Nonprofit Archives

Balancing Act: Women Making a Difference in the Community

Balancing Act, WEB

Welcome to our monthly series with Platform Scottsdale, a nonprofit organization that creates a forum for like-minded women to meet, mentor and build networking relationships with one another. This month’s fun feature is by founder and COO Pearl Woodring. Warning: The following article will inspire you to make a difference in your community and your… Read More →

Buble, De Niro and More at Celebrity Fight Night

February 13, 2014 by in Events | Featured | Nonprofit

Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most impactful charity events held each year in honor of featured guest Muhammad Ali, will mark its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 12 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Joining Ali for this special milestone will be memorable performances from Michael Bublé, The Band… Read More →

Phoenix Rescue Mission Names New Board Members

How to Keep Employee Morale Up
February 10, 2014 by in Business News | Nonprofit

Phoenix Rescue Mission announced its new board chair and board of directors for 2014 during its most recent board meeting held on Jan. 16. Mary O’Hanlon will serve as board chair alongside the 14-member board, including three newly elected members. Since 1952, Phoenix Rescue Mission has been providing Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger… Read More →

The Aetna Foundation Grants $30,000 to Esperança


The Aetna Foundation has awarded grant funding in the amount of $30,000 to Esperança for Salud con Sabor Latino (Health with a Latin Flavor).  The funding provided will allow Esperança staff to provide nutrition, healthy eating and physical activity education to un-and-under-insured families living in poverty in the Phoenix metro area. Residents are primarily Latino… Read More →

Goodwill Promotes Robin Franklin

Goodwill of Central Arizona has promoted Robin Franklin to senior director of commercial maintenance. Robin has been with Goodwill for three years, beginning as director of exterior services.  Under Robin’s leadership, the exterior services division aggressively and successfully grew from almost nonexistent just a few years ago, to over $1.5 million in revenue in 2013.… Read More →

Educare Arizona Names New CEO

John Scola has been named Chief Executive Officer of Educare Arizona. Scola brings with him over twenty-five years of leadership, fundraising, board development and strategic planning experience in Arizona and California. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Dallas and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Scola has served on various boards… Read More →

YMCA CEO Scobas Announces Retirement

Valley of the Sun YMCA President and CEO George Scobas officially announced today that he will be retiring as of April 15, 2014. Scobas began his career as a Youth Director and Ski Instructor at the YMCA in Cheyenne, Wyoming back in 1974. His retirement closes the chapter on a more than 40 year story… Read More →

Parsons Foundation boosts Elevate Phoenix


Elevate Phoenix today announced a $58,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The Foundation’s grant will provide privately-funded need-based scholarship opportunities for DREAMers, who do not qualify for public scholarship assistance funds, to pursue a college education through Elevate Phoenix’s LIFT for Success Program. “How we raise and teach our children will impact… Read More →

Danley Realty Wins $25,000 for St. Mary's Food Bank


Walt Danley Realty, a Paradise Valley luxury real estate firm and Arizona’s exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was a grand prize winner of the 4th Annual 2013 Super Service Challenge for its community service to St. Mary’s Food Bank. The award was a $25,000 donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank. “We are thrilled… Read More →

RDP Founding Member Appointed to SWHD Board

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based law firm representing clients in complex litigation and regulatory issues, is pleased to announce Founding Member Paul Roshka has been appointed to the board of directors for Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. As a member of the board, Roshka will serve a minimum… Read More →

Brown appointed to TCA Board of Directors

PrescottGateway, Cassidy Turley

Take Charge America, Inc., a national non-profit credit counseling agency based in Phoenix, announced today Kerwin Brown has been appointed to its board of directors. Brown, who serves as president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, joined the Take Charge America board on Jan. 1. As a member of the board,… Read More →

Desert Schools Kicks Off 75 Years In Arizona


Desert Schools Federal Credit Union announced its forthcoming year-long plan to celebrate 75 years as the largest credit union in Arizona. Deemed the Shine On campaign, the centerpiece of the plan will feature a small number of local non-profits competing for a $30,000 grand prize. Highlighting charity organizations in six categories, the projects selected serve… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day 2014 announced


The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Alliance) and Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF) have announced the return of Arizona’s statewide day of giving. Presented by First Bank, Arizona Gives Day is scheduled for April 9, 2014. The 24-hour online giving initiative encourages Arizonans to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits from across the state.… Read More →

Florence Crittenton names Taddie as board member


Florence Crittenton is pleased to announce that Kathleen Taddie, has been elected to the 2014 Board of Directors. Involved with Florence Crittenton for the past two years, she is chair of the Development Committee and also serves on the Teaming Up for Girls Event Planning Committee. Taddie has served as president of Kathleen A. Taddie,… Read More →

Piper Charitable Trust Grants $190K to Esperança


Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Esperança $190,000 to expand its Health Education Program in Central Phoenix.  The program targets children in the communities located along the 1-17 corridor in Central Phoenix, roughly south of Peoria Avenue, north of Lower Buckeye, east of 43rd Avenue and west of 16th Street. “Research shows these zip codes have little… Read More →

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona elects 3 to Board


Three new members were elected to the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) Board of Directors at the non-profit organization’s annual member meeting last month. Ray Norris, Sharon Phillips and Amanda Wigal-Schlosser will serve their first terms December 2013 through 2016. “The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona is incredibly excited to include these three experienced… Read More →

Boot Campaign Partners with Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

January 3, 2014 by in Featured | Nonprofit | Sports

The Boot Campaign and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series today announced a new partnership to show appreciation for troops and raise funds for military programs at the 2014 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon. A grassroots initiative which started in 2009, the Boot Campaign will become the benefiting charity of… Read More →

Fulton, Suns 3-point Zone giving back

Goran Dragic, Brandon Knight

As 2013 comes to a close, the Phoenix Suns are near the top of the NBA’s Western Conference—and the U.S. Navy League and the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) have more money for the good work they do, thanks to the Suns’ sharpshooters. For more than 10 years Tempe-based Fulton Homes has partnered with… Read More →

Clean Air Cab Drives in Cheer for Charity

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
December 26, 2013 by in Business News | Nonprofit

Clean Air Cab is doing their part to give back to the less fortunate this holiday season and into the New Year. From December 18th to January 18th, Clean Air Cab will match every single dollar generated from their special Holiday Spirit Cab and all proceeds will go to Helen’s Hope Chest—a local charity that… Read More →

Vermaland helps St. Vincent de Paul feed the hungry

John Ogden - Suncor Development

While the holiday season is filled with joy, shopping and twinkling lights, unfortunately many don’t know where there next meal will come from. Recent statistics show that in many impoverished areas in Arizona nearly one-in-three children go hungry. For the holiday season, Vermaland has sponsored St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Evening Meal on Dec. 23… Read More →

Hunter Douglas Donates $200K to Philippines Relief

Dennis Desmond
December 19, 2013 by in Business News | Nonprofit

Hunter Douglas Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions in North America, announced that it has donated a total of $200,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global humanitarian organization, to help all those in need following Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines last month. Hunter Douglas Horizontal Blinds Division… Read More →

Deadline Extended for Governor's Arts Nominations


The deadline to nominate individuals and businesses in six categories for 2014 Governor’s Arts Awards has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13. Winners, who have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona, will be announced at the 2014 Governor’s Arts Awards event on March 25 at The Mesa Arts… Read More →

New ASU program provides grants to nonprofits


In recognition of #GivingTuesday, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a new program to engage young people in identifying innovative and impactful efforts to address hunger, conflict and poverty. In partnership with Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, the Buffett Foundation will solicit proposals through the 40 Chances Seed Grants… Read More →

Foundation targets $500K for TGen cancer research


Following concrete progress this year in addressing pancreatic cancer, the 2013 Seena Magowitz Golf & Spa Weekend is poised Dec. 7 to help support continuing advances in treating this highly aggressive cancer. Nearly 400 participants, including 200 golfers, will help the Seena Magowitz Foundation raise as much as $500,000 the weekend of Dec. 6-8 at… Read More →