Silver & Turquoise Ball

Phoenix Indian Center’s Silver & Turquoise Ball Commemorating the Organization’s 75th Anniversary a Resounding Success

Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Lewis was honored with the Leon Grant Spirit of Community Award


Phoenix, AZ — Phoenix Indian Center’s premier fundraising event, Silver & Turquoise Ball, took place October 21, 2022, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Boeing was the title sponsor of the event, which sold out and raised more than half a million dollars for the Center’s programs and services. Governor Stephen Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community was honored with the Leon Grant Spirit of Service Award, and attendees were treated to an indigenous dinner created by Chef Freddie Bitsoie.

“This year’s event with the theme ‘Celebrating Our History, Honoring the People’ was especially meaningful in this 75th anniversary year for the Phoenix Indian Center,” said Jolyana Begay-Kroupa, CEO of Phoenix Indian Center. “The support that we have and the success of this event ensures that our organization can continue to provide essential services and programming, and make a difference in the lives of the urban American Indian population.”

The Silver & Turquoise Ball also featured live and silent auctions highlighting American Indian art, jewelry, and experiences. There were over 200 auction items worth over $100,000 – the highest in Silver & Turquoise Ball history! Governor Stephen Roe Lewis was honored as this year’s Leon Grant Spirit of the Community award for his advocacy and support of causes that are important to Indigenous communities throughout Arizona and for his leadership role on vital issues

Thank you to our 2022 event sponsors!


Diamond Presenting Sponsor



Silver Sponsors




Turquoise Sponsors



 Coral Sponsors



Artist Spotlight: Landis Bahe

Artist Spotlight: Danielle SeeWalker

Artist Spotlight: Melissa Lewis-Barnes

Artist Spotlight: Jeremy Red Eagle

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Thank you to our 2021 auction contributors!

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