14th Annual Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash to Benefit BBBSAZ

For 10 years now we have supported the “Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash” hosted by Arizona’s Family and Meteorologist Paul Horton.

For 2021, Kevin Rowe once again presented a check for $10,000 towards this annual fundraiser that directly benefits and celebrates the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ). 

Members from our team also volunteered their time during the week-long event by helping wash vehicles.

How to Participate in the 14th Annual Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash 

Now through October 22nd, you have four ways to participate and show your support of the Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash.

  1. Get a car wash at the Desert Ridge Marketplace (near Kohl’s) between 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily.
  2. Text WASH to 26989 to donate from your mobile phone.
  3. Donate Online
  4. Challenge your friends and family to do the same.

Visit AZFamily.com for more information on how to get involved with and support the BBBSAZ. 

Photos from the 2021 Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash:

Sponsors of the Las Vegas Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s Las Vegas team was a table sponsor at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 16th. We handed out water bottles to the several hundred walkers who came out to support this vital cause, as well as those who walked to honor a loved-one who either is suffering with, or passed away from this debilitating disease.

The venue was at the Ballpark in Summerlin, which was a perfect venue for cheering for the walkers who either suffer from Alzheimer’s, or care for a family member who does.

“It is an honor and privilege to be able to support incredible organizations like The Alzheimer’s Association. Often times the real sufferers are the family members who care for an Alzheimer’s patient, so by supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, we also are supporting and encouraging their care-givers.” -Glen Lerner

Platinum Sponsors of 2021 Hope Charity Flag Football Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badges

Each day local first responders face challenges that require them to serve and protect our communities. As such, our team at Lerner and Rowe Gives Back strongly believes it’s our duty to support organizations and entities that make it a priority to look after their physical and psychological well-being. That’s why we are honored to be a platinum sponsor of the 2021 Hope Charity Flag Football Battle of the Badges. 

Proceeds raised from sponsorships like ours and individual donations will be given back to assist local injured police officers and fund scholarships granted to first responder students at local community colleges.

10th Annual Hope Charity Flag Football Battle of the Badges Details

Show your support of local first responders by attending the 10th Annual Hope Charity Flag Football Battle of the Badges on Saturday, October 23rd. 

The fun kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with a tailgate party that includes food trucks, activities, trunk-or-treating, and a teen game. Thor, the Mesa Community College mascot, will also be available for photos. Those interested in attending the tailgate party are asked to RSVP in advance and bring $5 per-person donations. Children 13 and under may attend for free.

The official game between the Maricopa First Responders and the Pinal County First Responders will then begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Please direct any questions regarding 2021 Hope Charity Flag Football Battle of the Badges donations and sponsorships directly to AZLEOS President and Co-founder Cynthia Hill, M.Ed. at [email protected], or by calling 480-695-2494.

$5,000 Silver Sponsors of Erik Hite Foundation’s Circle of Care Gala

Circle of Care Gala

Part of the mission of Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is to support those who help make our communities a better place. As part of that philosophy, our team actively assists organizations that support first responders, law enforcement, and military families. The Erik Hite Foundation is such an organization. That is why we are honored to be a $5K Silver Sponsor of its 7th Annual Circle of Care Gala.

Funds raised by sponsorships like ours, in addition to ticket sales and table purchases, will go towards providing supportive services for first responder families, law enforcement, and military families– including discounted child care. 

7th Annual Circle of Care Gala Highlights

The 7th Annual Circle of Care Gala takes place on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight at the Tucson Convention Center.

In-person gala highlights include a three-course sit-down meal, signature cocktails, the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, and a night of dancing to live music and top favorites played by a professional DJ. 

Virtual attendees to the gala will receive a special gift from the foundation and a gift card to enjoy dinner while attending virtually, as well as a link to log on and attend the event from a location of their choice.  

To purchase tickets and find out more about the 7th Annual Circle of Care Gala, visit erikhitecircleofcare.com.

$10,000 Sponsor for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s 2021 Halloween Costume Fund

Due to COVID-19, Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s intake is at an all time high. In an effort to keep the admitted children’s spirits high, the hospital is asking for financial donations to make sure they can still dress up and participate in fun Halloween activities like arts, crafts, tricks, and treats!

To help the hospital offset costs associated with Halloween costumes for 360 patients, our team was thrilled to donate $10,000 towards the hospital’s costume fund.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Halloween Fun Fall

How You Can Join Us in Helping Brighten the Spirits of Hospitalized Children

Here are two ways that you can join us in showing these recovering children some love and support:  

  1. Discover the many ways to give directly to the hospital at PhoenixChildrensFoundation.org
  2. Send FREE Halloween greetings to patients

Photos from the 2020 Halloween Fall Fun at Phoenix Children’s Hospital:

Silver Sponsors of the 2021 Special Olympics Southern Nevada LETR

Special Olympics Nevada's LETR - 2021 Silver Sponsor

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team enjoyed once again sponsoring and working with the incredible athletes of Special Olympics Nevada’s Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR).

Runners began the 2.5 mile loop run on Friday, October 8th at the LVMPD South Central Area Command located on the Las Vegas Strip.

“It is such a privilege to support the athletes and their families of the Special Olympics Nevada. We are always inspired by the dedication, character, and commitment to excellence of the athletes and their families,” shared Glen Lerner.

More About the Special Olympics LETR

The Special Olympics LETR is its largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser. During the run law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games.

Please contact Allyce Pierson at [email protected]sonv.org with any questions about the 2021 LETR, or if you would like more information about getting your agency involved.

Photos from the 2021 Special Olympics Nevada’s Las Vegas LETR

$2,500 Bronze Sponsors of Humane Society of Southern Arizona

Puttin’ On the Dog online auction

It’s no secret that we love animals (and supporting organizations that make the world a better place for our four-legged friends). As such, we are excited to join other Tucson charitable organizations and businesses in sponsoring the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s annual Puttin’ On the Dog Sunset Luau and online auction.  

Proceeds from sponsorships like ours, individual donations, and online auction bids will go towards caring for the animals and other shelter programs.

2021 Puttin’ On the Dog Sunset Luau & Online Auction

You can join us in helping brighten the lives of homeless pets at this Tucson shelter by making an online donation or bidding on online auction items. The online auction includes priceless art, sports paraphernalia, wine and spa packages, resort staycations, and many other unique items. Bidding ends on October 17th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. MST 

To find out even more details about the Puttin’ On the Dog Sunset Luau Online Auction,  call the Humane Society of Southern Arizona at (520) 327-6088, or visit https://hssaz.org.

$6,500 Sponsors of National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic in Phoenix

Our team couldn’t be more pleased to once again show our support for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Arizona as a sponsor of its 2021 premier amateur golf event for charity — the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic in Phoenix.

Proceeds from sponsorships like ours, foursomes, and ticket sales, as well as individual donations will directly support research, patient services, professional education, public health education, and community services offered by NKF. 

Please consider joining us in supporting the local Arizona chapter to help the foundation reach its 2021 fundraising goal of $150,000.  

2021 NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic in Phoenix

The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic Phoenix is part of a nationwide scramble series that is open to golfers of all skill levels. Members of the top six finishing competitive teams will have the opportunity to advance to the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. 

And if that isn’t enough incentive to get you to register to play, all golfers will receive a premium gift collection, breakfast, lunch, and complementary on-course beverages. In turn, all qualifiers will also win prizes from major sponsors. 

DATE: Friday, November 19th, 2021

LOCATION: Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Arizona

TIME(s): Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. | Shotgun starts at 9:00 a.m.

Find out even more details about the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic Championship Phoenix by contacting Jen Godbehere via phone at (602) 840-1644. Or, email her directly at [email protected] You can also visit the event’s website now.

Las Vegas Charity Golf Classic a $140K+ Success

Las Vegas Charity Golf Classic

Thanks to the joint efforts of our sponsors, community partners, individuals, and team, our 1st Annual Las Vegas Charity Golf Classic brought in over $143,500! 100% of those funds will be given directly back to local charities and organizations serving the needs of the disadvantaged across the Valley. 

We couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who helped make this day a charitable success. Our team also looks forward to an even bigger and better Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Las Vegas Charity Golf Classic in 2022!


Take a look now through a few photo highlights from the event:

2021 Lerner & Rowe Gives Back + ALT 93.3 Pantry Pack Drive

Donate to Help Combat Hunger in Maricopa County

Maricopa County Pantry Pack Drive

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has once again teamed up with ALT AZ 93.3 and the Valley of the Sun United Way to help end hunger in Maricopa County.

This time, for the month of October, supporting the Pantry Pack Drive. The goal of this program is to help provide Pantry Packs to 1,500 students in Maricopa County. 

Each pack will be filled with essential food items to help stretch food dollars within each student’s household throughout the month.  

Listen now to Kevin Rowe as he explains more about Valley of the Sun United Way’s Pantry Packs Program.

What’s Inside Pantry Packs?

Pantry Packs have a set menu of “shelf-stable pantry items” that include: 

  • Canned chicken
  • Macaroni and cheese 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Granola bars 
  • Fruit cups 
  • Peanut butter crackers 

Valley of the Sun United Way’s Pantry Packs will be distributed to the Roosevelt, Cartwright and Murphy Elementary School Districts, as well as the Academia Del Pueblo and Frank Elementary Schools. United Way supplies the packs and participating schools determine which families are eligible.

How You Can Help Join the Fight Against Hunger

According to the Valley of the Sun United Way, there are 82,000 families in Maricopa County facing chronic food insecurity. That equates to one in four children living in a food insecure home. 

You can join us, ALT 93.3, and United Way to fight hunger in Maricopa County by making an online donation now. Or, you can text the keyword: “ALTAZ” to 51-555, to learn more and to donate by your mobile device today. 

Here’s how your dollars will be used to activate a positive change:

  • $8 provides 1 Pantry Pack
  • $16 provides 2 Pantry Packs
  • $32 provides 4 Pantry Packs
  • $56 provides 7 Pantry Packs

 There will also be a pantry pack drive on October 19, 2021 at ALT 93.3’s station.

Photos from the March 2021 ALT 93.3 Pantry Pack Drive stuffing party: