philanthropy Archives

GPE Philanthropy Provides Critical Supplies to Valley Nonprofits

Backpacks, GPE, WEB
by in Business News

Twenty-thirteen marked GPE Companies’ 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, the company mounted a yearlong campaign of giving, called 40 for 40. The effort resulted in a cornucopia of critical supplies delivered to multiple Valley charities. “The community has supported us wholeheartedly throughout GPE Companies’ 40 years, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to give back,”… Read More →

Robin Milne – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Robin Milne

Robin Milne – Executive director, Phoenix Suns Charities Milne said her job is “a dream” because she can combine her passion for sports and philanthropy. Milne works with the organization’s board of directors to raise and grant more than $1 million annually to programs in the areas of education, health, human services, the arts, rehabilitation,… Read More →

12/12/12 Deals At Mane Attraction Salon

Mane Attraction Salon logo
by in Events | Style

One time only, on a day that happens only once every 100 years, Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix is offering the following three specials: Book your next hair appointment for Wednesday, December 12 at Mane Attraction, and receive $12 off — whether it be a haircut, color or style. For those who haven’t booked an… Read More →

Plaza Companies’ Harper honored for philanthropy


Sharon Harper, president and CEO of The Plaza Companies, will join other Arizona leaders in being honored for their excellence in philanthropy at the 28th Annual Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Arizona Chapter Philanthropy Leadership Awards Dinner. The signature event will be held Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Harper… Read More →

Banner Alzheimers Foundation Launches $40 Million Campaign

banner alzheimers foundation - brain research

Banner Alzheimers Foundation (BAF), the philanthropic resource for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), announces a $40 million campaign to advance some of the most challenging yet promising research to stop Alzheimer’s disease. The BAI Breakthrough will support cutting-edge studies aimed at treating and preventing the disease, state-of-the-art brain imaging and an unparalleled model of patient and… Read More →

Wells Fargo Receives United Way’s Summit Award

wells fargo given summit award

Wells Fargo & Company has received a 2012 Summit Award from United Way in recognition of its outstanding record of volunteer engagement. United Way presented the award to Wells Fargo at the organization’s Community Leadership Conference in Nashville on May 3. Wells Fargo was one of six companies, and one of two banks, receiving Summit… Read More →

Matt Owens Earns Phoenix ‘Ad Person Of The Year’ Award 30 Years After Father

Matt Owens Ad person of the year

Matt Owens, partner at Owens Harkey Advertising, was awarded the highly sought-after J. Terry Groener “Ad Person of the Year” award by the American Advertising Federation’s Phoenix Chapter. Owens Harkey Advertising is a full-service advertising agency in Phoenix. Owens was recognized with the 47th annual award for his many years of providing advertising industry excellence… Read More →

Arizona State University Honors Tech Pioneer As Executive Of The Year

Arizona State University Tech Pioneer Honored
by in Economy | Tech

On April 19, Dr. Irwin Jacobs, founding chairman and CEO emeritus of Qualcomm Incorporated, will be honored by Arizona State University for his incredible accomplishments that vaulted us all forward in the technology we use to communicate. Qualcomm is a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services. The company’s portfolio includes thousands… Read More →

The Entrepreneurs Of Today Can Reach High Levels Of Success — And Impact The World

Entrepreneurs Can Reach High Levels Of Success - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

In today’s fluctuating economy, the notions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and entrepreneurial decision-making are receiving increased attention by citizens, academics, managers and politicians on a global basis. The current global financial crisis has put added pressure on creating new ideas and bringing these to the market, resulting in financial fruition, economic development and employment. Being… Read More →

Yoga Studio Is “Blissful” About Expanding And Being Eco-Friendly

Four women hanging upside down in yoga harnesses
by in Featured | Green | Healthcare

Expanding in a recession and going green – impossible? Not for Blissful Yoga in Glendale. The yoga studio is establishing three new studios in the next year while utilizing renewable materials and sustainable designs throughout the company. “In this economy, who knew, right?” says Carrie Clark, the operations manager and a yoga instructor at Blissful… Read More →

Adding Leverage To Going Green At Arizona Businesses

Minnesota flag
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

Minnesota is kicking our butt. No, I’m not talking ice hockey or the fact that they have 10,000 lakes — yes, it’s not just their state motto. Rather, I’m talking about their killer support for their environment — hey, they have 10,000 lakes to keep pristine remember? But seriously, Minnesota is leaving us in the… Read More →

Valley Forward: Colin Tetreault

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Colin Tetreault Master of Arts Student Arizona State University, School of Sustainability As a student at the Arizona State University School of Sustainability, Colin Tetreault is exploring ways for the business community to play a greater role in enhancing the global environment. It’s a natural blend of interests for Tetreault, who is pursuing a… Read More →

Nonprofits And Corporations Continue To Work Together As The Economy Falters

Celebrity Fight Night
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

Ravaged by the effects of a devastating disease, boxing legend Muhammad Ali can still draw a crowd. Fans who remember the former heavyweight boxing champ in his prime as the handsome, graceful pugilist with the mile-a-minute mouth, still flock to catch a glimpse of this now frail man. That’s helped turn the annual Celebrity Fight… Read More →