2023 Visionaries of the Year $10K Sponsor

Visionaries of the Year sponsor

Arizona Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosted its annual Visionaries of the Year grand finale on May 20th at the The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Our Gives Back team was thrilled to once again support this amazing organization through a $10,000 sponsorship gift in support of Lisa Moore.    

We were even more excited to learn that the candidates raised $540,840 during the 10-week 2023 campaign!

2023 LLS Arizona Visionaries of the Year

Visionaries of the Year is a competition that aims to support blood cancer research. It brings together like-minded individuals from different communities across the United States. Nominated candidates form fundraising teams that compete to raise money in honor of two local kids who survived blood cancer.

The candidate who manages to gather the most funds during the ten-week campaign gets crowned as the Visionary of the Year in their own community. The candidate who raises the most money across the entire country becomes the national Visionary of the Year.

Our team extends our congratulations to Lisa Moore, the 2023 Arizona Visionary of the Year and Annette Tanori, the 2023 Arizona Visionary of the Year runner up!

Additional photos from the 2023 LLS Arizona Visionaries of the Year grand finale:

9th Annual MAM Golf Classic Presenting Sponsor

9th Annual MAM Golf Classic  - Title Sponsor

For 2023, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was honored to show its support of local military members and their families as the presenting sponsor of the 9th Annual Golf Classic for Military Assistance Mission (MAM).

Each year this fundraiser helps MAM raise critical funds used to support members of the Arizona military and their families through financial and morale programs.

Who Can Benefit from MAM’s Supportive Programs?

Active duty, Guard, or Reservists, rank E-5 & below, and Post 9/11 Purple Heart or Combat Action Badge 

To learn more about MAM and how you can get involved, visit azmam.org or call 602-246-6429 for more details.

Stand Up for St. Jude House Comedy Night Sponsor

St. Jude House Comedy Night Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe is a proud annual sponsor of St Jude House. This past weekend, the family violence prevention center and domestic violence shelter hosted their annual “Stand Up for St. Jude House” comedy show fundraiser.

Our team was excited to learn that over $40,000 was raised at the event to help St Jude House further their mission and continue to provide life-saving resources to families in crisis.

The organization takes pride in turning victims into victors!

Learn more about the event by contacting Buffy Adams at [email protected]

Photos from the Stand Up for St. Just House comedy nights:

Lerner & Rowe Celebrated National Police Week

National Police Week

Lerner and Rowe celebrated National Police Week by catering lunch to several local law enforcement agencies in Northwest Indiana to include:

  • Indiana State Police
  • Hobart Police Department
  • Merrillville Police Department
  • Crown Point Police Department
  • Valparaiso Police Department

Thank you to Mike’s Main Event for helping us cater some delicious food to our officers!

To all our men and women in blue, thank you for all that you do to protect our local communities.

Photos from National Police Week 2023:

3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament Recap

3rd Annual Cornhole

Largest Merrillville Fundraiser Yet for Lerner & Rowe Gives Back

Wow.. what an AMAZING tournament! Because of ALL the support that we received from sponsors, participants, vendors, event collaborators, and our team members, we were able to raise over $25,000 from our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament in Merrillville, Indiana!!  

100% of the funds collected through this event being given back to help local organizations and causes.

Congratulations to the Winners

We had a total of 107 teams playing for $10,000 in prize winnings. Our team extends our gratitude to everyone who signed up to play and those who came out to support the players and have a great time with us!

A Division Winners

1st: Mark Richards & Caden Allen

2nd: Steven Bernacet & PJ Knott

3rd: Alex Bal & Sebastian Schaffer-Ford

4th: Philip Lopez & Brandon Bobilya

B Division Winners

1st: Ethan Martin & Logan Lucas

2nd: Jeff Schrieber & Kyle McHugh

3rd: Danny Millender & Janet Kentner

4th: Anthony Sullivan & Michael Borla

5th: Herb Jennsen & Mark Zajkowski

Thankful for Amazing Sponsors, Collaborators, Entertainers, and Vendors

We can’t thank our sponsors enough! Your continuous support helps make it possible for our team to continue to positively impact local community members, groups, and organization, through the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation. 

Our team also extends a HUGE thank you to Tom & Cindy from South of the river baggers and Jim Taliano from RPG12 baggers. Your knowledge and expertise helped make our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament run smoothly. 2023 was the best year yet!

Thirdly, thank you to ALL of our vendors for participating in this years event. Especially our food vendors for serving up some delicious eats!

Lastly, thank you to Jonny James, a Nashville recording artist from Northwest Indiana, for putting on a great show!  It is always a pleasure having you on the big stage!

We look forward to making next year even bigger and better! So.. SAVE THE DATE for May 11, 2024! 

Photos from the 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament:

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Announces 2023 Arizona Grant Cycle Recipients

2023 Arizona Grant Cycle Recipients

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back kicks off a new fiscal year of giving by awarding grants to 18 Arizona nonprofits. These nonprofits were chosen for their shared dedication to serve our most vulnerable neighbors through one of four areas of focus: youth programs, health and human services, animal welfare, and public safety.

Congratulation to the 2023 Arizona Grant Cycle Recipients

With over 70 applicants, the choice to pick our 2023 grant cycle recipients was not easy. 

As such, our team extends our appreciation for the efforts given by all those who took the time to gather, submit, and share more details about their organizations. There are amazing nonprofits doing great things across Arizona!

We also proudly share the following list of our 2023 Arizona grant cycle recipients:

  • 180 Sports AZ
  • Ability 360
  • Baller Dream Foundation
  • Ben’s Bells
  • Child Crisis 
  • Christian Life Outreach operating Mom’s Pantry
  • Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Gabriel’s Angels
  • Homeward Bound
  • Hunkapi Programs
  • Junior Achievement Arizona
  • Kitchen on the Street (KOS AZ)
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • Put on the Cape: A Foundation for Hope
  • Ryan House
  • The Be Kind People Project
  • Valley Humane Society
  • Valleywise Health Foundation

Our team is excited to see the positive impact these Arizona nonprofits will make within our local communities!

CPLC Esperanza Latino Teachers Awards Sponsorship

CPLC Esperanza Latino Teachers Awards spsonsors

On Tuesday, May 9, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back sponsored and showed up to the Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) 2023 Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards.

Our team had a great time celebrating outstanding Latino educators in Arizona that are the hope for future generations throughout the state. 

The four Arizona educators that received an award are full-time certified teachers in Arizona with at least six years experience teaching any subject from Pre-K – 12th grades, three of which were most recently spent in Arizona.

They also received  $5,000 cash award plus a $2,500 stipend to their respective school.

To learn more specifics about Chicanos Por La Causa and the nomination/selection process for the 2023 Esperanza Latino Teachers Awards, visit cplc.org.

10th Annual Charity Golf Classic Recap

10th Annual Charity Golf Classic Recap

Our 10-year anniversary event was a spectacular success thanks again to the generous hearts and support received from sponsors, donors, team members, and local vendors. 100% of the record–breaking $1,126,718.56 raised will be given back to benefit Arizona charitable groups and organizations throughout the year to include 18 grant cycle recipients.   

Over $3.75 Million Raised in 10 years

Since 2013, Lerner and Rowe 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:

  • 2022 = over $569K
  • 2021 = over $518K
  • 2020 = over $461K
  • 2019 = $420K
  • 2018 = just over $285K
  • 2017= just over $250K
  • 2016 = just over $200K
  • 2015 = just over $102K
  • 2014 = over $67K

Golf, Giving, and Good Times

In addition to the charitable element of the day, Golfers were treated to breakfast catered by the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and lunch offerings provided by local food trucks, including Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers and Mister Softee. Other highlights include golfer swag items, raffle drawings, live auction, a drone golf ball drop, and an afterparty that featured surprise entertainment by comedian Adam Ray.

“We are more than humbled by the amount of money we raised this year and how the golf classic turned out,” said Kevin Rowe, founder of Lerner & Rowe Gives Back and founding partner of Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys. “Coming together with our sponsors and donors and supporting the surrounding communities has been an amazing experience. We are excited to see the positive impact the donations will make.” 

Moments Captured from 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic

We invite you to look through the following photos to share in the many amazing moments captured during our 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic. 

Walk for Wishes Las Vegas

Walk for Wishes Las Vegas -2023 Sponsor

2023 Sponsor of Walk For Wishes Las Vegas, NV

On Saturday, April 29, our team showed up to support Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada’s fundraising efforts to increase the number of life-changing wishes it can grant for children with critical illnesses. As event sponsors and participants, we were thrilled to be among the many caring organizations and individuals that helped this amazing organization raise $515,867 during its 2023 Walk for Wishes® in Las Vegas.

If you were unable to attend the walk, but would like to still show your support through a donation, do so online now

Should you have any question specific to the 2023 Walk for Wishes in Las Vegas, please contact the event manager, JayBee Beasley, at [email protected], or (702) 932-2884.

Photos from the 2023 Las Vegas Walk for Wishes: 

Phil’s Friends 2023 Care Package Assembly

Phil's Friends care packages

LRGB Chicago / Merrillville Volunteers Offer Hope & Encouragement

Last week, our Chicago team spent some time coloring cards and writing inspiring messages for Phil’s Friends.

This organization sends out care packages filled with those cards and other care items to adults and children battling cancer.

Our Merrillville team then went on site to volunteer at Phil’s Friends by decorating and packing boxes, making more cards, and preparing blankets.