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

Title Sponsor of the 2022 AzCa Open

AzCa Open

It is our pleasure to be the title sponsor of the 2022 AzCA Open on April 1, 2022, at the Tucson El Conquistador Golf Club that benefits Arizona’s Children Association. Founded in 1912, this 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency has focused on providing comprehensive and transitional care and behavioral health services for children and families in need.

Our team invites others to join us in helping raise funds for Tucson’s most vulnerable families and children as an AzCa Open golfer, sponsor, or donor. 100% of funds generated by the tournament will remain in Tucson and Southern Arizona to help children receiving life-changing services through AzCA.

To learn more about the different ways you can get involved with the 2022 AzCA Open visit ArizonasChildren.org/AzCAOpen, or contact Ashley Barbara by email at [email protected]


$10K Sponsor of Phoenix Children’s 2022 Beach Ball: Meet Me in Tulum

2022 Beach Ball

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is pleased to announce our continuous support of Phoenix Children’s Hospital as a $10K Pyramid El Castillo level sponsor of its 2022 Beach Ball. We are equally thrilled to announce that with this sponsorship we reached the $100,000 Lifetime Giving amount to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

We invite you to join us in supporting Phoenix Children’s Hospital through a donation, sponsorship, or by reserving a spot to attend the 2022 Phoenix Ball. 

2022 Beach Ball Details

For 2022, Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Beach Ball will be a one-of-a-kind exclusive experience that trades tuxedos, gowns, and ball rooms for resort wear and cabanas poolside with a special appearance by performing country artist – Chase Rice.

Other details include:

PLACE: Arizona Biltmore, The Spire Bar
DATE: Saturday, March 26, 2022
TIME: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Another reason to support the Beach Ball is that all proceeds help make it possible for Phoenix Children’s Hospital to continue bringing hope and healing to patients and their families. 

Contact Phoenix Children’s to learn more about 2022 Beach Ball sponsorship opportunities. You can also inquire about reservations via email at [email protected], or by calling Julie Romero at (602) 933-2669.

Volunteering with Phil’s Friends

volunteering with phils friends

Each month, our Illinois and Indiana staff members take part in a group volunteer project to help serve various charities. This week, our Chicago and Merrillville teams kicked off with their first volunteer project of the year.

Staff from both offices took part in volunteering for Phil’s Friends, an organization that makes and sends care packages to those battling cancer.

Tasks included making and coloring Cards of Hope, decorating boxes, and tying comfort blankets.


Make-A-Wish Arizona 2022 Wish Ball Platinum Sponsor

Celebrating 41 Years of Transforming Lives

Make-A-Wish Ball 2022 sponsor

2022 marks the 41st year that Make-A-Wish® Arizona has been making waves to positively transform lives and grant wishes of every eligible critically ill child across the state.

A donation from you—just like our continuous support—helps make it possible for the organization to increase awareness about their programs and fulfill hundreds of wishes this year.

2022 Make-A-Wish Arizona Ball Details

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: Cocktail Hour 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Wish Ball Event 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa (5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 85253)

Please contact Whitney Cohen with Make-A-Wish Arizona to learn more specifics about the 2022 Wish Ball and how to get involved by calling (602) 544-2544, or via email at [email protected]