MHA’s Wing & Roll 2023 Signature Sponsor

MHA's Wing & Roll 2023 Sponsor

Lerner & Rowe is proud to give back as an annual sponsor and partner of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana.

For a third year in a row, our team has attended MHA’s Wing & Roll event where chefs from around the region come out to cook up their best wing and compete to win the trophy for “best chicken wing”.

All funds raised from this event help MHA provide mental health and family services to those in Northwest Indiana.

Photos from 2023 MHA’s Wing & Roll:

2023 Candlelighters Superhero 5K

13 Year Community Supporter of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Nevada

2023 Candlelighters Superhero 5K

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team enjoyed spending the afternoon with over a thousand superheroes at the 34th Candlelighters Superhero 5K at Mountain’s Edge Park in Las Vegas. The 2023 Candlelighters Superhero 5K marks the thirteenth year that we have been a community supporter of this phenomenal annual event.

We were equally thrilled to collaborate with others in contributing to the extraordinary success of this remarkable organization in 2023, as they achieved a fundraising milestone of over $340,000!

“No parent ever wants to hear the gut-wrenching words, ‘your child has cancer.’ We are so grateful for the Candlelighter Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Nevada for the incredible work they do in providing emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families who are affected by childhood cancer.

The management, staff, volunteers, and donors are true superheroes. It is our honor to support this organization.”

Glen Lerner

Photos from the 2023 Candlelighter Superhero 5K:

2023 Sponsors of Tucson LovePup Kids Fests

Tucson LovePup Kids Fests

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back was a sixth-year sponsor of the annual LovePup Kids Fests in Tucson that happened September 9th – 10th at the Tucson Convention Center. 

This paw-some event was a fun opportunity for our team to mix and mingle with two of our favorite areas of focus—animals and youth.   

Highlights from the 2023 Tucson LovePup Family Fest included:

  • Ninja Nation Pro Course
  • Carnival rides
  • Walking dinosaurs
  • Toddler zone
  • Laser tag
  • Meet and greets with JJ from CoComelon

Locals also had the chance to meet and greet potential new furry family members at the LovePup adoption zone. If you were not able to attend and are interested in adopting or fostering a dog, learn more at

Photos from 2023 Tucson LovePup Kids Fests

7th Annual Salt River NFFF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sponsors

NFFF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sponsors

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back was pleased to once again sponsor the Salt River National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s (NFFF) 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Talking Stick Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona. This annual event continues to be a favorite of our team’s as it 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, all funds raised from the Salt Water 9/11 Stair Climb will go towards supporting the NFFF and the Salt River Firefighters Relief Fund, offering assistance to the families of our heroic comrades within the Public Safety community who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

2023 Salt River NFFF 9/11 Commemorative Stair Climb in Scottsdale 

For the seventh year, participants gathered to climb the equivalent of 110 stories in representation of the 110 stories inside the World Trade Center. 

For 2023, our team members had the honor to climb the steps in remembrance of a fallen hero. They also enjoyed greeting other community members that visited our booth. 

Learn more about the 7th Annual Salt River Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at

Team photos from the 2023 Salt River NFFF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb:

The Be Kind People Project – LRGB Grant Recipient

The Be Kind People Project - Check presentation

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back granted The Be Kind People Project $10,000 to support the organization’s BE KIND School (BKS) program with a focus on “Be Fit. Be Healthy. Be Kind.” As poverty can be a barrier to healthier lifestyles, this program focuses intentionally on schools with the highest need. 

By serving 4 schools with this engaging, effective, high-impact program, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is thrilled to be able to help The Be Kind People Project help over 2,000 low-income students (with 75% or more of students in each school eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Lunch) improve their health and wellness during the 2023-2024 school year. 

In addition, the larger goal for the program is to inspire students to demonstrate healthier habits on a daily basis, so that those habits will help them lead healthier lifestyles for many years and hopefully for the rest of their lives.

Learn more about this organization and all the ways it makes a difference by visiting

Additional photos from The Be Kind People Project check presentation:

Homeward Bound – LRGB Grant Recipient

Homeward Bound check presentation

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back granted Homeward Bound $10,000 to help house, clothe, and feed families experiencing homelessness.

What’s more, our grant allows Homeward Bound to continue their life-changing wrap-around services including workforce development for the adults and licensed childcare and afterschool programs for the children. 

Learn more about this organization and all the ways it makes a difference by visiting

We believe in a Valley where every family has a home.

Homeward Bound

Baller Dream Foundation – LRGB Grant Recipient

Baller Dream Foundation

Baller Dream Foundation (BDF) serves youth and young people on their cancer journey. Rather than thinking of the children as “patients” they call themselves “ballers” and like to live a baller lifestyle, making the most of every day. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back granted them $5,000 for a fun family night out at Octane Raceway. 

From Treatment, Remission, and Beyond

BDF was created to ease some of the emotional and financial burden that families face when they are battling cancer. Through major gifting, in-hospital programming, community activities, and financial support, Baller Dream develops lasting relationships to create an environment where kids feel supported, families feel connected, and communities feel inspired. 

Since its inception, BDF has worked with local hospitals to impact more than 600 cancer warriors and their families in Arizona.

BDF currently provides in-hospital support, programming, art therapy, developmental toys, and diversionary activities at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and Banner Thunderbird, as well as Banner Desert Campuses. 

As a nonprofit organization, BDF relies on donations to keep its programs running. Find out how you can join us in supporting this amazing organization at

More photos from Baller Dream Foundation check presentation:

Valley Humane Society – LRGB Grant Recipient

Valley Humane Society - Check presentation

Today Lerner & Rowe Gives Back hit the road for a $5,000 check presentation in Casa Grande! We funded the Valley Humane Society’s “Last Litter” and “Forever Foster” programs. The picture of the puppies will be the first litter spayed and neutered with our grant dollars, and the picture of the single dog is the first dog to be able to go into their Forever Foster program.

The “Last Litter” program provides free spay/neuter to all adults when a litter of puppies is surrendered for adoption. The “Forever Foster” program places senior animals with single senior humans for the purpose of companionship and quality of life for both the dog and the human. 

Valley Humane Society provides all necessary medical treatments and medication for these pets, to ensure that the “foster” is not taking on a huge financial burden. If necessary, they also provide food, bed, bowls, etc.

Learn more about foster, adoption, volunteer, donation, and other opportunities to support Valley Humane Society at

Additional Valley Humane Society photos:

Gabriel’s Angels – LRGB Grant Recipient

Gabriel’s Angels

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back granted Gabriel’s Angels $5,000. The organization will use those funds to support its Pet Therapy program. 

Gabriel’s Angels is unique in that it is one of the few pet therapy programs in Arizona with a structured curriculum created to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and youth. 

How Does Gabriel’s Angels Directly Impact Local Community Members

Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Program is designed to be offered in collaboration with partner agencies to their children. There is no cost to the participating agency to receive therapy visits for their children. Partner agencies commit to the visitation schedule and provide assistance in program evaluation.

Further, the goal of Gabriel’s Angels is to improve the emotional health and well-being of children and help them develop these core behaviors that are precursors to preventing at-risk behaviors:  

  • Affiliation
  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Healthy attachments
  • Respect
  • Self-regulation
  • Tolerance 

Gabriel’s Angels’ Pet Therapy visits create a bond of unconditional love between a therapy dog and child that allows for these core behaviors to be learned through regular interaction with the dog. 

Once a child learns to be empathetic to and understand that the therapy dog has feelings, this becomes the bridge to enable children to be empathetic to each other. Behaviors, such as empathy, must be learned over time. The continual visits from the therapy dog enable this learning process to occur.

To learn even more about Gabriel’s Angels, visit

Additional photos with Gabriel’s Angels:

Make-A-Wish Kid Disney World Sendoff #2

Make-A-Wish Kid Disney World Sendoff #2

On August 20th, members from our Phoenix team arrived at an American Airline counter for the second time this month to cheer on a Make-A-Wish kid before they departed on their dream trip to Disney World. 

We are so grateful to be able to take part in creating these special moments for local kids! And, we hope that Adrian and his family have an amazing and magical experience in Orlando, Florida.

How Can You Get Involved with Make-A-Wish Arizona?

There are many ways that you can get involved and support Make-A-Wish Arizona. Six examples include: 

  1. Fundraise
  2. Volunteer
  3. Donate 
  4. Become a corporate partner
  5. Establish a giving plan
  6. Charity streaming

If you are a parent, legal guardian, family member, or medical professional of a child with a critical illness, you can refer a child for a life-changing wish.

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