Barrett-Jackson Surpasses $150M Milestone in Total Dollars Raised for Charity to Date

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, surpassed the $150 million milestone in total dollars raised for charity to date. With 100 percent of the hammer price going directly to charity, the milestone was achieved with the sale of a 2021 Shelby Super Snake Count’s Kustoms Edition (Lot #3000) that sold for $350,000 on Friday afternoon to benefit Camp … [More]

Risas Dental and Braces: Giving to Grow Communities

by Tyler Butler

Each February for National Children’s Dental Health Month, Risas Dental and Braces doctors provide dental education to elementary schools. They bring along dental goodie bags for each student, containing a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. This is but one program that Risas’ teammates and doctors participate in. Since the opening of its first Phoenix office on Labor Day … [More]

Successfully Navigate the Transition into a VP or Chief Development Officer Role

by Richard Tollefson

When a long-time major gift officer, annual fund manager or advancement services director steps into their first chief development officer or vice president role, the transition can be rocky, the learning curve enormous and the expectations overwhelming. “The skills you mastered moving up the ranks are not always the ones that are relevant as you move into a first-time CDO or … [More]

Vitalyst Unveils Program to Increase Funding Opportunities for Underserved Communities

Vitalyst Health Foundation announces the creation of a Program Related Investment initiative designed to invest in high-need communities with the goal of providing capital to organizations that support social returns on investment over traditional investing goals of financial return. The Vitalyst Board of Trustees approved an investment reallocation that will re-direct a … [More]

Phoenix IDA and Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation Award $2.9M in Grants to Local Nonprofits

As part of the community-focused missions of both the Phoenix IDA and the Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation (PCDIC), the organizations today jointly announced a total of $2.9 million awarded to nonprofits serving Phoenix and Maricopa County in 2022. Both organizations are instrumental in impacting vulnerable populations and underserved communities in … [More]

Law Firm’s Nonprofit Launches Grant Program Benefiting Community Organizations

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back, the nonprofit arm of Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys, is marking its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new grant program on Monday, January 30. The launch is in conjunction with Lerner & Rowe’s efforts to impact the communities they work with. With the new grant program, Lerner & Rowe hopes to achieve a total of $1 million in … [More]

First-Ever Scottsdale Event Raises $55,000 for Local Organizations

Rock The Rooftop, a first-year charity concert that took place under the stars on the W Hotel’s exclusive WET Deck in December and featured performances by Bailey Zimmerman, Nate Smith, and Loud Luxury, raised $55,000 for local organizations in its inaugural year benefitting Riot Gives Back which shared the proceeds with Make-A-Wish Arizona. Event committee members, including … [More]

Sundt Foundation Donates $100K to Phoenix Charities

During its latest giving round, the Sundt Foundation awarded $100,000 in grants to 17 Phoenix-area organizations. "Being in this position to be able to give back to our communities is a special experience," said Scott LaPoint, the Sundt Foundation’s Phoenix region board member. "Actively making a difference each quarter is something that our employee-owners are extremely … [More]

Lerner & Rowe to the Rescue, Helping Communities in Need

by Tyler Butler

As the catchy advertising jingle goes, Lerner & Rowe are known as the “way to go.” They’re the firm where personal injury law meets a people-focused approach. Yet, in many communities, this firm is better known as an advocate and champion for positive change. Launched by the firm’s founder and partner, Kevin Rowe, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back (LRGB) and the Rowe Family … [More]

LevRose Commemorates Milestone with 30 Days of Giving

by Mike Hunter

Commercial real estate company LevRose recently commemorated its 30-year anniversary with 30 days of giving, volunteering and donating $10,000 to local deserving charities: Children’s Cancer Network, Rio Vista Center and AZ Power Paws. Since its inception, LevRose has grown from a two-person vision to a 36-person company and completed approximately 7,000 transactions. … [More]

Waymo and Google Support Feeding America

by Mike Hunter

Along with a $250,000 donation that made to United Food Bank, dozens of volunteers from Waymo and Google packed food boxes for the food bank. Autonomous Waymo Via trucks transported the boxes to a warehouse for distribution to families throughout the Valley. Google’s donation was part of a national initiative where donated $10 million to Feeding America … [More]

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Donates $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa

by Mike Hunter

Staying true to its commitment to support nonprofit organizations throughout Maricopa, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino — through its community outreach program H.E.R.O. — recently donated $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa, a local nonprofit organization that provides food, opportunity and resources to the Maricopa community. Among its many awards, Harrah’s Ak-Chin has earned a Volunteer … [More]

Fundraising vs. Finance: Change the Dynamics to Build Organizational Strength

by Richard Tollefson

Friction between a nonprofit’s fundraising and finance teams is not uncommon, but it can lead to division within the organization and confusion in the boardroom. Conflict typically stems from differences in performance measurement, reporting standards and business terminology. Left unresolved, goals can become compromised, performance questioned and reputations damaged. … [More]

Leading National Homebuilder Brings Team Members’ Philanthropic Ideas to Life

Each year, national homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation puts the company's philanthropic efforts in the hands of its team members by funding their ideas for ways to give back in their communities. For its sixth consecutive year, 10 Taylor Morrison team members will be supporting a variety of local causes uniquely personal to them through the company's annual charitable … [More]

Arizona Builders Alliance Members Collect and Distribute Gifts for Children in Need

Through the Arizona Builders Alliance's (ABA) annual toy drive, the local construction industry came together to provide a memorable Christmas for hundreds of children in need. Approximately 150 construction companies, including Rosendin, McCarthy Building Companies, Hensel Phelps, Kitchell, and Sundt, and their employees, donated three 18-foot trailers' worth of toys and over … [More]

Cannabis Co. Makes Surprise Cash Deliveries to Local Families in Need

Many families and individuals find themselves financially strapped during the holidays, but for those who encounter unexpected hurdles, the season can be more stressful than joyous. When you add in the tightening economy, elimination of some federal assistance programs, and the increased costs of housing, groceries, energy, and more, the holidays seem like they are even more … [More]

Employee Benefits Co. Donates to Help Relieve Medical Debt

Benefit Commerce Group, an Alera Group company, for the 3rd year in a row, is making a donation in honor of its clients to help pay off medical debt for individuals in Maricopa County, Arizona. “We have received very positive comments from our clients and others the past two years about this effort, and that’s why we are continuing to help our community through this … [More]

Credit Union Donates $235,000 to Arizona Nonprofits through Annual Grant Program

Desert Financial Credit Union is contributing $235,000 to Arizona nonprofits through its annual community development grant program. Arizona’s largest credit union increased its grant giving by nearly $100,000 this year, up from $137,500 in 2021. “Giving back to our community is a driving force at Desert Financial,” said Jeff Meshey, Desert Financial Credit Union … [More]

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