Gala Returns For The 20th Anniversary Of Russo And Steele Automobile Auctions

For its 20th anniversary celebration, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions is bringing back one of the most highly anticipated events of Arizona Car Week. The world’s most exciting collector car auction is hosting the RS Gala on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on the auction grounds. Russo and Steele has partnered with Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the beneficiary for this event.

In another example of going back to its roots, Russo and Steele chose Phoenix Children’s in part because it was one of the first charities that had partnered with the auction for their gala in years past. Having had history with the organization and truly standing behind its vital mission to bring medical treatment to children in need, it was only natural to reunite the partnership for Russo and Steele’s 20th Anniversary Gala.

“Phoenix Children’s is an incredible organization and we believe in their mission,” said co-owner of Russo and Steele, Josephine Alcazar. “Giving back to our community is what we are all about here at Russo and Steele and we couldn’t be more excited to host this event.”

Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties.

“Arizona becomes the center of the car world during this one week and Russo and Steele is hands down the most exciting auction,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are grateful to Drew and Josephine for helping raise funds for Phoenix Children’s and couldn’t be more excited to partner once again for this gala.”

The RS Gala will be a night of glitz and glam for attendees. Festivities at the cocktail attire affair include, dancing, live music and both a silent and live auction. Guests will sample hors d’oeuvres from the Valley’s top chefs, including:

Chef Eddie Matney of Forest Highlands
Chef Beau MacMillan of Elements at Sanctuary
Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail
Chef James Porter of Terra Farm & Manor
Chef Marcellino Verizino of Marcellino Ristorante
Chef Dee Dee Maza of Volanti
Chef Ryan McBride of Dorian
Chef Lisa Dahl of Cucina Rustica, Dahl & Di Ristorante
Mediterra Bakery

Tables and individual tickets are available online at

Russo and Steele returns home to Scottsdale Jan. 15 through 19 at the epicenter of Arizona Car Week just south of the North 101 Freeway and Scottsdale Road. The 20+ acre location will create the world’s largest “billboard” featuring the equivalent of five football fields of tents visible to hundreds of thousands of motorists for the month leading up to the event. The site will offer an array of dramatic improvements, including easy access with ample parking, significantly larger display area and improved weather contingency, all strategically located in the northeast sector of the Valley of the Sun. The site is further enhanced with easy access off the Scottsdale Road exit, acres of contiguous and close proximity parking will greet attendees along with valet parking directly at the main entrance.

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