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Larry Fitzgerald Foundation raises $1 million at Fitz’s Supper Club event

Photo of Larry Fitzgerald at annual fundraising event in Scottsdale
Oliver Badgio, Larry Fitzgerald Jr. and Jeff Mastro at the recent Fitz’s Supper Club fundraising dinner where a staggering $1 million was raised in support of the mission at The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation. (File Photos/
Larry Fitzgerald Foundation bolsters K-12 education, battles breast cancer
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The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation raised $1 million at the Fitz’s Supper Club fundraising dinner held May 8 at Dominick’s Steakhouse at the Scottsdale Airpark.

The fundraising dinner was attended by more than 250 business and community leaders from across the Valley of the Sun.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Dominick’s Steakhouse for their many years of support,” Mr. Fitzgerald, Jr. said in a prepared statement. “We could not have accomplished this without their partnership and to all of my friends, guests, sponsors and donors who made this event such a tremendous success.”

The evening was filled with inspiring speeches, touching stories, and delicious food, all in support of mission of The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation to support youth education and breast cancer awareness.

“We are overwhelmed by the incredible generosity,” said Danielle Frost, executive director of The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation. “This event was a true representation of the dedication and commitment of a beautiful community of givers, and we are so grateful for their incredible support. We look forward to continuing our mission with renewed energy, optimism and enthusiasm.”

Mr. Fitzgerald created the foundation in honor of his mother, Carol, who passed away from breast cancer when he was in college. His mother, who proudly advocated for youth, education, and families, was a founding member of the African American Breast Cancer Alliance and inspired Mr. Fitzgerald to make giving back a priority.

Larry Fitzgerald Foundation bolsters K-12 education, battles breast cancer

Funds raised will enable The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation to make a greater impact in the lives of the people it serves, helping to advance breast cancer awareness and K-12 education programs, representatives of the effort say.

“I’m really thrilled about putting technology labs in schools and being able to bridge that gap in education,” Mr. Fitzgerald said. “Education is the one thing that you can do to elevate yourself. I really enjoy seeing young people in the computer room or art class or doing research on history to write a term paper. That gets me excited because I see the growth in young people, and that’s what the foundation is meant to invest in.”

The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation has been serving women, men and families for 18 years.

“It really makes me feel good inside to know we have so many people who care about our community and want to give back,” Ms. Frost said. “It’s always great when we can bring people together and collaborate to become positive drivers of change in our communities.”

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