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April 7, 2014

AZ Giving and Leading: Audubon Arizona
We’ll take you on a hike along the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Phoenix. That’s where Audubon Arizona holds regular hikes, talks and events to promote awareness about the diverse wildlife in our state. Find out how 600-acres were transformed from an industrial dump into a home for more than 200 species of birds, jackrabbits, coyotes, beavers and other wildlife.

 

March 31, 2014

AZ Giving and Leading: Joe Foss Institute Dinner
The Joe Foss Institute is a Scottsdale-based organization that was founded by Medal of Honor Recipient Joe Foss and his wife Didi. It is dedicated to advancing civics education. The "2014 Stars in Service” dinner benefiting the Institute is set for April 6. The event honors some of our Nation’s preeminent heroes, educators, and public servants, and will feature keynote speaker Charles Krauthammer, along with journalist Carl Bernstein and actor Richard Dreyfuss. Local war hero Pat Tillman will be honored posthumously at the event. Event chair Karrin Taylor and Joe Foss Institute executive director Lucian Spataro will discuss the group and its mission.

 

March 11, 2014

AZ Giving & Leading: Florence Crittenton of Arizona
Founded in 1896, Florence Crittenton is Arizona’s oldest social services agency. Florence Crittenton provides shelter, counseling, social support and education to nearly 1,200 girls and their families. The young women and girls served by Florence Crittenton have suffered from poverty, abuse, neglect, crime and homelessness. Florence Crittenton CEO Dr. Kellie Warren will discuss her agency’s programs.

 

March 3, 2014

AZ Giving and Leading: Higher Octave Healing
The therapists at Higher Octave Healing know that music not only touches people, but can help heal them. This non-profit provides a variety of music therapy for Arizona children, teens and adults. We’ll introduce you to members of Higher Octave’s rock band and learn how music is making a difference in their lives.

 

February 3, 2014

AZ Giving and Leading: Phoenix Indian Center
Arizona is home to the nation’s first social service agency designed for urban American Indians. Nearly 70 years ago, the Phoenix Indian Center opened its doors in downtown. Today, the center serves about 7,000 people a year, offering a variety of services from workforce development and educational classes to cultural programs. We’ll hear from Chief Executive Officer Patti Hibbeler and Chief Operations Officer Karen Thorne.

 

January 24, 2014

AZ Giving & Leading - January 2014
The 3000 Club is a Phoenix-based charity that was born in 2008 as an idea to save a food bank that had lost its major donor. 3000 Club Co-founder and CEO Ethel Luzario talks about her organization. Crisis Nursery Executive director Marsha Porter talks about her organization’s efforts to help protect children. We’ll look at veterans who are benefiting with service dogs from Soldier's Best Friends.

 

January 6, 2014

AZ Giving and Leading: Welcome to America Project
What started with one Arizona family looking to help one refugee family that resettled in Phoenix has grown into a nationally recognized non-profit organization. The “Welcome to America Project” provides donated household items for refugee families that are starting new lives in Arizona. We’ll go along with volunteers making deliveries and see how their welcoming gestures impact new families in our state.

 

December 2, 2013

AZ Giving and Leading: Acts of Simple Kindness
An Arizona widow turns her grief into action by helping children who have lost parents. The nonprofit, “Acts of Simple Kindness,” provides financial grants to children so they can continue or pursue extracurricular activities like sports, music and the arts. Founder Karen Turner came up with the idea after she saw how sports helped her son heal after his father died.

 

November 4, 2013

AZ Giving and Leading: Soldier’s Best Friend
Veterans returning from war sometimes do not return alone. They may be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries. Soldier’s Best Friend is a Glendale-based organization that pairs up service or therapeutic companion dogs with soldiers suffering the impacts of war. Most dogs are rescued from local shelters. We’ll take a look at veterans who are benefiting from service dogs provided by Soldier’s Best Friend.

 

October 7, 2013

AZ Giving and Leading: Crisis Nursery
Since 1977, Phoenix-based Crisis Nursery Inc. has provided a shelter to children suffering from abuse, neglect or homelessness. Crisis Nursery also operates head start and foster care programs. Crisis Nursery Executive Director Marsha Porter will talk about her organization’s efforts to help protect children.

 

September 9, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a Phoenix organization formed in 1992 by two women as a tribute to the life of their grandmother, who faced financial and emotional hardships. The mission of the foundation is to empower women to transform their lives through engagement and education. Some of the programs offered include career services, self-esteem and mentoring programs, and education services. Fresh Start President and CEO Susan Berman and a former client, Coleen Rossi, will talk about the organization.

 

August 6, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: 3000 Club
The 3000 Club is a Phoenix-based charity that was born in 2008 as an idea to save a food bank that had lost its major donor. The idea was to get 3,000 supporters to donate $100 yearly. Besides feeding hungry families, the 3000 Club has expanded to include a farmers market, where you can buy 60 pounds of produce for $10, and a medical reclamation program to redistribute unused medical supplies to other countries. 3000 Club Co-founder and CEO Ethel Luzario will talk about her organization.

 

July 2, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: Waste Not
Waste Not is a Scottsdale-based organization that collects excess food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and others six days a week. That food, which would normally be tossed into the garbage, is taken to schools, daycare centers, senior facilities and other organizations to feed the hungry. Waste Not Executive Director Dee Mitten will tell us about her organization.

 

June 3, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: Kids at Hope
Kids at Hope is a Phoenix-based national organization that believes all children are capable of success and has programs to foster that success. The programs work through schools to support the success of kids. Kenna Hough, Executive Director of Training and Programs for Kids at Hope, will tell us more about the organization and its goals.

 

May 6, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: Open Arms Home for Children
After taking a family mission trip to South Africa in 2005, Bob and Sallie Solis of Phoenix felt called to do something about the plight of children orphaned by AIDS in the country. They used their life savings and bought a 70-acre hilltop farm and established the Open Arms Home. Today, the home houses over 50 orphans. Bob Solis will talk about the Open Arms Home.

 

April 1, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: MOMA's House
MOMA’s House is a Laveen-based organization that provides a safe place for women recovering from domestic violence abuse and human sex trafficking. Women at MOMA’s House each have their own room and complete a program to help them regain their lives. Maraion Douglas, who suffered from her own domestic violence, is the founder of MOMA’s House and the recipient of an “Angels Among Us” award. She will talk about her organization and her award.

 

February 4, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: Circle the City Medical Respite Center
Circle the City Medical Respite Center is a place where the homeless in Phoenix can go to recover following treatment at a hospital instead of having to recover on the streets. The visionary behind the center, Sister Adele O’Sullivan, and Marisue Garganta, the director of Health Integration for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, will discuss Circle the City.

 

January 21, 2013

Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special
Visit SpoFit, a Valley fitness center designed for people with disabilities; see what Native American Connections is doing to help Native Americans in need of housing and other critical services; the leader of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council explains how the VMLC improves the health and well-being of veterans in need.

 

January 11, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special
On a new Giving & Leading special, Arizona Horizon takes a look at two organizations devoted to improving lives: Veterans Medical Leadership Council and Native American Connections.

 

January 7, 2013

AZ Giving & Leading: Experience Matters
Nora Hannah, the CEO for Experience Matters, explains how her nonprofit connects talented, age 50+ individuals with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in our community.

 

December 24, 2012

Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special
REPEAT FROM 06/15/2012.

Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits. Find out how Arizona food banks are responding to the challenges of ending hunger; and how all nonprofits are finding creative new ways of doing business.

 

December 3, 2012

AZ Giving & Leading: Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) provides a variety of services to people with disabilities. ABIL President and CEO Phil Pangrazio talks about the organization and its Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center (SpoFit), one of two centers in the U.S. that is specifically designed for individuals who have various types of disabilities.

 

November 5, 2012

Giving and Leading: Veterans Medical Leadership Council
Veterans Medical Leadership Council President Colonel Sam Young, US Air Force (Retired), talks about how the VMLC enhances the health and welfare of veterans in Maricopa County.

 

October 29, 2012

Giving and Leading: Native American Connections
President and CEO of Native American Connections Diana Yazzie-Devine talks about her nonprofit that provides behavioral health services, affordable housing and economic development opportunities to Native Americans in the Phoenix area and tribal communities.

 

October 22, 2012

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September 17, 2012

Arizona Giving & Leading: Uniting Education and Business
The Arizona Educational Foundation is launching the “UnitED” program to establish beneficial partnerships between public schools and businesses. Learn more about the program from Bobbie O’Boyle, Executive Director of the Arizona Educational Foundation, and Alicia Mandel, VP for Organization Effectiveness and Inclusion at the Apollo Group.

 

September 17, 2012

Arizona Giving & Leading: Nonprofits & Civic Engagement
Timothy Schmaltz, an instructor for ASU Lodestar Center’s Nonprofit Management Institute, talks about opportunities for nonprofits to promote civic engagement.

 

August 6, 2012

Arizona Giving and Leading: Back to School Clothing Drive
Karl Gentles, Executive Director of “Back to School Clothing Drive”, talks about the organization’s efforts to provide new school clothes and school supplies to children in need.

 

July 16, 2012

Giving and Leading: Arizona Rural Development Council
Eddie Browning, Executive Director of the Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC)explains how his statewide non-profit organization is building partnerships with the public and private sectors for the benefit of rural Arizona.

 

June 15, 2012

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June 7, 2012

Arizona Giving & Leading: ASU Lodestar Center
Dr. Robert Ashcraft, Director of the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, talks about what the Center is doing to advance and support Arizona’s nonprofit sector.

 

May 31, 2012

Arizona Giving & Leading: Food Banks & Hunger
Find out how Arizona food banks are responding to the challenges of ending hunger. Guests include President and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks Ginny Hildebrand, and Beverly Damore, Chief Operating Officer for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

 

April 26, 2012

Giving and Leading: Reinventing Nonprofits
Faced with declining resources and growing needs, nonprofits are finding new ways to survive and thrive by exploring partnerships, innovation and creative ways of doing business. Ellis Carter, a nationally recognized nonprofit law expert, addresses the variety of ways nonprofits are reinventing themselves.

 

March 5, 2012

AZ Giving and Leading: Report on Nonprofits
Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the new report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits.

 


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