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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...

A Fresh Look at Trends and Statistics in the Automotive Aftermarket

A Fresh Look at Trends and Statistics in the Automotive Aftermarket The aftermarket industry has become a huge part of the automotive economic sector....

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,...

Esperança Donates Care Packages to 500 Seniors and Families

(PHOENIX – May 26, 2020) After receiving a $25,000 emergency COVID-19 grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Phoenix-based nonprofit, Esperança provided care packages that included...

Esperança Raises More Than $68,000 From First Virtual Hope Breakfast

(PHOENIX – May 18, 2020) – When it became apparent that large group gatherings were not advisable for the foreseeable future, the staff and...

Pinnacle Prevention Collaborates with Local Farmers to Expand Access to Food

Seed Funding Provides Local Farmers with Equipment and Essentials to Grow PHOENIX (April 23, 2020) – Many Arizonans have feelings of uncertainty towards access to food...

Opportunities for Youth at Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College adult education locations are now full-service Opportunities for Youth (OFY) Reengagement Centers for 16-24 year-olds who need help going back to...

Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation and Blok Industries Deliver Hazmat Suits...

Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation and Blok Industries Deliver Hazmat Suits to Aid COVID-19-Pummeled Navajo and Hopi Tribes Arizona Nonprofit Partners with Georgia Safety and...

Rio Salado College President Kate Smith Named Aspen Institute Fellow

 The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Rio Salado College Interim President Kate Smith is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen...

Izetta Morris Joins the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Charitable Organization as Executive...

(TUCSON, Ariz. – May 5, 2020) – The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Charitable Organization (PYTCO) has appointed Izetta Morris as its executive director. PYTCO is...

Planet Fitness Donates Domino’s Pizza, Water, and Snacks to 9 Open...

On the first Monday of each month, Planet Fitness hosts Pizza Monday at each of their clubs; as a way to show their appreciation...

Carrie Kelly joins the Arizona Association for Economic Development as Executive...

(PHOENIX – April 28, 2020) - The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) announced today that Carrie Kelly has been hired as executive director....

Yatin Dua Named Executive Director of Westside Head Start Program

Yatin Dua has been named Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Service’s Westside Head Start program, which provides comprehensive, early and continuous year-round childhood education.            Dua...

Local Entrepreneur Launches New Self-Care Brand During a Time When We...

Photos by Chanelle Sinclair of iamchanelle photographyPhoenix resident Gretchen Weidman is (literally) brewing up some self-care concoctions at a time when most of us...

Are You COVID MAD? Don’t get mad – Make A Difference!

Auto repair shops are classified as an “Essential Business” so they will remain OPEN during this COVID-19 crisis. Policies and procedures are in place to...

Mdrive Donates Immune Support Product to Firefighters

Mdrive is excited to announce it recently donated 500 bottles of its Mdrive Elite supplement to the United Phoenix Firefighter Association (UPFC). UPFC was...

Donation Drive-By: Human Services Campus Schedules Item-Collection Event on Saturday

The Human Services Campus has planned a Donation Drive-By from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 to collect much-needed items for...

Area Agency on Aging Responds to 257% Increase in Calls (8126)...

During the last nine days, the Area Agency on Aging’s professional staff has responded to 8,126 calls, 86 percent related to food, that have...

Financial Impact of Coronavirus-Caused Cancelations, Restrictions on Nonprofits at $30 Million

An Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits survey of nonprofit organizations statewide showed that nearly 90% of the 364 respondents have been or expect to be...

New Partnership Lets Ronald McDonald House Charities® Continue Providing Evening Meals...

Families staying at the Valley’s three Ronald McDonald Houses will continue having evening meals prepared for them through a new relationship with NutritionOne supported...
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