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

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

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 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

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  

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.

2020 Maricopa County StandDown Supporters

Arizona Veterans Stand down Alliance

For nearly 20 years, the Arizona Housing Coalition’s Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance has brought community-based organizations together for a two-day event that offers assistance to Arizona homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.

Since 2016, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team has partnered with Fitz Madrid from 98KUPD to support the Maricopa County StandDown resource fair. This year we matched his listener donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. 

2020 Maricopa County StandDown details:

Dates: Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January, 24
Times: Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. | Services end at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum Arizona State Fairgrounds (​1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007)

Resources to be offered to local area U.S. military veterans and their families include:

  • VA Benefits Assistance
  • DES Benefits Assistance
  • Maricopa County & City Municipal Courts
  • MVD Services – IDs & driver licenses
  • Social Security Administration Services
  • Medical, Vision, & Behavioral Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • ​Employment Services
  • Education Services & Opportunities
  • Pet Care (all domestic animals welcome)
  • Haircuts & Hygiene
  • Emergency Shelter Solutions
  • On-site storage for personal items
  • Dental services provided by Central Arizona Dental Society’s Mission of Mercy 

For more information about the 2020 Maricopa StandDown resource fair, please contact the Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance directly at or by phone at (602) 340-9393. 

Watch this video of gratitude posted by Fitz Madrid thanking all those who helped raise $10,563 in support of the 2020 Maricopa StandDown.  

Thank you!

UGuys raised nearly $11,000 to help the Maricopa Standdown continue their mission of serving vetertans here in Phoenix. Thanks to U and to the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation for all the generosity! More info here:

Posted by Fitz Madrid on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2019 National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner Sponsors

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back sponsored the 2019 National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on January 17 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

The ceremony included the naming of high school, collegiate, and professional ranking quarterbacks as National Quarterbacks of the Year. NFL players Rich Gannon and Drew Bledsoe were also inducted into the National Quarterback Club Hall of Fame.  

Additionally, Kevin and Ashlyn Rowe attended the ceremony to further show our support of the outstanding athletes who were selected to be honored for their achievements and social affinity on and off the playing field.

2019 Quarterback Award Winners

  • High school: Bryce Young—Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA)
  • College: Joe Burrow—Louisiana State University
  • Professional: Drew Bees—New Orleans Saints