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Heading Back-to-School Can be Bad for Children’s Mental Health

Back-to-school is a time of stress and anxiety for kids of all ages. This often leads to an increase in adolescent and teen suicides....

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation opens grant application window,...

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement announced today that it has opened its discretionary grant application window...

Optima Medical Welcomes Physician to Peoria Office

Optima Medical, Arizona’s leading primary care provider, announces Dr. Gerald B. Harris and Theresa Eblin, FNP, have joined their team to deliver personalized healthcare...

Bashas’ launches a 90-day celebration for its 90th anniversary

Bashas’ will begin a 90-day celebration this month to commemorate its 90th anniversary. From grocery card giveaways and an attempt to break a GUINNESS...

Two New Early Childhood Enrollment and Resource Centers Celebrate Grand Opening...

The doors are about to open on two critical new community centers created to help an underserved area of the community improve access to...

Creighton Academy Enrollment and Resource Center Celebrates Grand Opening and Open...

The doors are about to open on a critical new community resource created to help an underserved area of the community improve access to...

FirstBank Aims to Plant 50,000 Trees for Second Consecutive Year

For every Bloom Package opened between Jun. 1 and Aug. 31, FirstBank will plant five trees with reforestation nonprofit, One Tree Planted Phoenix, AZ., ...

FirstBank Maintains Robust Growth at the Start of 2022

FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” announced its 2022 first quarter summary of the...

The Partnership of Economic Innovations Adds Grace O’Sullivan of ASU to...

O’Sullivan to offer expertise in formulating strategic public-private partnershipsThe Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), a passionate collective of business and community leaders dedicated to...

Bashas’ Announces EBT SNAP Online Acceptance for Same-Day Grocery Delivery and...

Shoppers looking for accessibility and convenience have a new option for their grocery purchases. Bashas’ more than 100 grocery stores across Arizona are now...

Bashas’ Invites Arizonans to Get Nostalgic to Celebrate its 90th Anniversary

As it prepares to officially celebrate 90 years of serving Arizona later this year, Bashas’ is inviting Arizonans across the state to look back...

Education Forward Arizona and Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Partnership Expands to Support 200...

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently announced an investment of $6 million to increase access to higher education for Native American students as part of an...

Bashas’ Brings the Carnival to Town for This Year’s Donut Flavor...

Vivid fluorescent lights, childlike squeals of delight, and an unmistakable aroma of sunshine, machine oil, and sweet, sticky indulgences. These are sights, sounds, and...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Holds Free Medicare Information Sessions

Healthcare needs can radically change as people age, which makes having a keen understanding of Medicare options vital. With more options than ever before,...

State’s Oldest Deli Wants to Make Someone’s Super Hero Dreams Come...

In celebration of its 73rd anniversary, Miracle Mile Deli is donating a portion of its proceeds on Tuesday, May 10th to the Colten Cowell Foundation, to...

Early Giving for Arizona Gives Day is Now Open

Even though Arizona Gives Day officially begins April 5, early donations can start now at AzGives.organd count towards a nonprofit’s fundraising total for the event.  More than...

18th Annual Native American Indian Disability Summit is April 1

The 18th annual Native American Indian Disability Summit, under the theme “Gathering Native Voices to Build Strength Through Unity,” is Friday, April 1 from 8...

Partnership for Economic Innovation Collaborates with City of Phoenix to Distribute...

The Connective, a PEI initiative, will partner with the City of Phoenix on the Family Assistance Resource and Workforce Wraparound Tuition/Apprentice programsThe Partnership for...

Cancer Support Community Arizona CEO Receives Fellowship Award

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust selected Cancer Support Community Arizona CEO Debbie DiCarlo as a recipient of one of its nine Piper Fellowship award...

Raley’s Completes Purchase of the Bashas’ Company

Raley’s has announced the completion of the Bashas’ acquisition.  As previously shared, Raley’s had entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all the assets...

12 Different Ways to Help Local Families Facing Cancer This Holiday...

While there are many different local nonprofits to choose from and give back to this holiday season, a local nonprofit with a small but...

Victor Avila Named Development Director at Aunt Rita’s Foundation

            Victor Avila, who had been with Phoenix Pride since 2016, most recently as Development Manager, has been named...

“Getting Hired for the Greater Good” Hiring Event is Nov. 20

            A wide range of jobs – from administrative roles to positions for specialized services, both full and part-time...

Registration for Arizona Gives Day 2022 Opens Nov. 1

Coming off a record-breaking outcome in 2021 when Arizona Gives Day raised $7.1 million for nonprofits across the state, registration and re-enrollment opens Nov....

Back to School Clothing Drive Launches Online Retail Store

BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING DRIVE LAUNCHES MOMENTUM SCHOOL UNIFORMSONLINE STORE FOR RETAIL SALESProceeds Benefit the “New Clothes=New Beginnings” Distribution Event            PHOENIX, Ariz. (Sept. 16, 2021): The...

Jill Foley, CPA, Elected to Arizona Family Health Partnership Board of...

Jill P. Foley, CPA, managing partner at Four Leaf Financial and Accounting, PLLC, has been elected to the Arizona Family Health Partnership board of...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Announces New General Manager

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently appointed Joe Greenberg as the new General Manager of its Commercial Business Segment.In his role, Greenberg will...

Aunt Rita’s Foundation Has 3 Big Upcoming Events

           Aunt Rita’s Foundation, whose mission is to end HIV in all Arizona communities among every demographic at a time...

Homeless Advocate Ash Uss Launches “From the Ground Up” To Help...

Homeless advocate Ash Uss, who experienced first-hand the challenges of not having housing and later became a tremendous resource about homelessness through her years...

Corina Yeh-Hilliard Named Events and Marketing Manager at Alliance of Arizona...

Corina Yeh-Hilliard has been named Events and Marketing Manager at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.            Yeh-Hilliard, who will be based in Tucson, will oversee in-person...

5 Catholic Charities Executives Named to 2021 Sun Devil 100 Class

Five executives from Catholic Charities Community Services have been named to the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021. ASU Alumni from Catholic Charities in this...

Human Services Campus Launches $25 Million Mike McQuaid Legacy Fund Initiative

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 8, 2021): Mike McQuaid always believed that “homelessness is a solvable problem.”            Beginning with his days serving meals at the Andre House...

Jimmy Thomason Named Executive Director at Aunt Rita’s Foundation

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 20, 2021): Jimmy Thomason, who spent 12 years with Bank of America, most recently as Vice President of Global Human Resources,...
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Jewish Family and Children’s Service Hosts Annual Backpack Drive

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), an organization known for strengthening the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare, and social services to all ages,...
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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives Lovitt and Touché Inversion Award

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that the organization received a 2020 Lovitt & Touché (L&T)...
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Tempe Prep Singers Make Competitive All Region Choir

By Annie Goodykoontz Covid-19 didn’t prevent the All-Regional Choir Festival from happening this year, but it certainly made it different.It was held completely online. It...
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Tempe Prep Students Continue Volunteer Service

Tempe Prep Students Embrace Community Service  By Maya Kostov Whether sending letters to veterans, sorting medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E., cleaning or gardening on the...
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Tempe Prep Senior Named Academic All American for Speech and Debate

By Theresa O’Connor Imagine stepping up onto the Congressional Debate platform. You are about to give your speech and your heart is pounding to the...
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Daniel Erwin Named Camp Director for Camp Colley

(PHOENIX – Feb. 10, 2021) Daniel Erwin has been named camp director for Camp Colley, a wilderness experience and environmental education program for underprivileged...
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Tempe Prep Senior Receives U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal

By Amanda MaurerPicture this: You earn a shiny gold medal that represents the highest award offered by the United States Congress for young Americans....
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JRS Wealth Management and Hallmark Financial Enhance Partnership with Wilde Wealth...

Eighteen months ago, Tucson’s own JRS Wealth Management and Hallmark Financial announced their partnership with Wilde Wealth Management, an award-winning and  independent financial advisory...
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Camp Colley Now Enrolling for Summer 2021

(PHOENIX – Feb. 1, 2021) – Camp Colley is now open for summer 2021 enrollment. Parents with children between the ages of 8-14 as...
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Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino HERO Committee Packs 13,824 Meals for Feed My...

 The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino HERO committee—an employee-based volunteer program that enables employees and their families to make noteworthy and visible contributions to the community—arranged...
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Tempe Prep Alum Makes Impact at Princeton

By Clara MoffittSome people go to Hawaii for the beaches. Others go for the hiking trails. Some people go to Hawaii to solve human...
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ACCEL Recipient of an Anonymous Donation of $50,000 in New Physical...

ACCEL, a nonprofit that serves children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities and behavioral disorders, recently received a...
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Arizona REALTORS® Supports the National Association of REALTORS® Action to Curb...

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors has voted to approve a series of recommendations from NAR’S Professional Standards Committee that extends...
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Local Entrepreneur Recognized as Arizona Diversity Leader of the Year

Eric M. Bailey, a local communication expert, is the 2020 recipient of the Diversity Leader of the Year award given by the Diversity Leadership...
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Veteran Receives Bath Remodel

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 5.5 million U.S. veterans are living with a disability; many facing everyday challenges such as taking...
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Phoenix Holocaust Association Once Again Provides Gift Cards for Caregivers; Success...

In June, the Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) raised funds in order to provide gift cards to show its thanks and support to our community’s...
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Fulton Homes Captures Trifecta of EPA Accolades

TEMPE, Ariz. – Fulton Homes, Arizona's largest family-owned and -operated homebuilder, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the recipient...
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Rack Law Group, PLLC Donates $30,000 to ACCEL; Funds Will Be...

(PHOENIX – Oct. 23, 2020) – The Rack Law Group, a Scottsdale-based personal injury firm, has chosen ACCEL, a nonprofit that serves children and...
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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives Grant from The Substance Abuse...

SAMHSA Grant Will Support a Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Center with an Integrated Systems Approach for Mohave County Residents (PHOENIX – Sept. 30, 2020) – Southwest...
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Fulton Homes Named EPA Indoor airPLUS Leader for 6th Straight Year

Tempe-based homebuilder continues to lead the industry in home indoor air qualityTEMPE, Ariz. – For the sixth consecutive year, Fulton Homes has been recognized...
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Ben Zamora Joins Wilde Wealth Management Group as an Investment Advisor

(Scottsdale, Ariz. – September 23, 2020) – Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning independent financial advisory firm with offices in Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Payson,...
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Arizona Employment Lawyer Offers Mindful, Serene Approach to Legal Disputes

Being involved in a legal dispute is often stressful and overwhelming. That’s why the law offices of Joshua C. Black in central Phoenix have...
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Matching Couple Tattoos Ideas With Meanings 2020

What better way to signify your love for your partner than to get a matching couple tattoo? There is something endlessly romantic about permanently...
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WashClub Phoenix to Celebrate Teachers with Giveaway

On-demand, mobile laundry service wants to help a hard-working Arizona teacher this September with one less thing to worry about PHOENIX – Adapting to a...
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Chris Smith Investments Transitions to Wilde Wealth Management Group; Michael W....

(Payson, Ariz. – September 8, 2020) – Chris Smith Investments, located at 112 West Main Street in Payson, has formally merged with Wilde Wealth...
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Tempe Prep Breaks Ground on New Fine Arts and Sciences Building

This week marked a significant milestone in the history of Tempe Preparatory Academy as it held a groundbreaking ceremony initiating construction of a 20,000...

Local Foundation Continues to Fund Nonprofits During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       CONTACT:                                                                                                                        Beth McRae                                                                                                                        The McRae [email protected] Local Foundation Continues to Fund Nonprofits During COVID-19 David R. Sellers Foundation Launches Website, Announces...

Rio Salado Welcomes New Vice President of Administrative Services Michelle Gates

Rio Salado College is pleased to announce that Michelle Gates is the new vice president of administrative services.Gates brings to Rio Salado a deep...

UCP of Central Arizona’s Annual Gala Goes Digital

UCP Strong takes signature event online to support UCP family from the safety, comfort of home PHOENIX – United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona’s first...

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Names Bob Sanowski Vice President of...

(PHOENIX – Aug. 10, 2020) Bob Sanowski has been named vice president of information technology at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative...

Michelle Capriotti Named Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the...

Michelle Capriotti, a special education teacher at Camille Casteel High School, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year.            The...

Human Services Campus Neighborhood Clean Up at 1 Year: 90 Sessions,...

A pilot program of twice-weekly clean ups in the neighborhood surrounding the Human Services Campus (HSC) in response to concerns by community members produced...

ProKure Donating 60 Gallons of Disinfectant a Month to Human Services...

A Valley-based manufacturing company is donating up to 60 gallons a month of its liquid disinfectant, ProKure V, for the Human Services Campus (HSC)...

Esperança Shipment Day: Staff Pack/Load Medical Supplies for Distribution in Nicaragua

Twice a year, Esperança sends shipment containers filled with donated medical supplies and equipment to its trusted partner in Nicaragua, where they will be...

Amalyn Consulting and Canyon Lands Insurance Honor Nurses at Heritage Village...

Over the past few months, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services banned nonessential visitors, including family and friends, from visiting assisted-living and nursing-care communities. The...

3 Step Guide to Flourish in the Post COVID-19 World

In the midst of increasing uncertainty, global business leaders are making decisions to help their stakeholders cope with the immediate impact of the pandemic...

Arizona Native Chanel Bragg Named Associate Artistic Director at Arizona Theatre...

            Arizona native Chanel Bragg, an artist and passionate advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion, has been named Associate...

Meet Debbie Nez-Manuel: Leader and Legislative Candidate

I recently met Debbie Nez-Manuel, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with roots in Klagetoh. Her early years in the small community among...

Thunderbirds Charities Awards $300,000 Grant to Human Services Campus

           Thunderbirds Charities has awarded the Human Services Campus (HSC, Inc.) a $300,000 grant for critical client services to help...

Community Heroes Rise Above Coronavirus

 By day, Linda Muller works in auditing for CVS Health. By night, the Hospice of the Valley volunteer is a mask-making wizard.At last count,...

Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Tempe Community Council (TCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year, volunteer, impact and young humanitarian awards. Considered Tempe’s...

Arizona Association for Economic Development Elects Seven to Board of Directors

(PHOENIX – June 12 2020) - The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has elected nine members to its board of directors.  The new...

Silver Linings Project Searches for Resilient Small Business Owners Across Arizona...

COVID-19 has affected just about everything, but small businesses have been among the hardest hit. At the same time, small business owners have risen...

Video: Unstoppable Adonis, the Story of a Real-life Superhero

Meet the Inspiration Behind Unstoppable Adonis, Marvel's first Braille Comic Book. Valley celebrity Adonis Watt became a media sensation by wowing football fans in 2019...

Public Relations Global Network Elects Robert Bauer as President

(PHOENIX, June 10, 2020) - The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) has announced its slate of new officers for one of the world’s five...

Arizona Association for Economic Development Announces New Officers

(PHOENIX – June 4, 2020) The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced its new officers for 2020-2021.  Mignonne Hollis, AZED Pro, executive...

FEARLESS KITTY RESCUE NAMES BRENDA REMPE OPERATIONS MANAGER

 Fountain Hills, Arizona, June 1, 2020 – Brenda Rempe, former Foster Coordinator for Fearless Kitty Rescue, has assumed the role of Operations Manager. Kim Kamins,...