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.
We are excited to host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Northwest Indiana! The tournament not only gives us a reason to get together and have some fun, but is also provides an opportunity to help raise money to directly benefit the local economy.
DATE: Saturday, August 1 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. LOCATION: The Courts of NWI (127 East US Highway 6, Valparaiso, IN 46383)
Precautionary measures will be implemented to ensure the health and safety of all participants, spectators, and vendors. These safety measures will include, but are not limited to:
Temperature checks of players.
Extra sanitation of equipment in between games.
Hand sanitation stations located throughout the venue.
Indoor and outdoor vendors will be spread apart to encourage social distancing.
Division Teams and Cash Prizes
The tournament will be divided into two groups of teams: all men and co-ed. These teams will form the two tournament divisions. At the end of the tournament, one $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winning team of each division.
You must be at least 18 years of age and older to participate in the tournament. However, we do have plans for other activities that are open to all ages.
Other 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Highlights
Participants and guests can look forward to seeing some of their favorite vendors and food trucks from local businesses around the region. There will also be music, popcorn, and small games/activities for kids.
Team fees are $200. Vendor/food vendor fees are $100. Businesses that decide to register as both a team and a vendor can save $50 by paying only $250 to sign-up.
Anyone interested in registering for the event as either a team, vendor, or food vendor should contact Arianna Baiz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 312-590-2634.
Since mid-March the food demand on St. Mary’s Food Bank has increased by 700%. That staggering amount is what prompted the creation of the Mark & NeanderPaul Feed Arizona food drive.
Our Gives Back team couldn’t be more pleased to help kick off the drive with a $5,000 donation to help the food bank replenish their supplies and feed local families.
Donations will be accepted online now through June 13, 2020. On the last day of the food drive, Mark & NeanderPaul will be at a Phoenix Safeway store located at 810 E Glendale Ave. from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. accepting in-person donations.
$5,000 Provides 35,000 Meals
At first glance seeing that $5,000 = 35,000 meals may seem like an unlikely number. However, St. Mary’s Food Bank knows how to optimize every dollar spent, literally. For every $1 received the food bank is able to provide 7 meals.
We invite others to join us in helping feed our neighbors in need. As you can see, any dollar amount donated will add up to a significant gift. Together we can do more!
Water Bottle Drop-Off Location to Benefit Homeless and Homebound
For the eighth consecutive year, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back will host a Code Red Heat Relief water bottle drive drop-off location for the Phoenix Rescue Mission at our Phoenix office located at 2701 E. Camelback Road, Suite #140.
Ultimately, we want to do our part to help the rescue mission save as many lives as possible among the homeless throughout the next few months of elevated heat, as well as those financially disadvantaged and homebound.
Other Summer Heat Relief COVID-19 Drop Off Locations
You can help join the fight against heat-related illnesses, injuries, and even deaths that can be brought on by hot summer months. All you have to do is drop-off cases of bottled water at any of our Lerner and Rowe law offices located in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Indiana, Illinois, or Tennessee.
You are welcome to bring cases of water during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, we will be following social distancing best practices and government guidelines to help protect the safety and health of any bottled water donors and our employees.
UPDATE 06/01/20 — Lerner and Rowe’s ‘Paying it Forward’ giveaway ended on Friday, May 29, 2020. Over $58,000 total was given directly to disadvantaged individuals thanks to the care and attention of their family, friends, and neighbors. Together we can do more!
For all of those who joined in the weekly conversations, it was an honor to meet and chat with you. Thank you for joining us and helping our team reach out and positively impact the lives of others during these trying times.
In the midst of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back remains committed to helping our communities any way we can. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back founder Kevin Rowe spoke with Jay Styles at radio station SHE 100.3 in Chicago this morning about his new “Pay It Forward” giveaway and how he hopes to make a positive impact on people’s lives during this uncertain time. Listen to the interview below.
Every Monday and Friday for the past three weeks, Kevin Rowe has surprised 10 lucky winners with a $200 Walmart gift card, live on Facebook.
You can nominate anyone in your life who needs a little extra help in light of the coronavirus by emailing email@example.com.
Include the nominee’s name, phone number, and a brief description of why you’ve nominated them.
Then, tune in on Mondays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 3:00 p.m. MST to see if your nominee gets a call from Kevin Rowe! Kevin also had the opportunity to talk about the giveaway with AZTV7 last week. You can check out the clip below.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back donated over $1-million in 2019 to our local communities across the country.
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of people in need by serving and giving back to our community.
Each year, we engage in volunteer work and fundraisers to lift up those who need it the most.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is a third year sponsor of the Tucson #LovePup Family Fest. This family-friendly event will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Craig Reid Park.
Well-behaved pets are also welcome to attend.
#LovePup Family Fest
Just like the Tucson #LovePup Family Fest 2019, admission is free and you are invited to enjoy good food, music, kid-friendly activities, family fun, and of course, #LovePup adoptions.
Additionally, you won’t want to miss out on seeing the live entertainment, or the opportunity to drop off much-needed items used by foster pet caretakers.
Essential care wish items accepted:
Pedialyte (For Dehydrated Pups)
#LovePup also accepts financial gifts. Here’s how your financial contribution will be used:
Lerner and Rowe was proud to sponsor Chicago Police Department’s CAPS program of the 9th district “The Harriet Tubman Experience Black History Month” event. This event brought together community members, organizations, various cultures, and many talents in celebration of the accomplishments and milestones of the African American culture.
Attendees got to see several performances related to the African American culture.
Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team supported Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s (LVMPD) Enterprise Area Command’s Homeless Outreach on the south side of Las Vegas. These quarterly events permit officers the opportunity to maintain good relations with our homeless population, while at the same time, minister to their needs.
Attendees were provided with pizzas, drinks, hygiene kits, showers, and access to the social services provided by Anthem Blue Cross and Crossroads Recovery Center.
“It is an incredible honor to go into the neighborhoods where our clients live, and improve the quality of life for the least so that all may prosper. Events like today’s not only blesses our poorer neighbors, but it has been proven to improve the quality of life for all who live in the community. Such is the reason we formed Lerner and Rowe Gives Back.” —Glen Lerner
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is honored to be involved with the 4th Annual Super Charlie Scramble Cancer Fundraiser that will take place on March 13, 2020 at the Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler, Arizona. 100% of proceeds raised will go to the Family Assistance Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital to help local families undergoing pediatric cancer treatments.
All golfer packages are currently sold out, however you can still purchase tickets for the dinner. You can also join us in supporting the Super Charlie Foundation by making a donation online. Every dollar we can raise together will be a beacon of relief to these families in need.
Turning Health Challenges into a Journey of Hope
In 2016 Charlie Luther was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was during that challenging time that his dad and step-mom came in contact with other children and families also fighting cancer. Unfortunately, these families did not have the resources or support systems that Charlie’s family found to be essential during their own journey to recovery.
Thankfully, Charlie’s surgeries and numerous treatments resulted in a ‘clean’ bill of health. However, his parents could not forget about the other families and a desire to help ease their burdens. As such they decided to create their own 501(c)(3) non-profit named the Super Charlie Foundation to help those families in need.
Their goal: To ease the burden as much as possible for families dealing with pediatric cancer and let them know they are not alone and have the support of others who are willing to give and sacrifice for the good of others. By joining together the world can become a better place. Words alone cannot express what could be better than helping a family while they go through this terrible struggle for the life of their child.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Stands Against Cancer
Cancer is a bully that takes over the lives of individuals no matter their age or background. Many of our team members have been personally knocked down by the disease. Our founder Kevin Rowe’s own father just won his fight with Hodgkin’s lymphoma after chemo and is still battling a slow-progressing form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, he is in good spirits and doing wonderfully with the full support of family and friends.
By supporting the efforts of lymphoma-fighting charitable organizations such as the Super Charlie Foundation, we hope to lessen the burdens of the disadvantaged and bring hope. We strongly encourage others to do what they can to offer a helping hand and support those in need.
It was a great turn out for both the Regional Wrestling and Regional Basketball Championships! We are proud to sponsor the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and continue to support Nevada’s high school sports.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor PANDA’s (People Acting Now Discovering Answers) “Children Helping Children” Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s Field of Dreams themed fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at The Phoenician (6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251).
Proceeds raised will benefit the Steele Children’s Research Center’s overall commitment to medical research to find solutions to childhood disorders and diseases. Event highlights include a fashion show featuring “Children Helping Children” models, luncheon, live and silent auctions, and raffle.
Join us in supporting this cause by making a donation online today. You can also contact PANDA directly to learn specific details about their 21st Annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion show and Luncheon by visiting azpanda.org.
Photos from the 2019 PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon: