While enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail reception, socialize and use the BidPal electronic bidding system on your smartphone to bid on the fabulous array of auction items.
Olivia Fierro returned to Arizona’s Family in March 2015 as anchor of Good Morning Arizona after spending six years anchoring the 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts at Fox5 in fabulous Las Vegas.
While living as a night owl in the 24-hour city, she was most proud to earn the Silver State Award as Best Evening Anchor Team, help underprivileged women through her work on the board of directors of Dress for Success Southern Nevada, and became a MOM!.
Joining the team of Good Morning Arizona! is truly a homecoming for Olivia. She spent six years at 3TV. She moved to Arizona in 2003 after spending two years learning the basics of live TV through a series of mistakes and awkward on-air silences as a reporter and anchor at ProNews7 in Amarillo, TX.
Olivia was first hired by 3TV in 2003 as the Northern Arizona bureau reporter, based in Flagstaff. Later relocating to the Valley of the Sun, she reported for the morning and evening news, and eventually hosted Good Morning Arizona! Weekends. She then got her weekends back when she joined Scott Pasmore as co-anchor for Good Day Arizona! at 11 a.m., and become a part of the Good Morning Arizona team Monday-Friday.
Before launching her career in front of the camera, Fierro worked her way up from intern to writer and field producer at FOX11 in Los Angeles. She started her full-time position there shortly after graduating from UCLA, earning dual majors in history and women’s studies, and then studying broadcast journalism through UCLA’s Extension Program.
Her greatest job is being a Mom to Nate. Besides running from one activity to the next with him, she enjoys travel, keeping up with her book club, practicing yoga and online shopping.
Known as America’s foremost “Auctiontainer”, Letitia Frye is celebrating twelve years and over $400 million dollars raised in the fundraising industry. Her unique style, passion and uncanny ability to memorize content give way to engaging performance at each event. Letitia performs on stages all across America and is passionate, not only about the performance behind her fundraising, but in her time spent volunteering with her clients as well. Letitia’s commitment to the organizations and individuals they serve set her apart from the rest. Letitia is honored to be a part of the mission of JDRF and their continuing commitment to end Type 1 Diabetes, and looks forward to making this year’s Promise Ball event one of the best yet!
5:30 PM- Guest Check-In
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Hosted Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Honoree Recognition, Dinner, Live Auction and Fund A Cure
As we pay tribute to this year’s honorees, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and dessert, wine and the ever-popular live auction culminating with Fund A Cure.
Fund A Cure provides an opportunity for all guests to support JDRF funded research. The auctioneer will call out giving levels from $50,000 to $100. Guests simply raise their bid paddle at the giving level they are most comfortable with and their 100% tax-deductible contribution will drive critical JDRF research priorities.
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM – After Party with Entertainment
Promise Ball Gala Honorees: Morris and Abby Friedman Family
- Sponsorship’s available starting at $7,500
- Underwriting opportunities available starting at $2,500
- Individual Tickets $600 or Social Tables (10 seats) $6,000
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here!