Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a charitable organization founded by Kevin Rowe, managing partner of Lerner & Rowe, P.C.
Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a nonprofit organization dedicated to extensive and various community outreach programs. The idea was inspired by the 2000 movie “Pay it Forward”, where an intriguing assignment is given to a young boy from his social studies teacher. The assignment was to create something to change the world, and put it into action, through direct action, in hopes of bringing a revolution in an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to one another.
We believe in paying forward the success our firm has achieved through our newly established foundation and team of employees. We work to advance the missions of community organizations that serve children and families struggling from the aftermath of the recent economic downturn.
Any organization operating independently can only do so much. But collectively, through a network approach, we help one charitable organization and in turn they “pay it forward” by helping families or another charitable organization. We hope our program will lead to social and community changes on a much larger scale that will have a greater impact to those in need.
We believe it is our responsibility to advocate for and improve the lives of children who live in poverty, cope with the effects of illness or disease, or otherwise need assistance. There is no reason that any child should go without. In addition to children in need, we serve other various organizations in the hopes that our compassion touches the lives of the homeless, the hungry, the abused and sick, and even to our four-legged friends.
We hope that our efforts will inspire our colleagues in the community to do the same. The greater need exists. The bigger difference is made when we seek to directly better the lives of struggling individuals and families.
Join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back today, and see the difference you can make.
Thanks to the joint efforts of our sponsors, community partners, individuals, and team, our 1st Annual Las Vegas Charity Golf Classic brought in over $143,500! 100% of those funds will be given directly back to local charities and organizations serving the needs of the disadvantaged across the Valley.
We couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who helped make this day a charitable success. Our team also looks forward to an even bigger and better Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Las Vegas Charity Golf Classic in 2022!
Take a look now through a few photo highlights from the event:
This time, for the month of October, supporting the Pantry Pack Drive. The goal of this program is to help provide Pantry Packs to 1,500 students in Maricopa County.
Each pack will be filled with essential food items to help stretch food dollars within each student’s household throughout the month.
What’s Inside Pantry Packs?
Pantry Packs have a set menu of “shelf-stable pantry items” that include:
Macaroni and cheese
Peanut butter crackers
Valley of the Sun United Way’s Pantry Packs will be distributed to the Roosevelt, Cartwright and Murphy Elementary School Districts, as well as the Academia Del Pueblo and Frank Elementary Schools. United Way supplies the packs and participating schools determine which families are eligible.
How You Can Help Join the Fight Against Hunger
According to the Valley of the Sun United Way, there are 82,000 families in Maricopa County facing chronic food insecurity. That equates to one in four children living in a food insecure home.
You can join us, ALT 93.3, and United Way to fight hunger in Maricopa County by making an online donation now. Or, you can text the keyword: “ALTAZ” to 51-555, to learn more and to donate by your mobile device today.
Here’s how your dollars will be used to activate a positive change:
$8 provides 1 Pantry Pack
$16 provides 2 Pantry Packs
$32 provides 4 Pantry Packs
$56 provides 7 Pantry Packs
There will also be a pantry pack drive on October 19, 2021 at ALT 93.3’s station.
Photos from the March 2021 ALT 93.3 Pantry Pack Drive stuffing party:
It is our pleasure to be the title sponsor of the Phoenix Dream Center’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which supports efforts to end human trafficking.
The tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, October 8 on the prestigious Grand Canyon University Golf Course (5902 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033). All proceeds from this event will benefit young men and women receiving assistance through Phoenix Dream Center’s human trafficking survivor program.
How to Help the Phoenix Dream Center End Human Trafficking
The human trafficking program at Phoenix Dream Center is one the largest and most The human trafficking survivor program at Phoenix Dream Center is one the largest and most successful in the nation. This annual charitable golf tournament is a key fundraiser and awareness event that makes it possible for the organization to positively impact the lives of survivors and in the fight to end human trafficking.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson held its 4th Annual Swing for the Kids Charity “Day of Play” golftournament on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Topgolf. Our team was once again a proud supporter of this annual fundraiser that helps ensure the Clubs in Tucson can provide members with festive programs throughout the year, such as specially prepared Thanksgiving dinners and personally selected holiday presents in December.
Thank you to our Tournament Sponsor, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back! Lerner and Rowe has continued to support and impact Tucson, Arizona youth! Thank you for helping shape the future of our community!
For more information or questions about the 4th Annual Swing for the Kids Charity, please contact Antonella Colagiovanni with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson by email at [email protected] or by calling (520) 573-3533.
For the second year in a row, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has donated $3,000 towards the Night of Hope Gala, which directly supports Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels. Our team was not only spellbound by the glamorous Old Hollywood theme of the evening, but also amazed by the courageous stories they heard about the little warriors fighting childhood cancer and their families.
Funds raised through event sponsorships like ours, as well as individual contributions, make it possible for Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels to offer free supportive services that provide comfort and care to the many families impacted by childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
How Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels Makes a Difference
Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels offer a variety of supportive programs. Through Major Distractions, little warriors know that something fun is about to happen that will make their day a bit lighter and brighter.
Comfycozy’s Care Packs are the latest in adaptive apparel that make it possible for nurses to more discreetly access a young cancer patient’s port while also keeping a child comfortably covered.
Comfort and Care programs provide free counseling, play therapy, and supportive services to families who have a child battling cancer, a blood disorder, or any other life-threatening illness.
Peer-to-peer support for the whole family is provided by the Family Life program. And, lastly, Financial Assistance is given to help offset medical costs by providing families with little warriors groceries, meals, and assistance with paying utilities.
How You Can Help Make a Difference
We invite you to join us in supporting Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels. Just visit AmandaHope.org/give to discover the many different ways you can be part of the change that brings comfort and dignity to little cancer warriors and their families.
Through our matching partnership with Press Coffee, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate connoisseurs in the Phoenix Valley have the opportunity to pick up a cuppa AND support the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). Foodie menu favorites are also part of the buy one, give back deal! Here’s how it works: on Friday, September 24th, Press Coffee will host its annual Day of Giving. Meaning, 100% of profits made in-store and online that day will be donated to the SARRC.
To top it off, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team is excited to join other community organizations in matching donations to help them reach (or surpass) their 2021 goal of raising $25,000. Our team alone will match up to $2,500.
How to Caffeinate for Charity
Fridays are for kicking off weekends on a high note by treating ourselves after a long week. All you have to do to help support the phenomenal charity SARRC is divert your vehicle to a Press Coffee location near you. With nine Valley of the Sun locations, you are sure to find one close to you in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler, or Gilbert.
You can also hop online and purchase some merchandise, sign-up for a coffee subscription, and stock up on a few bags of beans at presscoffee.com.
To learn more about Press Coffee’s annual Day of Giving, contact Brynna Harneck via email at [email protected], or by phone at (623) 225-3941.
Lerner and Rowe’s team was proud to sponsor the 1st Annual 1st Responders BBQ/Bike Run with Mission One in Merrillville, Indiana on Saturday, September 18th! This wonderful organization works to give back to the 1st responders and veterans in our communities who sacrifice to protect others.
The morning started with a 91 mile police escorted bike run, followed by an afternoon and evening filled with great food, refreshments, and live music!
Proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing a vehicle for a veteran in need.
Photos from the 2021 First Responder BBQ Bike Run:
On behalf of everyone at Special Olympics Arizona, we would like to thank our 15th Annual Breakfast With Champions Sponsors. With the support of our sponsors, we were able to raise $128,611 to provide funds for programs and awareness for Special Olympics athletes. You are truly a Champion of Special Olympics Arizona- Thank you for all your support
In addition to sponsoring the Women’s Resource Medical Center’s (WRMC) Shareholders in Life Fundraising Gala & Silent Auction on Saturday, September 18th, our Lerner and Rowe outreach team was among the 1,600 plus attendees that showed up to partake in this festive evening of charity and goodwill.
Actor Jim Caveizel – An Inspiring Keynote Speaker
The keynote speaker was Jim Caveizel from the film “The Passion of the Christ” and hit television series “Person of Interest.”
Jim captivated the audience with a heartwarming speech about the sanctity of life, love, and freedom.
In some way, the night’s experience resembled a slice of Jim’s message.
In collaboration with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the Vegas Golden Knights (VGK), Free International, the Fatherhood Project, Siegel Cares, the Balm of Gilead, and LV Reach, our Las Vegas outreach team has had the pleasure of taking part in weekly sports-related mentoring, coaching, and role modeling experiences that positively impact kids living in zip code 89169.
These Tuesday afternoon activities have become a weekly staple for over 30 neighborhood children, and some parents.
Last Day on the Ice
On September 14th the kids were gifted with an extra special treat–the Vegas Golden Knights provided every child with an authentic VGK jersey, skates, pants, vests, and hockey stick. The kids were also given a sports bag to carry all of their new gear.
Lastly, they then had the opportunity to take to the ice for one last time where professional hockey players Harrison Luce and Derek Engelland taught them how to score goals.
Photos from Las Vegas hockey outreach event with the VGK: