Valley Leadership Names 72nd Man & Woman of the Year

Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. and Kimber Lanning will be Valley Leadership’s 72nd Man & Woman of the Year. The pair were selected because of their commitment to Arizona and track record of impact in the community, particularly on the state’s most pressing issues. “Kimber and Warren have spent decades working to strengthen Arizona, and we’re […]

Homeward Bound Offers Financial Assistance to Prevent Homelessness in the Valley

In response to Maricopa County experiencing the fastest increase in homelessness in the country in 2020, coupled with the eviction moratorium expiration and scarce affordable housing, Homeward Bound is now offering financial assistance to families facing homelessness in Phoenix. Support includes rent relief, utility assistance and more. In 2020, Homeward Bound received more than 3,000 […]

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $123M in Surprise Grants to 71 Nonprofits

This week, Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded a record-breaking $123 million in surprise grants to 71 Arizona nonprofits — the largest single-day grant initiative in Arizona history. The grants were presented to the 71 awardees as a complete surprise throughout the day on September 13, 2021. Trustees personally met with the CEOs […]

Phoenix College Alumnus’ $4.7 Million Bequest Removes Barriers for Students

Jay Faulkner, Phoenix College (PC) alumnus, became the largest individual donor to the college, the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and the Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD) with a bequest of $4.7 million. His gift supports the Jay Faulkner Achieving a College Education (ACE) Endowment, which Faulkner established in 2004 to provide financial support to first-generation […]

Tempe Unveils New Mobile Cooling Center

Jenny’s Trailer offers those who are homeless a cool place to hydrate The City of Tempe launched a new mobile cooling center, called Jenny’s Trailer, to serve those experiencing homelessness in the community. The solarized 20-foot travel trailer is a unique collaboration among the city, the Honorable Jenny Norton and Arizona State University. Staffed by […]

D-Backs Raise $1.5 Million to Launch Nicole Hazen Fund for Hope

The Arizona Diamondbacks raised $1.5 million to launch the Nicole Hazen Fund For Hope in support of the world-class physicians and researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute and Ivy Brain Tumor Center in Phoenix. The fund was started with a $250,000 donation from D-backs ownership that makes up the general partnership group, comprised of Ken Kendrick, […]

National Animal Foundation Grants Funds to Two Arizona Rescues for Senior Dogs

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization has announced the recipients of its annual grants. The national nonprofit works to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries and other nonprofits nationwide. Locally, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe and Forever Loved […]

Act One Presents Inaugural Tancer Arts in Education Award

Taryn Tidwill, Winner of Tancer Arts in Education Award Act One has announced the first winner of its Tancer Arts in Education Award, given to an Arizona teacher dedicated to sharing a love of the arts with their students.  Taryn Tidwell of Shepherd Junior High School in Mesa is the inaugural winner of the Tancer […]