Nonprofit Archives

Local pizzerias toss pies for childhood literacy

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Eating pizza will be more than just a night out for dinner in the Valley this October. KidsRead USA, a childhood literacy program that provides books for children whose families cannot afford them, is teaming up with Valley restaurants to raise money for children in need with the Pizza My Heart for KidsRead USA Challenge… Read More →

Balancing Act: Women Making a Difference in the Community

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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

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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

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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

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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

Go Daddy founder and former CEO Bob Parsons is resigning as executive chairman to spend time on other ventures.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →