Free Press ‘Day of Giving’ Matching Partnership

Through our matching partnership with Press Coffee, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate connoisseurs in the Phoenix Valley have the opportunity to pick up a cuppa AND support the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). Foodie menu favorites are also part of the buy one, give back deal! Here’s how it works: on Friday, September 24th, Press Coffee will host its annual Day of Giving. Meaning, 100% of profits made in-store and online that day will be donated to the SARRC.

To top it off, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team is excited to join other community organizations in matching donations to help them reach (or surpass) their 2021 goal of raising $25,000. Our team alone will match up to $2,500. 

How to Caffeinate for Charity   

Fridays are for kicking off weekends on a high note by treating ourselves after a long week. All you have to do to help support the phenomenal charity SARRC is divert your vehicle to a Press Coffee location near you. With nine Valley of the Sun locations, you are sure to find one close to you in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler, or Gilbert. 

You can also hop online and purchase some merchandise, sign-up for a coffee subscription, and stock up on a few bags of beans at presscoffee.com.

To learn more about Press Coffee’s annual Day of Giving, contact Brynna Harneck via email at [email protected], or by phone at (623) 225-3941.

First Responder BBQ Bike Run 2021 Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe’s team was proud to sponsor the 1st Annual 1st Responders BBQ/Bike Run with Mission One in Merrillville, Indiana on Saturday, September 18th! This wonderful organization works to give back to the 1st responders and veterans in our communities who sacrifice to protect others.

The morning started with a 91 mile police escorted bike run, followed by an afternoon and evening filled with great food, refreshments, and live music!

Proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing a vehicle for a veteran in need.


Photos from the 2021 First Responder BBQ Bike Run:

WRMC Shareholders in Life Fundraising Gala Gold Sponsor

WRMC Shareholders in Life Gala
Guy Williams with keynote speaker Jim Caveizel

In addition to sponsoring the Women’s Resource Medical Center’s (WRMC) Shareholders in Life Fundraising Gala & Silent Auction on Saturday, September 18th, our Lerner and Rowe outreach team was among the 1,600 plus attendees that showed up to partake in this festive evening of charity and goodwill.

Actor Jim Caveizel – An Inspiring Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker was Jim Caveizel from the film “The Passion of the Christ” and hit television series “Person of Interest.”

Jim captivated the audience with a heartwarming speech about the sanctity of life, love, and freedom.

In some way, the night’s experience resembled a slice of Jim’s message.


Las Vegas Hockey Outreach Event

Las Vegas Hockey

In collaboration with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the Vegas Golden Knights (VGK), Free International, the Fatherhood Project, Siegel Cares, the Balm of Gilead, and LV Reach, our Las Vegas outreach team has had the pleasure of taking part in weekly sports-related mentoring, coaching, and role modeling experiences that positively impact kids living in zip code 89169.

These Tuesday afternoon activities have become a weekly staple for over 30 neighborhood children, and some parents.

Last Day on the Ice

On September 14th the kids were gifted with an extra special treat–the Vegas Golden Knights provided every child with an authentic VGK jersey, skates, pants, vests, and hockey stick. The kids were also given a sports bag to carry all of their new gear.

Lastly, they then had the opportunity to take to the ice for one last time where professional hockey players Harrison Luce and Derek Engelland taught them how to score goals.


Photos from Las Vegas hockey outreach event with the VGK:

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Hosts First Charity Golf Classic in Las Vegas

For eight years now we’ve successfully grown our annual Scottsdale, AZ charity golf classic into a splendidly successful day of giving and golf. Last year alone we were able to raise $518,184.28 for local charities with the help of our valued sponsors, community partners, and individual supporters. 

With those successes still shining in our eyes, we decided to replicate and build an equally beneficially charity golf classic in Las Vegas. 

We are also proud to continue the tradition of giving back 100% of proceeds raised to local Las Vegas charities and community groups.

Premiere Las Vegas Charity Golf Classic 

Our inaugural Las Vegas charity golf classic will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the premier Red Rock Country Club, Arroyo Course, with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. 

Register your foursome online now and learn more about the remaining sponsorship packages. With just a few weeks remaining until the big event, you may miss out if you don’t act soon. 

Along those lines, we are excited to announce with gratitude our current Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Charity Golf Classic sponsors, including: Spinal Rehabilitation Center, The Neck and Back Clinics, and Chapman Chrysler Jeep Henderson.  

Now for the extras! In addition to a charitable morning spent on the rolling greens, attendees will have the chance to win prizes and enjoy other perks:

  • Putting contest prizes
  • 50/50 raffle drawings
  • Hole-in-one prizes
  • Closest to the pin prizes
  • Longest drive prizes
  • Incredible gift / tee bags 
  • Refreshing beverages
  • Delectable food trucks
  • And, much more

*Please note that we are closely watching local and federal COVID-19 mandates to help promote a safer event, while adding a layer of protection to our team members, country club staff, and attendees.

Las Vegas LRGB Charity Golf Classic Contact Information

Please feel free to contact Guy Williams for more details at 702-858-9941 or via email at [email protected]

2021 Cars & Canines in Scottsdale

Dog Adoption and Luxury Car Event to Benefit #LovePup

2021 Cars & Canines

As a $2,500 sponsor of the 2021 Cars & Canines event in Scottsdale, we are thrilled to share that this charitable event is a trifecta of amazingness–cute adoptable pups, luxury cars, and delectable treats from a variety of food trucks. We are also thrilled that proceeds from the event will directly benefit one of our favorite organizations–#LovePup.

Make sure that you mark your calendars for Saturday, September 25th, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at D Pet Hotels Scottsdale (15060 N. Northsight Blvd). You won’t want to miss out on this outdoor morning event full of family fun.  

To learn more about the 2021 Cars and Canines event in Scottsdale and how you can show your support–or, possibly find your next furry companion–please contact #LovePup at LovePupFoundation.org.

Glimmer of Hope Event Sponsor

Annual Phoenix Animal Care Coalition Fundraiser Held to Benefit At-Risk Animals

Part of our mission is to advocate for and improve the lives of those who need assistance–that includes the lives of our four-legged friends. As a $2,500 sponsor of the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition’s (PACC911) Glimmer of Hope event presented by Lulu’s Fund, we get to do just that.

PACC911 is dedicated to helping the most at-risk animals have a “Glimmer of Hope” by providing life saving procedures through its critical care medical program. Funds raised through sponsorships like ours, ticket purchases, individual donations, and auction items will help ensure they can continue to do so. 

Glimmer of Hope Luncheon Highlights  

Please join us on Sunday, October 18th, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas (6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250) to support PACC911’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of at-risk animals in the Phoenix Valley.  

You really don’t want to miss out on the before-and-after transformation stories of saved animals, the sumptuously planned meal, and a chance to bid on unique live and silent auction items.  

For Glimmer of Hope registration and tickets information, please visit aesaz.co/ELP/GLIMMER21/Tickets. To learn more about the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition, go to pacc911.org.

MAM 9/11: 20 Years Later Special TV Event

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of a chain of tragic events that rocked our nation. It also marks the eighth year the Military Assistance Mission’s (MAM) board of directors has organized an event to commemorate the actions of the honorable men and women who sacrificed so much for our country on September 11, 2001.

Our team is honored to be the title sponsor of MAM’s 9/11: 20  Years Later half-hour televised special that AZ Family 3TV’s Nicole Crites produced for MAM. This is the third year in a row that Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has had this honor.

Featured Guests Worth Watching

Two decades later, can you remember what you were doing the morning of September 11th when news of the four coordinated attacks was released to the public? These special guests will share their individual stories with us:  

  • A family of Arizona’s only victim of the terrorist attacks will share the emotional journey to healing. 
  • Former Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan will share his perspective on what it was like to be part of the recovery efforts at ground zero. 
  • Thomas E. Franklin, the photographer who took the iconic photo of the three firefighters raising the flag from the rubble, will also be interviewed.
  • Decades of people that were inspired to enlist because of that fateful day.
  • Lastly, a Pearl Harbor survivor provides a unique perspective about the events that occured on 9/11.

How to View the 9/11 20 Years Later Special

You have a few different options to view this special 9/11 tribute that will broadcast commercial free from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on September 11th.

  1. Watch AZ Family 3TV’s Youtube broadcast from your mobile devices
  2. Turn your television to AZ Family 3TV
  3. Attend a viewing party at the American Legion William Bloys Post 2 (Tempe), American Legion Pat Tillman Post 117 (Phoenix), or Boondocks Patio & Grill (Scottsdale).

How to Join MAM’s Efforts to Support AZ Military Families

The lingering COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive up demand as spouses and guard members continue to struggle from months of being laid off without pay. 

MAM provides financial and morale assistance to the lowest ranking military members.

You can join us in supporting our local Arizona military troops and families by:

  1. Making an individual donation online
  2. Becoming a corporate donor / sponsor 
  3. Volunteering your time to support events, both virtual and in-person, that take place year round.

Please note that every dollar donated is tax deductible and stays local to fund financial aid grants that provide the following:

  • Rent assistance to avoid eviction
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Car payments
  • Utility assistance
  • Back to school supplies for kids
  • Baby showers for expecting parents
  • Christmas gifts for families
  • Gap grants for veterans waiting on their GI Bill for school
  • Morale boosters like seats for soldiers and home remodels for wounded heroes

#NeverForget to Support Our Troops

Our team strongly believes in supporting active and retired members of the military and their families. Through their service in protecting our country, they may have experienced financial, emotional, and/or physical hardships. As such, we believe that now is the time for us to pay forward their efforts by offering them a helping hand to overcome these hardships and feel appreciated for any sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf.   

Together, we can do more to spread light, hope, and make our world a better place.

5th Annual Salt Water 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sponsors

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is honored to once again sponsor the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Talking Stick Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona. This annual event honors the memory of the heroic men and women who selflessly gave their lives during the tragic aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. 

Additionally, the Salt Water 9/11 Stair Climb specifically raises funds to support programs provided by the NFFF to assist families of local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit. 

9/11 Commemorative Stair Climb in Scottsdale 

For the fifth year, participants will gather to climb the equivalent of 110 stories in representation of the 110 stories inside the World Trade Center. Each climber will have the honor of carrying a photo of one of our fallen heroes. 

2021 9/11 Stair Climb details:

Date: Saturday, September 11

Time: Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, AZ 

Please note that the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Talking Stick is open to the community and limited to 1,000 registrants. Learn more about how you too can get involved at nfff.akaraisin.com/ui/saltriver.


Photos from the 2021 Salt Water 9/11 Stair Climb:

We are also excited to share that this was the best year yet for the Salt Water 9/11 Stair Climb! 1,000 climbers showed up to pay tribute and over $86,150 was raised to support the families of local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.

Merrillville and Chicago 2021 Backpack Giveaways

Merrillville backpack giveaway group photo

Our 2021 backpack giveaways wrapped up over the weekend with amazing turnouts at both of our community events in Merrillville, IN and Chicago, IL.

We were excited to have spent valuable time connecting with our neighbors and helping local students prepare for the upcoming school year by handing out 1,250 backpacks, school supplies, treats, and a dose of fun!

Some of the kids are even going back to school with fresh hair cuts thanks to volunteers from Denmark College!

“I grew up really poor, and it kind of feels like being Robin Hood,” Glen Lerner said. “It’s a lot of fun to be able to touch people’s lives that need a little something extra. I know not everybody’s got everything going perfectly right now, so we want to be involved and say thank you for being part of the community.”


Photos from our 2021 Merrillville and Chicago Backpack Giveaways: