Nonprofit Archives

Thunderbirds Donate $25,000 to SpoFit

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More children and youth with disabilities can now experience and participate in team sports like basketball and power soccer thanks to a $25,000 donation from Thunderbirds Charities that was used to buy ten specialty sports wheelchairs for the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit). “For children with spina bifida,… Read More →

APS Fund provides grants to first responders

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First responder agencies in Arizona now have the opportunity to apply for grants through a new APS Fund within the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The fund, seeded with $50,000 from APS, is available to agencies within APS’s service territory throughout the state and provides the opportunity to procure much needed life-saving equipment. “We have… Read More →

BCBSAZ supports Mount Graham Safe House

Rich Boals, president and CEO of BCBSAZ.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) continues its 75th anniversary statewide outreach campaign, “Arizonans First. Always.” in Graham and Greenlee Counties with essential program funding to Mount Graham Safe House and Greenlee County Library System. Mount Graham Safe House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing 24-hour emergency and ongoing services for domestic violence… Read More →

Goodwill gets $30K Bank of America grant

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Goodwill of Central Arizona recently received a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will provide funding to Goodwill’s Computer and Customer Service Training (CCST) program. The grant is part of the bank’s focus on supporting local workforce development programs. Goodwill of Central Arizona offers CCST training programs on-site at four (West… Read More →

Bank of America Volunteers Help Students

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Nearly 1,100 Bank of America associates in the metro Phoenix area will be spending time helping school children prepare for the coming school year at the Back to School Clothing Drive. Volunteers will help in many areas, including as “personal shoppers” for the thousands of schoolchildren who will pass through Alhambra High School this week… Read More →

Arizona Commission on the Arts Awards $1.9M in Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 256 grants to nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools and community organizations across the state of Arizona in the categories of Community Investment, Arts Learning and Festivals. In total, $1,874,910 was invested through the annual competitive grant review process for… Read More →

Polsinelli Honored for its Pro Bono Work

Troy Froderman, Chair of Polsinelli’s Pro Bono Committee and a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, accepting the award in Washington D.C. from Jo-Ann Wallace, the President and CEO of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA.)

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) honored national law firm Polsinelli at its 2014 Exemplar Award Dinner. Polsinelli earned the prestigious Beacon of Justice Award for its commitment to the delivery of pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford counsel including volunteer work done in connection with the Volunteer Lawyers Program… Read More →

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Selects Board

Joan Brubacher, president and CFO, Beamz Interactive, Inc.

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation announced newly appointed leadership for fiscal year 2014 – 2015. * Joan Brubacher, President, Chief Financial Officer, Beamz Interactive, Inc., Board Chair * Terry Roman, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., Vice-chair * Katie Scardello, Senior VP & Senior Client Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Treasurer/Finance Chair * Jude Miller-Burke, Ph.D.,… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Carnival Raises Thousands for Charities

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This past Wednesday, Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk celebrated their thirtieth anniversary by hosting a charity carnival and silent auction to raise money for three local charities. Thousands of dollars were raised and split amongst Ryan House, Devin’s Gift and St. Joseph the Worker. In-kind donation items were also collected at the event. Aioli Burger… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee Launches Community Campaign

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Today the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its community campaign for Super Bowl XLIX. In addition to creating direct economic impact for Arizona, investing in the community and local nonprofits is paramount to the Host Committee’s mission to leave a positive lasting legacy from Super Bowl XLIX. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is… Read More →

DMYL Attorneys Named to Top 50 Pro Bono List

Sesaly O. Stamps, Kristen B. Klotz and Lisa Anne Smith

The Law Offices of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy announced attorneys Lisa Anne Smith, Kristen B. Klotz and Sesaly O. Stamps as recipients of the 2014 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona Award, awarded by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. The attorneys practice in the areas of education law, employment law,… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale announces new board

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is pleased to announce the newest members to the non-profit’s Board of Governors: Lee Nickloy – APS Prescott Pohl – Snell & Wilmer Kathleen Preston – Cox Communications Ryan Rayburn – Lincoln Financial Advisors Tom Traylor – Wells Fargo “We are very thankful to have this great… Read More →

Community remodels vacant ’50s diner into charitable cafe

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A vacant ‘50s diner has been given a facelift through the support of donations and volunteers in the Phoenix community. The once black-and-white tile flooring, red sparkly booths and neon signs have been replaced and updated to fulfill a larger purpose — a cafe with a conscience. Helpings Café Catering and Market is more than… Read More →

Arizona Special Needs Camp At Risk

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Lions Camp Tatiyee, the only organization in Arizona that provides individuals with special needs a week-long summer camp in the White Mountains all free-of-charge, is in jeopardy of having to cancel sessions for the first time since 1958 due to lack of funding. As it stands, Lions Camp Tatiyee is $125,000 short of meeting its… Read More →