BOK Financial is letting you help select winners of this year’s Champions of Change Awards AND decide who gets a share of a $10,000 grant that BOK will divide between the nonprofit organization and nonprofit leader of the year.

“The Champions of Change Awards spotlight those individuals and businesses in our communities who are truly moving the needle for Arizona,” says Amy Lindsey, publisher of AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine and seven other Arizona-based business publications along with this news website. “These are the game-changers — the individuals and businesses that truly impact the way we work, live, play and do business.”

The Champions of Change Awards recognize those dynamic innovators and trailblazers who are changing Arizona’s business landscape through leadership, visionary thinking and philanthropy and have earned the right to be called a Champion of Change. The Champions of Change Awards honor both individuals and organizations.

Here is the the link to vote for nonprofit organization and nonprofit leader of the year: Voting ends March 31, 2024.

Nonprofit organization of the year finalists: Vote here

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

Hushabye Nursery

Junior Achievement of Arizona

New Pathways for Youth

One Step Beyond

Pipeline AZ

United Food Bank

Southwest Wildlife Conversation Center

State of Black Arizona

The Saguaros

Nonprofit leader of the year finalists: Vote here

Teniqua Broughton, State of Black Arizona

Jennifer Caraway, Joy Bus Diner

Jana Ferraro, Phoenix Tool Bank

Kentay Garvin, United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

Karen Johnson, New Pathways for Youth

Mark Moeremans, The Journey Venture Studio

Katrina Morgan, NOAH

Maureen Noe, The Foster Alliance

Kevin Rowe, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back

Aimee Runyon, Assistance League of Phoenix

Az Business magazine will celebrate all finalists and winners at a luncheon on May 16, 2024 at DoubleTree by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale. Winners of the BOK Financial grants will also be awarded during the luncheon. Please email Amy Lindsey at with questions about sponsorships. Email with questions about the event or tickets. For more information, click here.