Oro Valley Music Festival Benefits SHINE ON Tucson

SHINE ON TucsonLerner and Rowe is a second year sponsor of 97.1 The Bull and My 92.9 Oro Valley Music Festival to be held October 1st & 2nd at The Golf Club at Vistoso in Tucson.

For 2016,  music lovers now get two days to soak up live performances by today’s top country and pop artists. The benefiting charity, SHINE ON Tucson, also gets an additional portion of proceeds to help their charitable works in Tucson.

A complete lineup of the performing artists, tickets sales info and other details about the 2016 Oro Music Festival can be found at orovalleymusicfestival.com.

How Does SHINE ON Tucson Give Back?

SHINE ON Tucson was originally established as a means to make sure that the healing benefits of Diamond Children’s Medical Center’s music therapy program continued.  It has since grown into much more.

In addition to supporting the music therapy program, SHINE ON Tucson’s mission now includes:

  • Providing care packages (SHINE ON Jars) to children being treated at the medical center;
  • Providing meals for disadvantage family members of children being treated at the medical center;
  • Providing a sense of comfort and positivity for the entire family of a child being treated at the medical center;
  • And, by supporting other local charitable works that inspire and bring sunshine into the lives of those who face dark times.

Learn how to be a source of light by connecting with SHINE ON Tucson through their Facebook page today.

Thank You: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Donation

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation




September 2, 2016

Mr. Kevin Rowe, Founder
Rowe Family Charitable Foundation
2701 East Camelback Road Suite 140
Phoenix, AZ. 85016-4323

Dear Mr. Rowe:

We know you have many options for your philanthropic dollars. I would like to thank you for choosing the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Your recent gift of $1,000.00 for the 2016 Salt River 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb extends your reach. No matter what program you wish to help with your giving, your gift touches many in the fire service and beyond.

Since its inception, the NFFF has honored and supported the families and coworkers of firefighters who died in the line of duty. Your donation ensures we will continue to offer comfort and assistance to families and coworkers who lost the hero in their lives. We would like to share these personal stories that show how important your donation is to the families:

“Thanks to the NFFF, my son Matt was able to achieve his dream and follow in his father’s footsteps of becoming a firefighter. Matt’s father, Captain Kenny Woitalewicz, died after trying to save an elderly woman in a house fire in 2004. The donations and the support the NFFF receives allowed my son to attend college, and the NFFF was there when we needed them. Thank you for supporting the NFFF.” Melissa Woitalewicz

“I appreciate so much all of those returning survivors, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and staff, and others who were there for me. I now know that I am not alone on this journey, that others are there with me.” Dreama Floersch, wife of Richard J. Floersch

As we look to the future the NFFF faces even more challenges and your support is critical to our ability to carry out our mission. Your support of the families and coworkers of America’s fallen fire heroes makes a difference in their lives.

Chief Ronald Jon Siarnicki
Executive Director


The NFFF is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, Section 50J(c) (3) organization. Please let this serve as written acknowledgement and substantiation of your charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. No goods or services were provided to you in return for your contribution.

www.FireHero.org | [email protected]

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2016 International Torch Run Conference for Special Olympics

From September 15 – 17 Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) volunteers, representing as many as 15 different countries, will come together in downtown Phoenix for the 2016 International Torch Run Conference for Special Olympics.

LETR International ConferenceDuring the three day conference, LETR volunteers will share accomplishments of local volunteers and Special Olympics athletes from the previous year, review updated materials, policies and procedures, as well as go over plans for the upcoming Torch Run year.

As a corporate partner of Special Olympics Arizona, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is privileged to support the nearly 1,000 law enforcement volunteers that are attending the international conference in downtown Phoenix. Their incredible efforts to build awareness and enhance the lives of Special Olympics athletes are truly inspirational.

International 5K Torch Run and 1 Mile Torch Walk for Special Olympics

The three day conference raps up with a once in a life-time opportunity. LETR volunteers from around the world get to join their fellow comrades and Special Olympics athletes in participating in the International Torch Run 5K or 1 mile walk.

5K Torch Run and 1 Mile Torch Walk Details:

  • Date: Saturday, September 17th
  • Location: Chase Field (401 E Jefferson St., Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Arrival time: 6:30 AM
  • Start time: 7 AM

Learn more about the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run at specialolympicsarizona.org/letr

Thank You: “Come Together” Concert Sponsorship

Kevin and Cindy,

Thank you SO MUCH for sponsoring the “Come Together” Concert which will benefit Phoenix Rescue Mission. Your $5,000 gift will help provide food, water, clothing and most importantly HOPE to the homeless and hungry in our community.

Every year in May, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s Golf Tournament is the unofficial start of Code Red Heat Relief. With partners like YOU, I am pleased to announce that Code Red 2016 raised $1,000,000 for Code Red AND we collected over 1,000,000 bottles of water to distribute to keep people alive on the streets during our blistering summer. Can you imagine how many lives that saved?

On behalf of all the men, women and children that we serve, thank you for your heart for The Least, The Last, and The Lost.

Peace and every good,

Mark W. Tullis
Senior Partner Relationships Officer
602.346.3328 Direct Line | 480.235.5042 Cell | 602.233.3000 Main
Stories | Programs | Locations | Volunteer | Givechurch Foundation

Come Together Concert | Phoenix Rescue Mission

Presenting Partner of Paul’s Car Wash 2016

Paul's Car Wash logoLerner and Rowe Gives Back is once again donating $10,000 as a presenting partner of Paul’s Car Wash. This amazing annual fundraiser put together by anchor Paul Horton and other members of the CBS TV 5 news crew directly benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Arizona’s mentoring programs.

Last year we were thrilled to be part of the community efforts that helped raise $259,555 and look forward to helping make the 2016 Paul’s Car Wash even bigger and better.

2016 Paul’s Car Wash Details

Rain or shine, the car wash will remain open with anchor Paul Horton and other CBS 5 news crew hosting live broadcasts, along with appearances and performances by Arizona sports teams, live bands, and other special guests. Here are the details:

Dates: October 17th – 21st

Time: 4:30 AM – 7:00 PM daily

Location: Desert Ridge Marketplace (NW Corner of the Parking Lot near Barnes and Noble)

Even if you can’t make it to the car wash, you can still join us in supporting BBBS of Central Arizona by making a donation online now. Questions? Please contact Hailey Farr, Events Coordinator, to learn more at [email protected]

Photos from Paul’s Car Wash 2015

Here are just a few images of our Gives Back team helping out at the 2015 Paul’s Car Wash.

Founding BSA Venturing Big Event Sponsors

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back sponsored the Boy Scouts of America, Camelback District Grand Canyon Council’s Founding Venturing “Big Event” held at BSA camp Heard Scout Pueblo in April. Our $2,500 sponsorship was put to good use helping the local BSA chapter provide positive experiences for local young people emphasizing adventure, leadership, personal growth and public service.

BSA Camelback District - 1st Big Event

What is Venturing?

The Venture Scout program is for young men and women who are at least 13 years of age, have completed the eighth grade and are under 21 years of age. Each meaningful life-skill and personal growth activity learned through Venturing will better prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

BSA Venturing Big EventThe program also provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices and avoid potentially harmful pressures they may face from within their peer groups.

During each “Big Event,” current Venture crews join new recruits and potential crews to learn and participate in a full weekend of activities that include:

  • SCUBA instruction
  • Pistol Shooting
  • COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) course
  • Rappelling
  • Airsoft competition
  • Social activities
  • Camp outs on Friday & Saturday night
  • Interfaith worship service Sunday morning

Find out more about the Boy Scouts of America, Camelback District Grand Canyon Council’s Venturing “Big Events” at camelbackdistrictbsa.org.


9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Stair Climb LogoTo honor fallen firefighters and support their family members and East Valley Firefighter charities, we have joined other community organizations and individuals in sponsoring the 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb presented by Salt River Firefighters IAFF Local 2260, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. Climb takes place from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. During the five hour tribute, up to 343 participants will carry a small photo of one of the first responders killed on 9/11/2001 at the World Trade Center as they climb or walk the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.

Giving Back to Honor and Support

International Association of Fire Fighters logoOur sponsorship will be used to offset event operating expenses so that funds donated will directly benefit the families of the fallen and other community charities.

salt river field logoJoin us in uplifting the memory and families members of fallen fighters today! You can make a donation online and learn how to get involved as a registered climber at Events.Firehero.Org/SaltRiver.

For even more details about the 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, contact Riley Murph, Salt River Fire Department Event Coordinator, at (928) 241-0071 or via email at [email protected]


4th Annual Feeding Matters Community Luncheon

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The 4th Annual Take Your Place at the Table Luncheon is a free event to be held on Wednesday, September 28th at The Arizona Biltmore from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

During the luncheon, children and families will share first-hand stories about their difficulties getting proper nutrients because of their feeding struggles. They will also discuss how Feeding Matters has helped them overcome personal obstacles so that they can live a happy, healthier life.

Questions? Please call (623) 242-5234 or email [email protected].

2016_feeding matters luncheon3Lerner and Rowe Gives Back

This year we donated $7,500 to support Feeding Matters’ educational annual luncheon to further assist the organization in reaching their awareness and service goals.

Join us and RSVP for your seat today!

New Corporate Partners of SOAZ

Spreading Awareness and Creating Opportunities

Special Olympics of ArizonaOur foundation is pleased to announce that we are a new corporate partner of Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ). Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s partnership contributions will be used statewide to provide year-round opportunities for children and adults living with physical and intellectual disabilities to train for and participate in Olympic type sporting events.

Through these activities, each athlete is strongly encouraged and shown how to live healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives to the fullest extent of their ability. Special Olympics sports also provide athletes a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy that they freely share with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Awareness Events for Every Season 

Among the many social awareness engagements Special Olympics Arizona hosts during the summer, fall, winter and springs months, our $35,000 partnership contribution will be used to directly benefit the following SOAZ events:

  • Phoenix Breakfast with Champions (October 6)
  • River Area Breakfast with Champions (October 12)
  • Southern Arizona Breakfast with Champions (October 27)
  • Over the Edge (December 10)
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run (Spring 2017)

“There are many reasons the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation actively supports Special Olympics Arizona.  The strongest being the phenomenal opportunities the organization provides individuals living with physical and intellectual differences and their continuous efforts to help transform the world into a more accepting and better place for all of us.”– Kevin Rowe

SOAZ 35000 Check Donation 2016Get Involved & Support Special Olympics Arizona

Special Olympics’ positive impact is felt across the world. The organization is often the only place where those living with intellectual disabilities are given an opportunity to participate in their communities and develop a firm belief in themselves.

It is a little known fact that more than half of adult Special Olympics athletes in the United States are employed, versus 10 percent of intellectually disabled persons who do not participate in Special Olympics.

Join us in supporting SOAZ’s efforts in building acceptance and awareness and in turn making our communities better for all.  Learn how at specialolympicsarizona.org.


Thank You : AZLEOS Back “Pack” to School

Kevin and Cindy-

AZLEOS 2016 DonationThanks for all the great supplies; there was a lot of nice stuff.

Our officers are very excited to be hand delivering these back packs and getting to meet the kids one on one. We do believe that healing our community will come through our officers and kids making bonds at an early age. Our organization is committed to making a difference through community policing.

With companies such as Lerner and Rowe and Right Toyota and Right Honda, we see a bright future for our kids and our country!

AZLEOS 2016 Check PresentationTHANK YOU AGAIN for supporting community policing, helping our kids and our officers and building a better tomorrow.  🙂

All my best,

Cindy Hill, M.Ed.
Arizona LEOS (AZ Law Enforcement Outreach and Support)
501c(3) Tax ID number 47-2952266