When In Need Grandmas Serve
Founded in 2015, WINGS is a group of over 50 dynamic women—all grandmothers—dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Phoenix Children’s. Together, they’ve raised almost $1 million to support a variety of initiatives. Notably, their support of the Paws Can Heal program brought full-time facility dog Checkers to the hospital full-time to spread hope and healing to kids, staff and families. They’ve also sent 200 children battling cancer to Camp Rainbow, offering them much-needed support. Additionally, they actively back the Young Investigators Awards, financially supporting the work of promising up-and-coming researchers in the field.
“As grandmothers, so many of our families have personally benefitted from Phoenix Children’s services. The hospital touches us so directly.”
Executive Board members
President Elect: Cindy Todare
Treasurer: Janie Russo
Vice President of Membership: Barb Stamper
Recording Secretary: Dawn Schlott
Corresponding Secretary: Connie Metzger
Fundraising Chair: Gretchen Wilson
Social Committee Chair: Mary Jo Grogan
Grant Committee Chair: Rona Kasen
Governance Committee Chair: Nancy Albert
Service Projects Chair: Nancy Kindregan
Social Committee Chair: Susan Harris
Dana Jirauch – Phoenix Children’s Senior Director of Philanthropy
Mary Jo Beardsley
Mary Jo Grogan
Michelle “Mike ” Mencuccini
The Wings Women's Board invites you to make a difference
Phoenix Children’s is committed to becoming a pediatric research nexus, fostering discoveries that translate into the next generation of life-saving therapies and treatments for children.
This fund supports medical professionals in their groundbreaking research and clinical trials that advance pediatric medicine in every way.
To learn more about the WINGS Discovery Young Investigators Fund, click here
Prefer Paying By Check?
Checks may be made payable to Phoenix Children’s Foundation and mailed to:
Attn: Dana Jirauch
Phoenix Children’s Foundation
2929 E. Camelback Road, Suite #122
Phoenix, AZ 85016