Seena Magowitz Foundation Passes $13 Million Mark

Event in Phoenix honors industry veterans Karl Glassman, Phil McCarty and Phil Sherman

The Seena Magowitz Foundation pushed past the $13 million mark with a weekend of events in Phoenix in early March. It was the first in-person event since 2019 and drew more than 250 people.

Founder Roger Magowitz hosted the festivities, which included a reception at the host Camby Hotel, a tour of the Desert Botanical Garden, and a reception and dinner on Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Derrick Hall, president and chief executive officer of the Diamondbacks, was the master of ceremonies for the dinner.

The honorary chair of the dinner was Karl Glassman, executive chair of industry supplier Leggett & Platt Inc., who has been an ardent supporter of the Magowitz event over the years.

Also honored were Phil McCarty and Phil Sherman, who worked together for years at Customatic Technologies, an adjustable bed base supplier. They were named 2022 Philanthropic Heroes of the Year. Like Glassman, they are long-time supporters of the Seena Magowitz Foundation.

Roger Magowitz lost his mother, Seena, to pancreatic cancer in 2001 and began his campaign to raise money for pancreatic cancer research the following year. He has hosted events in Phoenix and around the country.

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