Since 1995, the Fountain Hills Community Foundation has provided over $1.2 million grants to educational, cultural, and humanitarian non-profit organizations in the Fountain Hills area. This year, these organizations have greater needs than ever.
This year’s momentous and magical fundraising season is called Flutter at the Fountain, a combined live and virtual event.
Twenty-six local artists have transformed 30 aluminum butterflies into beautiful pieces of art, ranging in size from 12 to 36 inches. Each butterfly will be fluttering around Fountain Hills at various businesses for viewing in the month leading up to the main event.
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, participants are invited to visit the Fountain Hills Community Garden to tour the entire collection of butterflies and place bids on their favorites to adopt for their own garden. The Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet will give a live performance at 1:00 PM.
One butterfly with a 36-inch wingspan, Winged Sky Stone, will be given away through a raffle. Tickets are available for $10, 3 tickets for $20, or 10 tickets for $50.
Garden tours will take place from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on November 7 in ten-minute intervals. Up to ten people are permitted per time slot. Tickets are $40 per person and ages 12 and under are free. Admission includes a swag bag with tickets for the Pub Flutter. Use them for food and beverages at various Fountain Hills restaurants after your tour.
The finale takes place virtually at 7:00 PM. During this Zoom event, the winner of the raffle will be announced and auction winners for the remaining butterflies will be announced.
To purchase admission tickets for the garden tour, place bids on butterflies, or to purchase raffle tickets, text “Flutter 2020” to 76278 or visit Flutter2020.GiveSmart.com. You will receive instructions for participating through the GiveSmart online auction.
To further support this fundraising event, Sami Fine Jewelry is donating 25% of every purchase of their unique line of butterfly wing jewelry by Peruvian artist Yolanda Ormachea. Sami Fine Jewelry is located at 16704 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Suite 101.
Our president, Dori Wittrig, gives an overview of the event and introduces you to a few of our butterfly friends in this short video: