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AzNMA Announces 2021 Board of Directors

The Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA) is excited to announce the election of its new board members for 2021. These leaders will continue the association’s mission to promote naturopathic medicine and...
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Local Interior Designers Connect with Homeowners to Upgrade Personal Spaces

Updating and redesigning your home can bring incredible results but getting to the end of the project or remodel can be challenging. Working with...
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Tempe Prep Adds Strength and Conditioning Program for Athletes

By Spencer BodowTempe Preparatory Academy’s new Athletic Director, Mr. Doug Seagrave, is one of the most unique athletic directors Tempe Prep has had. In...
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Tempe Prep Music Teacher’s 30-Year Career with Phoenix Symphony

By Hannah FrazierMany Tempe Preparatory Academy students know that their music teacher and Sinfonia director, Mrs. Wilkison, was in the Phoenix Symphony, but not...
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Tempe Prep Senior Athletes Pursuing College Sports

By Hannah Chadwick“Don't just dream, reach. If all you do is dream, you will achieve nothing. If you want to succeed, give yourself a...
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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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Phoenix Nonprofit Serves LGBTQ Youth Across Arizona

  One n Ten, a Phoenix nonprofit serving LGBTQ youth ages 11 to 24, knows the challenges and struggles that LGBTQ youth face...
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The KNOW Women Launches Non-Profit to Empower and Educate Female Leaders...

Leading women’s networking group The KNOW Women has announced its newest initiative called KNOW Cares, a non-profit focused on empowering, educating and raising funds...
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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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Phoenix Non-Profits Continue Work during COVID-19

Local nonprofits have changed their daily operations to better serve Phoenix’s homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they need the community’s help to...
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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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Young Boy Living Life to the Fullest Through UCP

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona Connects with Young Family to Make Full Use of Resources in Their Journey with the Disability   PHOENIX –...
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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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Restoring Christopher Creek

The Arizona Council of Trout Unlimited received a grant of $2,500 through the Trout Unlimited national Embrace A Stream grant program #embraceastream. Volunteers from...
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Torrie Taj announced as 2020 Athena Award finalist

The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its prestigious ATHENA Awards, continuing its strong tradition of recognizing outstanding Valley...
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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...

Get Fresh Fall Produce, Help a Good Cause.

(Sept. 28, 2020) Project Roots AZ, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization started by WNBA Champion Bridget Pettis is expanding its outreach by selling produce at four...
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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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Newly Launched Digital Platform for Optometrists Allows Patients to Safely Interact...

In an effort to make eyecare safer and easier for both optometrists and their patients, a digital platform called Opti-Xpres has launched nationwide to...
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Jaclyn Pederson Appointed New Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Matters

The Board of Directors of Feeding Matters, a national advocacy organization for Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaclyn...
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Connie Health Launches Medicare Services Throughout Arizona

(PHOENIX – September 10, 2020) – Connie Health, a personal Medicare advisory service combining Medicare expertise and local advisors with data-driven insights, to help individuals...
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Trainer Loses 130 Pounds, Pivots to Online Coaching to Help Obese...

 (Scottsdale, Ariz. – Sept 11, 2020) Matt Hoodie has lost 130 pounds and kept it off for more than a decade. Since that time,...
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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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Rio Salado College Welcomes Michelle Gates as New Vice President

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...
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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...

Fulton Homes Pays Homeowner’s Electricity Bill

The “Be An Energy Star” program features energy saving tips, monthly opportunity to win $500 toward electricity billsTEMPE, Ariz. – Fulton Homes has been...

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...

Help Save Crossroads Preschool!

Help Save Crossroads! 💜We are humbly reaching out to our community for support during these unprecedented times. Due to COVID-19, our school was forced...

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...

For Individuals with Disabilities, Prolonged Isolation Can Lead to Mental Health...

Individuals with functional needs because of disability are coping with the loss of social and therapy systems due to the pandemicPHOENIX – Anna Del...

Esperança Announces Tami Bohannon as the new Chief Development Officer

Tamara “Tami” Bohannon has been announced as the new Chief Development Officer for Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and...

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...

America’s Top CFOs Help Secure $251M in PPP Loans

B2B CFO provided PPP application assistance to more than 500 businesses and the families that depend on them MESA, Ariz. (July 23, 2020) – In...

Thunderbirds Charities Meets Critical Needs for Child Crisis Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (June 22, 2020) – Child Crisis Arizona is pleased to announce the receipt of a $150,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. This award,...

University of Arizona Tech Parks Business Development Leader Appointed to Arizona...

TUCSON, Ariz. – Kevin Gullette, CEcD, director of business development for Tech Parks Arizona, has been appointed vice-chair of the Professional Development Committee for the...

PHOENIX HOLOCAUST ASSOCIATION HONORS CAREGIVERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC Local nonprofit raised...

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -  (July 20, 2020) The Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) presented $60 Albertsons/Safeway gift cards to nearly 300 caregivers employed at four senior...

Anna Ortiz Elected to Board of Directors for the International Association...

Anna Ortiz, international program director with Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has...

Terrence Daniels Joins Jewish Family & Children’s Service as its Chief...

(PHOENIX – July 13, 2020) – Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) today announced Terrence Daniels is joining the nonprofit organization as its new...

Bridget Pettis Steps Away From WNBA to Focus on Phoenix NonProfit

Bridget Pettis is stepping away from the WNBA, with her most recent role as assistant coach of the Chicago Sky amidst increasing health concerns for...

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....

Local Interior Designer Has One Less Thing to Worry About with...

PHOENIX –  Marco Morales, an interior designer from Phoenix, spends his days working for a small commercial design firm. Like many working professionals, he...

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...

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...

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...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Virtual Fundraiser

Due to COVID-19 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Tee Up for Kids Topgolf...

SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL & HEALTH SERVICES RECEIVES CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY...

 (PHOENIX – June 15, 2020) Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in Behavioral Health, today announced that its Criminal Justice Engagement...

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...

Local Retiree Fulfills Lifelong Dream with Debut Novel “The Chosen’s Calling”

Not everyone has the chance to cross major dreams off of their bucket list, but when Gaila Kline-Hobson published her debut novel “The Chosen’s...

Power 98.3, to Host a Radiothon Fundraiser Benefitting Boys & Girls...

PHOENIX, AZ – Power 98.3, 96.1 and The Dana Cortez Show presents Power of A Dollar benefitting The Boys & Girls Clubs of The...

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...

Planet Fitness Treats Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to...

 Planet Fitness has a tradition dating back to 1999 called Pizza Monday. Every month, the fitness company treats members to free pizza on the...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Provide Virtual Mentoring

Social distancing can be difficult for many reasons including feelings of isolation, a lack of routine and not being able to visit with friends....

Tempe Prep Alum Begins General Surgery Residency in New York

By Maya KostovThrough the midst of these tough and trying times, we need to give our sincerest thanks to all of the medical professionals...

Walgreens Takes Iconic Red Nose Digital, Championing Fight Against Child Poverty...

Red Nose Day is back for the sixth year at Walgreens, with 240 locations across Arizona. While the mission to raise money to end...

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...

Tempe Prep Junior Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

By Hannah Frazier They do so much more than sell delicious cookies. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award Girl Scouts can earn...

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...

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...

Phoenix Nonprofit Announces New, Three-Part Hiking, Cycling and Running Challenge

 Mission 2 Alpha Will Ride, Climb and Race to Fundraise for Veterans and First Responders PHOENIX – Mission2Alpha, a local organization that fundraises to aid...

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...

Shopping Center Owner Raises Funds to Feed the Leads

CIRE Equity owner and operator of the Park West shopping center and  several other neighborhood centers throughout the valley have launched Feed the Leads,...

4 Instagram Accounts Arizona Parents Should Follow To Stay Positive

In a time where parents are stuck at home all day with their children trying to balance a work from home schedule as well...

The Aurit Center of Divorce Mediation to Offer One Hour of...

The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation is now offering one hour of complimentary online Family Meditation for First Responders and their spouses who are experiencing...

Discounted Meal Delivery and Pickup – Heidi’s Events and Catering

As I am sure you are bombarded with many other companies similar to ours during this historic time, we appreciate you taking the time...

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...

Ryan House Shares Special Video Message to Commemorate Organization’s 10th Anniversary

Ryan House Shares Special Video Message to Commemorate Organization’s 10th AnniversaryCommunity Breakfast has been rescheduled to Friday, Aug. 28 at JW Marriott Camelback ResortLocal nonprofit...

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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