Lerner & 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.
Bringing a Little Love, Light, and Happiness at Christmastime
Our community partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department joined us for a surprise Christmas gift giveaway pop-up. Kevin and Glen also had fun giving away Walmart gift cards to those who joined us live online.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who supports us and for those who have allowed us to help them in their time of need. Additionally, we wish all of you a blessed, healthy, and happy holiday season.
Photos from the 2019 Las Vegas Christmas gift surprise pop-up:
Our team was at #LovePup’s It’s Hip to Chip Holiday Event in Phoenix on Saturday, December 7 handing out pet bandannas and freebies. At the event #LovePup joined with AZPetVet to once again offer FREE microchips to personally-owned pets for the holidays!
Pet owners who were behind on licensing or renewing their dog’s pet licence were also given the opportunity to get licensed and up-to-date without penalties.
What Is the Hip to Chip Program?
#LovePup’s It’s Hip to Chip program is an ongoing Maricopa County program that provides a FREE microchip to every dog that gets adopted from the county shelters. Microchips serve as important permanent identification that gets implanted in your dog so they can be scanned and later reunited with you if they ever get lost.
Our team is thrilled to be a major sponsor of the #LovePup Foundation and their continuous efforts to look after the welfare of animals.
The McKenna Youth Foundation’s annual Children’s Holiday Party is what this season of goodwill and giving is all about—a community coming together to help their fellow neighbors who may be working to overcome economic obstacles in their lives.
For the past ten years our team has been actively involved in assisting the McKenna Youth Foundation during the holiday season. Each year we look forward to assembling bikes for disadvantaged youth in Phoenix and directly interacting with their other family members.
2019 McKenna Youth Foundation Children’s Holiday Celebration Details
Date: December 7, 2019 Location: Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant (7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85020)
Participation of children and families is by invitation only. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Terri Damiani with the McKenna Youth Foundation at (602) 332-9601.
Photos from 2019 McKenna Youth Foundation’s Holiday Party:
A community member in Albuquerque, NM writes a local publication to share his gratitude for Lerner and Rowe going above and beyond to give back.
I attended a free turkey giveaway. I was looking forward to receiving a turkey for the second year from Lerner and Rowe attorneys.
Unfortunately, the turkeys never made it as planned. I left (to go) back home with no turkeys. Those who stayed were not disappointed as hundreds of turkeys were given out late into the evening.
During this time and (not knowing) the turn of events, I left a voicemail with the answering service at Lerner and Rowe.
On Nov. 20, Mr. (Kevin) Rowe returned my call, extended an apology, was in my neighborhood and wanted to meet. He offered a gift card to purchase a turkey. We were unable to meet but we did talk and I received a gift card.
The goodness and hard work that these two men and their staff put out for this city is priceless.
Lerner and Rowe celebrates the season of giving by granting holiday wishes during their semi-annual 25 Days of Giving contest. From November 29th – December 23rd, residents of Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee, New Mexico, Illinois, and Indiana are invited to share a daily wish for the chance to win.
Previous prizes granted during the 25 Days of Giving include:
Set of new tires
Bunk beds with mattresses
Gift cards to help pay for wedding and home remodeling expenses
We had an amazing time giving back and building relationships with local community members during the 2019 Turkey Giveaway. Our team is also greatly appreciative for all of the support given from our volunteers and community partners.
From our start in Merrillville, Indiana to ending in Las Vegas, Nevada we gave out over 9,000 turkeys and side fixings. We wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season!
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is the official sponsor of the 2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon. The Ed Doherty Award is the state of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor and is awarded annually to the state’s most outstanding high school football player by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.
2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon details:
WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258)
Each week during the 2019 high school football season, 56 high school football players from high schools across Arizona are awarded exceptional performance medallions for outstanding play.
Out of these 56 talented players, only one will be named the winner of the 2019 Ed Doherty Award. Those chosen must meet specific eligibility criteria to include: participation during the first three weeks of the current season, recorded exceptional performance, and good academic standing.
What Is the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club?
The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is a private organization founded to promote, celebrate, and support Arizona amateur athletics.
GCSGC does this by bringing national attention to the extraordinary qualities and pursuits of athletic achievement, academic advancement, and social affinity of local young people across the state of Arizona.
Once again our team jumped in to support our troops by helping the Holmberg’s Morning Sickness radio show put together 1,300 care packages at their KUPDeployment Pack party. The assembled packs will be sent to deployed troops serving overseas from our home state of Arizona. We also donated $5,000 to assist in covering shipping costs.
Our team will have a booth setup at the 2019 Light The Night Walk in support of the Arizona Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to find cures and ensure access to available treatments for blood cancer patients. We encourage others to join us and other community groups and individuals for what plans to be an unforgettable evening of remembrance to celebrate and honor all those touched by cancer.
This year, the Light The Night Walk takes place on Saturday, November 16 at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium (5999 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85008) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team started celebrating Veteran’s Day early by participating in Project Hero’s Honor Ride on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Las Vegas. It was a wonderful event that started out with a wedding of two of the riders, one being a disabled veteran.
We first learned of the Project Hero Honor ride when one of our employees asked the office to donate to the bicycle event that he participates in annually in honor of his father. We were so moved by the mission and vision of Project Hero that we sponsored their event last year.
Of all the events we do in 6 states, we fell in love with how Project Hero honors our veterans and first responders, so this year we wanted to help them even more by providing a bike to one of our local veterans who would benefit the most. This is a perfect example of why we named our non-profit Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. –Glen Lerner.