2022 Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Philippine Independence Day Celebration

On June 11th our team had the opportunity to join 30+ vendors at the ASU West Campus to participate in a 124th Philippine Independence Day Celebration brought to the public by the Council of Filipino Organizations of Arizona in cooperation with ASU-PASA.  

Event highlights included:

  • Parade
  • Cultural, fashion, and variety shows
  • Raffle prizes
  • Beauty pageant
  • Kids crafts
  • Booths and exhibits
  • Food vendors
  • Health screening
  • Live entertainment
  • And, more

For more details about the event, visit azpidc.com

Photos from the 124th Philippine Independence Day Celebration:

Proud to Support the Heroes United Hockey Program

One of our favorite Lerner and Rowe Gives Back community activities is working with community partners who serve disadvantaged children. Heroes United Hockey is one example of a such a program that has proven to have a positive impact in the lives of local youth.

What Is the Heroes United Hockey Program?

Heroes United Hockey is a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) charitable program where LVMPD officers volunteer to teach and play hockey with local children. 

Positive Impact of Heroes United Hockey

This program has contributed to dramatic decreases in violent crime and increased high school graduation rates in the Liberty Baptist Church neighborhood (near Lake Mead Blvd. and Torrey Pines Dr.) where the program first started. This success rate spurred them to include weekly activities at Balm of Gilead Global Ministries on Twain Ave. and Swenson St.

The ultimate mission of Heroes United Hockey is to strengthen our community, help lower crime, and provide a healthy atmosphere for competition and personal growth by successfully creating friendships between officers and youth from low income families through ICARE  (Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect for others, and Excellence) Values.

June 2022 – Metro’s Heroes United Hockey Program:

May 2022 – Metro’s Heroes United Hockey Program:

Guadalupe Summer Splash Presenting Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was pleased to join AZ Care Transport as a presenting sponsor of the Guadalupe Summer Splash on June 4th at Biehn Colony Park. The event was open to the Town of Guadalupe and Pasqua Yaqui families. 

Highlights of the Guadalupe Summer Splash include:

  • Bounce house 
  • Water slides
  • Obstacle course
  • Cotton candy  
  • And more 

Questions about this event? Please comment on the town’s Facebook event post for the Guadalupe Summer Splash. Or, you can call (480) 730-3080 Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Photos from 2022 Guadalupe Summer Splash:

$10,000 Donation to Benefit Soldier’s Best Friend

JUNE 21, 2022 UPDATE: Lerner and Rowe gave another $5,000 for a total donation amount of $10,000!

Listen now to Kevin Rowe’s call to Mark and NeanderPaul letting them know about our initial $5,000 donation that included a teaser about given back even more later.

For the fifth year, Lerner and Rowe will support KSLX radio personalities Mark and NeanderPaul’s annual fundraiser—Operation Pets and Vets—by pledging $5,000 to Soldier’s Best Friend. Soldier’s Best Friend is a 501-c3 non-profit organization that helps pair one trained dog to a deserving veteran. 

Our team is excited to be one of five local donation partners to join Mark and NeanderPaul in 2022 and help them exceed last year’s results from June 6th through June 24th.

2021 Helped More Local Veterans Than Before 

In 2021, the goal was to raise $20,000 to help cover the costs associated with pairing four local Vets affected by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to four service or therapeutic companion dogs, at no cost to them. 

At the end of the program, KSLX, station listeners, and fellow local business partners helped raise over $70,000—which gave 15 dogs a new home and 15 veterans a new companion!

Why We Give Back to Soldier’s Best Friend

What we really love about Soldier’s Best Friend is that most of the dogs chosen for training are rescues from a local animal shelter. This means that two lives are given a helping hand and a newfound sense of hope for a brighter future.    

You can join us in supporting local Vets and sheltered dogs by making an online donation now at SoldiersBestFriend.org.

Humane Indiana’s Paws in the Park 2022 Sponsor

Our Indiana team has the pleasure to once again sponsor Humane Indiana’s Paws in the Park event. For 2022, the event will happen on Saturday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Community Park in Munster, IN. 

Pet owners and animal lovers can join their furry friends by enjoying a pet-friendly one-mile walk, doggie fashion show, food, games, and other fun activities while supporting the work that Humane Indiana does.

We invite you to join us in giving back to help the Humane Indiana by attending Paws in the Park, or by gifting an online donation now.

Photos from 2022 Paws in the Park:

Photos from 2021 Paws in the Park:

98KUPD’s Operation Hydration 2022

98KUPD’s annual Operation Hydration campaign starts right after Memorial Day. As a continuous supporter of this life-saving initiative, Lerner & Rowe is pleased to once again pledge to donate $5,000 worth of water to the Phoenix Rescue Mission.   

Operation Hydration Water Bottle Drop-Off Locations

You are invited to join us in supporting our more vulnerable community members by dropping off bottled water cases at the following locations through Labor Day:

Operation Hydration 2022

98KUPD Studios

1100 North 52nd Street, Phoenix

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(602) 585-9800


Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Donation Warehouse

3440 W Lewis St, Bldg A, Phoenix

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

(602) 346-3347 


If you are not able to stop by a drop-off location but would still like to support Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code:Red heat relief program, make a gift online today at PhoenixRescueMission.org/CodeRed.

National Police Week 2022 – Indiana

National Police Week 2022

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back celebrated National Police Week by bringing lunch to the following local Indiana police departments to say “thank you” for all they do:

  • Crown Point Police Department
  • Valparaiso Police Department
  • Hobart Police Department
  • Merrillville Police Department
  • Gary Police Department

Big thanks to True BBQ for the amazing food too!

Photos from 2022 Indiana Police Week:

2022 Phoenix Kidney Walk $7.5K Platinum Sponsor

2022 phoenix kidney walk

Our team was pleased to once again show our support of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Arizona. For every dollar of our $7.5K Phoenix Kidney Walk sponsorship, more than 80 cents goes to patient services, research, community services, professional education, and public health education. 

2022 Phoenix Kidney Walk Details

Join us in fighting the good fight against kidney disease! Check your calendars and The Phoenix Kidney Walk happened on Sunday, May 15th at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. Members of our team joined other walkers as we all put our sneakers to action to help support the NKF of Arizona. 

We were very excited to later learn that the Phoenix Kidney Walk helped raise $96,673.75 for NKF. It’s truly amazing to have been part of such a phenomenal event. 

Find out even more details about NKF of Arizona and the Phoenix Kidney Walk by contacting Jen Godbehere via phone at (602) 845-7907. Or, email her directly at [email protected] You can also visit the event’s website now.

Photos from the Phoenix Kidney Walk:

Thank You: Phoenix Dream Center

Phoenix Dream Center -Night of Dreams event sponsorship

Thank you, Kevin!

Your sponsorship at Night of Dreams allows us to give trafficked children and young adults who had not hope a brand new life, renewed hope, and a dream they get to achieve.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. -John 1:5”

Serving together,
Phoenix Dream Center & Street Light USA

From Our Hope Wing:

“Thank you Kevin for your support! We are so grateful for your generosity!” –Kaitlyn

“Thank you Kevin. We are so grateful!” –Christina

“Thank you for backing us in this fight! God bless.” –Irene

“Thank you so much for all that you do! God bless!” – Angel, WHL