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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

5th Annual AZ Kickoff Classic Youth Football Tournament

Posted on 2015-09-02T16:55:41 by L&R Gives Back

Lerner and Rowe gives back through sponsorship of athletic and academic excellence event set to take place in Tucson, September 4 – 6. Over 10,000 kids are expected to attend AYF (American Youth Football and Cheer) association’s AZ Kickoff Classic at Rillito Downs (502 N 1st Ave., Tucson). Kids from Arizona, Nevada, California and Texas who take part in the three day sporting event will get a chance to prepare for the upcoming football season – all while having fun making new friends, being taught valuable life skills and the importance of striving for academic excellence.

AZ Kickoff Classic Youth Football Tournament Details

Date: September 4 - 6
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Place: Rillito Downs (502 N 1st Ave., Tucson)

Tickets for the 5th Arizona Kickoff Classic Youth Football Tournament are $2 person at the gate. Children wearing sports jerseys or who are 10 years of age and younger are admitted for free. Please call (520) 433-0811for more details, or visit

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#LoveUp for Charity

Posted on 2015-08-07T18:38:55 by L&R Gives Back

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back partners with charities and local non-profits to work together for the good of the community. Improving the lives of the people in need in Tucson, Phoenix, and throughout Arizona has always been a goal of Lerner & Rowe Gives Back.

Kevin Rowe was recently introduced to the social movement #LoveUp that was created by Johnjay and Rich from iHeartradio to remind people of the importance of paying it forward and spreading love.

After learning about #LoveUp and how it supports the Johnjay & Rich Care for Kids Foundation’s mission to help improve the quality of life for foster care children, Lerner and Rowe purchased t-shirts for the entire legal team, with sales directly benefiting the foundation.

Pay it Forward and #LoveUp

JohnJay and Rich have helped thousands of foster care children through the Care for Kids Foundation.

With the help of supporters like you they have been able to raise money to give needy children basic supplies like food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

We urge you to join us in the #LoveUp movement! You can pay it forward and spread the love too by grabbing your own t-shirt at and then share photos of you wearing it online using the tag #LoveUp.

For more information on how you can help or donate visit You can also text the word CARE to 90999 to make an automatic $5 donation to the foundation.

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2015 Back to School Tools

Posted on 2015-07-31T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Back to School Tools 2015

This is the fifth year Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has joined other local businesses in proudly sponsoring Mix 96.9 Back to School Tools, a school supply drive for underpriviledged children throughout Phoenix who are in need of basic items like backpacks, pens, markers and hygiene items.

This year's Back to School Tools directly benefits Worldly Kids, a new charitable foundation dedicated to helping the top ten title one schools in Tempe and Phoenix.

It is Worldly Kid’s mission to help homeless children focus on their education in an effort to break the cycle of living on the streets and make the most of their future. The homeless youth that Worldly Kid's sponsor live in shelters, motels, cars, and empty buildings, leaving them unable to get the supplies they need.

We ask that you to join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back and help make a difference in the lives of these children by donating much needed school supplies, clothing, hygiene items and healthy snacks to this worthy cause.

{Listen to the podcast from Mix 96.9 with Kevin Rowe and Sharyn Logue here: }

Back to School Tools Wish List

In 2014, the State Department of Education recorded 18,306 homeless children in Maricopa County in kindergarten through twelfth grade. In the state of Arizona there are over 34,000 regarded as homeless.

Back to School Kids 2015

By donating any of the items listed below you are helping the next generation overcome their economic setbacks and focus on their education. With your help and the efforts of Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, 2015 can be the best school year yet for Arizona’s homeless youth!

Donate your items now through August 23,2015 at any CVS Store, the iHeart Media Phoenix Studios or call Worldly Kids for a pick up at (480) 236-0111.

School Supplies

  • Backpacks
  • Three ring binders
  • Notebook
  • Composition notebooks
  • Copy paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Index cards
  • Cases
  • Clorox wipes
  • Teaching store gift cards
  • Bookstore gift cards
  • Permanent markers

Youth Clothing

  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Underwear
  • Pants
  • Jeans
  • Blouses
  • T-shirts

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brush
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash
  • Hair brush
  • Dental floss
  • Feminine hygiene items 
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Code Red: Phoenix Rescue Mission 2015

Posted on 2015-07-31T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Each year, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back partners with the Phoenix Rescue Mission to collect cases of bottled water for the mission's "Code Red: Heat Relief Campaign." This year the Mission has set a goal to collect 600,000 bottles to provide Arizona’s homeless with life-saving water to greatly diminish heat-related illnesses and deaths. 

Kevin Rowe giving large check for Code Red 2015

{Our law firm helped kick-off this year's Code Red: Heat Relief Campaign by donating $7,500.}

Dangerously High Temps Harm Homeless

Dangerously high temperatures in the Phoenix area leave homeless, men, women and children blistered by the summer sun and helpless to get the protection and life sustaining hydration and nutrients they need to survive. To give the Mission a boost in reaching their 2015 goal, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has agreed to match all water donations made through August 31, 2015!

You can help make a difference in the lives of homeless individuals, families and the elderly by dropping off cases of bottled water at one of the following Lerner and Rowe law office locations, Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm:

  • 535 East McKillips Rd., Building 2, Suite 105, Mesa, AZ 85301
  • 5525 West Glendale Ave. , Suite 201, Glendale, AZ 85301
  • 7200 West Bell Rd., Suite D-2, Glendale, AZ 85308
  • 2701 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Staggering Statistics

Each year, an average of 118 people die in Arizona from excessive heat exposure. Last year there were 26 deaths reported in Phoenix.  With the combined efforts of Code Red, Lerner and Rowe Gives back and you, we can help rescue our homeless neighbors and underserved community members from the heat and provide them with fresh water, nutritious food, and other vital items through the Phoenix Rescue Mission.

Learn more about Phoenix Rescue Mission's "Code Red - Heat Relief Campaign" by visiting, or by contacting Sue Gaub at (602) 346-3334.

Code Red: Heat Relief Campaign 2015

Code Red Letter of appreciation
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Thank You Note for Donation to Phoenix Rescue Mission

Posted on 2015-05-05T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Our 2nd Annual Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Charity Golf Classic was a huge success! We are extremely grateful for the generosity and support shown by the individuals and corporate sponsors who helped make this community fundraiser happen.

Our team was especially pleased to share a portion of the proceeds raised that day with Phoenix Rescue Mission to assist them with their annual Code Red summer heat relief campaign.

Kevin Rowe and Glen Lerner surprised Mission with $7,500 check

Thank You from Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix Rescue Mission sent the following thank you note in appreciation of the donation that Kevin Rowe and Glen Lerner surprised the Mission with on Friday, May 1st.

Dear Cindy, Kevin and the entire staff of Lerner and Rowe that helped in the golf tournament,

I am still overwhelmed by the warm and compassionate treatment that Sue and I experienced at the Golf Tournament. Your generosity and faithful support of Phoenix Rescue Mission is appreciated so much. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back continues to be a major partner in PRM’s mission to save lives through Code Red. The $7,500 you donated will provide relief to tens of thousands of men, women, and children suffering on the streets of Phoenix during our blistering heat. We’ll be able to purchase nearly 45 PALLETS of water with your donation.

I cannot thank you enough for all the hard work involved in putting on such a smooth running golf tournament. I think Sue and I were able to let so many people know about what we do at Phoenix Rescue Mission and if 1/3 of the people that said they would help provide water to PRM donate, I would be thrilled.

May God bless you for your caring heart for The Least, The Last, and The Lost.

Mark W. Tullis
Senior Partner Relationships Officer
Phoenix Rescue Mission
1468 N. 26th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
602.346.3328 (Office)
480.235.5042 (Cell)


Learn more about the Mission and other volunteer and donation opportunities at

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Maggiano's Casino Night to Benefit Make-A-Wish Arizona

Posted on 2015-04-21T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Make-A-Wish Arizona logoOdds are you'll have a fun night of giving back at Maggiano’s Little Italy Scottsdale’s 2nd Annual Casino Night to benefit Make-A-Wish® Arizona.

For just $25 per person you'll be treated to tasty Maggiano’s hors d'oeuvres, thirst-quenching cocktails and live music. You'll also be able to bid on silent auction items and try your hand at black jack and roulette.

Purchase your Casino Night tickets or make a donation online now through Eventbrite.  All proceeds raised from Maggiano's Casino Night will be donated to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Casino Night Details

Through charitable activities Maggiano's Little Italy has spent the last seven years committed to helping ensure Make-A-Wish Arizona gets what they need to keep granting wishes of children.

As a Casino Night sponsor, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to support Maggiano's Scottsdale efforts. This year they seek to raise over $30,000 to help Make-A-Wish Arizona grant the wishes of four children.

Maggianos Little Italy Scottsdale

You can give back and help too! Make a donation or purchase tickets online today and save the following event details:

Date: April 24, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Promenade Shopping Center
16405 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Questions? Please contact Jackie Sturniolo, Banquet Sales Manager, at 480-333-4110 for more details.

More about Make-A-Wish Foundation

Established in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon that now reaches more than 200,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting network. Make-A-Wish’s mission reflects the life-changing impact experiences provided through the Foundation has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and communities. Please visit to inquire about referring a child to Make-A-Wish Arizona or to make a contribution.

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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
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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} {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  You can also learn about future events and volunteer opportunities by following them on Facebook at [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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