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Lottery transfers $64M to Arizona beneficiaries

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Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Lottery are announcing a record breaking third quarter transfer of funds to statewide community organizations for fiscal year 2016. More than $64 million was transferred to Lottery beneficiaries in the third quarter, which is approximately $20 million more than the average quarterly transfer. The increase is a result of… Read More →

SRP employees honored for volunteer work

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In honor of the hundreds of SRP employees who devote thousands of hours to worthy causes, six employees have been chosen to receive the SRP Presidents’ Volunteer Spirit Award. The award recognizes employees and retirees who are leaders in volunteerism and who serve as examples of the power of caring. “One of the truly remarkable aspects of the… Read More →

3 reasons giving back will grow your business

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There is a quote that says, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” No one disagrees that giving back is important. Whether it is volunteering to speak at an event, sponsoring a conference, or reserving time to mentor, giving back is not only the right thing… Read More →

Calling all businesses, The Zone needs help for Veterans

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The Zone in Scottsdale is looking for businesses that care about local veterans and want to help these men and women who may be dealing with grief or stress after returning from duty. For each donation of $299, a veteran will receive three one-hour-long sessions in ‘The Pod’, as well as one-on-one time with grief specialist… Read More →

Arizona Opera appoints new general director

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The Arizona Opera Board of Directors has announced the appointment of its new President and General Director, Joseph Specter. Currently the General Director for Austin Opera, Specter successfully led the $3.8 million company through a significant era of growth, overseeing a 30 percent increase in its annual operating budget while maintaining complete fiscal solvency. He… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

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Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

AWEE mentoring program, earns 3-year, $1M grant

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Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has received a three-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for a mentoring-based program designed to provide stability and reduce recidivism for up to 200 high-risk women being released from Perryville Prison. Eligibility for the Women Living Free (WLF) program will begin with a screening process… Read More →

Devereux Arizona acquires Youth and Families First

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Devereux Arizona, a leading behavioral health provider, announced the acquisition of Phoenix-based Youth and Families First (YFF).  The joining of FYY’s behavioral health services for at-risk youth and families in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson with Devereux Arizona’s wide spectrum of care spanning much of the state will bring much-needed support to more children and families… Read More →

Helios initiative aims to boost college admission rates

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In an effort to close the achievement gap, and boost college admission rates in Arizona, the Helios Education Foundation launched an initiative that will provide 145,000 students college application assistance and access to the ACT Test. Over the next five years, the Helios Foundation, along with College Success Arizona, AzCAN and the ACT, will invest… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs plan ‘The Big Event’

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s (BGCMP) Connect volunteer group invites the public to its seventh annual charity gala – “The Big Event” – which will take place on at 6:00p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park. Guests can enjoy an evening full of fine cuisine,… Read More →

Seven Deadly sins of nonprofit board members

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As business leaders rise through the ranks, the increase in prestige comes with an increasing call for them to serve their communities. “Most business leaders want to give back in some way,” says Matthew H. Mason, an associate at Gallagher & Kennedy. “They feel a sense of duty.” But what many of them don’t know,… Read More →

Foundation for Senior Living hires HR director

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The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) is pleased to announce Patricia Cordova has joined the organization as Human Resources Director. Cordova as nearly 30 years of experience in non-profit and human resources.  She is a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Institute–West, a leadership development program involving top business and policy authorities to prepare Hispanics for increased participation… Read More →

Abrazo employees raise $94K for Heart Association

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Abrazo Community Health Network employees raised $94,629 for the American Heart Association’s 2016 Phoenix Heart Walk to fund research to fight against heart disease and stroke, the Number one and Number five causes of death. As a result, Abrazo Community Health Network was the top fundraising company for the 23rd annual Phoenix Heart Walk which… Read More →

Phoenix Rescue Mission launches heat relief campaign

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Rising temperatures and unpredictable weather continue to plague the Valley’s homeless and elderly shut-ins each summer in Arizona, causing many to die on the streets and in their homes. In an effort to protect this vulnerable population, Phoenix Rescue Mission is launching its Valley-wide Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign for the fourth consecutive year. Beginning May… Read More →