2017 WINTER GALA
This year our Winter Gala will be December 1st 2017 6PM-9PM held at the beautiful, Plaza View Ballroom-120 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301
Don’t wait! Tickets are limited to 130!
Our 2017 Gala is a Formal/Cocktail attire event, with 4 course dinner, provided by the talented Chef Anthony Burris, and 2 beer or wine drink tickets. The evening will be complete with amazing guest speakers, cash bar (after 2 free drinks tickets) and Silent auction.
Our keynote speaker is Michael Menchel, Producer of the upcoming film Only the Brave. He will be speaking of his experience during the filming of the profound movie.
MICHAEL MENCHEL began his career in the mailroom of CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY in 1976. He worked in the mailroom for 2 years and was then promoted to work on the desk of 2 talent agents and then as the assistant to Bill Haber, one of the original partners.
Once promoted, 2 years later, he became an agent in the talent department. Soon he got the notion that in order to secure the finest opportunities for his actor clients, it would be a good idea to represent the finest directors as well since they were the ones that would hire actors for their films and television shows.
MENCHEL represented such actors as John and Jim Belushi, Penny Marshall, Steven Seagal, Virginia and Michael Madsen, Kim Bassinger, Sean Connery and Robin Williams to name a few. He then signed filmmakers such as Oliver Stone, Joe Johnston, Richard Donner and later, Alfonso Cuaron.
In 2000, MENCHEL left CAA to join his former boss Michael Ovitz in the newly started management and production company ARTISTS MANAGEMENT GROUP.
After 2 years AMG was sold to The Firm and MENCHEL ultimately left the ranks as manager and joined the ranks as independent producer.
“I didn’t want to be in the representation business any longer. I wanted to tell stories and utilize the relationships that I had built over the last quarter century to help me do so.”
MENCHEL started RELEVANT ENTERTAINMENT shortly thereafter and continues as its owner/President currently.
In 2013, MENCHEL executive produced that acclaimed film AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Marra.
Also in 2013 MENCHEL/RELEVANT developed and produced ONE CHANCE directed by David Frankle and starring James Corden distributed by The Weinstein Company.
In 2016, MENCHEL/RELEVANT developed and produced GRANITE MOUNTAIN, the story of the GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOTSHOTS. The Hotshots were the 19 wild land firefighters from Prescott, Az. That were overcome by fire while fighting the fire on Yarnell Hill.
The film was directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connelly. GRANITE MOUNTAIN was financed by Black Label Media and will be distributed in the fall of 2017 by Sony pictures.
YARNELL MEMORIAL RUN
Saturday June 3, 2017
We will have a booth at this years Yarnell Hill memorial run. Come out to run, walk or just visit us and support Wildland Firefighters. A little background on why the run was created: On June 28th, 2013, a lightning storm sparked what would become the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history. The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed 127 structures and the lives of 19 brave men as the country watched in helpless shock. These men belonged to the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, based in Prescott, AZ, where many of them also resided. An outpouring of support from all over the world showered the grief-stricken families and those who lost their homes in the fire. On June 7, 2014, the first Yarnell Memorial Run was held in Memory of the Hotshot Crew to raise funds to support the work of local firefighters. The success and support was amazingly vibrant, prompting the Memorial Run to become an annual event. Participants have the privilege of running through the area of town known as Glen Ilah, which is where much of the burn robbed residents of their homes. In 2014, the burned area was still quite noticeable, but as time’s magic healing process has taken effect, flowers have bloomed, grass has returned with vigor and homes have been rebuilt. The Yarnell Memorial Run has grown, giving runners and walkers four different options including a 5k, 10k, 19k and family/child friendly Fun Run & Walk.
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April 7, 8, 9, 2017 at Camp Pine Rock
We are so proud to announce the Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighter’s Survivor’s Retreat. The retreat is April 7, 8 and 9, 2017 at Camp Pine Rock and Retreat Center in Prescott, Arizona.
The Survivor’s Retreat is focused on bringing together survivors of wildland firefighters killed in the line of duty to create a sense of community and brotherhood within our grief. There is nothing more comforting than being with others who deeply understand how losing a wildland firefighter feels for a mother, a father, a sibling, a wife, a fiancé, a best friend, a fellow crew member and firefighters affected by line of duty loss on the fireline.
The Yarnell Hill Fire was absolutely devastating. The death of my husband meant that my world was completely shattered and turned upside down. I had no concept of what to do, what was next. I was terrified. Thank goodness (but sadly) I had a large community of other grieving people to connect with. I didn’t always seek that community, but knowing I had someone I could always turn to, someone who fully understood, who would stand with me, hug me, cry with me, laugh with me, absolutely saved me.
Looking back on the last three and half years I realize how important it was to be able to enjoy myself. I was stuck in my pain and whenever I was able to laugh or do something I enjoyed I always felt so much lighter.
Activities at the Survivor’s Retreat will include campfires, ropes course, horseback riding, hiking, archery and art. Participants design their own experience within the loving environment of our shared and individual grief journeys. We can choose to talk about our loss, or we can choose not to. It is up to us as individuals.
The retreat is free for participants, but you must arrange and pay for your own travel expenses. The retreat center has excellent food and the lodging is quite nice.
This is a family friendly retreat, children are encouraged to attend.
We would love to have you participate in this awesome retreat. Your presence helps others heal, too (including myself).
Arizona Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
What a successful week this was for the Foundation. We raised over $5500.00 for the Foundation! Thank you to everyone who came by the booth, donated and purchased items from us. See ya’ll next year!
March 11-17 2017
Winter Gala Auction/Dinner night out at TIS Art Gallery
Friday December 2nd 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm
Save the date and join us for a formal evening out, with dinner and auction. It is our hope to have this be a night of fun, meet and greet and Fundraising. Your ticket includes, One glass of wine or local beer, and delicious meal catered by the very talented Harley Guy of Park Plaza Deli. Our key note speaker is Mark Thiessen of National Geographic. Special music by Sean Patrick McDermott from The Point, and auction items for all interests.
The Eric Marsh Foundation is excited to welcome National Geographic photographer and author Mark Thiessen to the annual Foundation Gala Dinner and charity auction on Friday, December 2, beginning at 6pm. Thiessen will be the guest of honor and the keynote speaker. Mark began his fire career in 1990 shooting wildfire on the Boise National Forest and has since spent many months on the fire line. From the Russian smokejumpers in Siberia to the burning hell of fall in California, Mark has seen it all. He is the winner of the International Photographer of the Year award for his story about firefighting in the West. Mark’s astonishing photography and knowledge are regular features in the Magazine and online. Mark will be presenting a slide show of some of his best work and is using his considerable skill and influence to support the Eric Marsh Foundation directly with gifts of money and time. Mark’s new book, Extreme Wildfire, is didicated to the Eric Marsh Foundation. Please join use for an unforgettable evening with Mark Thiessen as we remember Granite Mountain Hotshots and those who served. Tickets are $40 per individual and $75 per couple. Famous photographs from Thiessen and photographer Kari Greer will be auctioned. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. Hurry. Seating is limited to 75 seats.
The Eric Marsh Foundation will have a booth at this years HOPE FEST on the Court House lawn
Saturday October 22, 2016
Mountain Mayhem Mountain Bike Race
May 21, 2016 9am-3pm
Groom Creek Fire Department Station 41 Friendly Pines Prescott, AZ Come join us for a day of Bike racing in the beautiful Groom Creek area.
3rd annual Yarnell Fire Memorial Run
June 4th, 2016
Come Run To Support:
Yarnell Fire District
W.H. Warneke Foundation
Eric Marsh Foundation