The newly remodeled DC Bar and Grill was the perfect venue for the Fountain Hills Community Foundation’s 2023 Gifting Ceremony and annual meeting on March 30.

During the first part of the evening, grants totaling more than $60,000 were distributed to representatives of 30 local nonprofit organizations. Following the awards, members reconvened for the annual meeting to review the achievements of the previous year and celebrate the contribution of its volunteers. Additionally, the membership approved the election of Theresa Conti, Steve Hoffman, Lee Holmes, Sandi McGee, Dr. Bill Myhr, Michael Pameditis, and Helen Whatmough to two-year terms. Directors elected to one year terms include Barbara Hansen and Bernie Hoenle. They join board members Debbie Clason, Mark Dalton, Siobhan Doherty, Bill Pape, Nicole Perkins, and Dori Wittrig, whose terms expire in 2024.

Grant recipients included Fountain Hills Sunset Kiwanis Club, Fountain Hills Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Reigning Grace Ranch, 4-H Empowered to Make A Difference, Arizona Junior Achievement, Fountain Hills Little League, Fountain Hills Athletic Booster Club, Fountain Hills Golden Eagle Foundation, Fountain Hills Boys & Girls Club, Fountain Hills Women’s Club, New Journey Lutheran Church, Falcon Fiesta, Rescue Pals, FHUSD Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), Fountain Hills Theater, Fountain Hills In-Home Concerts, Fountain Hills Soccer Club, Fountain Hills Community Chorus, Encore for More, Fountain Hills Poinsettia Tree Project, Tender Little Hearts, Fountain Hills Munch and Music, River of Time Museum, Fearless Kitty Rescue, HARTT Animal Rescue, Foster Your Future, Fountain Hills Community Band, Fountain Hills Lions Club, Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association, and Extended Hands Food Bank.

A copy of the 2022 annual report, along with photos of the check presentations, are available online at