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Desert Mission 2023 Morning of Gold

The 2nd Annual Desert Mission Morning of Gold breakfast
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Arizona Biltmore Resort

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The Morning of GOLD fundraising breakfast provides support for Desert Mission while serving a message of hope and inspiration to help you rise and shine for the rest of your day!

The event will feature Park Howell, the "world's most industrious storyteller," along with American James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur, Chris Bianco. Both will speak on “Food is Medicine” that links nutrition and healthcare.

The 2nd Annual Desert Mission Morning of Gold breakfast continues a strong tradition of supporting Desert Mission’s Lincoln Learning Center, Adult Day Healthcare Center and the Desert Mission Food Bank.

Please join us as we continue to make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors! Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Desert Mission, including Desert Mission clients.

Learn more about Desert Mission, the Desert Mission Endowment and Food Bank, as well as the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit supporting Desert Mission.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

7:30 AM - Registration and networking
8 AM - 9:30 AM - Breakfast and program

If you're unable to attend but still want to support Desert Mission, make a donation today!



Park HowellPark Howell
Called The World's Most Industrious Storyteller, Park Howell is helping businesses grow by as much as 600 percent using his three proven storytelling frameworks.

He is the host of the popular Business of Story podcast, ranked among the top 10 percent of downloaded podcasts in the world, which Feedspot named the number one business storytelling podcast for 2022.

Park is a sought-after international speaker who helps leaders excel through the stories they tell.




Chris BiancoChris Bianco
When Chris Bianco started Pizzeria Bianco in the back corner of a Phoenix grocery store in 1988, he had no idea that he would become a driving force in the artisanal pizza movement. All he knew was that his food would reflect the respect and sincere intention that he brings to each of his recipes, as the result of his relationships with farmers, local producers, customers, and staff.

Now the chef-owner of Pizzeria Bianco, with two locations in Phoenix, Arizona, along with two Pane Bianco restaurants. Bianco’s white-tablecloth restaurant Tratto, also in Phoenix, features handmade pastas and seasonal favorites with mainly local ingredients from artisans and farmers.

Bianco won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest in 2003 — the first pizzaiolo to receive the honor — and helped spawn a generation of independent and artisanal pizzerias, lending his advice, wisdom and food philosophies to dozens of fellow chefs and restaurateurs.



In 2022, your support for Desert Mission helped to provide:

  • More than 16,585 emergency food boxes
  • 8,334 households with food (individuals and households were counted once, but may have been assisted multiple times)
  • 3,296 federally funded emergency food boxes, supplemented with items from the food bank, for low-income seniors

HonorHealth Desert Mission provides a range of programs and services for members of the greater Phoenix area, including the Desert Mission Food Bank, Adult Day Healthcare, Living Well Program and Lincoln Learning Center.

Desert Mission Morning of Gold Breakfast

A very special "thank you" to our Morning of GOLD sponsors!