nonprofit Archives

Unclear bankruptcy laws may add hurdles for nonprofits


Nonprofit bankruptcy laws have room for improvement, writes Scott K. Brown, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, in “Confirming a Plan of Reorganization for a Nonprofit Debtor” in the 2016 edition of the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. Brown and co-author Evan C. Hollander note that “the term ‘nonprofit’ is not defined in… Read More →

Ryan House and Dutch Bros team up to help kids

Ryan House

It is time to Shake it for Ryan House at all Dutch Bros Phoenix-area locations from Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31. Dutch Bros will donate $1 from every Dutch Frost sold throughout the duration of the week to Ryan House. Ryan House is a local non-profit that offers world-class respite and end of… Read More →

Tucson business leader will match $1M for Arizona Theatre Company


Tucson business leader and Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board member Mike Kasser will guarantee $1 million toward ATC’s $2 million fund-raising goal if an equal amount can be raised through the outreach effort now underway. As a result, the ATC Board of Trustees has extended the fund-raising deadline for this effort from Friday, July 1… Read More →

Greater Phoenix SCORE names new president

Greater Phoenix SCORE

Greater Phoenix SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to mentoring small business owners, selected Jay Gladney as the region’s new president. Gladney took a very non-traditional route to lead the Phoenix-based business organization, spending more than four decades in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Gladney joined Score in April 2013, serving as the vice president for operations before being… Read More →

Arizona Theatre Company needs $2M by Friday


The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) fund-raising campaign launched in early 2016 to raise $2 million by Friday, July 1 to continue operations and produce the 2016-17 season has reached a critical juncture. ATC Board of Trustees Chair Cameron C. Artigue said that if the necessary funds are not secured, the company “will be forced step… Read More →

Sun Health becomes title sponsor for Arizona Marathon


Sun Health is now the title sponsor for the Arizona Marathon, a yearly West Valley running event entering its ninth year. “We’re very excited to welcome Sun Health,” said Debra Undhjem, Arizona Marathon’s founder and race director. “We share the same ideas on health, wellness and giving back to the community, so it’s a great partnership.” The… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to nonprofit board

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National law firm Fennemore Craig’s Phoenix attorney, Kristen Lee, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Help in Healing Home Foundation. “We encourage all of our people to be actively involved in the communities we serve,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Kristen on her recent appointment to the board… Read More →

Sundt donates 150k water bottles to St. Joseph


Sundt Construction Inc., with help from its subcontractors and suppliers, hosted its seventh annual Thirst Aid water drive, delivering a semi-truck-load of nearly 150,000 bottles of water to St. Joseph the Worker, a Human Service Campus agency, on Friday, May 20. As Phoenix’s summer temperatures hit triple digits, employees from Sundt’s corporate headquarters in Tempe,… Read More →

Quarles & Brady’s Susan Brichler Trujillo earns post


Quarles & Brady LLP partner Susan Brichler Trujillo, office chair of the Health Law Practice Group, has been elected president on the board of local nonprofit. Community Legal Services is an Arizona nonprofit that provides legal assistance, advice, and representation to individuals below the federal poverty level. A longtime member of the board of directors, Trujillo most recently served as the organization’s… Read More →

Ryan House raises $337,000 at annual breakfast

Ryan House

Nearly 1,100 guests attended the Ryan House Eighth Annual Community Breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on May 6 featuring Honorary Chair Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez, senior advisor to the President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The event raised $337,000 that will directly support the nonprofit organization which relies 100 percent on community donation and… Read More →

Orangetheory supporting nonprofits through Facebook


Five local Orangetheory Fitness studios have launched an ongoing partnership with a nationwide program called Sweat Angels in an effort to raise funds for various charitable organizations through Facebook “check-ins” made by gym patrons. During the month of May, Sweat Angels will donate two days of prenatal vitamins for impoverished women through Vitamin Angels each time a gym goer checks in to a… Read More →

SRP employees honored for volunteer work


In honor of the hundreds of SRP employees who devote thousands of hours to worthy causes, six employees have been chosen to receive the SRP Presidents’ Volunteer Spirit Award. The award recognizes employees and retirees who are leaders in volunteerism and who serve as examples of the power of caring. “One of the truly remarkable aspects of the… Read More →

3 reasons giving back will grow your business

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There is a quote that says, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” No one disagrees that giving back is important. Whether it is volunteering to speak at an event, sponsoring a conference, or reserving time to mentor, giving back is not only the right thing… Read More →

Arizona Opera appoints new general director


The Arizona Opera Board of Directors has announced the appointment of its new President and General Director, Joseph Specter. Currently the General Director for Austin Opera, Specter successfully led the $3.8 million company through a significant era of growth, overseeing a 30 percent increase in its annual operating budget while maintaining complete fiscal solvency. He… Read More →