Saks Fifth Ave. Spreads Local Giving Nationwide

This month Saks Fifth Avenue will give 5 percent of all purchases made with a Saks credit card back to charity. The donations will benefit certain local organizations, keeping support within each individual store’s immediate community.


“Saks Fifth Avenue is committed to our local communities. We appreciate our customers’ charitable involvement and look forward to giving back locally with this exciting and newly implemented national program,” Steve Sadove, chair and CEO, Saks Incorporated, said.


Customers may select which local charity from the store’s roster to which they wish to allocate their 5 percent contribution. Registration involves just one step at point of sale, linking the customer account with his or her chosen charity.


Saks Fifth Avenue Phoenix has partnered with the following charities through Feb. 29, 2012:


The ASU Foundation for A New American University raises, invests and manages private funds to benefit Arizona State University and serves as the university’s entrepreneurial arm in technology commercialization, real estate investment and other emerging initiatives. The foundation’s mission is to build support to mobilize the ASU community as an engine for positive change that, through philanthropic investment, will measurably affect society's pressing issues through the university's intellectual capital, research infrastructure, students, alumni and friends.


The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Heart Ball was established in 1959 by Mrs. Barry Goldwater and is known as the oldest and one of the most prestigious events of the social season in Phoenix. Since then, the Phoenix Heart Ball has raised nearly $30 million to support life-saving research and education initiatives in the Valley.


Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is working toward a future that places the patient at the helm of his or her own care, one that combines modern research with modern medicine and drives the next wave of treatment for disease. By combining the experience of clinicians with the direct discoveries of the research scientists, patients achieve maximum benefit. TGen has a diverse group of research faculty who are encouraged to leverage the growing body of knowledge about human biology, and its associated technologies, to better understand and treat human disease.


Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is about connecting women and changing lives. The Jewell McFarland Lewis Women’s Resource in Phoenix opened in 2002 and continues to see visits from more than 25,000 women each year. Fresh Start offers mentoring, career services, self-esteem services, education, a library, child watch, legal services and counseling to aid these women in whatever they may need. Any woman over the age of 18, regardless of economic status, can come to Fresh Start for services. 


Valle del Sol has grown to be one of Arizona’s largest nonprofit organizations helping men, women, children, families and the elderly each year through behavioral-health, primary-care, human-service and leadership-development programs. Valle del Sol’s culturally diverse, bilingual staff provides a wide range of programs and services for the entire family. The organization’s mission is to inspire positive change by investing in human services to strengthen families with tools and skills for self-sufficiency and by building the next generation of Latino and diverse leaders.”


Saks Fifth Avenue Phoenix is located at Biltmore Fashion Park. will also support the program, with 5 percent of online purchases made with a registered Saks credit card being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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