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Valley of the Sun United Way aims to help students

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One in five Arizonans live below the federal poverty line and record numbers of Valley residents continue to turn to local food banks for assistance. And that means a lot of kids go to school hungry. Starting school days on empty stomachs can make students more easily distracted and fare worse in class than counterparts… Read More →

10 Offices We Wish We Worked In

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What’s your favorite part of work? If your answer is “leaving,” you probably aren’t an employee at one of these 10 Phoenix offices. AZRE magazine asked readers to nominate their favorite office spaces around Arizona, based on amenities, rad decor and overall atmosphere. We also looked for visionary employers who are early adopters of placemaking… Read More →

Desert Schools plans day of service at food banks

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Summer break for many children means time playing at the pool, going to camp and family vacations. However, for many in Arizona the summer is a very difficult time due to food insecurity. Desert Schools Federal Credit Union wants to make a difference. On June 24, more than 150 managers and employees from Arizona’s largest… Read More →

BCBSAZ donates 6,250 meals to the hungry

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Arizonans across the state struggle with hunger. According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), almost one in five adults, and one in four children, struggle with hunger and poverty in rural and metro communities alike. Because food insecurity rates in Arizona are higher than the national average, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona… Read More →

United Way Announces New Board Members

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Valley of the Sun United Way welcomes six new Board Members: Ruben Alvarez, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez, LLC; Bridget Olesiewicz, Principal, The Vanguard Group; Steve Purves, President and CEO, Maricopa Integrated Health System; Todd Sanders, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Rob Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, USAA; and Farzana… Read More →

FEI, Az Business present CFO of the Year awards

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Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter and Az Business magazine presented the 7th Annual CFO of the Year Awards at the Arizona Biltmore. The awards recognize professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. Read all about the finalists below, then check out photos of the event. Finalists were Bradley C. Anderson,… 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 →

Higuera elected to Women's Leadership Council

Lori Higuera

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 →

ACAA honors Hildebrand, Schmaltz, Grijalva, Torres

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Ginny Hildebrand, who is retiring this year as President and CEO of the Arizona Association of Food Banks, and Tim Schmaltz, Executive Director of the Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition, have been named the 2013 Margie Frost Champions Against Poverty by the Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA). This is the first time that two recipients will… Read More →

Wells Fargo grants $1 million to six area nonprofits

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by in Banking | Featured | Nonprofit

Wells Fargo & Company, one of America’s leading community banks and the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, announced the company will make donations totaling $1 million shared across six Arizona nonprofits to help further strengthen and stabilize Arizona communities. The local grant recipients were identified in close collaboration with the City of Phoenix and Mayor… Read More →

Clear Title Celebrates 5 Years in Arizona by Giving Back to the Community

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by in Brokerage | Business News | Events | In The Spotlight

  Clear Title Agency of Arizona celebrated its 5-year anniversary recently by gathering members of its team and assembling backpacks and food to donate to the Valley of the Sun United Way’s WeekEND Hunger Backpack Program. The program provides backpacks stuffed with enough food to sustain underserved local kids through the weekend. After each weekend,… Read More →

Experience Matters’ Inaugural Encore Fellowship Class Graduates

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by in Business News | Nonprofit

Experience Matters, an organization that connects baby boomers with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in Maricopa County, announces the graduation of the inaugural encore fellowship class.  The first class of encore fellows has completed their yearlong fellowship with their host nonprofit organizations. Encore fellowships represent a new life-stage in… Read More →

Call him Dr. Derrick Hall

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by in Business News | Education | Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall has been awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from University of Phoenix. Hall was presented the doctorate on Saturday, November 10 during the graduation ceremony at University of Phoenix in which Hall was the commencement speaker. A photo of the ceremony is attached with Hall alongside University… Read More →

D-Backs CEO earns Goldwater award

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by in Business News | Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall has been named the 2012 recipient of the Goldwater Community Service Award and will be honored at the 29th Noche de Gourmet Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Wrigley Mansion. The Goldwater Community Service Awards, presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix, honors a community leader with… Read More →