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HMA Promotes Brockway to senior account executive

HMA Public Relations, recognized regionally as a leader in public relations and marketing communications, has announced the promotion of Rachel Brockway to senior account executive.

Brockway previously worked as an account executive and has been with HMA Public Relations since 2012. As a senior account executive, her responsibilities include client management, strategic media relations, digital communications, new business development, online content management, promotional marketing and creative writing.

“Rachel is a huge asset to our team,” said Abbie S. Fink, vice president/general manager at HMA Public Relations. “Her varied experience across many marketing communications disciplines will continue to be invaluable to our team and to our clients.”

Brockway is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is currently working with the PRSA Phoenix Chapter’s PR Serving America Project with the O’Conner House. She is among the list of Top 100 marketing professors from around the world and she is also an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.

Brockway holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Northeastern State University and a Masters of Business Administration in global management and leadership from Arizona State University. She has a true passion for giving back and is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class 23. She currently serves as a board member with the Anne Rita Monahan Foundation for Ovarian Cancer; is a member of the Scottsdale Unified School District Capital Override Oversight Committee; and volunteers with the marketing committee of Girls on the Run of Maricopa County. An Arizona native and a Phoenix resident, Brockway enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing tennis, reading and social media.

charitable trust

Arizona Gives Day Raises Amost $1.4 million

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, along with presenting sponsor FirstBank, announced that the 2014 Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online initiative encouraging Arizona residents to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits, raised $1,392,292 (up from $1,019,650 last year) for the nearly 1,000 registered organizations statewide, a 36% increase. In total, 13,856 unique donors took the time to make 18,080 total donations in support of this statewide initiative.

“Our state rallied again this year and demonstrated what tremendous power individual donors can have for our state’s nonprofit community,” said Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. “Whether they had a favorite cause or not, Arizonans rose up and explored the many missions of our participating nonprofits and helped show our state’s generosity to the world.”

Thanks to a financial commitment FirstBank and other incentive-prize sponsors, Arizona Gives Day encouraged competitions throughout the course of the day that allowed nonprofits, who reached certain milestones – to receive additional funding. Those winning these incentive contests will be gifted prizes from $1,000 to $18,000 in additional funds, which will be verified within the next 60 days.

Arizona Gives Day received additional financial and in-kind support from a variety of organizations throughout the state including:

Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Republic/AZCentral/12News
AZ Family
BHHS Legacy Foundation
Clear Channel Media Entertainment
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Cox Communications
Eight – KAET PBS
FirstBank
Flinn Foundation
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation
HAPI
Hickey Family Foundation
HMA Public Relations
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
The Thunderbirds
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

According to Marissa Theisen, president and CEO of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, “Gives Day initiatives across the country continue to see success and provide much-needed financial support to countless nonprofit organizations. Arizonans have much to be proud of in our second year.”

Pink Light District

Arizona Institute For Breast Health Announces Return of Pink Light District Fundraiser

As part of the annual Pink Light District to benefit the Arizona Institute for Breast Health (AIBH), members of the Arizona community and beyond are invited to sponsor a pink light in honor or in memory of a loved one touched by cancer. The Scottsdale-headquartered, nonprofit organization stands behind its mission to provide women diagnosed with breast cancer in Arizona a second opinion on treatment options completely free of charge.

Pink Light DistrictPink Honor Lights may be given to anyone touched by breast cancer in any way. They can shine in honor of a brave survivor, in memory of a loved one or to recognize that special person in your doctor’s office. There is no limit to the number of lights one can buy to recognize and honor those in their lives. Sponsorships of multiple lights and other donation opportunities are also available.

“The lights, available for sponsorship now through October 31, will glow over the Marshall Way Bridge in downtown Scottsdale starting October 4 and throughout the rest of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” says Christine Fenwick, executive director of AIBH and 17-year breast cancer survivor.

In addition to the light, each honoree who is gifted a light will receive a Pink Light Tribute Card, and his or her name will be placed in the 2012 Pink Light Honor Album on the AIBH website. “This year, we are extremely honored to have Dr. William Leighton as our 2012 Pink Light District Premier Sponsor,” Fenwick says.

In addition to Dr. Leighton, other valuable corporate sponsors include Yeager North, Iron Medical Systems, Olive & Ivy, Anasazi Internal Medicine, HMA Public Relations, Sapporo Scottsdale, Leighton & Abdo Attorneys at Law, Fiesta Furnishings and Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, which is led by AIBH co-founder, Dr. Coral Quiet, who also serves as the organization’s volunteer medical director.

Fenwick adds that other interested potential partners are welcome to visit AIBH’s website  and contact her team to arrange a fundraising event.

“Since our inception in 1998, we’ve sought to provide education, resources and support to newly diagnosed patients with the help of our volunteer team of physicians and medical professionals whose specialties include breast radiology, breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery and breast pathology,” says Dr. Quiet, whose team was recently named a 2012 Healthcare Leadership Award honoree and a 2012 Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero finalist for the critical service they provide to the community.

For more information about Pink Light District, or to sponsor a pink light for $25, please visit pinklightdistrict.org.