C4 Foundation Named Winner of Bashas’ Charity Challenge

Culminating its weeks-long Community Choice Charity Challenge, Bashas’ named C4 Foundation the grand prize winner of a $50,000 donation during an event at a Bashas’ supermarket in Tempe. The challenge kicked off in mid-July as part of the hometown grocer’s 90th anniversary celebration. Arizonans were invited to vote their favorite charities forward from a list of 32 that Bashas’ […]

Grant Helps House of Refuge Support Homeless Teens

Mesa-based House of Refuge, Inc. received a $30,000 grant from the Donald C. Brace Foundation to support the nonprofit’s life-changing work with homeless teens and their families. Ongoing research shows that the trauma of homelessness and the complex circumstances that lead to it can have a devastating impact on young people’s physical and emotional health, both immediately and […]

Centering the Priorities of Arizona Voters in the Midterm Election

Arizona Voters’ Agenda: What Arizona’s Likely Voters Want Candidates to Address as They Compete for Votes Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings Arizonans together to create a stronger and brighter future for our state, recently developed the Arizona Voters’ Agenda, a data-driven look at what a majority of likely Arizona voters […]

Dill With It

It’s 2022. By now, you’ve most likely heard about or played the game — pickleball. This paddle sport combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, using a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. It’s a BIG DILL. Players can be close during play, so the game’s social aspect has made it all the rage, with tournaments mixing […]

Phoenix Police Foundation Launches “Cool Treats One” with Courtesy Automotive Group

The Phoenix Police Foundation and Courtesy Chevrolet have partnered to launch the “Cool Treats One” van, a newly redesigned community engagement tool for the City of Phoenix Police Department. Through the remainder of the year, Cool Treats One will travel to community events in the Phoenix Metro area, where Phoenix Police Department officers will serve icy treats to children […]

André House of Arizona Announces New Executive Director

André House of Arizona recently welcomed John C. Delaney II as its executive director, the first layperson to serve in this role. “John is deeply rooted in faith and has a passion for serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness,” said Greg Herrle, André House board chair. “He has strong leadership and operational skills with a focus on organizational […]

Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix Names New CEO

Richard Kasper has been named CEO of the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix. Kasper was serving as interim CEO since March 2021, when the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix and the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix integrated. Previously, Kasper served as the president/CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation, a position he held since 2013. There, […]

Give-A-Thon Week Benefiting Phoenix Children’s Raises Record Amount

KTAR News & Arizona’s Sport Station Give-A-Thon co-presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers and Ak-Chin Indian Community, the country’s largest radiothon for a children’s hospital, raised a record-breaking $2 million for Phoenix Children’s. The week-long fundraising event took place Aug. 15-19 on KTAR News and Arizona’s Sports Station, with all proceeds benefiting the health, hope and healing of […]

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names Successor CEO and New Trustees

  Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, one of the largest private foundations in Arizona, has named longtime philanthropy executive Steve Zabilski as its president and CEO, effective April 1, 2023. The Piper Trust Board of Trustees also appointed three new trustees to its expanded board: Lori Higuera, assistant general counsel for employment at Freeport-McMoRan; Paul Mulligan, president and […]

Philanthropy Pros: Two Valley Arts Organizations Gain New Leadership

Pictured: Chris Hamby (left) and Simon Tipene Adlam (right) There is new leadership at two popular Valley arts organizations: Theater Works and Arizona Museum of Natural History.  Theater Works recently named Chris Hamby as their new executive director. Before this new role, Hamby worked as the organization’s artistic director for the last seven years and […]