An Arizona investment banking professional, Michael Quiel currently serves as president of Legend Advisory Corporation in Fountain Hills. Strongly committed to his Arizona community, Michael Quiel supports charitable organizations including the Rypien Foundation, to which he has donated more than $2 million in assets.
Founded by Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien, the Rypien Foundation supports families of children with cancer. Among its signature fundraisers is The Zak!Charity Open, a golf tournament sponsored by children’s dinnerware maker Zak Designs. Held at the Manito Golf and Country Club, the event donates 100 percent of its proceeds to the Rypien Foundation. The 2016 Zak!Charity Open begins on July 24 with a summer celebration dinner at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino, followed by the golf tournament the next day. Supporters are also invited to a BBQ and VIP luncheon hosted by Mark Rypien.
Since its establishment 17 years ago, the Zak!Charity Open has raised more than $5.2 million for children’s charities, with a record $566,000 raised in 2014 alone.