notMYkid Launches AmeriCorps Program Addressing Critical Needs

Photo courtesy of notMYkid notMYkid is introducing an AmeriCorps program providing peer support for teens and navigation services for families in Maricopa County. The program utilizes part-time members to provide support, education and resources to help children and youth navigate difficult situations, prevent substance-use disorder and reach their full potential through positive life choices. notMYkid […]

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 […]

Quick Bites: Join Macayo’s 75th Anniversary Festivities September 24-26

Known for its iconic chimichanga and souvenir margarita mugs, Macayo’s is celebrating its 75th anniversary from Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 with entertainment, family-friendly activities, drink specials and food specials with prices from when the restaurant first opened in 1946. Throughout the 75th anniversary weekend, guests can participate in contests and giveaways with prizes, […]

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 […]