Thank You: 2023 Circle of Care Gala Sponsorship

November 24, 2023

Dear Lerner & Rowe,

2023 Circle of Care Gala Sponsorship

Thank you so very much for attending and participating in the 9th Annual Circle of Care Gala! We greatly appreciate your time, efforts and support for the Erik Hite Foundation! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful champions for our mission.

Your generosity has helped to continue the foundation’s ability to provide beneficial supportive services and programs to local Southern Arizona first responders, military members and their families. This includes the foundation’s signature Child Development Center on the east side, the new expansion projects into southwest Tucson, our significant other and spouse support groups, along with an array of mental health and wellness initiatives, all to help local first responders who selflessly serve our community.

Thanks to sponsors and donors like you, we were able to all come together and achieve a record breaking year for the Circle of Care! With your help this year’s gala raised over $240,000 nearly reaching our goal of $250,000! This year’s event was also attended by more than 450 guests. Our guests, patrons, volunteers, and board members enjoyed a wonderful evening of fun, networking, inspiration, and honoring those who put their lives on the line in service to our community. None of this could have been accomplished without you.

The Erik Hite Foundation is growing by leaps and bounds, and is experiencing considerable expansion to help serve an even greater number of first responder families. Your participation in this year’s event has helped to ensure these efforts for the future!

Thanksgiving Meal Donation to South Mountain

Thanksgiving Meal Donation to South Mountain

For many dialysis patients, holidays can be a challenging time due to health concerns or limited mobility.

To help bring joy and comfort to those undergoing treatments at South Mountain, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team in Phoenix donated 120 Thanksgiving meals to the center’s dialysis patients.

We wish everyone a fantastic beginning to their holiday season!

Merrillville Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Merrillville Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

The Thanksgiving Meal Giveaways tour of 2023 concluded in Merrillville, marking our final stop where, just before the holiday, we distributed 1,000 FREE Thanksgiving meal packages.

Each meal package included side fixings and a frozen turkey. We also handed out light refreshments and snacks to share with local community members. 

Our team is immensely grateful for all the individuals whose support and contributions helped make it possible, as well as for those who showed up and shared in the spirit of the season. 

Photos from 2023 Merrillville Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway:

Yuma Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Yuma Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

During our last Arizona Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway stop, we distributed 750 meal bundles in Yuma.

As families lined up in their vehicles to drive-thru and grab their bag of goodies, team members were thrilled at the chance to take part in the spirit of the season–showing compassion and kindness towards others. 

It was also another opportunity for us to express our gratitude for being given the opportunity to offer a friendly hand and bit of light and love with a community we proudly serve. 

Bullhead City Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Bullhead City Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Our Bullhead City Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway was a huge success! As the fifth stop during our nationwide “It’s All Gravy” tour, we distributed 500 Thanksgiving meal packages to families within the community who may have otherwise done without this year. 

We also enjoyed connecting with local families and spreading a bit of holiday cheer in Bullhead City.

The smiles and heartfelt thanks shared with our team were another priceless gift that filled us with gratitude.  

Las Vegas Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Las Vegas Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

Our Las Vegas team collaborated with C.T. Sewell Elementary School and, together with the Clark County School District Police Department, distributed 750 Thanksgiving meal packages.

The support from C.T. Sewell teachers in preparing and distributing the packages to participants was invaluable and deeply appreciated. Additionally, we were extremely grateful for the assistance provided by CCSD PD.

It was also truly heartening and humbling to witness numerous joyful expressions on people’s faces at our 2023 Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023 Photos:

Tucson Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Tucson Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Our third stop during Lerner & Rowe’s “It’s all Gravy” Thanksgiving meal giveaway tour led us to Tucson, Arizona. In the spirit of gratitude and generosity, we were thrilled to distribute 1,000 free dinner meal packages, bringing a touch of warmth and comfort to those in need. The heartwarming response from the community was a testament to the unity and compassion that define the Thanksgiving holiday.

We greatly appreciate all who joined us in making our Tucson Thanksgiving meal giveaway 2023 a success.

Their participation not only contributed to the festive cheer but also exemplified the true essence of Thanksgiving–a time for coming together, expressing gratitude, and fostering a sense of community. 

Tucson Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023 photos:

Off the Record 2023 – $50k Presenting Sponsor

Off the Record 2023 Presenting Sponsor

PCH50’s annual Off the Record Event 2023, dedicated to supporting Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Hope Fund, happened on November 11th.

For two consecutive years, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back has had the privilege of serving as the $50,000 presenting sponsor for the Off the Record event. In 2021, we were honored to be recognized as a $30,000 diamond record sponsor.

As a consistent major sponsor of this event and an unwavering supporter of Phoenix Children’s, we are always excited to witness the generosity of countless individuals in our community who contribute to the hospital’s vital work through fundraisers such as the Off the Record event.

If you weren’t able to attend, you can still join us in supporting Phoenix Children’s and its efforts to provide the very best that pediatric medicine has to offer. Just visit to make a gift today that could help save a life tomorrow. 

Albuquerque Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Albuquerque, New Mexico was our team’s second stop during the Lerner & Rowe 2023 Thanksgiving meal giveaway tour across the U.S. Our team had a blast meeting locals and handing out 1,000 free dinner meal packages. 

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who showed up to help us celebrate the Thanksgiving season, embodying the spirit of unity and compassion that defines the holiday.

Albuquerque Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023 Photos:

#LovePup Family Fest 2023 Sponsor

#LovePup Family Fest 2023 Sponsor

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back was a sixth-year sponsor of the annual #LovePup Family Fests at Vertuccio Farms in Mesa. 

It was a day filled with wagging tails and happy faces, where families and individuals had the opportunity to meet and adopt their new four-legged family members. 

Beyond the Lerner & Rowe 360 photo booth fun and dog adoptions, #LovePup Family Fest 2023 also showcased tasty food vendors and live music featuring:

  • Max
  • The Band Camino
  • Andi & Ashlee Keating 

If you weren’t able to attend, but still want to adopt a pup into your home, visit LovePup Foundation online at to view available dogs waiting to be adopted into a forever home.

Related topic: #LovePup 2024 It’s Hip to Chip Program Partner

Photos from #LovePup Family Fest 2023: