Author:

Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.

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Walmart grants to area nonprofits: Cary Vogrin, second from left, and Steve Brown, right, Westside Cares, with Jennifer Jones and Martin Lujan, 8th Street Walmart.
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Walmart grants to area nonprofits: Cary Vogrin, second from left, and Steve Brown, right, Westside Cares, with Jennifer Jones and Martin Lujan, 8th Street Walmart. 021717 Photos by Linda Navarro
This photo taken in 1996 shows Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat up as she revisits the Minneapolis Kenwood neighborhood house which was her television "home" for the television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show some 25 years ago. (Cheryl A. Meyer/Star Tribune via AP)
Sharing their stories at the Care and Share Food Bank's Recipe for Hope luncheon were Zodok Martinez, center, of Atlas Prep food pantry, and Mary Lasch, a volunteer and donor. Brooksie Loth, left, is Atlas Prep's food pantry coordinator. The VIP reception photo was in the Penrose Heritage Museum. 030217 Photo by Linda Navarro
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016 file photo, singer Beyonce Knowles attends the Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in New York. Beyonce is nominated for Grammy Awards for best album, best song and record of the year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Evander Holyfield and basketball star Terrell Brown have some fun for the cameras at the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region awards banquet. 022417 Photo by Linda Navarro