21st Annual PANDA Fashion Show and Luncheon Sponsor

If You Believe, the Incredible Can Happen 

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 Field of Dreams themed fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at The Phoenician (6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251).

Proceeds raised will benefit the Steele Children’s Research Center’s overall commitment to medical research to find solutions to childhood disorders and diseases. Event highlights include a fashion show featuring “Children Helping Children” models, luncheon, live and silent auctions, and raffle.

Join us in supporting this cause by making a donation online today. You can also contact PANDA directly to learn specific details about their 21st Annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion show and Luncheon by visiting azpanda.org.

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

Las Vegas Cop on a Rooftop

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team had the pleasure of supporting the Special Olympics Nevada chapter by participating in today’s Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Carl’s Donuts in Las Vegas. We truly enjoyed getting to know several of the young athletes and their families. 

While at the event, we also hosted a distracted driving clinic and handed out “Don’t Drive Distracted” windshield stickers and key chains.

Our team hopes that these stickers and key chains will serve as a daily reminder for drivers to be cautious and alert every time they get behind the steering wheel.

“Supporting local organizations and area service providers that have a positive impact in the lives of our neighbors, such as the Special Olympics Nevada and our first responder community partners, is exactly why we formed Lerner and Rowe Gives Back,” said Glen Lerner. “We are also excited with each opportunity we receive to join an event and share our distracted driving simulator. We see it as doing our part to help make our streets and highways safer.”

What Is Cop on a Rooftop?

Once a year local law enforcement personnel perch on a roof top to help raise funds for Special Olympics Nevada. The officers get to come of their perch after fundraising goals are met.

In Las Vegas, there were several first responder agencies in attendance, namely: Clark County School District Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Department of Corrections, and Community Ambulance.

Photos from the Las Vegas 2020 Cop on a Rooftop:

Make-A-Wish Arizona 2020 Wish Ball Sponsor

Celebrating 40 Years of Granting Wishes

2020 marks the 40th year that Make-A-Wish Arizona has been granting wishes to every eligible child across the state. Knowing that stars light the eyes of each of these children who are facing a critical illness makes our continued support extra special. 

Through donations like ours and other community members like yourself, the organization will be able to fulfill hundreds of wishes this year.

2020 Star Light, Star Bright Wish Ball Details

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Time: 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa {5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253}

This year’s “Start Light, Star Bright” themed fundraiser celebrates the 40th Anniversay of Make-A-Wish Arizona. Tickets are currently sold out. However, you can be added to the waiting list. You can also still help support this organization in making wishes come true through donations, volunteer opportunities, and fundraisers. 

Please contact Anne Carman with Make-A-Wish Arizona to learn more specifics about the 40th Anniversary Wish Ball and how to get involved by calling 602-343-9428, or via email at acarman@arizona.wish.org.

Donate to Help Fund WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks Program

Stuffing Backpacks to Help Combat Hunger

On March 11, 2020, our outreach volunteers will team up with AltAZ 93.3 at their studio to help school children in need by working with the Valley of the Sun United Way’s WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks program. This United Way program provides meals to help those Valley children get through the weekends, and come to school Monday ready to learn. 

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

According 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. Doing so will help provide much needed weekend meals for growing local youth to focus on their education, and succeed.

In 2019, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back generously donated $5,000 to the Valley of the Sun United Way’s WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks program. Take a look at a few images of our group after packing food for local kids and a video recap of the event:

Volunteer Day at Campagna Academy

Our Merrillville, Indiana team enjoyed a volunteer day making birthday cards for the children at Campagna Academy.

This wonderful organization offers residential services for children in the foster system, those needing special attention, and they also provide services for substance abuse treatment. Hand-crafted birthday cards are given to the children on their birthdays to help bring that special celebration feeling to the facility.

Thanks to all of our staff for participating and really honing into their creative side!

Photos from volunteer day at Campagna Academy:

Spring Youth Sports Physical & Heart Screening Event Sponsor

Gold Sponsors of 2019 Screening Event
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back – 2019 Gold Sponsor of Heart Screening and Sports Physical Event

We were proud to once again be giving back in support of Las Vegas Sportz Foundation’s (LVSF) Game Saver Program spring pre-participation physical evaluation and heart screening event for local student-athletes. The Saturday, February 15, 2020, event was the sports foundation’s first physical and heart screening event of the year for student-athletes ages 10 to 18.

Saving lives one screening at a time.

Since the program’s launch in 2013, over 450 local kids have been screened and over a dozen kids were found to have potential life-threatening heart abnormalities!

Physicians were able to detect these cardiac abnormalities in young athletes based on the combined use of an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram (ECHO), and a qualitative exam and review of personal and family history.

For even more details about the FREE youth sports physical & heart screening, visit lvsportz.com.

Discounted NHRA Drag Racing Tickets for First Responders

Event Logo - NHRA Magic Dry Arizona Nationals 2020

Lerner and Rowe Partner With NHRA and 98KUPD to Offer Discounted Tickets

Lerner and Rowe is not only proud to once again be a marketing partner with 98KUPD and the National Hot Rod Association® (NHRA) for the 2020 NHRA Arizona Nationals, but also to offer 20% off ticket purchases as a “Thank You” to first responders and members of the military.

For 2020, the NHRA Arizona Nationals – Championship Drag Races hit the track from February 21 – 23 at Wild Horse Pass (WHP) Motorsports Park (20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226).

Discounted Tickets for Arizona First Responders and Military 

Verified first responders and members of the military can access the discount through GovX

And since every ticket includes a pit pass, those who attend will get:

  • Direct access to the teams
  • Time with highly-skilled team mechanics as they service their hot rods between rounds
  • Autographs from favorite NHRA drivers

General admission tickets can be purchased online at nhra.com or by calling 800-884-NHRA (6472). All children 12 and under will be admitted free in general admission areas with a paid adult. 

2020 Tucson Heart and Stroke Ball Sponsors

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor the Tucson Heart and Stroke Ball benefiting the American Heart Association. 

For 2020, guests will be transported to an exotic locale as the venue at the Westin La Paloma Resort is transformed into “1001 Persian Nights.” Join us at this delightfully elegant and charitable evening on February 15 at 6:00 p.m. Highlights include an authentic Persian dinner and exciting live auction with fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Tucson Heartfelt Contributions      

A portion of your ticket purchase(s), heart appeal donations, and winning auction bids will be used to fund lifesaving research and educational programs to fight heart disease and stroke in the Tucson area. 

For more information about the 2020 Tucson Heart and Stroke Ball, please contact McKensie Neff with the American Heart Association at 520-917-7526 or McKensie.Neff@heart.org.

Photos from 2020 Tucson Heart and Stroke Ball:

Distracted Driving Seminar at SLAM Nevada

Our Las Vegas Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team spent the past two days at the Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada (SLAM Nevada), where high school seniors were given the opportunity to experience how quickly a disaster can happen if they drive distracted. It was an educational two days for the seniors to see just how the slightest distraction could end up in a disaster.

“Car accidents happen every day because another driver was too busy on their phone to pay attention to what was going on around them. That’s why our outreach team is putting on distracted driving seminars in Las Vegas high schools. We want to show young drivers how simple distractions can lead to serious consequences.” —Glen Lerner

To arrange for our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team to put on a Distracted Driving Simulator at your Las Vegas area school, please contact Guy Williams at (702) 525-2835 or via email at Gwilliams@lernerandrowe.com.  

Proud to Support Special Olympics Arizona’s Putting Challenge

2020 Special Olympics Arizona’s Putting Challenge

Since 2012, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has supported Special Olympics Arizona’s Putting Challenge. This year’s event took place on the second day of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the TPC Scottsdale’s stadium putting range. 

Kevin and Ashlyn Rowe joined Special Olympians, celebrities, and other business leaders from the Valley to take part in the friendly competition. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, Arizona Cardinals superstar receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and Arizona Coyotes legend Shane Doan were also on hand. 

The 2020 one-hour San Tan Ford Special Olympics Putting Challenge helped to raise awareness about the different athletic programs offered by Special Olympics Arizona that help individuals with intellectual disabilities find their own path to empowerment.