Benevilla Dinner in the Desert Fundraiser Big Success

April 06, 2022

Benevilla hosted their first “Dinner in the Desert” fundraising event Friday, March 25, 2022, at the beautiful Barn at Desert Foothills venue. Over two hundred community members joined them for fireside cocktails at sunset, a desert sky full of stars, dinner, dancing, raffles, and music by the popular local western band Honeygirl. In addition to the lovely evening of dinner and dancing, there were exciting fundraising activities for the guests to help support the work Benevilla does in the community. These included chances to win raffle prizes for various dining, sports, shopping, and entertainment items as well as special “Gold Rush Claim” chances to win one of two grand prize packages valued at $1,300 and $2,200.


Over $81,000 was raised from the event for Benevilla, a local not-for-profit (501c3) in the West Valley enriching the lives of older adults, intellectually disabled adults, children, and the families who care for them. Benevilla has been serving others for 41 years through life enriching programs and services including day programs for adults with dementia and other disabilities, intergenerational programs, free educational programs, free home services like grocery shopping services and transportation to medical appointments, caregiver support groups, and many other vital community services.


Benevilla would like to give a sincere Thank You to event Presenting Sponsor Arrowhead Lexus. They would also like to acknowledge all of their event sponsors including Landmark CPAs and Financial Advisors, Sun Health, AARP of Arizona, Mayor Cathy Carlat and Councilmember Bill Patena of the City of Peoria, Equitable Housing, Esteemed Life Solutions, First Bank, Home Instead, The Brand Agency, Veeya, Western State Bank, Wyyerd Fiber, Assisted Living Locators, Banner Health, ComForCare Homecare, Gentle Hearts Living Solutions, Hospice of the Valley, Johnson & Associates, Lovitt & Touché a Marsh McLennan Company, Kendal Mueldener, Rio Salado College, Zimmerman AZ Properties, Aero Federal Credit Union, Affirm Wealth Advisors, FirstService Residential, and Sysco. Benevilla is also grateful to all the local businesses that generously donated goods and services to the event fundraising efforts. All sponsorship donations truly help enrich the lives of your neighbors and community members in need.


Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit family services agency dedicated to enriching the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and families. For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, to take a tour or donate to Benevilla, call 623-584-4999 or visit