Benefiting Central Arizona Shelter Services


A big thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees who joined us on Oct. 19, 2019 at the Arizona Biltmore.   We are so appreciative of your time and generosity.  If you’d like to learn more about CASS, attend a tour or have any questions, please email development@cassaz.org or call 602.256.6945 ext.1020.




On any given day, there are more than 6,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater Phoenix area. Losing a job, an accident, domestic violence, physical or mental illness— whatever the reason, without support, life events can quickly spiral into homelessness.

CASS is the largest and longest serving homeless emergency shelter provider in Arizona with adult and family shelters operating at full capacity 24/7, 365 days a year. Serving the entire Phoenix metropolitan area, CASS is a regional solution to homelessness, filling service gaps and helping thousands of people transform their lives, get a roof over their head, a job, and a chance at a new life.

Dinner for Dignity raises funds for CASS to fulfill its mission to empower people with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services.

Thank you to our

Daisy Alarcon
Alisa Chatinsky
Ken Clark
Ann Cothron
Nicole Fries
Maura Goldsberry
Nico Howard
Jeff Stapleton
Jessica Wani

to our

2019 Honorees



Upon becoming Phoenix’s Mayor 1984, Terry Goddard was faced with a Newsweek story about homelessness entitled “Phoenix: The City Without A Heart”. Mayor Goddard recognized that homelessness was a regional problem that, if not addressed, would destroy the vibrant Downtown he championed. With the City of Phoenix’s might behind him, Mayor Goddard championed CASS and the array of services that are vital to solving homelessness. Mayor Goddard’s commitment to ending homelessness was further demonstrated when he personally developed one of downtown Phoenix’s first truly affordable housing projects in 1994. Mayor Goddard continues to actively work to end homelessness in Phoenix.


Lodestar Foundation Chairman, Jerry Hirsch, served a six-year term on the CASS board during its early years. After leaving the board, he organized a coalition of homeless-serving agencies, which included more than half of the then-existing homeless serving agencies. While the coalition was short lived, a number of the agencies continued talking and the seed was planted for the Human Services Campus. Starting in 2002 with a planning grant, Lodestar Foundation became the lead private-sector funder of the HSC and, as a result, the building in which multiple service providers help homeless clients bears the name: Lodestar Day Resource Center. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, Lodestar Foundation has been a stalwart supporter of CASS, the HSC, and other nonprofits serving individuals experiencing homelessness.



Jenny and Bob have spent decades investing themselves in making the world a little kinder and more gentle for marginalized members of our community. As long time CASS supporters, they have been an integral part of creating and building the Dinner for Dignity.

Event Sponsors


Jenny Norton • Bob Ramsey

Contemplation Sponsor

Benovia Winery

Erickson Land & Cattle

Joe Anderson & Mary DeWane

Ingenuity Sponsor

Arizona Community Foundation

ASU Government & Community Relations

DMB Associates

Pat Cantelme

The Pederson Group


Washington Federal

Hope Sponsor

Amazon Web Services

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Arizona Precision Security

Arizona State University

Casino Arizona


Burch Cracchiolo

Beus Gilbert

Dignity Health

Elliot Hibbs

The Howard Family

James Kuykendall

Lovitt & Touche

Magellan Healthcare

Kim & Skip Rimza

Ritoch-Powell & Associates


United Food & Commercial Workers

United Phoenix Firefighters

Valleywise Health

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Central Arizona Shelter Services
230 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85007

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TTY: (800) 367-8939

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