​VALLEYLIFE hosts several special events each year in an effort to promote community awareness and raise funds for our programs and services. 

If you are interested in sponsoring an event, learning more about a particular event, or designating VALLEYLIFE as the beneficiary of an event that you are organizing, please contact Margaret Stephens-Reed at 602-371-0806 x107, or via email at mreed@valleylifeaz.org.


The VALLEYLIFE 24th Annual Golf Tournament is coming Friday, March 6th, 2015!

We are excited to announce that the 2015 tournament will be held at our favorite course, Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler Arizona. Tickets will be available on December 1st.  Sponsorship opportunities are now available.  

To learn more about this event, or to become a sponsor, please contact Margaret Stephens-Reed at (602) 331-2414 or mreed@valleylifeaz.org.

Thank you to last year's sponsors:


Alliance Refuse Trucks


Cash, Sullivan & Cross; Eide Bailly; Leavitt Group Benefit Services; Mutual of Omaha


Digital- The Fruth Group; Gompers Habilitation Center; Lockton, Inc.; Steve Mckamey @ Pro*Star Realty


American Family Insurance- The James Chernek Agency


Pro*Star Realty



The VALLEYLIFE Annual Gala - A Legacy of Love

Another great Legacy of Love has come and gone. Thank you to all who attended the event in support of VALLEYLIFE! Special thanks to Steve Irvin ABC 15 News for being a wonderful MC, Sadie Such Photography, the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, our keynote speaker Beverly McIver along with her sisters Ronnie and Renee, the VALLEYLIFE Glee Club & Dance Troupe- and the parents and staff that came to help them, all of our event donors, our amazing volunteers, and our wonderful event committee led by Karie Warrington! It is because of all of you this event was such a success!

Our Members thank you.



Bernice Kussell Donor Society Events

The Bernice Kussell Society hosts several fabulous events each year, from casual events such as cooking demonstrations and tequila tastings, to more formal events that include cocktail parties, high-teas and holiday soirees. Additionally, the Bernice Kussell Society hosts events geared toward increasing understanding of disabilities. These events include film screenings followed by an in-depth group discussion with the writers/directors and readings with author-led discussions.

We are looking forward to several events this upcoming holiday season. To learn more about upcoming events, including our annual Holiday Party, or to be added to the invitation list for society events, please contact Margaret Stephens-Reed at (602) 371-0806 x107 or via email at mreed@valleylifeaz.org.

To learn more about Bernice Kussell Society membership, contact Margaret Stephens-Reed.


Erika Y. Schafer Art Program

Come visit the Erika Y. Schafer Art Gallery and see works of art from our Members, our Staff, and our community. Our next exhibit will be announced soon!

Each exhibit is opened with a reception that includes light refreshments, a brief presentation by featured artists, and tours of the gallery. Tours of the facility and an overview of our agency are also offered to those interested in learning more about VALLEYLIFE.

Many of the pieces on display, as well as prints, postcards and crafts are often available for purchase along with other VALLEYLIFE items. All proceeds from sales made at these events will be used to further the VALLEYLIFE Art Program. Please feel free to call Margaret Stephens-Reed at (602) 371-0806 x107 or email to mreed@valleylifeaz.org  with any questions about upcoming gallery events, or to have your work considered for an upcoming show.

The Erika Y. Schafer Art Gallery is located at our main campus at 1142 West Hatcher Road, Phoenix 85021, and is open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Weekend and evening viewings are available by appointment. To schedule a private viewing, please contact Margaret Stephens-Reed.


Appreciation Events

Friends of VALLEYLIFE is an annual event in June, in appreciation of our friends, volunteers, and donors who work hard throughout the year providing essential support to our agency. Attendance at this breakfast event is by invitation only. Attendees are treated to a special presentation by VALLEYLIFE staff, Members, family, and friends.

We cannot thank you enough for your investment in our Members' lives!