Newcomers Club donates to Hospice of the Valley

December 17, 2008

NEWCOMERSSCOTTSDALE – The Newcomers Club of Scottsdale donated $9,086 to not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley to support the agency’s mission to bring comfort and dignity as life nears its end.

Proceeds were from the club’s Oct. 23 charity auction, raffle and luncheon at the Scottsdale Hilton, attended by 250 people.

Mary Ann Walborn and Sue Fergusson, who chair the club’s 50/50 Charities, said Hospice of the Valley was chosen as the recipient because it is “the premier hospice organization.”

“People know Hospice of the Valley will take good care of their loved ones,” Walborn said.
The check was presented Dec. 11 to Callene Bentoncoury, vice president of clinical operations for Hospice of the Valley.

The Newcomers Club, founded 28 years ago, is a not-for-profit organization serving people in the Northeast Valley who have recently moved to the area or experienced a change in their life situation.

The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for members to become acquainted with others. Activities include bridge, golf, bunco, dining out, book club, hiking, poker, the arts and gardening.

For more information, you can visit their website at

Photo: Pictured (l-r) are Mary Ann Walborn of Newcomers, Callene Bentoncoury of Hospice, and Sue Fergusson of Newcomers.
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