O'Connor House Announces
New Board of Directors Members
Joseph P. Anderson Tracy Bame Richard Silverman
Former Chairman & CEO President Of Counsel
Schaller Anderson, Inc. Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
In addition, O’Connor House has elected its Officers: the Board elected Rich Boals, President and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona as Chairman; Peter Hayes of Salt River Project as Vice Chairman; Deborah Bateman, Executive Vice President, National Bank of Arizona as Secretary and SRP Accountant John Evancevich as Treasurer. Steve Savage of Ballard Spahr is the Immediate Past Chairman.
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O'Connor House Presented Special Screening of CONSTITUTION USA
The Leathernecks MC, former U.S. Marines attended the Constitution USA screening and greeted Justice O'Connor.
Distinguished Speakers Series
General Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Comes to Phoenix In Support of O'Connor House
A sold-out crowd of 1,200 heard General Powell's remarks on leadership at the Phoenix Convention Center. General Powell inspired everyone in attendance. His remarks on the topics of leadership, civil discourse and the mission of O'Connor House had
enormous impact on everyone present.
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O'Connor House Conversation Series
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The Arizona Centennial Series features:
- U.S. Senator John McCain
- U.S. Senator John Kyl
- Governor Rose Mofford
- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
- Senator Dennis Deconcini
- Representative John Shadegg
- Senator Jeff Flake
- Vice President Dan Quayle
- Congressman Ed Pastor
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With so few people exercising their right to vote, is it really a surprise that less than 10% of Arizonans think their elected officials represent their interests and views? The O'Connor House Civic Engagement and Education Committee has taken on a daunting challenge: Elevate Arizona from the bottom 10% to the top 10%. How...
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The Avon Program for Women and Justice at O'Connor House was created with a $250,000 grant from the Avon Foundation. In partnership with Vital Voices in Washington D.C. and the Diane Halle Family Advocacy Center at ASU, O'Connor House hosted 10 international leaders from countries including Egypt, Liberia, Turkey, Mexico and Russia for the first Avon Global Partnership NGO Mentoring Program. These international leaders met in the U.S. for training, mentoring and to create a global network of advocates seeking to end violence against women around the world.
"My hope is to
re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views."
Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation.
In the 25 years that John and I lived in our adobe house, we hosted many events – for friends, colleagues, foreign visitors, legislators , members of Congress, and other distinguished individuals. We brought people together from both sides of the aisle (R-D) and from other perspectives to share a home-cooked meal and good conversation, which resulted in a better chance of reaching consensus.
We all know that it's easier to reach agreement with friends—and we make friends through social contacts and shared experiences. When you become better acquainted and enjoy each other's company, you're less apt to be partisan and at odds when you are back at work [in Washington, in the state legislature, in town council meeting or in other venues where people come together to participate in democracy].
I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving. This is what I want the O'Connor House to stand for. We can do it. The possibilities are endless."
- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor