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COMPANIES THAT GIVE CBRE: PurSuit of Success, CBRE’s city-wide two-week business clothing drive, benefits women and men in job training programs with much-needed access to professional clothing. This year, four organizations were beneficiaries of the business clothing drive. Cox Communications:


WISH COMES TRUE: At its annual 2017 Global Celebration, Isagenix and Make-

A-Wish surprised Triston, a 15-year-old diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, with an onstage reveal of his wish to travel to Hawaii. Nearly 15,000 attendees witnessed as Triston and his family learned his wish would come true.



alley-based Isagenix International ended its annual 2017 Global Celebration event by raising more than $500,000 for Make-A-Wish through fundraising and generous customer and corporate pledges. But the company’s impact on the organization doesn’t start and end there. Since 2012, Isagenix has contributed more than $6.8 million to Make-A-Wish, which has helped to grant more than 800 wishes to deserving children with critical illnesses in 12 countries. This year alone, Isagenix raised more than $2 million for Make-A-Wish. More than 550,000 customers and nearly 1,000 employees have the opportunity to contribute to Make-AWish on an ongoing basis through product purchase donations and payroll contributions. From the earliest days of Isagenix, the company wanted to ensure that it was not only financially successful, but also influential in making a difference in communities. In 2016, Isagenix contributed $960,000 in contributions to charitable causes throughout the United States. “Contribution is truly at the core of Isagenix and having the opportunity to impact families at this level is amazing,” said Kathy Coover, Isagenix co-owner and executive vice president. “Our organization gives back to many different charitable and civic causes; however, the one closest to my heart is Make-A-Wish because it brings hope to children and families in their most critical time.” 14 | AzBusiness Angels

Cox Charities recently awarded nearly $530,000 in grant funding to Arizona nonprofit organizations. Since the program’s inception in 1996, Cox Charities has awarded more than $7 million to local Arizona nonprofits that support youth and education.

Phoenix Manufacturing:

When Phoenix Manufacturing heard of the USA Clydesdale Preservation Foundation’s fundraiser for swamp coolers, the company champed at the bit to provide the foundation with exactly what it needed: an industrial strength mobile evaporative cooler big enough to cool its largest barn.

Phoenix Suns:

A $1 million grant from Suns Charities will renovate 50 basketball courts throughout the state. “It’s great to see that we can make a positive influence … especially in areas that maybe don’t get the best news all the time,” Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver said.

WebPT: WebPT launched the national Rehab Therapists Give Back campaign. The goal of the campaign, which launched in September at the Ascend Summit, is to bring the rehab therapy community together to support a worthy cause and collectively raise $1 million by the end of February.

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AzBusiness Angels January-June 2018  

The mission of Az Business Angels is to help create an alliance that will give new hope to nonprofits and inspire businesses to make it thei...

AzBusiness Angels January-June 2018  

The mission of Az Business Angels is to help create an alliance that will give new hope to nonprofits and inspire businesses to make it thei...