Scully Learning Center Foundation to host “Luck Be a Lady Tonight”

Cave Creek based Scully Learning Center Foundation, which provides enrichment activities for developmentally disabled adults, will host the first annual “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 6-10 PM at Alpios at Troon, which is, located at 10452 E. Jomax Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. The Las Vegas-themed event has a very special purpose.

“Our foundation is working to construct a new type of group home that will serve as a national model for adults with physical and developmental disabilities as they transition from their lifelong family homes into a nurturing residential assisted living setting,” says Paula Scully, Scully’s founder. “Unlike other residential settings, siblings or friends can be placed together, maintaining their lifelong bonds. Relatives will be welcome to reside in caregiver studio apartments while their loved ones adjust to their new settings and routines. With the right resources and support, our members can transition into a semi-independent (assisted) setting that provides peace of mind for concerned family members. Our new effort is called “Preserving Families.”

The event at the one-of-a-kind Alpios venue will feature black jack, craps, roulette, raffles, prizes, hors d’oeuvres and more. Participants also will receive $100 (play money) to use and two drink tickets. Guests are encouraged to come in costume perhaps as entertainers from the Rat Pack days of 1950s and ‘60s. Tickets are available at

“For only $100 per person, participants will help adults who need lifetime care while and the opportunity to enjoy their lives,” says Scully. “We reach out to our community, artists,  local businesses, corporations and organizations requesting an in-kind donations of art pieces, gift certificates, cash donations, venue services and pro bono services. “Each donation will be sold during a silent auction or used as a prize for casino winners. Donation proceeds will go to the Preserving Families Building fund. And, because we are a 501©(3), it is a tax write-off.”

Contributions will help raise the funds needed to establish the assisted living residence.

Scully Learning Center Foundation is an established non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which has provided enrichment activities for developmentally disabled adults since 2010. Located in Cave Creek and serving Carefree, North Scottsdale and surrounding areas, Scully provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to explore the world, find purpose and live meaningful lives. Scully Learning Center Foundation is located at 37436 N. Rancho Manana Blvd. The organization can be reached at 480.772.0889 or