Soroptimist International of Phoenix Surpasses Women’s Empowerment Service Goal

SIP award winner Amy May with her children Soroptimist International of Phoenix (SIP), a nonprofit focused on gender equality, diversity, education and economic opportunities, is celebrating 100 years of the worldwide Soroptimist International organization by serving and empowering Arizona women in need. Dedicated to providing resources to women who need it most, SIP pledged at the beginning […]

Education Forward Arizona & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Announce New Navajo Code Talkers Scholarships

Education Forward Arizona announced they are expanding their Native American Scholarship program in partnership with the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. The $3 million grant will create 100 more scholarships to honor the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, who used the Navajo language to create an unbreakable code for radio and telephone communication, which helped the U.S. win the war. […]

Thunderbirds Charities Donates Nearly $3M to Valley Nonprofits

Photo credit: Thunderbirds Charities Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving division of The Thunderbirds, has donated to 43 Valley area nonprofits during their spring funding cycle, totaling nearly $3 million. Thunderbirds Charities, whose mission is to donate money raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open, has donated over $160 million since its inception in 1986.  “It […]

St. Joseph the Worker Receives $250,000 to Expand Vital Housing Program

St. Joseph the Worker, a nonprofit connecting disadvantaged, homeless and low-income individuals to quality jobs, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The funding will allow the organization to expand its Workforce Villages program, which works to eliminate housing barriers for employed individuals experiencing homelessness. “With this additional funding, we will be […]

School Wish List Granted

Pictured in red with teachers from the Emerson School are Jason Church, Dora Hermann and Jay Schmidke from Courtesy Automotive Group. Photo credit: David Weissman Sixteen homeroom teachers at Emerson Elementary School in Phoenix recently received a back-to-school surprise they had no idea was coming. Their principal, Nick Lodato, was approached by Courtesy Automotive Group, which wanted […]

Fiesta Bowl Names Vrbo New Title Sponsor

Photo credit: Vrbo Fiesta Bowl/Slingshot Photography  This week, the Fiesta Bowl announced a new title partnership with Vrbo. The online property rental company will not only be in the title; it also plans to make a difference within the Phoenix community.  “On the local side, you’re going to see Vrbo involved not only in our game […]

First Place AZ to Conduct Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis

First Place® AZ, an Arizona nonprofit that empowers people with autism and other neurodiversities to thrive, is launching a comprehensive market analysis to determine the housing needs and preferences of adults with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Phoenix. The Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis , conducted by the First Place Global Leadership Institute Center for Real Estate […]

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Launches Volunteer Program

Photo Credit: Slingshot Photography/Gene Lower The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced the launch of its volunteer program, TEAM AZ, and is looking for 5,000 high-energy individuals to help welcome and assist residents and visitors as they take part in events around the Valley for Super Bowl LVII. “Having hosted the Super Bowl three times previously, Arizonans […]

Arizona Foundation for Women Graduates 2022 SHE Leads! Class

Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW), a nonprofit that advocates for women’s causes in Arizona, graduated 29 local women from its second annual women’s-centric leadership program, SHE Leads!™. The program develops women personally, professionally and philanthropically by enhancing the skills needed to empower not only themselves, but their communities. The curriculum includes topics like growth mindset, […]

Scottsdale Teen Named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2022

On June 25, Katelyn Cai of Scottsdale was named the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2022 and presented with a cash scholarship of $40,000 at the conclusion of the 65th Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala. Distinguished Young Women, formerly known as America’s Junior Miss, is a national nonprofit that provides scholarships […]