$5,000 Donation to Support Teen’s Soccer Non-Profit, Pass It On

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Partners with Pass It On

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

Soccer Nonprofit logoNot 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]

Benefiting Nonprofit for Scottsdale Tennis Week Charity Event

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Names Nonprofit Benefactor of Scottsdale Tennis Week

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.

All ticketing information can be found online at scottsdaletennisweek.com. Or, you can email any questions you have about the event to [email protected].

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!!

Proud to Support MAM’S Fifth Annual Golf Classic

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

  • Complimentary lunch
  • Awards ceremony
  • 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]

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Sponsors Nashville Nights – THE EVENT

THE EVENT Sponsorship

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.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.bgctucson.org/events/the-event/.

13th Annual Evening on the Diamond Sponsors

2019 Evening on the Diamond Sponsors
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back – $10k Grand Slam Sponsor

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:  

  • Homelessness
  • 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.


6th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Be Part of the Signature Fundraiser Golf Event of 2019

Our 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic is a little over a month away, which means you still have time to join other community organizations as an event sponsor or to register for a golfer package. If you need a reason to take part, know that 100% of proceeds raised from sponsorships, golfer registrations, and other donations will be given back to local charitable groups and organizations throughout Arizona. 100%!

In fact, your participation could help us reach this year’s goal to raise at least $300k to benefit those in need.

This lofty goal is possible; year after year, our community partners and individual supporters have made it possible to donate even more than before:

  • 2016 = just over $200k
  • 2017 = just over $250k
  • 2018 = just over $280k

One of the Most Fun Days on a Golf Course

Golfers, sponsors, and volunteers of the Lerner and Rowe Charity Golf Classic will have one a blast giving back! The beautiful views of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club will make for a beautiful late morning tee off. Lively entertainment and amazing food trucks brimming with tasty treats will round off this full day of charitable giving and activities.

LRGB 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Schedule of events:

  • VIP Registration Opens: 8:30 AM
  • Registration Opens: 9:00 AM
  • Registration Closes: 10:25 AM
  • Shotgun start: 10:30 AM
  • Million Dollar Shootout (Hole #9, 175 Yards, 8 Participants)
  • Awards luncheon to follow tournament with food trucks

In addition to an afternoon of giving and golf, Lerner and Rowe’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic will feature a pre-tournament party with a DJ, silent auction, concept store, prize raffle drawings, and much more.

Questions? Please contact Cindy Ernst at (602) 952-3115, or via email at [email protected] to learn more and how you can join in the fun, food and festivities!

13th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon

2019 Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon logoChildhelp® Arizona once again sparkles and lights up our community in their efforts to help raise funds to aid local children and their families who have suffered the effects of child abuse and neglect.

As such, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to announce our foundation’s continuous support as a sponsor of their 13th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon to be hosted on April 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (4949 East Lincoln Dr., Scottdale, AZ.).

Fashion Show Luncheon Details

This year’s charity fashion show luncheon features silent auction items and a fashion show that includes local celebrities.

Join us in supporting Childhelp Arizona! By volunteering your time, and/or offering a financial contribution, you can help this organization continue to bring hope and offer the means to help abused and neglected children live happier, healthier, and fuller lives.

If you are interested in attending Childhelp Arizona’s 13th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon, please call Mallory Middleton at (480) 922-8212 or email her at [email protected] for table reservation and ticket information.

$5,000 Donation to Help Fund WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks Program

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Sponsors Meal Program
WeekEnd Hunger Backpack Program provides weekend meals for Phoenix students.

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back generously donated $5,000 to the Valley of the Sun United Way’s WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks program.

Through this essential program, Valley children, who normally rely on obtaining meals from breakfast and lunch school programs during the week, receive meals during the weekend too.

These weekend meals help to satisfy each child’s hunger so that come Monday, they arrive at school focused and ready to learn.

Stuffing 1,500 Backpacks to Help Combat Hunger

On March 20, 2019, our outreach volunteers will also team up with AltAZ 93.3 at their studio to help prepare 1,500 backpack meals.

Each meal is carefully packaged in a discreet plastic bag for a student to easily carry home in their backpack.

Program Goals & Requests for Help

Logo - Valley of the Sun United WayAccording to statistics shared by the Valley of the Sun United Way, many children who live among the 82,000 Valley households suffer chronic hunger. This hunger makes it difficult for a child to focus on school work or lessons in class, which in turn can negatively impact the rest of the entire learning environment.

Now, thanks to the efforts of the WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks program, growing children are given the chance to focus on their education and succeeding (not their empty stomach or where their next meal will come from).

However, the program needs the support of volunteers, schools, businesses, and community organizations, such as Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, to continue to thrive and succeed.

We ask that others join us in helping combat hunger among our Valley’s children. You can make a donation online on the Valley of the Sun United Way website and help provide much needed weekend meals for local youth!

Here are few images of our group after packing food for local kids:


Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Sponsorship of the 2019 Make-a-Wish Arizona Wish Ball

wish ball
Support the 2019 Wish Ball!

Helping Others Make Wishes a Reality

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is thrilled to sponsor Make-a-Wish Arizona’s benefit gala again this year. 100% of every dollar raised goes towards granting wishes of critically ill children.

Make-a-Wish Arizona works to fulfill the wishes of every eligible child in the state. By the support of donations, they hope to fulfill 405 wishes this year.

2019 Wishes in Bloom Ball Details

Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 6 P.M. – 11 P.M.
Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa {5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253}

This year’s theme, “Wishes in Bloom” is sure to bring a cheerful, springtime feel to the evening. There will also be musical entertainment, a wish kid moment, silent and live auctions.

Want to contribute? You can in three ways. First, you can Fund-a-Wish, where guests at the ball raise paddles to donate directly. Second, you can also donate in the form of a one-time donation or multi-year-pledge. Finally, take part in our auctions.You can even start bidding in advance! Items become available on March 1, 2019.

You can purchase tickets for this meaningful event by contacting Anne Carman at [email protected].

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back serves the community in Arizona daily. Our mission at Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is to make a difference in the lives of people in need. We hope to do this by giving back to the community. The Make-a-Wish Ball is one way we do this. By paying forward our successes through our non-profit organization, we hope to redirect our youth, comfort those in pain and help the people who need it most.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back to Sponsor Bad Girls Do Good Things Casino Night 2019

Bad Girls Do Good Things Casino Night

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Bad Girls Do Good Things Casino Night 2019. The evening includes “$500” in gaming chips, two drink tickets, food, and amazing prizes.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Right Toyota, 7701 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Why: All proceeds from this event will go towards funding the fight against breast cancer.

Bad Girls Do Good Things is a non-profit organization in Scottsdale, AZ. They work in the community to support and assist women suffering from all kinds of cancers.The organization presents events such as the Bad Girls Do Good Casino Night to help fund these supportive efforts.

Additional fundraising events the non-profits hosts include the Bad Girls Do Good Things 3- Day Walk, the Susan G. Komen 3- Day, 60 miles walk, the annual Twisted Gold Tournament, and Sizzlin’ Summer Paint Out. When they aren’t hosting these wonderful events, they make meals, fleece pillows, and more to bring comfort to those in recovery and between treatments.

If you want to join in the fun, visit badgirlsdogoodthings.org/casino-night-2019/ to purchase tickets. Also, visit the Bad Girls Do Good Things Facebook page for updates on this exciting event.

More About Lerner and Rowe Gives Back

Our non-profit organization, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, exists to give back to the community. We utilize our resources to reach out to youth, comfort those in pain, and give hope to those who need it. Our ultimate goal is to lead social changes on a much larger scale. Please look through our site to learn more about the many organization we love to support.