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The Saguaros philanthropic pursuit emerges from foundation forged by Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club

A view of membership at The Saguaros in July 2022. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress.com)
Rebrand on heels of $500K donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
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The philanthropic effort once known as the Scottsdale 20/30 Club is now a nonprofit entity called “The Saguaros,” effective July 1, 2022.

The new nonprofit, representatives there say, has the same mission of supporting Arizona children’s charities and is composed of philanthropic leaders between the ages of 20 and 39 years of age.

Earlier this year, the Scottsdale 20/30 Club announced over $1 million in grant funding to 48 Arizona children’s charities, according to a press release.

In conjunction with the announcement of the new organization, The Saguaros have also announced a $500,000 grant to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, payable over two years, the release states.

“We have grown significantly since The Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club was first founded in 1987,” said Saguaros President Evan Weishar, in a prepared statement. “Last year, we raised nearly $2 million through our signature fundraising events — a record for the organization. As a collective team, we all decided the time was right to establish ourselves as an independent organization dedicated to serving Arizona’s children.”

While the organization will have a new brand identity as The Saguaros, much will remain the same. The focus of the organization’s fundraising is to serve Arizona children’s charities. All former members of the Scottsdale 20/30 Club reapplied and were accepted as official members in the new Saguaros organization, the release states.

The signature fundraising events will also remain the same: NiteFlite golf tournament and gala, which will take place Nov. 11-12 at McCormick Ranch and the W Hotel and The Olympiad Olympic-style fundraiser which is comprised of Brokers for Kids, a competition among commercial real estate professionals and Agents Benefiting Children, a residential real estate professional competition.

“The Saguaro is the perfect symbol for our new organization,’’ Mr. Weishar said. “The iconic Saguaro clearly demonstrates our connection to the home state we serve and symbolizes the strength and longevity we have established over the past thirty-five years. We’re looking to build on a solid foundation of serving Arizona children’s charities and continuing to serve the community far into the future.”

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