning, healthy relationship building, parenting and self-improvement coaching to get clients back on their own two feet. The mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. The result is that 82% of adults obtain employment, and 94% of children improve their grades in school after entering the Homeward Bound program.

To learn more about Homeward Bound, please visit