2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Thunderbirds Raise $3.8M for Charities

The Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open – announced the 2021 edition of “The People’s Open” raised more than $3.8 million for local charities. The 2021 version of the WM Phoenix Open was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through extremely reduced attendance and limited building of hospitality venues, but with the […]

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 […]

Academic Opportunity of Arizona Awards $1.6M in Tuition Assistance to More than 200 Youth Across Arizona

Alan, an AOA funded student currently attending Bourgade Catholic High School in Phoenix Academic Opportunity of Arizona (AOA), a nonprofit school tuition organization based in Phoenix, has awarded more than $1.6M in scholarships to 209 students throughout the state, allowing them to further their education at a private school partner of AOA.  Founded in 2014, Academic Opportunity of Arizona’s mission is to help close the gap in education […]

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 […]