Our Mission

To make a difference in the lives of people in need by serving and giving back to our community.

Our Vision

To redirect our youth, comfort those in pain and give hope to those in need.

“It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.” – Winston Churchill

About Us

Attorney Kevin RoweLerner & Rowe Gives Back is a charitable organization founded by Kevin Rowe, managing partner of Lerner & Rowe, P.C.

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a nonprofit organization dedicated to extensive and various community outreach programs. The idea was inspired by the 2000 movie “Pay it Forward”, where an intriguing assignment is given to a young boy from his social studies teacher. The assignment was to create something to change the world, and put it into action, through direct action, in hopes of bringing a revolution in an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to one another.

We believe in paying forward the success our firm has achieved through our newly established foundation and team of employees. We work to advance the missions of community organizations that serve children and families struggling from the aftermath of the recent economic downturn.

Any organization operating independently can only do so much. But collectively, through a network approach, we help one charitable organization and in turn they “pay it forward” by helping families or another charitable organization. We hope our program will lead to social and community changes on a much larger scale that will have a greater impact to those in need.

We believe it is our responsibility to advocate for and improve the lives of children who live in poverty, cope with the effects of illness or disease, or otherwise need assistance. There is no reason that any child should go without. In addition to children in need, we serve other various organizations in the hopes that our compassion touches the lives of the homeless, the hungry, the abused and sick, and even to our four-legged friends.

We hope that our efforts will inspire our colleagues in the community to do the same. The greater need exists. The bigger difference is made when we seek to directly better the lives of struggling individuals and families.

Join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back today, and see the difference you can make.

Kevin Rowe, ESQ

Recent News

2nd Annual Golf Charity Classic

Posted on 2015-01-30T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

We are at it again! Our inaugural Charity Golf Classic last year was extremely successful!

How successful? With the help of fellow businesses, sponsors and individuals, we were able to raise close to $70,000. 100% of the proceeds raised at our inaugural golf classic were then given back to local charitable groups and organizations in need throughout Arizona.

This year we want to surpass that amount and have set our goal to raise over $100,000. Yes, it's a bit lofty - but we can reach it with your help!

How to Get Involved

There are multiple ways for you to get involved. You can become an event sponsor, purchase a foursome golf package, donate an item for the silent auction, or simply joins us at the golf course for other fun activities.

Golf Classic Details

  • Date: Friday, May 1st
  • Shotgun start: 7:30 AM
  • Format: Scramble
  • Location: Scottsdale's premier golf course, McDowell Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale
  • Games: Longest drive contests, Straightest drive, Longest putt, Closest to the pin, etc.

In addition to a morning of giving and golf, Lerner and Rowe's 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic will feature live entertainment, an award's luncheon, silent auction, prize raffle drawings, and a spectacular helicopter golf ball drop challenge.

Please feel free to contact Cindy Ernst with any questions at 602-977-1900.

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JohnJay & Rich's 2014 Christmas Wish

Posted on 2014-12-17T08:57:56 by L&R Gives Back
Johnjay and Rich's Christmas Wish Program Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is a third year sponsor of KISS 104.7 FM's show hosts Johnjay & Rich's Christmas Wish program.  The annual program grants wishes to families in extreme need and offers them assistance, comfort, and hope. This year Lerner and Rowe Gives Back donated $10,500 to Johnjay and Rich's Christmas Wish program. The donation will directly benefit thousands of children and families through the Johnjay and Rich Cares for Kids Foundation by providing food, clothing, toys and essential daily items primarily during the Christmas season.

How the Christmas Wish Program Works

Throughout the year listeners of KISS 104.7 FM are encouraged to submit a "Christmas Wish" nomination letter online, or through the mail for a child or family they know that could use a helping hand during the holidays. A few of the Christmas "wishes" received will be carefully selected and delivered on a daily basis prior to Christmas Day. More details about the Johnjay and Rich Cares for Kids Foundation and their Christmas Wish program can be found online at johnjayandrich.info.
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McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Party for Kids

Posted on 2014-11-15T06:43:26 by L&R Gives Back
McKenna Youth Foundation (MYF) - Donate today & make a difference in a child's life!Each year the McKenna Youth Foundation hosts two events early in the holiday season to benefit disadvantaged youth throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; Calihan’s 2014 – An Evening for the McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Gala and the Annual McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Party for Kids. For the fifth year in a row, Lerner and Rowe is an active supporter and participant of both charitable events which are focused on raising funds and spirits.

Calihan’s 2014 Holiday Gala – An Evening for the McKenna Youth Foundation

The charitable activities of goodwill and cheer begin at Calihan’s 2014 – Evening for the McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Gala on Saturday, November 26 beginning at 6 P.M. at the Cedar Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets to attend the fundraiser may be purchased in advance for just $75.00 a person or $100 a person at the door. The evening’s entertainment includes dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, and live entertainment provided by “Original Impulse.” Please call 602-332-9601 or 602-524-6876 for more event information, to buy advance tickets, or to inquire about reserved table sales.

McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Party

Proceeds raised from the holiday gala fundraiser will then be used to purchase youth bicycles, books, toys, clothing, and much need daily household items. These items will be gifted to disadvantage youth at the Annual McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Party for Kids Saturday, December 6 at Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant. Call 480-855-5571 to learn more about current volunteer and donation opportunities. { link to http://www.mckennayouthfoundation.blogspot.com/p/holiday-party-2009.html} {View photos and details from last year's McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Party for kids.}
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Thank You from NOCC Valley of the Sun Chapter

Posted on 2014-10-30T05:38:48 by L&R Gives Back
SMALL_NOCC_LogoThe Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s sent out a thank you email for sponsoring their 6th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer®. The email stated that there were more that 718 participants of the run/walk and that through combined efforts, the event raised $69,931! The funds raised from the 6th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer® will support Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s mission to help save lives by fighting to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and improve the quality of life for survivors.

2015 run/walk and other event info

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is already beginning to plan their 2015 Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer®. If you would like to join their Run/Walk Planning Committee, you may contact them at valleyofthesunaz@ovarian.org.  You can also learn about future events and volunteer opportunities by following them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NOCCValleyoftheSun. [caption id="attachment_1410" align="aligncenter"]NOCC Thank You Email for 2014 Run/Walk Sponsorship Snap shot of "Thank You" email from Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.[/caption]
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Sponsors of 2014 Live and Local Event

Posted on 2014-10-30T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back are sponsors of the 2014 'Live and Local’ benefit event to benefit more than 17,800 local youth through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.Live and Local 2014 - Boys and Girls Club

Live and Local Event Details

Over 2,000 foodies and music lovers are expected to attend this annual fundraiser that is presented by GoDaddy.comTM, hosted by NOVA home loans, and that will feature some of the best local artisans, musicians, restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Live and Local tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP access. Event details: Date: Sunday, November 9 Time: 5 PM - 9 PM Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall Amphitheater at 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Presenting Dave Pratt's 1980's Something Concert

Posted on 2014-10-21T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Lerner and Rowe helps support the Arizona State Fair Foundation by presenting Dave Pratt’s 1980’s Something Concert Spectacular on October 25th at the Arizona State Fair. The 80’s night concert begins at 6:00 PM and features Berlin, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, and John Waite.Lerner and Rowe Present Dave Pratts 1980s Something Concert

Dave Pratt's 1980's Something Concert Tickets

VIP Concert Ticket Package - $100

VIP tickets to Dave Pratt's 1980's Something Concert Spectacular may be purchased on a first-come-first-serve basis by contacting Chad DeVries at chad@rowedevries.com, or (480) 215-2415. Each VIP ticket includes:
  • Private, pre-concert meet & greet with Luis Gonzalez and David Pratt
  • Photo with Luis Gonzalez and David Pratt
  • VIP reserved seat at Dave Pratt’s 1980’s Something Concert
  • VIP parking and entry to Fair and concert

Reserved Seating & General Admission Concert Tickets

Reserved seating concert tickets are $15 per person. General admission tickets are free with the purchase of a Fair ticket.   Arizona State Fair

General Admission Fair Tickets

General admission tickets to the Fair are:
  • $10 (14+ years and older)
  • $5 (kids 5-13 and for seniors 55+ years old)
  • Free for kids under 5 years old
The Arizona State Fair Foundation is a component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation (EIN:  86-0348306). Ticket sales, vendor exhibits, and donations raised are used to maintain and upkeep the fairgrounds so that future generations will be able to enjoy the Fair for centuries to come. The 130th annual Arizona State Fair is open to the public through November 2 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).  Fairgrounds are located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix.  Discounted $5 parking is available in the 20th Avenue lot located on the SW corner of 19th Avenue & Encanto. Other guest parking is available in the fairgrounds north lot for $10.00. Find the latest concerts, events, and activities the Fair has to offer, visit www.azstatefair.com, or call 602-252-6771.
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Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash Benefits BBBSAZ

Posted on 2014-10-17T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Paul's Pay it Forward Car Wash is helping local boys and girls one dirty car at a time and through generous donations by community sponsors and individuals. Donations and contributions raised during the car wash will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona.Pauls Pay it Forward Car Wash 2014 Paul's Pay it Forward Car Wash is unlike any other car wash you may have experienced before. Drivers and their passengers are treated to live entertainment, a kid's play area, and may even see a celebrity or two!

Paul's Pay it Forward Car Wash

Event details to remember... because you won't want to mix any of the fun or the opportunity to give back and support BBBSAZ: DATES: October 20 - 24, 2014 TIMES: 4:30 AM - 7:00 PM (Monday - Thursday) | 4:30 AM - Noon (Friday) COST: Cash donation LOCATION: Desert Ridge Market Place is just North of Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard. If you are not able to join in the fun, you can show your support by making a donation online.
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Kiwanis Steak Fry & Charity Auction

Posted on 2014-10-14T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back supports Kiwanis Club of Glendale AZLerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation is a proud community sponsor of the Glendale Kiwanis Steak Fry and Charity Auction for the second year in a row. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit local youth projects, scholarships, reading programs, school clothes drive, and many other Glendale, Arizona area programs.

Glendale Kiwanis Steak Fry and Charity Auction Details

Date: Saturday, October 18th Location: Sahuaro Ranch Park Tickets: $25 for persons 13 years and older, and $5 for children 12 years and under 2014 is the 34th year of the Glendale Kiwanis Steak Fry and Charity Auction. The event begins at 6:00 p.m.  Food will be served from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and will be catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Please contact Yvonne Knaack at 623-937-3311 for ticketing and specific event details.

Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Arizona

Since 1915 Kiwanis’ global member-volunteers have dedicated more than 18 million volunteer hours and invested more than $107 million annually in community and child strengthening projects. The organization helps feed the hungry, care for the sick, shelter the homeless, and mentor the disadvantaged. They also develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research and much more. It is their belief that helping a child helps the world. Working together, Kiwanis members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen! Learn more about online at www.kiwanisclubofglendale.com.
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AZ Race for the Cure to Fight Breast Cancer

Posted on 2014-10-10T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Komen CAN AZ logoLerner and Rowe Gives Back's team of attorneys and support staff hit the pavement on October 12th in Downtown Phoenix for the 22nd Annual Komen Phoenix AZ Race for the Cure®. Proceeds raised are kept locally and are used to provide life-saving and supportive programs and services to cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their families. The 22nd annual Komen Phoenix AZ Race for the Cure® begins at 7:35 a.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza (201 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ, 85003) in Downtown Phoenix. Last year Komen CAN AZ raised more than $855,000 that was used to support thousands of people in central and northern Arizona by assisting with mammogram screenings, cancer treatments, cancer education, and cancer survivor services.

Registration Info for Komen CAN AZ Race for the Cure

Visit komenCANaz.org to learn more about registration, participation, and donation information for the 22nd annual Komen Phoenix AZ Race for the Cure®. If you cannot find the answer to your questions online, please contact Komen CAN AZ directly via email at info@komenCANaz.org or by calling 602-544-2873.
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$2500 Donation to Children First Academy

Posted on 2014-09-30T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Children First Academy LogoPhoenix attorney Kevin Rowe and the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation donated $2,500 to Children First Academy at the completion of Mix 96.9's Back to School Tools school supply drive to benefit Children First Academy. Attorney Kevin Rowe joined other community supporters at Children First Academy to drop-off items that were raised during the annual Back to School Tools drive and to present the $2,500 donation from Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation. Children at the academy were thrilled to receive new school supplies, clothes, and backpacks for the 2014-2015 school year. Listen to Mix 96.9's 5'oclock club radio clip about Children First Academy: [audio mp3="http://lernerandrowegivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/5oclockclub.mp3"][/audio]   See for yourself first-hand how much fun and excitement was had by all by looking through the following photos: [gallery ids="1283,1282,1281,1280,1279,1278,1277"]

Get Involved by Giving to Children First Academy

As you've just heard and seen, Children First Academy is doing remarkable things to benefit children who come from less than ideal circumstances. The academy provides hope, structure, and consistency in the live of at-risk and homeless children throughout the Phoenix Valley. Learn how you can get involved in supporting the Children First Academy and their good works at www.cfaphoenix.org/donate.
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