More than 300 Valley Youth Theatre supporters helped raise nearly $120,000 to fund education and outreach programs and six mainstage productions at The Most VYTal Event of the Season, the company’s 14th annual fundraiser.

At the event, Peggy Fiandaca and Curt Dunham received the VYTALITY Individual Award and Snell & Wilmer was recognized as the corporate honoree. Valley Youth Theatre alum Chelsea Staub (Kane), a “Dancing with the Stars” finalist and star of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy,” was on hand for the festivities.

Major corporate sponsors included APS, Apollo Group/University of Phoenix, Arizona Diamondbacks, Ballard Spahr, LLP, Bank of Arizona, Boeing, CITYSun Times, Farhang & Medcoff, PLLC, Gammage & Burnham, KPMG LLP, Navigant Consulting, Nearhood Law Office PLC, Partners for Strategic Action, Pederson Group, Polsinelli Shughart PC, Salt River Project, Snell and Wilmer LLP, and Strategic Wealth Advisors.

More than 120 companies donated silent and live auction and raffle items. Beverages were donated by Cellars Fine Wine & Spirits and Four Peaks Brewing Company and hors d’oeuvres were provided by Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Hard Rock Café, Sweet Tomatoes, Cibo Urban Pizzeria Café, Circle H Barbecue, Harley’s Italian Bistro, Hava Java, Sweet Confections and Slade Grove Creative Gourmet.

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