Scottsdale 20/30 Club raises local philanthropic bar
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The Scottsdale 20/30 Club has provided $1,279,500 in grants to 48 Arizona 501(c)(3) nonprofits focused on helping children.
Qualified charitable organizations received grants ranging from $2,500 to $150,000, according to a press release.
“We are honored to help fund some of our state’s leading children’s charities and the life-changing programs they’ve developed,” said Scottsdale 20/30 Club President Evan Dahn, in a prepared statement.
“Our 50 members work tirelessly throughout the year for the singular purpose of providing financial aid for these organizations. We’re incredibly proud of the results that our efforts have yielded and thankful to our community for supporting our events and making this all possible.”
The Scottsdale 20/30 Club hosts three major fundraising events throughout the year including NiteFlite, Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefiting Children, according to a press release. All proceeds from these events go directly toward the annual grants to charity partners dedicated to helping children in Arizona.
Organizations receiving grants this year include:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale received a $150K grant to support their Back to School Shopping event and youth leadership and character-building programs.
- Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona received a $125K grant for their Scholar Success Program and BHGH Academy Program.
- Care Fund received a $100K grant for their mortgage and rent assistance program to enable families with children experiencing an extended health crisis to remain in their homes.
- Arizona Burn Foundation received a $60,000 grant for their Growing H.O.P.E. capital campaign to expand healing and thriving opportunities for its burn clients across the state.
- Homeless Youth Connection received a $50,000 grant to provide services and interventions to homeless youth, creating a path to graduation and future success.
- Children’s Cancer Network received a $50,000 grant for its Holiday Surprises program, providing holiday gifts to cancer fighters and their families.
- New Pathways for Youth received a $50,000 grant for their Holistic Youth Transformation Program designed to comprehensively build pathways to employment and education for at-risk, low-income youth.
- Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels received a $50,000 grant to provide counseling and mentorship to families with a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Arizona Burn Foundation CEO Rex Albright says the $60,000 grant from the Scottsdale 20/30 Club will support life-changing programs like Camp Courage, a week-long summer camp in Prescott.
At Camp Courage, burn survivors can engage with others who have been through similar circumstance and learn that their scars do not determine their worth or define who they are.
“I will never forget when I asked one of our campers what camp meant to him,” Mr. Albright said.
“He responded, ‘Camp gave me my name back.’ He went on to tell me that before camp, he was the ‘burn survivor’ – at baseball, in the neighborhood at school. When he introduced himself at camp by saying he was a burn survivor, counselors said, ‘No – who are you?’ He said he came away from camp being Jason again, regaining his identity beyond being a burn survivor.”