Tickets are now available for one of the area’s social events of the year, as the Fountain Hills Women’s Club(FHWC) excitedly looks ahead to its 2023 Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, the “Desert Derby” Luncheon & Fashion Show, to be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at the spectacular ADERO Scottsdale Resort. This popular and much-anticipated annual event traditionally welcomes guests not only from Fountain Hills but from communities throughout the area. This year’s attendees can show off their best “hat-itude” for the Desert Derby theme while enjoying a delicious luncheon, beautiful silent auction baskets, an exciting live auction, and fabulous, trending fashions for both women and men from local boutiques Classy-Jazzy, On the Ave, ZOEY’S Boudoir, and Manny’s Local 816, the newly opened menswear shop in Fountain Hills.

This is the main fundraiser each year for the Women’s Club, to help support its mission of providing scholarships to women who either live or work in Fountain Hills to assist them in furthering their education or career. Since its founding in 1974, the FHWC has distributed more than $300K in scholarships to local women who come from all walks of life and represent a diversity of careers. Past scholarship recipients have pursued plans to be school psychologists, park rangers, criminal justice professionals, paralegals, biological researchers, nurses, educators, marketing and business professionals, physician assistants, and more.

Tickets, priced at $65 per person, are now available at Click on “Events,” then “Fashion Show and Luncheon” to make your reservations online.  

There are also additional opportunities to make the Desert Derby a success and to fund more scholarships that are sorely needed during these financially challenging times. Ad space is available in the event program so that you can show your support and promote your business. The club is also seeking donations of all kinds of prize items for the silent and live auctions. Contributions of gift certificates, gift cards, tickets, merchandise, wine, jewelry, beauty products, home decor, and more are gratefully accepted.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to take out a program ad or make an auction item donation, please contact

For information about the Fountain Hills Women’s Club, including membership, meetings, and other events, visit Also, be sure to like and follow the Fountain Hills Women’s Club page on Facebook for all the latest updates.