Central Arizona Shelter Services Teen Center Grand Opening

We’re Thrilled to Celebrate a New Teen Haven in Phoenix!

Central Arizona Shelter Services Teen Center Grand Opening

In partnership with Put On The Cape, we recently commemorated the grand opening of a new teen center at Central Arizona Shelter Services’ (CASS) Family Shelter in Phoenix. 

Equipped with top-of-the-line videogame systems, a variety of games, HDTVs, comfortable gaming chairs, and even a fun foosball table, the teen center offers a welcome respite from daily challenges. 

This dedicated space also serves as a positive haven, encouraging teens to unwind in a safe and engaging environment.

Learn more about Central Arizona Shelter Services and its mission to help individuals and families end their homelessness at cassaz.org.

11th Annual Charity Golf Classic Recap

Our 11th Annual Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Charity Golf Classic was another fundraiser for the records! It was a fantastic day filled with great company, fun, food, incredible swag, and a shared commitment to benefit the life-altering services and programs offered by Phoenix Children’s and other exceptional organizations across the state. 

Most importantly, thanks to the generosity and support received from sponsors, donors, team members, and local vendors, our annual charity golf classic raised over $1 million for the second year in a row!

PLUS, 100% of that $1,015,848.60 will go back to help communities in Arizona, including Arizona organizations selected for a Lerner and Rowe Gives Back grant award in 2024.  

Over $4.75 Million Raised in 11 years

Since 2014, Lerner and Rowe has been on a mission to make a real difference in the lives of those in need across Arizona and beyond. We’ve achieved incredible things, year after year, shattering fundraising goals. 

Here’s a snapshot of our achievements:

  • 2024 = over $1.015M
  • 2023 = over $1.12M
  • 2022 = over $569K
  • 2021 = over $518K
  • 2020 = over $461K
  • 2019 = $420K
  • 2018 = just over $285K
  • 2017= just over $250K
  • 2016 = just over $200K
  • 2015 = just over $102K
  • 2014 = over $67K

Teed Up for a Hole-in-One Experience

Swag Bag

In addition to the charitable element of the day, golfers were treated to libations at every hole, delicious food, a concept shop, putting and skills contests, raffle drawings, a drone drop, collectible swag, and highly desirable gifts such as name brand sunglasses and high-tech fashion accessories.

“The 11th Annual Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Golf Classic was a tremendous success! We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible support from our sponsors and donors. Especially the continuous support of repeat co-presenting sponsors Pro Performance Chiropractic, Stamp Medical, and Collision Chiropractors.

It’s truly inspiring to see everyone come together to raise critical funds for Phoenix Children’s and other worthy causes in our community. The impact of these donations will be felt for years to come, and we can’t wait to witness the positive change they create,” said Kevin Rowe, Founder of Lerner & Rowe Gives Back and Founding Partner of Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys.

2024 Golf Classic Group Photo

Looking Forward to 2025 

All are welcome to join us for the exciting 12th Annual Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Golf Classic in 2025!

Together, we can once again tee off and make a positive impact through the power of golf and community.

In the meantime, you can click through our site to learn more about our non-profit foundation and the ongoing initiatives our team supports throughout the state, including youth programs, health and human services, animal welfare, and public safety.

Highlights Captured from 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Get a snapshot of our 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic by looking through this event photo gallery: 

2024 Lerner & Rowe Cornhole Tournament

Record-Breaking Year for Lerner & Rowe’s Annual Cornhole Tournament

Our 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament was a resounding success!

Arianna Baiz, Outreach Director for Lerner & Rowe’s Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland law firms, enthusiastically shared the following news about the tournament:

“Our 4th Annual Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Cornhole Tournament in Crown Point, Indiana raised over $60,000 for local communities in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. We could not have asked for a better event as we continue to grow our annual fundraiser. 

Community members from near and far gathered together for a day of fun-filled friendly competition that simultaneously helped raise funds for our non-profit foundation. 

We are thrilled to have doubled the amount of funds raised from 2023 and proud to say 100% goes back into the community. Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, players, and volunteers that contributed to the extraordinary success of this year’s event!”

2024 Sponsors, Donor, & Tournament Organizers

2024 Cornhole Tournament Winner Plaques

Our 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament would not have been the success that it was without the support of this year’s sponsors, donors, and tournament organizers. We greatly appreciate all of you!  

  • APM (Advanced Physical Medicine)—Champion Level and “Last Man Standing” sponsor
  • Sklare Law—Amateur Level sponsor
  • Custy Law, La Clinica, and Vito & Dollenmaier Law—Average Joe Level sponsors 
  • Smith & Fankhauser—Beer garden and field sponsor
  • J. Galt—Field sponsor
  • Lamar Advertising—Tournament donor
  • Signarama—In-kind sponsor for the field decals
  • South of the River Baggers—Tournament organizer and management
  • RPG 12—Tournament organizer and management

2024 Cornhole Tournament Winners

We’d also like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the competitors who registered and participated in our 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament. Your enthusiasm and dedication helped make this event a success.

Further, congratulations to the following 2024 Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Cornhole Tournament winners:

1st: Ryan Windsor & Jayden Ellis

2nd: David Morse & Zayne Crots

3rd: Nate Stevens & Caden Allen

4th: Joseph Kniesteadt & Steven Ochoa

1st: Keyara Peterson & Jayce Fleisher

2nd: Kobe Disckson & Jeff Lehman

3rd: Adam Pierson & Skip Schafer

4th: Cody Lovely & Brent Katschke

5th: Lukas Long & Dale Borntrager

Impressive 4th Annual Tournament Stats Unveiled 

Lastly, we are extremely proud to share these impressive stats that further showcase the incredible growth of our annual cornhole tournament:

  • Top Dog Tourney: We’ve officially claimed the title of the largest cornhole tournament in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland!
  • National Recognition: We’ve even cracked the top 10 cornhole tournaments in the entire country!
  • A Nationwide Crowd: Players from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Kentucky joined the fun!
  • Record-Breaking Numbers: We had a record-breaking 115 teams participate, a significant increase from last year.
  • Pro Powerhouse: The competition was fierce! We welcomed 14 professional cornhole players, including the #1 and #5 ranked players in the world – those you see throwing bags on ESPN!

Thanks again to everyone who helped make it happen! We can’t wait to see you all at the 2025 Cornhole Tournament!

Photos from Lerner & Rowe’s 2024 Cornhole Tournament:

PANDA 24th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon $35K Sponsor

PANDA 24th Annual Fashion Show

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor PANDA’s (People Acting Now Discovering Answers) “Children Helping Children” Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon.

This year’s “Here Comes the Sun” themed fundraiser was held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Proceeds raised through sponsorships, donations, and other fundraising activities will be used by PANDA to raise awareness and private funding for the Steele Children’s Research Center.

Steele Children’s Research Center is the flagship pediatric medical research center in Arizona that is committed to finding solutions to childhood disorders and diseases.

PANDA 24th Annual Event Highlights

Event highlights included a fashion show featuring “Children Helping Children” models, luncheon, live and silent auctions, raffle and after party. 

Become a PANDA Donor – Help Steele Children’s Research Center

You too can take an active role in helping give kids a healthier future by becoming a PANDA donor online today. You can also contact PANDA directly to learn more about its 24th Annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion show and Luncheon by visiting azpanda.org.

Photos from 24th Annual PANDA Fashion Show & Luncheon:

Lerner and Rowe Teams Up with RMHC LV’s Runnin’ for the House 2024

RMHC LV’s Runnin’ for the House 2024 sponsor

Lerner and Rowe, a proud supporter of our community, was thrilled to sponsor the 2024 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Runnin’ for the House 5K Run & Family Fun Walk in Las Vegas. The Ronald McDonald House provides a vital service to families with sick children, offering a warm and welcoming place to stay near the hospital while their child receives treatment.

For many Lerner and Rowe employees, the cause hits close to home.  “I am so grateful to Lerner and Rowe for giving us an opportunity to give back to our community and especially for getting to participate in this walk,” shared one employee. “The Ronald McDonald House is important to my own family, but also to several of our friends who have relied on them during their children’s illnesses. It was wonderful to be able to give back to them in this small gesture.”

The entire Lerner and Rowe team is proud to have played a part in supporting this important organization and the families it serves.

Learn more about the 2024 Runnin’ for the House 5K Run & Family Fun Walk at rmhlv.org

Phoenix Kidney Walk $7.5K Rubber Duck Scavenger Hunt Sponsor

Phoenix Kidney Walk - Duck Scavenger Hunt Sponsor 2024

We’re excited to share our continued support for the Phoenix Kidney Walk! For over six years, we’ve been a proud sponsor of this impactful event. The Walk not only raises critical funds for kidney research and patient services but also unites the community in showing patients they’re not alone.

This year was especially rewarding. On April 14th, we had the honor of being the official sponsor for the 2024 Rubber Duck Scavenger Hunt, adding a fun element to the Walk.

Additionally, we were thrilled to learn that the Phoenix Kidney Walk raised over $85,300! 

These funds will make a significant difference as more than 80 cents of every dollar brought in goes directly towards supporting vital initiatives, including:

  • Research for advancements in kidney disease treatment and prevention
  • Patient services to improve quality of life
  • Professional education for healthcare providers
  • Public health education programs
  • Community services 

Want to learn more about the 2024 Phoenix Kidney Walk, or how to get involved in future events?

We’re proud to once again be part of this important cause and look forward to making a continued impact alongside the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona!

Photos from the 2024 Kidney Walk:

BGCG Scottsdale: 2024 Celebrate Youth Gala Sponsor

BGCG Scottsdale Celebrate Youth Gala

Inspired by Youth, Fueled by Hope: Lerner & Rowe Supports the BGCG Celebrate Youth Gala

We at Lerner and Rowe are deeply moved by the stories of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCG). Team member Stephanie Parks shared how these young club members, overcoming challenges, found their voices and achieved success. Their resilience and determination are truly inspiring.

That’s why we’re thrilled to have been a sponsor and attendees of the BGCG’s Celebrate Youth Gala on March 23rd at Scottsdale Hangar One. This wasn’t just a gala; it’s a movement – a chance to celebrate 70 years of empowering young lives and fuel the potential of future generations.

Additional photos from the BGCG Scottsdale: 2024 Celebrate Youth Gala:

Phoenix Children’s Beach Ball 2024 Sponsor

PHX CH Beach Ball 2024_LR lights

Beach Ball, a one-of-a-kind experience trading tuxedos and ball gowns for resort wear, is a vital source of funding for Phoenix Children’s. Beach Ball 2024 swept guests away for a night in Ibiza at the Arizona Biltmore on March 23rd.

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back attendees enjoyed a front row seat to entertainment from DJ James Kennedy and DJ Pauly D, curated cuisine and signature cocktails in an immersive experience to raise $1.2 million for the foundation.

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back supported the awe-inspiring drone show and had a blast supporting our 2024 nonprofit partner. 

Additional Beach Ball 2024 photos:

MAAC Foundation Silver Sponsor for 2024

MAAC 2024 Sponsorship

For a second year, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is partnering with the Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation as a Silver Sponsor. 

Through their top-notch facilities, the MAAC Foundation offers a variety of life-saving training and services to EMS, firefighters, and police officers. In turn, our first responders are equipped with knowledge and training to better serve our communities. 

Without the MAAC, many of these first responders would go without these vital services. It’s an honor to support those who serve our community.

Find out more about the training and skill enhancement training offered by the MAAC Foundation in Valparaiso, Indiana, visit maacfoundation.org.

New Partnership with TradeWinds Services in NW Indiana

Partnership with TradeWinds Services

Lerner & Rowe is ecstatic to announce our support and new partnership with TradeWinds Services.

TradeWinds serves individuals with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential. This is accomplished through a variety of services offered for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. 

It’s organizations, like TradeWinds, that help power our communities forward!

Learn more about this empowering organization at tradewindsnwi.org.