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Ivy Foundation Grants $1.2 Million for Brain Cancer Study

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The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced a gift of nearly $1.2 million to study brain tumor vaccines that combine a patient’s immune stimulators with tumor cultures from other patients. The Ivy Foundation selected the study led by Allan B. Dietz, Ph.D., head of Mayo Clinic’s Human Cellular Therapy Laboratory, and Ian Parney,… Read More →

NFL's Drew Brees Challenges Phoenix

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Today marks the launch of the 4th Super Service Challenge, which is hosted by Companies With A Mission (CWAM) and The Brees Dream Foundation. These two organizations will come together to award over $1,000,000 amongst hundreds of charities nationwide as part of the 2013 Super Service Challenge. The Super Service Challenge is an initiative orchestrated… Read More →

Ryan Rapp & Underwood Donate Day's Pay to PCH

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Ryan Rapp & Underwood employees are celebrating Labor Day with a donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  Calling it a “Holiday for the Kids,” the firm is closing at noon on Friday, August 30th, and paying employees their regular pay for the remaining 4 hours of the day.  Employees have the opportunity to donate this pay… Read More →

Bosco appointed to Board of Care Fund

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The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced that Mark S. Bosco, was appointed as a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Care Fund (formerly Homeowners Financial CARE Fund). Mark’s role as a board member is to serve as a leader in promoting awareness, and serving as a steward for fundraising and… Read More →

AZ Restaurant Week Partners with Phoenix Children's

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Eat. Drink. Give. This fall’s Arizona Restaurant Week gets a little sweeter as diners will have the chance to celebrate and honor Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout their 30th birthday month! During Fall Arizona Restaurant Week hungry Arizonans can text a donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital at the end of each meal during this popular week… Read More →

Ronald McDonald House board adds Pixler Ryerson

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Carrie Pixler Ryerson, an attorney at Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix. Ryerson practices in the area of labor and employment. She regularly represents employers before administrative agencies and courts, defending against discrimination and harassment claims, wrongful termination and wage and… Read More →

Helios Founding Chair Named 2013 Afterschool Champion

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Education advocate and founding chairman of the Helios Education Foundation, Vince Roig, has been named the 2013 Afterschool Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE). Roig will receive the award on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the 12th Annual Arizona Statewide Afterschool Conference & Awards of Excellence Luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center, North… Read More →

TGen Foundation plans two major fundraising events

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Foundation plans two climate-appropriate fundraising events — “Shop for a Cause” while it’s still hot, and “stepNout” when it cools off this fall. Mark your calendars for TGen’s 8th annual stepNout Run/Walk/Dash set for Nov. 3 at Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All-America Way, in Tempe. Nearly 1,000 participants are… Read More →

Scottsdale Cultural Council CEO Resigns

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Scottsdale Cultural Council President and CEO William H. Banchs has announced his resignation from the nonprofit organization effective August 31. Banchs plans to return to Miami to pursue new professional opportunities. “During Bill’s five-and-a-half-year tenure he worked successfully to completely restructure and reorganize the Cultural Council’s governance and management, and to strengthen its development programs,”… Read More →

Key Muscheid Elected to the UMOM New Day Centers Board

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Fennemore Craig, one of the largest law firms in the Southwest, announced that Kendis Key Muscheid, a director at Fennemore Craig in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected to the Board of Directors for UMOM New Day Centers. Muscheid focuses her legal practice in the areas of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts, and… Read More →

Denim Goes a Long Way at Phoenix Business Law Firm

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Employees of Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk asked management to have a Jeans for Charity day to raise money for the 19 firefighters who were killed while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. Employees were able to wear jeans to work if a donation was brought in for the 19 firefighters. Various attorneys then matched… Read More →

Del Webb Gives $500,000 to cut John C. Lincoln readmissions

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Love, they say, makes the world go round. Apparently, at John C. Lincoln Hospitals in Phoenix, love also reduces hospital readmissions by frail Medicare patients. A program that hires military combat medics and corpsmen to care for discharged elderly patients like beloved grandparents has slashed the John C. Lincoln Hospitals’ Medicare patient readmission rates to… Read More →

Tumbleweed receives $40,000 grant from PetSmart

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Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development has received a $40,000 grant from Phoenix-based PetSmart Corporation, launching a collaboration to support at-risk youth.  Grant money will be divided between the Casa de Sueños “House of Dreams” program and the Greenhouse Project. Casa de Sueños is a program fully devoted to unaccompanied minors who have come into the… Read More →

Higuera elected to Women's Leadership Council

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Lori A. Higuera, a partner at Fennemore Craig and co-chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Relations practice, has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the Women’s Leadership Council for the Valley of the Sun United Way. Higuera’s practice focuses on training managers, human resource professionals, and employees in all areas of employment law,… Read More →

$20,000 APS grant funds TGen education initiative

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A $20,000 grant from the APS Foundation will help the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) expand its TGen2School initiative by providing science kits and instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The kits and accompanying instruction for teachers are part of the TGen2School initiative at TGen’s Pathogen Genomics Division – TGen North –… Read More →

Spielberg Joins Williams with The Phoenix Symphony

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July 30, 2013 by in Business News | Nonprofit

Five-time Academy Award and 21-time Grammy Award winner John Williams joins The Phoenix Symphony to conduct an unforgettable evening of music from the movies, featuring selections from some of his most popular and iconic scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and more.  During this special appearance on September 28,… Read More →

Local Women’s Group Wins Prestigious Award

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The Phoenix Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi® recently received the Fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Premier Club Award. Pi Beta Phi alumnae clubs promote and support Fraternity philanthropic endeavors, assist collegiate chapters and offer friendship to new graduates and alumnae. One club, among more than 300, is chosen each year as a… Read More →

Habitat for Humanity is built by volunteers

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There are many good people in Arizona. Several weeks ago, a group of them stood in searing summer heat celebrating the completion of another Habitat for Humanity home-renovation project for a deserving family. We are often asked how we’re able to build or renovate homes during Arizona’s oppressive summer months and despite the economic challenges. … Read More →

Arizona Community Foundation awards $25K to AFHP

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The Arizona Community Foundation has awarded the Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP) a $25,000 grant to implement a statewide public awareness and education campaign for young women about the importance of taking B vitamin folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects. Research consistently shows that the highest rate of unintended pregnancies is… Read More →

Beard will Chair 21st Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure

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Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Beard has teamed with Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona® as the Honorary Race Chair for the 21st Annual Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure®. A breast cancer co-survivor, Beard is a long-time advocate and is serving as the Honorary Race Chair in honor of her paternal grandmother, “Nana,” a… Read More →

Local Developer to Donate to Yarnell Relief Efforts

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Brookfield Communities has implemented a “Supporting Our Neighbors” fundraising effort to assist with relief efforts for the Yarnell community after the devastating fire destroyed the northern Arizona community and killed 19 firefighters. Beginning Monday, July 15 and through August 31, Brookfield Communities will donate $1,000 from each house the company sells at both its Fox… Read More →

Fulton Homes, D-Backs Partnership Scores $12K for CAMRA

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On the strength of 80 homeruns, the Arizona Diamondbacks are in first place in Major League Baseball’s National League West Division at the midway point of the season. And thanks to Fulton Homes, those 80 homeruns have netted the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) $12,000. This season during all the 150 games broadcast on… Read More →

D-backs Raise More Than $700,000 For Yarnell

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have raised $705,395 in support of the families of the 19 firefighters who perished fighting the Yarnell fire as well as members of the community who have been affected by the fires. The money was raised in various fundraising efforts that began two days after the June 30 tragedy and throughout… Read More →

Actors Theatre Awarded $30K Shubert Foundation Grant

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Actors Theatre moved several steps closer to ending its “pause” following a successful annual fund outreach campaign combined with the awarding of a $30,000 Shubert Foundation grant for general operations. The Shubert Foundation, whose focus is to sustain and advance live performing arts in the US, has funded Actors Theatre consistently since 2001. Actors Theatre… Read More →