Bank of Northwest Indiana – Mobile Market Volunteers

This past Saturday staff from our Merrillville, Indiana office had the opportunity to give back by volunteering for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Volunteering for their Mobile Market, our staff was able to help distribute food and take food out to cars.

It was an honor to be able to help serve food to nearly 500 individuals in need. Thank you to the Food Bank for this opportunity. And an even greater thanks to our staff for volunteering their time on a Saturday morning!

If you’re in the Merrillville area, be sure to join us at the Food Bank on Saturday, November 16, 2019 for our annual Turkey Giveaway event! We’ll be giving away 500 frozen turkeys!

Women’s Resource Medical Center’s Race For Life 5K

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team attended the Women’s Resource Medical Center’s Race For Life 5K event on a beautiful Saturday morning. Over 500 people came out to support this very special charity.

“At Lerner and Rowe, we love to support viable charities like the Women’s Resource Medical Center’s Center. They not only provide a vital service to families, but the 5K event also provides the opportunity for our employees to attend and give back to the community at large,” stated Glen Lerner.

Photos from the Women’s Resource Medical Center’s Race For Life 5K:


Hoving Home Gala

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team enjoyed hosting a few of our community partners at Hoving Home’s 9th Annual Gala on October 11, 2019. It was a wonderful evening hearing the life stories of a few women who graduated the program, including a few who are paying it forward by working at one of the five campuses.

“I had the pleasure of speaking at last year’s Gala and the ladies stories of transformation left a truly lasting impression. When the choir of all women who are in the program hit the stage, I was deeply moved by the realization of the thousands of lives being transformed by the Hoving Home,” stated Glen Lerner.

How Proceeds from the Hoving Home Gala Make a Difference

The funds raised through their annual gala help Hoving Home to continue providing a home and special curriculum to women for an entire year who seek assistance in learning how to deal with controlling issues, such as drugs and alcohol. 

The Walter Hoving Home is a non-profit ministry that began in Garrison, New York in 1967 by John and Elsie Benton. In 2006, the Walter Hoving Home opened a home in Las Vegas, Nevada. The organization is very encouraged to witness the dedication of these women as they turn their lives around.

Photos from the 2019 Hoving Home Gala:


2019 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River Halloween Bash

BGCCR Halloween Bash 2019
Our Bullhead City outreach team will join other local businesses and community groups in participating at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River family-friendly Halloween Bash. Please stop by our booth and say “Hi!” We look forward to meeting community members at this safe and fun event planned for the enjoyment of youth in the area.

3rd Annual Halloween Bash Details

DATE: Saturday, October 19
TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River (2250 Highland Rd., Bullhead City, AZ 86442)
COST: Free-for-all-ages event (geared for kids ages 12 and under)

Other activities planned for the 3rd Annual Halloween Bash include: a witch cackling and costume contest, face painting, games, lots of candy, coloring contest, and happy house.

For more details about the Halloween Bash, call 928-763-1411 or check out the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River’s Facebook page.

7th Annual Gala and Auction Event

Children First Foundation Annual Gala & Auction
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back sponsor the 7th Annual Children First Foundation Gala and Auction.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor Children First Foundation’s annual gala and auction. Proceeds raised will be used to assist the Foundation’s efforts to raise over $100,000 to improve transportation for the children at Children’s First Leadership Academy (CFLA).

The Children First Foundation’s primary focus is helping bridge the gap in funding for the CFLA.  Children who attend CFLA live at or below the poverty line and may or may not be homeless. However, thanks to the support of the Children First Foundation and Foundation supporters, the children who attend CFLA receive the same educational opportunities as other children.

7th Annual Children First Foundation Gala and Auction Details

Date: October 19, 2019
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.
Main Event: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Camelback Inn Resort & Spa (5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253)

This year’s gala theme is “Driving Children To Success.”  One of the main highlights of the evening includes America’s Got Talent teen sensation and local resident, Evie Clair singing with Children First Leadership Academy (CFLA) talent. Additionally, the event will be emceed by Valley celebrity Brad Perry and will also include a Pinewood Derby Race with cars decorated by the students at CFLA.

Other activities planned include silent and live auctions with unique items such as: 2020 Arizona Diamondbacks Suite, four Danny Ainge 2020 Celtics v Suns tickets at TD Garden in Boston, a two-night stay at Domaine Serene Winery in Dayton, Oregon, Children’s “Life-size” Back Yard Playhouse, and many more vacations, sports memorabilia, and vintage libations.

You can join us in supporting Children First Foundation’s transformative efforts by sponsoring their 7th annual gala and auction, purchasing tickets to attend, bidding on an auction item, and through online donations.  Visit, or contact Jerry Lewis at 480-861-6931 for additional details about the event and how to get involved.

Glendale Kiwanis Club Charity Steak Fry & Auction

kiwanis club circle emblemLerner and Rowe’s outreach team is pleased to once again support the Kiwanis Club of Glendale’s 39th Annual Steak Dinner & Charity Auction and Raffle. All proceeds raised by this annual fundraiser directly benefit local youth projects, scholarships, reading programs, school clothing drives, and many other Glendale area programs.

Entertainment and Other Highlights

Join us in supporting Kiwanis Club of Glendale by attending this annual fundraiser to be held at Sahuaro Ranch Park (9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 8530) Saturday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner will be catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Budweiser products with soda and water. A live band, raffle, silent auction, and kid’s corner round off the planned activities for this family-friendly evening out.

Come Back Buddy will also be entertaining guest throughout the evening.

Tickets must be bought in advance and are just $30 for persons 13 years and older, and $5 for children 12 years and under.  Please contact Yvonne Knaack at (602) 319-2010 for ticketing, sponsorship, silent auction item donations and other event details.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis Club of Glendale is a sponsor of the keys clubs at Apollo High School, Cactus High School and Ironwood High School. 

Las Vegas Night Out

Our Lerner and Rowe team attended National Night Out with Metro PD’s North East Area Command and Clark County School District PD. We handed out over 475 reflective Slap-Bracelets to children encouraging them to wear them when the Trick or Treat.

It was a wonderful night to support our law enforcement while they engage the community.

Photos from the 2019 National Night Out in Las Vegas:


13th Annual SOAZ Breakfast with Champions Sponsors

Special Olympics ArizonaLerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor Special Olympic Arizona’s (SOAZ) Annual Breakfast with Champions. Our outreach team has been a proud supporter of SOAZ since June of 2016.

Details for the 13th Annual Breakfast with Champions

For 2019, the event will take place on Thursday, October 31 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Champions’ highlights include:

  • Inspirational stories shared by athlete speakers
  • Inspirational stories shared by guest speakers
  • Achievements of the Special Olympics Movement

For more information on how you too can support or become a sponsor of future Special Olympic Arizona events, please contact Chastity Fermoile, Chief Development Officer, at (602) 550-0112 or via email at [email protected].

UMOM Walk to End Homelessness

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back ‘Walked the Walk’ to End Homelessness

Our Phoenix team members took part in United Methodist Outreach Ministries’s (UMOM’s) 11th Annual Walk the Walk to End Homelessness on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Phoenix Zoo.

Not only did we show our support of the organization’s efforts to raise funds and awareness in the fight against homelessness, we also joined other community members in helping UMOM defend their Guinness World Record for the Largest 1K Thong Sandal Race.

Photos from UMOM’s 11th Annual Walk the Walk to End Homelessness:


Las Vegas Homeless Outreach with LVMPD–EAC

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team helped feed a few hundred people at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department–Enterprise Area Command’s (EAC) homeless outreach event on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from noon to 3:00 p.m.

“Law enforcement officers live to serve and protect. This motto takes on a whole different meaning when it’s associated with the humanitarian efforts of local law enforcement officers preparing and serving food to some of the most poverty-stricken individuals and families living in the Las Vegas Valley. This act of support is what giving back is really about,” stated Glen Lerner.


Photos from the EAC homeless outreach event in Las Vegas: