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25 philanthropic companies in Arizona

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Giving back isn’t just the right thing to do for the communities a business serves, it also might be the best thing for its bottom line. According to the 2015 Giving in Numbers report, a study that examined the corporate philanthropic endeavors of 271 of the world’s largest companies from 2012-2014, the impact of societal… Read More →

Valley of the Sun United Way names ‘Live United Top 20’

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It just doesn’t happen without them. And it’s time they got the recognition they deserve. Valley of the Sun United Way relies heavily on the generous support of organizations in our community to help it fulfill its mission of improving the lives of children and families in need. Valley of the Sun United Way announced this year’s members of the Live… Read More →

APS grant helps Waste Not feed Arizona families

Waste Not

According to the USDA, more than 30 percent of retail and consumer food gets tossed every day. That equates to more than 430 billion pounds of food wasted each year. USDA figures show that 24.2 percent of children in Arizona under 18 are food insecure, the 3rd highest rate in the country, behind only New… Read More →

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy partners with APS on family programs

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Fall is here and there’s no better way for Arizona families to enjoy outdoor fun and fitness than by discovering nature together. Thanks to $12,500 worth of in-kind support from Arizona Public Service (APS) for education programs and collateral materials, families can now take advantage of two free programs at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, starting… Read More →

APS honors 6 employees for community commitment

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As part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement, APS has created a community service award that honors full-time employees who have demonstrated dedication to the well-being of their communities by volunteering with a nonprofit organization. This is the second year APS has recognized deserving employees with the APS Community Service Award. The 2016 award… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

Arizona School Choice Trust

What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

APS Foundation continues focus on STEM education

APS Foundation

Fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout Arizona and the Four Corners area will receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants, the APS Foundation announced. Supporting science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) and other education programs has been the Foundation’s principal focus since 2012. “Arizona is blessed to have a number of local organizations… Read More →

New Science Center chair hopes to draw more girls to STEM

Cancer research

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. As the new chairman of the board for Arizona Science Center, Barbara Lockwood hopes to change that statistic, by inspiring young women and girls with her leadership. When asked how she plans to inspire Arizona young women and girls… Read More →

Tempe Chamber announces new board of directors

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has confirmed five new members to its Board of Directors. Beginning their terms on July 1 will be: Tracy Bullock, Bullock Training & Development Tracy Bullock is the President of Bullock Training & Development, Inc., an authorized Sandler Training® center. She delivered strategic business development with Procter & Gamble for… Read More →

NAU brightens sustainable outlook with solar deal

solar panels, renewable energy

Northern Arizona University took its latest step toward long-term sustainable operations Tuesday by announcing that the university will host a large solar panel system on campus. NAU President Rita Cheng signed documents at a ceremony on campus to mark the project’s launch. Student representatives and officials from Arizona Public Service also attended. “There are many people… Read More →

APS invested $10M in Arizona nonprofits in 2015

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APS announced, Monday, its 2015 community investment in Arizona, which totaled more than $10 million. This amount includes grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations from APS and the APS Foundation to nonprofit organizations and educators throughout the state. In addition, APS employees donated more than 123,000 hours in volunteer time to Arizona nonprofits, an economic impact… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2016 board leadership

Molly Ryan Carson
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership named Molly Ryan Carson, Vice President of Ryan Companies US, Inc. as its 2016 Chairperson. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members and committee chairs. “I am honored to be the incoming Valley Partnership Chair and help continue our mission to advocate for responsible development,” Ryan Carson said. “We… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital breaks ground on projects

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital honored emergency first responders during a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate a new Emergency Department (ED) and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center that will dramatically increase the Hospital’s emergency and trauma care capacity, while meeting the needs of the state’s burgeoning pediatric population.  The $40 million ED and Trauma Center, funded through… Read More →

CitySkate returns to CityScape November 28

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

For the sixth year in a row, close to 200,000 holiday revelers will descend upon CityScape Phoenix to take part in the seven weeks of CitySkate, the Valley’s largest real outdoor ice rink, presented by APS. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream with a massive 36-foot holiday tree dramatically placed in the… Read More →