National Police Week 2022 – Indiana

National Police Week 2022

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back celebrated National Police Week by bringing lunch to the following local Indiana police departments to say “thank you” for all they do:

  • Crown Point Police Department
  • Valparaiso Police Department
  • Hobart Police Department
  • Merrillville Police Department
  • Gary Police Department

Big thanks to True BBQ for the amazing food too!


Photos from 2022 Indiana Police Week:

Metro’s May Heroes United Hockey

Metro Heroes Hockey - May in Las Vegas

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team in Las Vegas spent one of the last outdoor street hockey activities at Liberty Baptist (on Lake Mead & Torrey Pines) before the heat of summer forces them to move indoors. Members from Metro’s Heroes United Hockey, led by Lieutenant Philip Merges (in the green jersey), coach our inner-city children to play hockey.

Heroes United has been concentrating on serving in two neighborhoods (Twain & Swenson, and Lake Mead & Torrey Pines). It is their goal to expand into other underserved neighborhoods to improve the quality of life for all who live there.


Photos from the Las Vegas Metro’s May Heroes United Hockey Day:

22nd Annual PANDA Fashion Show and Luncheon Sponsor

Dreams Can Come True 

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor PANDA’s (People Acting Now Discovering Answers) “Children Helping Children” Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow themed fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255).

Proceeds raised will benefit the Steele Children’s Research Center’s overall commitment to medical research to find solutions to childhood disorders and diseases. More specifically, the goal for 2022 is to fully fund the purchase of a NovaSeq 6000 genome sequencing machine. 

Event Highlights

Event highlights include a fashion show featuring “Children Helping Children” models, luncheon, live and silent auctions, and raffle. There will also be a post-event celebration and toast in Kentucky Derby style at The Plaza Bar. 

How You Can Help Steele Children’s Research Center

Join us in supporting this cause by making a donation online today. You can also contact PANDA directly to learn specific details about their 22nd Annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion show and Luncheon by visiting azpanda.org.


Photos from the 2019 PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon:


9th Annual Charity Golf Classic Recap

Beautiful weather and generous hearts helped make our 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic on Friday, April 29th at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale a beaming success. 

And thanks to the generosity of our valued event sponsors, community partners, and individuals, we were able to raise $569,217! 100% of these proceeds will be given back to benefit Arizona charitable groups and organizations!  

Over $3.2 Million Raised in 9 years

Since 2016, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s annual charity golf classic has steadily raised essential funds to benefit those in need. We know that each year’s notable financial accomplishments would not have been possible without the support of all involved. 

Here’s a snapshot of what has been achieved:

  • 2021 = over $518k
  • 2020 = over $461k
  • 2019 = $420k
  • 2018 = just over $285k
  • 2017= just over $250k
  • 2016 = just over $200

Golf, Giving, and Good Times

In addition to the charitable element of the day, golfers were given an amazing swag bag valued at $550 out of gratitude for their charitable contributions. Items included in this year’s bag included a pair of Oakley sunglasses, two Ring security cameras, $150 gift certificate to be used at the concept shop for Titleist and FootJoy golf gear, two dozen TaylorMade golf balls, golf and cooling towels, phone caddy and charger, and more!  

9th Annual Charity Golf Classic Swag Bag

Sweet Treats Ice Cream and Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers food trucks were also onsite keeping golfers and volunteers hydrated and energized. Golfers also had the opportunity to sip on other libations while out on the greens and purchase raffle tickets for prizes. 

“Each Lerner and Rowe Gives Back charity golf classic offers something new and exciting for sponsors and participants, as well as the amount we are able to pay forward to positively impact local communities. And since next year marks the tenth anniversary of our annual fundraiser, our plans for 2023 are going to be over the top insane! That includes sponsorship opportunities, golfer incentives and prizes, and the fundraising goal.” shared Kevin Rowe.     

Moments Captured from 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic

We invite you to look through the following photos to get a better idea of what an amazing time was had at our 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic. 

Proud to Support the Heroes United Hockey Program

One of our favorite Lerner and Rowe Gives Back community activities is working with community partners who serve disadvantaged children. Heroes United Hockey is one example of a such a program that has proven to have a positive impact in the lives of local youth.

What Is the Heroes United Hockey Program?

Heroes United Hockey is a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) charitable program where LVMPD officers volunteer to teach and play hockey with local children. 

Positive Impact of Heroes United Hockey

This program has contributed to dramatic decreases in violent crime and increased high school graduation rates in the Liberty Baptist Church neighborhood (near Lake Mead Blvd. and Torrey Pines Dr.) where the program first started. This success rate spurred them to include weekly activities at Balm of Gilead Global Ministries on Twain Ave. and Swenson St.

The ultimate mission of Heroes United Hockey is to strengthen our community, help lower crime, and provide a healthy atmosphere for competition and personal growth by successfully creating friendships between officers and youth from low income families through ICARE  (Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect for others, and Excellence) Values.


Out of the Darkness Walk Las Vegas

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team in Las Vegas joined hundreds of walkers at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness” walk at Sunset Park on April 9, 2022. Together, we honored the memory of those whose lives were lost and offered support to others who’s live have been greatly affected by suicide.

“Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death. By helping to increase awareness of mental health conditions and provide resources to prevent suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers much needed hope and support within our communities. As such, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team was honored to be able join others at the Out of the Darkness walk in Las Vegas to help the foundation bring attention to all that it does.” –Glen Lerner.

Find out more about the support and/or resources provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org/get-help and afsp.org/resources.


Photos from the Las Vegas Out of the Darkness walk:

The Original Taste $5k Sponsor in Tempe, AZ

Eat, Drink, & Gather for a Good Cause

The Original Taste

The Original Taste is an annual 21 and older charitable fundraiser hosted by Executive Council 70 that combines a few of our favorite things—raising funds to support local critical youth programs and prime entertainment, as well as premier food, wine, and liquor samples to appeal to the foodie in all of us. 

For 2022, the 49th Annual Original Taste was held on April 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at The Westgate | Tempe.

A few of the local youth organizations that will benefit from our $5k sponsorship, as well as other funds raised, include:

  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
  • Ryan House
  • Foundation for Blind Children
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service
  • Sojourner Center
  • New Pathways for Youth
  • UMOM New Day Centers
  • And, many more

$10k Gold Sponsors of Team Taylor Family Fun Run 5k

Team Taylor Family Fun Run Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again show our support for the Three Butterflies SIDS Foundation DBA Team Taylor as a sponsor of its annual Family Fun Run. Donations and other financial contributions, like our $10k sponsorship, will be used for research and awareness to help prevent families from suffering the loss of a child due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 

10th Annual Team Taylor Fun Run Highlights 

The 10th Annual Fun Run is a family-friendly event that is open to all ages. It will be held on Sunday, April 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Families and individuals have the option to run, walk, bike, or scoot their way through the streets of Arcadia in Phoenix, AZ. in remembrance of five month old Taylor Paige Cosmas who lost her life to SIDS.  

Join us and other community neighbors in supporting Three Butterflies SIDS Foundation DBA Team Taylor and increasing awareness about SIDS through an online donation. You can also learn more about the foundation by visiting teamtayloraz.com.


The Bullring: Hometown Heroes Night Sponsor

Hometown Heroes Las Vegas

At Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, we love to support hometown heroes. One of the ways we do this is by sponsoring community events that pay tribute to local police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders. As such, our Las Vegas team jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the Hometown Heroes Night at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 9. 

At Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, we love to support hometown heroes. One of the ways we do this is by sponsoring community events that pay tribute to local police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders. As such, our Las Vegas team jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the Hometown Heroes Night at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 9. 

Highlights of the themed event include: 

  • Free admission to all local police, firefighters, and first-responders, along with their families (up to four people), with proof of a valid ID at the gate.
  • Vehicles on display along with a Fire and Police parade.
  • Big wheel races for kids, a spin wheel for prizes, and an autograph session.
  • Nine feature races (NASCAR Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Outlaw Factory Stocks, Legends, Bandolero, Skid Plate Cars, Super Stock, and Jr. Late Models and Late Model Trucks).

Other racing fans can save money by purchasing tickets for $8 in advance, or $10 at the gate. Visit LVMS.com or call 800-644-4444 for tickets.


Photos from the April 9, 2022 Hometown Heroes Night

March 2022 United Way Pantry Pack Program

Donate to Help Combat Hunger in Maricopa County

United Way Pantry Pack

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. Our team was pleased to donate $5,000 to help cover the costs for 625 pantry packs.

Even more amazing, together, we all built 1,500 Pantry Packs to help ensure that local students and their families have enough food staples to get them through the month!

Partnership schools include the Roosevelt, Cartwright, and Murphy Elementary School Districts and Academia Del Pueblo and Frank Elementary School.


What’s Inside Each United Way Pantry Pack?

Pantry Packs are filled with nutritional “shelf-stable pantry items” that include: 

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

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 that face chronic food insecurities. Join us, ALT AZ 93.3, and United Way to fight hunger in Maricopa County by making an online donation now. 

Here’s how your dollars will be used to fight hunger:

  • $8 – Provides 1 Pantry Pack
  • $16 – Provides 2 Pantry Packs
  • $32 – Provides 4 Pantry Packs
  • $64 – Provides 8 Pantry Packs