Nonprofit Archives

Arizona Theatre Company needs $2M by Friday

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The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) fund-raising campaign launched in early 2016 to raise $2 million by Friday, July 1 to continue operations and produce the 2016-17 season has reached a critical juncture. ATC Board of Trustees Chair Cameron C. Artigue said that if the necessary funds are not secured, the company “will be forced step… Read More →

Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation funds new ARCS Scholar

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The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) is providing a scholarship for John Heffernan, an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholar. Heffernan is currently pursuing a Ph.D in bioengineering at Arizona State University and plans to focus on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer research. The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer… Read More →

Nonprofit launches teen leadership organization

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U & Improved, a Scottsdale-based leadership development and training company, launched a nonprofit organization, U & Improved Leadership Foundation, Inc., after receiving overwhelming support from the U & Improved community. The nonprofit, associated with the weekend-long U the Teen Leader class, is designed to make the program more accessible to more teens. The U & Improved Leadership Foundation will… Read More →

Sun Health becomes title sponsor for Arizona Marathon

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Sun Health is now the title sponsor for the Arizona Marathon, a yearly West Valley running event entering its ninth year. “We’re very excited to welcome Sun Health,” said Debra Undhjem, Arizona Marathon’s founder and race director. “We share the same ideas on health, wellness and giving back to the community, so it’s a great partnership.” The… Read More →

Shea Homes partners on summer food drive

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Shea Homes, its Trilogy communities and St. Vincent de Paul are joining forces to bring awareness to the dire need for non-perishable donations throughout the summer months. Food banks across the country receive about half of their total food donations during the holiday season, leaving supplies scarce throughout the remainder of the year. Between Monday, June… Read More →

Sagewood appoints director of community life services

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Sagewood, a Life Plan Community featuring a resort-like setting and amenities focused on independence and well-being in north Phoenix, promoted Ronald Williams to director of community life services. In his new role, Williams will be responsible for the direction and implementation of social activities and events for residents. Williams was serving as community life services… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will ‘Go Gold’ in September

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A child is diagnosed with cancer every three-and-a-half minutes and only a staggering 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is earmarked for childhood cancer research. That is why Phoenix Children’s Hospital is asking the Community to Go Gold this September during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – with the goal of raising $1 million to support the Hospital’s Center for… Read More →

AWEE launches website with focus on success stories

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has launched a new, more interactive website with an emphasis on what makes AWEE the state’s preeminent workforce development organization: participant success stories. The website highlights a rotating series of success stories reflecting the diversity of AWEE participants using the organization’s expanding menu of programs and services that help women,… Read More →

Carson Palmer, and other celebs at Calais Campbell’s charity tournament

Calais Campbell with Governor Stephen Roe Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community, who hosted Campbell’s golf tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler. (Photo by Mike Boylan/Cronkite News)

When Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Markus Golden entered the NFL last year, veteran Calais Campbell helped guide the rookie through his first season and provided the support any young athlete might need. Golden returned the favor of support Friday, as did many of Campbell’s other Cardinals teammates, joining the defensive end at his fourth annual Celebrity… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl Charities donates a total $1.5 million

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After record attendance numbers from both the 45th Annual Fiesta Bowl and 27th Annual Cactus Bowl and a successful bowl season, Fiesta Bowl Charities concluded its term by rounding up total beneficiaries from local state nonprofits and charities. The largest portion of community giving, which totaled $1.5 million in grants to 60 nonprofit organizations, provided… Read More →

Bank of America awards $300K in grants

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Bank of America this week hand-delivered nearly $300,000 in grants in just three hours to 18 local nonprofits working to increase educational and workforce development opportunities in the Phoenix community, according to a Tuesday announcement. According to these nonprofits, a cumulative total of more than 225,000 low and moderate income people will receive job training,… Read More →

Ryan House raises $337,000 at annual breakfast

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Nearly 1,100 guests attended the Ryan House Eighth Annual Community Breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on May 6 featuring Honorary Chair Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez, senior advisor to the President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The event raised $337,000 that will directly support the nonprofit organization which relies 100 percent on community donation and… Read More →

Orangetheory supporting nonprofits through Facebook

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Five local Orangetheory Fitness studios have launched an ongoing partnership with a nationwide program called Sweat Angels in an effort to raise funds for various charitable organizations through Facebook “check-ins” made by gym patrons. During the month of May, Sweat Angels will donate two days of prenatal vitamins for impoverished women through Vitamin Angels each time a gym goer checks in to a… Read More →

AHA announces unique impact of heart disease on women

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) is the first to document how women experience the disease differently. Anne G. Rosenfeld, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, professor and cardiovascular nurse-scientist at theUniversity of Arizona College… Read More →