Sponsors of 7th Annual Walk4Friendship

Jonathan's Walk 4 Friendship logo 2018We are excited to be third year sponsors of Jonathan’s Walk4Friendship! A record number of people attended last year’s walk and even more are expected this year.

Jonathan’s Walk4Friendship is a 1 mile walk fundraiser that also helps increase awareness for The Friendship Circle – a nonprofit organization for individuals with special needs.  100% of the money raised will be used to support Friendship Circle’s mission of bringing friendship and inclusion into the lives of children who have special needs while also provide support to their parents and siblings.

Walk4Friendship Details:

DATE: January 28th, 2018
TIME:  12:30 p.m. Registration | 1:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony | 1:45 p.m. Walk Begins | 2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Post-walk Celebration
LOCATION: Chaparral Park | 5401 North Hayden Rd | Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Even if you cannot participate in the walk itself, you can still make a donation online and show your support!

Walk in Memory of Jonathan & The Joy of the Friendship Circle

Jonathan was a participant of the Friends at Home program. Friends at Home creates a fun opportunity for teenage volunteers to spend quality time with children with special needs within the comfort of their own homes.

Jonathan and his buddy Adam spent countless hours enjoying camaraderie, friendship, and true acceptance. Both of the boy’s families also connected and developed a lasting friendship. This bond truly reflects the meaning of the Friendship Circle.

After a short battle with cancer in 2010, Jonathan left this world behind. This annual walk is dedicated in his memory and the culture of kindness that he was part of within the teenage community.

Learn more about Jonathan’s Walk4Friendship and the Friendship Circle of Arizona by calling (602) 861-1600, or online at jonathanswalk.com.


13th Annual Unsung Heroes Dinner & Awards Celebration Sponsors

Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation Lerner and Rowe is proud to give back as the presenting sponsor of the 13th Annual Unsung Heroes Dinner & Awards Celebration. This annual event honors Tucson law enforcement officers for their dedication, commitment, and volunteer efforts within the local community.

Tucson Unsung Hero’s Dinner Details & Highlights

WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018
WHERE: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
TIME: Kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
TICKETS: https://soazlef.org/unsung-heroes-dinner-awards-celebration/

There will also be an amazing silent auction that will include a variety of items to bid on ranging from electronics to sporting event tickets to jewelry, apparel, and so much more!

What is the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation?

SALEF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that has been on a mission since 2003 to raise money for much needed life-saving training, equipment and technology for Tucson law enforcement officers. The Foundation also works closely with various Tucson law enforcement agencies to offer events and programs that are geared at engaging and bringing local community members together with local law enforcement officers you serve and protect them on a daily basis.


$8,600 Raised During 98KUPD’s Troop Transport

Troop TransportLerner and Rowe teamed up with Fitz Madrid from 98KUPD and the Maricopa County StandDown to help raise funds that will be used to provide local high-risk and homeless veterans with one-day bus passes to assist them with any transportation needs.

The response was HUGE! Maricopa County StandDown’s original request was for 2,000 bus passes, and they were given 4,200. KUPD listeners raised $3,600 and our founder Kevin Rowe decided to go ahead and donate the full $5,000 that he had agreed to match dollar-to-dollar at the beginning of the fundraiser.

Joan Serviss, executive director of Arizona Housing Coalition, said that the 4,200 will cover bus rides for veterans for the next 6 months so that they can make it to the VA, a job interview, school, and anywhere else Valley Metro goes.

Assisting Troop Transport doesn’t stop here! The Mission to support our veterans will continue with your help. With just $4 you could change someone’s life. Follow this link to join all those who have already had a huge impact:


Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Joins 98KUPD’s Troop Transport

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Our very own Kevin Rowe is teaming up with Fitz Madrid from 98KUPD and the Maricopa County StandDown to provide local homeless veterans with one-day bus passes to assist with any of their transportation needs.

Many homeless vets have no means of transportation preventing them from obtaining the things they may need. With your help we can provide those who served our country with a day pass to get where they need to be, whether that be to work, to an interview, an appointment, the grocery store, the pharmacy, etc.

Please consider donating to this worthy cause and Kevin Rowe will match each donation dollar-for-dollar up to $5000 aiming towards the 2000 one-day bus pass goal. Your appreciated donations can be made here.

“These people are over there fighting for our freedom, fighting for our life, the way of living that we have and we’re not here for them when they come back?” said attorney Kevin Rowe. “Our firm and Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has been really involved to try and help our vets in different capacities.

The Maricopa County StandDown is an annual event for veterans and their families. Serving over 2000 veterans, it’s known to be one of the largest in the country. This event is offered to provide assistance in obtaining and maintaining housing, medical and dental, education and training opportunities as well as financial advice, counseling and much more.

Give back to those who fought for your freedom. With just $4 you could change someone’s life.


Listen to Kevin’s Interview with Fitz Madrid

8th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair Sponsors

Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair 2018For the 3rd year in a row, Lerner and Rowe’s team is pleased to support the Lake Havasu community by sponsoring the annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair. This family-friendly event offers something for all ages for three fun-filled days!

Plus, a portion of proceeds raised will be given back to assist local charities make a difference in the lives of those in Lake Havasu City.

Balloon Festival & Fair Details

60+ balloons in all shapes and sizes, tethered balloon rides (weather permitting), live entertainment, carnival rides, games, tasty food and other specialty vendors are just a few of the highlights planned for the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair.

Other details include:

Location: Lake Havasu State Park
(699 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403)

Dates: Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 21

Times: 6:00 AM – 10:30 PM | Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Tickets may be purchased in advance online for just $15 for all three (3) days. (Children 14 and younger are free.)

Balloon Festival and Fair Traffic

Approximately 30,000 – 50,000 spectators are expected to attend the 2018 Balloon Festival and Fair. Special event traffic and parking plans will be in effect through Sunday, January 21 at 10:30 PM. A walk-in entrance is located directly south of the Hampton Inn at approximately 171 London Bridge Road. Find out more about ticket purchases and parking at havasuballoonfest.com.

Please note that areas of high traffic increase the chances of pedestrian and car accidents. Our Arizona personal injury legal team wishes all visitors to the Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair a fun and safe weekend. But just in case an accident does occur, know that we are just one phone call or chat away 24/7.

Heroes Tribute Program Sponsors

NOVA Arizona Bowl Hero Tribute Sponsors Sending 75 Heroes to NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Game

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is honored to be a Silver Tribute Sponsor of NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl’s 2017 Heroes Tribute Program.  Part of that sponsorship includes sending 75 Southern Arizona Heroes to the bowl game at the Arizona Stadium on Friday, December 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Hero groups that are part of the tribute program include, but are not limited to: Active Military, Veterans, Teachers and First Responders.

“We are honored to give back and pay tribute to our Southern Arizona Heroes for the efforts and sacrifice they’ve made to protect and serve,” -Kevin Rowe

Voted Most Philanthropic Company 2018

Best of Our Valley 2018 Winners

Best of Our Valley 2018Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was voted the Most Philanthropic Company in the Phoenix Valley for 2018 in AZ Foothills Magazine’s “Best of Our Valley” independent reader poll. Our team is honored with to with this award for the second year in a row!

We are also extremely excited to be named “Best of Our Valley” winners under the personal injurybankruptcy and criminal defense law firm categories for the third year in a row. And, that our founder Kevin Rowe was named Best Tuscon Lawyer.

We look forward to all of the new opportunities to give back and get involved within our local communities in 2018!

25 Days of Giving – The CW 6 Your Phoenix Feature

25 Days of Giving - The CW 6 Your Phoenix Feature

(Watch the CW web exclusive by Kelli Johnson now: http://www.yourphx.com/community/25-days-of-giving/881843421)

Our 25 Days of Giving contest was featured in a CW 6 web exclusive.  In this interview one our winners, Melissa Media, shared her surprise and gratitude for being the winner of a gift her oldest son has wanted since last year.

“We just know that there is a huge need over the holidays and we are just trying to bring a little bit of extra love, light, and happiness to this time of year,” said Kevin Rowe. “We just want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and hopefully everyone shares this same love and kindness with others.”



Christmas Winter Wonderland Event

family of god ministryCar Show & Toy Drive: Free Family Event

Lerner and Rowe joins with other local businesses, car clubs, volunteer groups and organizations to support Family of God Ministry’s Winter Wonderland Car Show & Toy Drive on Saturday, December 16th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Cesar Chavez High School (3921 W. Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ).

The event is FREE to the public. Families are just asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to later be given to an impoverished family this Christmas.

Highlights of the Winter Wonderland include:

  • A car show;
  • Music;
  • Game booths;
  • Cookie decorating;
  • Face painting;
  • Family photos;
  • Food;
  • Raffles;
  • Snow play area;
  • And, more fun!

Christmas Toy Registrations

Christmas toy registrations will also be held on Saturday, December 16th at the Winter Wonderland Car Show & Toy Drive event at Cesar Chavez High School. If you are interested in applying for your family, please show up early as space is limited.

For more information about the Winter Wonderland Event or how to register your family, please contact Christina Aguilar via email at [email protected], by phone at (602) 319-2080 or go online to familyofgodministry.org.

What is the Family of God Ministry?

The Family of God Ministry exists to help homeless and impoverished families living in Arizona

They offer family assistance with:

  • Rent/Mortgage & Utilities
  • Diapers & Wipes
  • Food Boxes & Grocery Gift Cards
  • Back to School Uniforms & Supplies
  • Christmas Assistance (Food, Toys, Adopt a Family)
  • Community Outreach Engagements

Find out more about Family of God Ministry online at familyofgodministry.org.

3rd Annual Holmberg’s Happy Ending

Holmberg's Happy EndingComedy Lineup Supports ‘Operation Santa Claus’ Charities

In partnership with Four Peaks Brewing Company and Tuft & Needle, Lerner and Rowe presents the 3rd Annual Holmberg’s Happy Ending comedy show at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, December 16th.

$3 from each ticket purchase will go towards supporting ‘Operation Santa Claus’ that benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix Inc, The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center and Military Assistance Mission.

This year’s comedy show will feature Jay Mohr with Craig Gass and Gary Cannon.

Showtime is 8:00 p.m. with theatre doors opening at 7:00 p.m.  This is an all ages show. Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets can be purchased online.

More About the Benefiting Charities

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix Inc.

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. Over the past decade, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has worked diligently to provide quality services and support to children and families affected by autism, while searching for answers to solve the mysteries surrounding the disorder.

The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. Over the past decade, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has worked diligently to provide quality services and support to children and families affected by autism, while searching for answers to solve the mysteries surrounding the disorder

Military Assistance Mission

Military Assistance Mission Arizona is a non-profit military support organization. Our mission is to support our Arizona military, their families and our returning wounded warriors facing dire financial needs. We assist with requests such as food, utilities, vehicle payments and repairs, rent and mortgage assistance. We support rank E6 and below. The lowest ranks receive the lowest pay and are actually in the poverty category. We do not want a military family struggling while supporting our freedoms. As a country, we need to show our support and help when they need a hand up. Freedom is not free.