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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...
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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...

Janet Napolitano to Receive Experience Matters’ Change Maker Award, Keynote Luncheon...

Former Arizona Governor, Secretary of Homeland Security and University of California President Janet Napolitano will receive the Change Maker Award at the 4thannual Experience...

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...
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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...

Washington Federal Foundation announces $41,000 in recent local grants including $25,000...

The Washington Federal Foundation, the community grant program for Washington Federal Bank, has donated $41,000 in recent local grants to nonprofits throughout the state,...

Chrissy Sayare of TBC Inducted into Coveted Vogue100 Group

Chrissy Sayare of TBC Inducted into Coveted Vogue100 Group Exclusive arm of Vogue Magazine notoriously hard to get into Chrissy Sayare, co-founder and CEO of...
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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...

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...

Tucson Tattoo Parlor Works to Support Kids with Autism

It's awesome to see local businesses in southern Arizona doing their part to make the world a better place. One such example is Spark Project...

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...

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...

Learn Benefits of Clinical Trials at Free Local Event

 Valley residents can learn how to get involved with clinical medical trials on Dec. 5, 2019, at the inaugural Phoenix AWARE for All event....
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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...

The Maricopa County Home Show Delivers Donations to Local Schools

The Maricopa County Home Shows have a long history of giving back to the community, and each year the July Home Show continues to...

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...
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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,...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

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...

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...

Cory McCloskey in The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game, based on the 1953 novel "7½ Cents by" Richard Bissell, is one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, winning the Tony Award for Best...
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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,...

Credit Union Donates More Than 160,000 Water Bottles

During its annual Water Drive, TruWest® Credit Union collected more than 160,000 bottles of water in the month of May, a record-breaking amount for...

EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN CREEK TEEN NAMED ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’ BY BOYS...

Selected among nine outstanding youth, Camille Hartman from Queen Creek has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of...
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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...

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...

Tempe Prep’s Summer of Leadership Service (SOLS) Inspires Community Involvement

By Grace Newman Here’s how to stand out and shine in your community: be a part of Tempe Prep’s hot new student-run community service program,...

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...
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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...

Great Hearts AD Receives Prestigious Honor

Great Hearts Academies is excited to announce that Duane Ediger, athletic director (AD) at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy (SPA), was voted AD of the Year...

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...
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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...

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...

The Velvet Handcuffs Book – Hot off the Press!

The Velvet Handcuffs Breaking Free of Corporate America.  Authored by Bob Wallace, MBA  Overview This newly published book delivers meaningful and useful tools to break out of...

How One Event Can Change an Entire Community

The Superstition Mountain Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley celebrated its much-anticipated 21st annual YesterYear celebration on April 6th, 2019....

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...
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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...

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...

Wilde Wealth Management Supports Over 1,200 Local Children Through Holiday Fundraising...

(PHOENIX – December 18, 2019) – Wilde Wealth Management Group helped make the season a little more merry and bright for more than 1,200...

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...
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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....

Certification Signfies Mesa Home as Autism Center

A home in Mesa has received special certification as a "Certified Autism Center," meaning employees are highly trained to welcome and embrace children and...

“Saluting Stories of Service” Celebration

Beginning at 6:00 pm with a sunset cocktail reception on the stunning Sierra Loggia Patio, the Saluting Stories of Service Celebration Dinner will whisk...

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...

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...

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....
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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...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Goes Dark for Earth Hour-Property Kicks off Earth...

What:                         In an effort to bring awareness to climate change, Harrah’s Ak-                                      Chin Casino will join thousands of other businesses,                                                            organizations...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Receives Heritage Preservation Grant

(TUCSON, Ariz. Dec 23, 2019) -- In June 2019, the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Historic Preservation Office was recognized by the U.S. National Park Service,...

International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. Raises $11,000 in Annual Backpack Drive

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) held its annual Fill-A-Backpack Drive during the month of July to raise funds and donate school supplies to...

Opinion: Plasma Donation Is It Worth The Compensation?

For those of you that are familiar with donations to the good cause of Plasma Protein Therapy, then you know that plasma donation centers...
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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...

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...

Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast

Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast Kicks-Off Organization’s 10th Anniversary Year-Long Campaign on Friday, August 28 at JW Marriott Camelback ResortFunds raised will provide respite and end...

New Arizona Company Expands Opportunities for New Generation of Well-Rounded...

Scott Novis, Founder, and CEO of Bravous Youth Esports, is an engineer by trade but a sports lover by heart, which lead him to...

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...

Noche para los Niños – A Night for the Children

Noche para los Niños – A Night for the ChildrenWhat:  The second annual Noche para los NinÞos is a spectacular one-night benefit event for...

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...

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Celebrate 42nd Annual...

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) celebrated the 42nd Annual Giving Great Futures Gala at The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse...

Sun Devil leaders to receive honors at 2019 Homecoming

The ASU Alumni Association will honor Sun Devil leadership during the upcoming Nov. 23 Homecoming game, which will pit ASU against the University of...

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...

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...

Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation Presents: Goldwater Gallery Open House

What:  Goldwater Gallery Opening Celebration, featuring never-before-seen photographs by Barry M. Goldwater.  This special three-day Open House is accessible to the public through registered...

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...

Southwest Human Development Announces “Walk with Me” Event, Feb. 23

 Sat., Feb. 23, families are invited to join the one-mile Walk with Me Family Fun Walk featuring activities, food and drinks, games crafts 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,...

Tempe student builds planters for adaptive recreation students

A Tempe student is raising the bar for innovation while also giving back to youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). ...

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...
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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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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...

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,...
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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...

THE 8TH ANNUAL BALLOON CLASSIC IS BACK

 The 8th annual Arizona Balloon Classic (ABC8), benefiting Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW), returns to the Goodyear Ballpark, located at 1933 S....

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...
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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...

Dr. Raymond Sachs to Serve on Esperança Board of Directors

Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has elected Dr. Raymond Sachs to serve...

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...

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...

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...

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...