FirstBank and Phoenix Mercury Award $5,000 Scholarship

by Mike Hunter

FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” recently presented a $5,000 check to local high school graduate Dei’Jonae Moore to assist with college expenses. Moore, a graduate of Mesa High School and a two-time East Valley Defensive Basketball Player of the Year, is preparing for the start of her academic career at Scottsdale … [More]

Silver Lining Wealth Advisors Personalizes Its Charitable Donations

by Mike Hunter

Donating more than $30,000 to Valley charities this fall, Silver Lining Wealth Advisors, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. in Scottsdale, allowed each member of its team individually to choose a nonprofit organization to donate to that resonates with their unique passions, giving them the ability to impact the community in their own … [More]

Phoenix Suns Charities Awards Grant to Local Girl Scout Council 

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council was named as a Devin Booker Starting Five recipient as the Phoenix Suns Charities recently awarded it a $100,000 grant, alongside four other Valley nonprofits. The surprise grant was presented to 60 Girl Scouts and Council staff members while they were attending the WNBA finals game at Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix. The funds will … [More]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Deliver Carfuls of Comfort for AZ Foster Children

A caravan of vehicles from nine Larry H. Miller Dealerships locations across Phoenix last month delivered carfuls of donations to Arizona Department of Child Safety’s Welcome Center in Phoenix. Simple items of comfort included new suitcases, blankets, pillows, pajamas and socks collected through employee and public donations during a month-long, statewide “Luggage of Love” … [More]

PROShred Arizona Event Benefits Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

PROShred Arizona raised $5,500 for Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue during its recent Shred A Thon charity event in Scottsdale, which allowed Valley residents to securely dispose of a banker’s box of documents in exchange for a $5 to $10-dollar donation. It was PROShred’s sixth charity event for the Labrador rescue. … [More]

AAA Cooling Specialists Donates AC Unit to Food/Clothing Bank

Family-owned AAA Cooling Specialists, Arizona’s leader in heating and cooling with an emphasis on energy efficiency, recently donated an AC unit valued at more than $3,500 to Harvest Compassion Center, a local food and clothing bank that helps Phoenix families in need, for its Maryvale facility. HCC is completely free and open to the public, allowing guests to shop freely for … [More]

Cox Employees Support Arizona Charities 

One hundred eleven Arizona nonprofit organizations will be receiving nearly $560,000 in grant funding through Cox Communications’ employee-directed Cox Charities; amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000. Most of the funds awarded came from the generous donations of Cox’s 3,100 Arizona employees. Since the program’s inception in 1996, Cox Charities has awarded approximately $8.5 … [More]

Jabz Joins Fight for Cancer Prevention

Jabz, a full-body circuit-style workout that utilizes boxing-inspired exercises, last month partnered with nonprofit Bright Pink, hosting a series of donation-based classes for a week to benefit Bright Pink’s mission to save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively. … [More]

PHX Beer Co.’s Meals for Med Staff

Culminating its recent Help our Healthcare Heroes initiative encouraging donations from customers, local restaurant and brewery PHX Beer Co. recently donated 300 meals to doctors, nurses and staff at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and HonorHealth’s Shea location.   … [More]

Burch & Cracchiolo Awards a Monthly Star Teacher

by Mike Hunter

Burch & Cracchiolo, one of the Southwest’s premier law firms, chooses a Valley teacher each month to receive $500 through a nominating process on the firm’s website, to alleviate the burden many teachers take on of augmenting the costs of classroom supplies with their own money. Melanie Liddy, a 3rd grade teacher at Mitchell Elementary School in Phoenix, was the August 2020 … [More]

Valley Toyota Dealers Help Provide Lifesaving Firefighter Gear

by Mike Hunter

The Mesa Fire Department recently received $47,132 from The 100 Club of Arizona’s Safety Enhancement Stipend Program generously funded by Valley Toyota Dealers to purchase lifesaving, practical extrication turnout gear that is regularly outside MFD’s budget. Valley Toyota Dealers continues to generously donate to this program, with more than $300,000 in donations to date.  … [More]

Law Group donates $30,000 to Homeless Families

Rack Law Group

Rack Law Group, PLLC, is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $30,000 to purchase laptops for kids to ensure that they can engage in remote learning and complete schoolwork during this time of crisis.  This commitment follows the law firm’s collaboration with The Infinite Bond Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity that has worked closely with A New Leaf to … [More]

WaFd Bank Arizona Donates $80,000 to Local Nonprofits Amid COVID-19

WaFd Bank

Through its WaFd Bank Foundation, WaFd Bank Arizona’s 31 branches were able to come together and donate $40,000 to Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), based in Phoenix, and the Primavera Foundation, based in Tucson, in recent weeks to help them continue their critical operations amid COVID-19. “Our purpose through the Foundation is to facilitate direct giving to … [More]

Credit Union West Supports Continuing Education

Credit Union West

Credit Union West is deeply committed to supporting the continuing education of local students. To support the development of these future leaders in Maricopa and Yavapai counties, Credit Union West has awarded five graduating high school seniors $1,000 scholarships to use toward college costs. The 2020 Credit Union West Scholarship recipients are: Eduardo Avila, … [More]

Scottsdale Health Co. Boosts Donations to Local Nonprofits in Time of Crisis

Plexus Worldwide

As more individuals lose their jobs, nonprofits are being overwhelmed with requests for assistance, and Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®) is doing its part to help local community partners. The direct-selling health and wellness company donated $32,000 to bolster relief efforts that provide food, clothing, and comfort to those in need. “Now, more than ever, we need to stand … [More]

Arizonans Opened Their Hearts on Arizona Gives Day Raising $6.1M

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

In an incredible show of generosity and selflessness at a time of unthinkable challenges, nearly 39,000 Arizonans donated a record-shattering $6,095,007 to 913 nonprofit organizations participating in the seventh annual Arizona Gives Day 2020 on April 7. The final numbers for this year’s event, organized by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and … [More]

New Nonprofit Brings Medical Supplies to the Frontline


In response to the novel Coronavirus, a new nonprofit, ProtectAZ was founded to bring crucial medical supplies to our frontline personnel and the groups and organizations in our community that serve the most at risk. Organized and launched by local doctors and likeminded businessmen, the fully volunteer-based organization was created to raise private funds to locate, procure … [More]

Relief Fund Created to Provide Immediate Funding for Restaurant Workers in Need

Rick McCartney

Since its inception, the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) has been dedicated to the support and advocacy of the Arizona food and beverage industry. In recent weeks, this has been exemplified in great strides with the immediate implementation of the Arizona Takeout Weeks promotion to help drive continued support and marketing efforts for restaurants who closed their dining … [More]

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