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.
Our team couldn’t be more pleased to once again show our support of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Arizona by sponsoring their annual Phoenix Kidney Walk. For every dollar donated, 80 cents gets used to help NKF expand on services used to educate, prevent, and treat kidney and urinary tract diseases, as well as efforts to advocate for transplant recipients.
2019 Phoenix Kidney Walk
Join us in fighting the good fight against kidney disease! Check your calendars and please consider attending the Phoenix Kidney Walk or set a reminder day to make a donation if you cannot.
DATE: Sunday, April 28, 2019 LOCATION: State Farm Stadium (1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 85305) TIME(s): Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. | Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.
Find out even more details about NKF of Arizona and the Phoenix Kidney Walk by contacting their special events coordinator, Jen Godbehere via phone at (602) 845-7907. Or, email her directly at [email protected] You can also visit the events website now.
As with most of the organizations our team chooses to support, there was a personal component behind why we got involved with two Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR) events this past weekend at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was pleased to donate in the name of team Logan’s Diabetes Defeaters at both the JDRF One Walk and JDRF Rock N Run. Logan is the son of a friend and neighbor of our team member Melanie Stowers. He is 9 years old and was diagnosed 2 ½ years ago.
There were about 14,000 people in attendance at the morning JDRF One Walk. Our founder Kevin Rowe joined in the fun and enjoyed meeting team namesake, Logan.
Later that evening we returned for the JDRF Rock N Run. Our night crew was among an approximate 450 supporters putting tennis shoes to pavement to help fight juvenile disabilities.
Proceeds raised from the JDRF One Walk and JDRF Rock N Run will be used to fund scientific research to better treat, prevent, and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes.
Here are a few more photos from the JDRF One Walk and JDRF Rock N Run:
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is proud to once again be a $10,000 level partner of the 8th Annual ABC15 Telethon and the over 135,000 patients treated at Phoenix Children’s Hospital each year. Last year, donors raised a record-breaking $823,275!
The 2019 telethon benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be broadcast live from the hospital campus on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Channel ABC15 on-air anchors and personalities will serve as hosts.
Additionally, phone lines will be answered by community volunteers and event sponsors. Valley-area celebrity guests will also make appearances throughout the telethon. Most noteworthy, patients from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and their families will also share their inspirational stories and personal triumphs.
More about Phoenix Children’s Hospital
The Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the sixth-largest children’s hospital in the country and the largest source of pediatric care to low-income families in Arizona. The hospital’s Hope Fund finances innovative research, cutting-edge technology, and physician recruitment. Furthermore, it helps fund child-friendly programs and services that make the hospital environment more comfortable for young patients.
Our team hopes that you will open your hearts and agree to pledge your support of the many programs offered to children seeking care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, their family members, and the medical staff that care for them.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was pleased to sponsor the 20th annual PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon. The fundraiser was held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at The Phoenician – A Luxury Collection Resort (6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251).
For 2019, proceeds raised will benefit childhood cancer research. Event highlights included a fashion show featuring 59 “Children Helping Children” models, luncheon, live and silent auctions, and raffle.
Photos from the 2019 PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon:
Lerner and Rowe is giving back for the second year in a row as a sponsor of the #LovePup Family Fest at Reid Park on Friday, April 5, 2019,from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with the #LovePup Foundation and iHeartMedia.
#LovePup started as an offshoot of the infamous #LoveUp movement from Johnjay and Rich. This is a non-profit dog rescue organization founded by the Van Es family. The family has worked together and transformed their home into a full-on dog rescue center. They take in stray dogs from around the Phoenix area and provides them shelter, medical attention and food.
#LovePup Family Fest
Just like #LovePup Family Fest 2018, you are invited to enjoy good food, music, kid-friendly activities, family fun, and of course, #LovePup adoptions.
Additionally, you won’t want to miss out on seeing the live entertainment, or the opportunity to drop off much-needed donations.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was presented with a unique partnership opportunity to support a local nonprofit, Pass It On, founded by Wade Crum, a 13-year-old soccer player. The nonprofit’s mission is to make it possible for every kid to get involved and play soccer, despite economic challenges.
One of the ways Pass It On does this is by collecting new and gently-used sports equipment and clothing for children in need.
Another way is through financial donations such as the $5,000 donation our foundation gave them to help cover costs to purchase more collection bins and other materials.
Passing It On, So Everyone Can Play
Pass It On started with Crum’s idea that his soccer clothing and equipment was worth something even if he couldn’t use it because he’d outgrown it. Furthermore, he thought that he should give the gear to other kids who could not afford to buy it so they too could enjoy the positive impacts of soccer. More specifically, for them to have the same opportunities he has to make new friends, learn the importance of teamwork, and the joy that comes from doing something you love.
Crum also knew there must be hundreds of kids like him in his soccer club with closets full of unused clothing and equipment, too.
Then, after it was discovered that there wasn’t an organization dedicated to accepting the donation of soccer clothing and equipment for kids in need, he asked his mom about starting a nonprofit to fill the gap.
Wade Crum’s parents and older brother couldn’t be more supportive of him and appreciative of the generosity from community organizations such as Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. His mother Sarah shared with us that Pass It On began with an idea from her son, but it has since grown from an idea into a network of people who all care about those in need and who are willing to do lend a helping hand.
Game Plan for Zero Waste
Not just satisfied with sharing resources and opening opportunities for others in need, Wade also wants to achieve zero waste of soccer clothing and equipment. He believes this can be accomplished by passing on all gear to another child who can use it.
For those interested in learning more about Pass It On, how to donate equipment, or how to set up a donation drive, please visit passitonsoccer.net, or email Wade Crum directly at [email protected]
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Named an Honorary Benefactor
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was served a thrilling honor by being chosen as one of two local nonprofits to benefit from proceeds raised during the inaugural Scottsdale Tennis Week (STW), sponsored by Carvana. As such, we wanted to share details about the first-time event that it said to combine tennis, culinary, and unique daily event experiences at Scottsdale Fashion Square’s event venue (located north of the shopping enter).
Scottsdale Tennis Week Details
From Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31, 2019, each themed day showcases different group competitions and ends with a variety act or performance.
For instance, one of the main attractions is the Celebrity ProAm, Desert Smash to be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, where celebrities and professional athletes collide on the court. Once the action on the court ends, it’s time for the after party to begin which will include feature bands, DJ’s, and a Desert Smash special guest.
Most importantly, remember that partial proceeds from the event will be given to Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. Our nonprofit foundation will then pay those forward to assist local charitable groups that help make our community better. So, don’t wait! This event is a great way for you to give back, all while fun!!
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back proudly announces their support of Military Assistance Mission’s (MAM’s) Fifth Annual Golf Classic to benefit Arizona servicemembers and their families.
The golf classic will take place at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club (7600 E Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale, AZ., 85358) on Friday, May 10, 2019. The event starts with registration at 7:00 a.m., shotgun start at 8:00 a.m., and lunch with awards ceremony to follow.
Proceeds raised will be used to further MAM’s mission of providing financial and morale aid to current Arizona active duty military, their families, and Post 9/11 Purple Heart Recipients, regardless of overseas deployment status.
Arizona MAM Golf Classic highlights:
Hosted on two of Gainey Ranch Golf Club’s three prestigious championship nine-hole courses; the Lakes and Dunes
Scramble with prizes for: lowest team score, longest drive, closest to the pin, and a hole-in-one
How to Support Arizona MAM’S Fifth Annual Golf Classic?
This fundraiser holds extra meaning for Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, since our non-profit founder attorney Kevin Rowe serves on MAM’s board of directors.
Our support of MAM’s Fifth Annual Golf Classic is just one of many ways we enjoy giving back to assist local Arizona military personnel and their families.
Interested in joining the fun, supporting our troops, and playing golf on one of Phoenix’s most prestigious private golf courses? Then pre-register today at azmam.org/golfclassic.
You can also contact Tyler Fite for more specific golf classic details by phone at 602-246-6429, or via email at [email protected]
Join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back as we sponsor “THE EVENT” for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. This evening, considered Tucson’s premier tasting event, will take place:
When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
What Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: La Encantada
Be a part of something big! An anticipated 1,800 guests will be in attendance come March 24, 2019. Just note that THE EVENT is for adults only, so be sure to bring your ID.
Nashville Nights – THE EVENT – Highlights
The wonderful evening under the stars will feature 50 of Tucson’s favorite restaurants as well as wine tastings, live entertainment from the Bill Shaw Jr. Band and Backroads, dancing, raffles, and amazing prizes.
Other activities include Spin the Wine Wheel, where every spin is a win AND enters you into a drawing for one of three wine dinners. Plus, raffle tickets could win you jewelry, a weekend getaway, spa packages, golf outings, restaurant gift cards, and more.
How You Help Give Back by Attending THE EVENT
Proceeds from this event go to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs’ 9,000 youth across Tucson and 4,500 Club members in local clubhouses. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson provides worthwhile and quality programs worked by caring staff in safe after-school environments for kids 7-17.
Membership dues for these children are only $20 per school year and $60 for summer. However, the real cost is around $700 per child each year. The Boys & Girls Clubs would not be able to function in the same way if not for generous sponsors and events like THE EVENT.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again show our support of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation by joining other local organizations in sponsoring their 13th Annual Evening on the Diamond – presented by Crescent Crown Distributing on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Chase Field.
Proceeds raised from sponsorships like ours will help the Arizona Diamondback Foundation fund important programs and causes within our community that assist, support, and address:
Indigent healthcare and children’s programs
Needs of community veterans, police, teachers, and firefighters
2019 Evening on the Diamond Highlights
Entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and silent auction. Then dinner on the Diamond at 6:45 p.m. with a live auction to follow at 7:45 p.m. And, lastly, the final leg of the evening’s entertainment begins at 8:45 p.m. with dancing and a live performance by country music superstar Chris Young.
For more ticket and sponsorship information, please visit dbacks.com/eod.