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CALENDAR Connecting Industr y with Nonprof its

Fresh Start Fashion Gala: Fresh Start Fashion Gala is the premier charity event of the season. Featuring a lively cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and a full-scale runway fashion show. The evening finishes off with an after-party of dancing and fun. The event raises more than $1 million annually for the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Information: freshstartwomen.org

Tour de Cure: Enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert at the Tour de Cure, the premier cycling fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association and the nation’s largest diabetes cycling event. This event is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to come together to form teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens. Information: tour.diabetes.org

McDowell Mountain Music Festival: M3F is a 100 percent nonprofit music festival that was established in 2004 and has become a musical destination for festivalgoers. In a commitment to giving back, M3F has adopted a three C’s belief – community, culture, and charity. These three C’s fuel the festival’s underlying dedication to its local people and causes. In the spirit of this belief, all of the proceeds from the festival benefit local nonprofit organizations. Information: m3ffest.com

APRIL

Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars: Featuring a fabulous evening of fine food, a spectacular live auction with world- class trips, unique experiences and one of the most extensive silent auctions in town, Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, is one of the Valley’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Information: bgcmpstars.org

Arizona Gives Day: Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24-hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. The single, statewide day of giving has raised $7.4 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013. Information: azgives.org Brokers for Kids: This year, the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club raised $500,000 for local children’s charities during its annual Brokers for Kids/Agents Benefitting Children event at Scottsdale Stadium. Nearly 600 residential real estate agents and commercial real estate professionals participate in an Olympiad Championship, which included football toss, basketball toss, bag toss, bocce ball, and dodgeball. Information: scottsdale2030.org

Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game Weekend: The flagship Celebrity Softball Game brings out many of your favorite athletes and celebrities to have fun with the crowd, show off their skills and knock it out the park for Larry Fitzgerald’s First Down Fund. In 2016, the weekend added the Larry Fitzgerald Charity Classic, which adds a great time for the golf lovers to enjoy the charitable weekend. Information: larryfitzgerald.com Relay for Life: Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. The event draws more than 10,000 participants and raises more than $1 million annually. Information: relay.acsevents.org

MAY Night for Life: Night for Life is an annual fundraising event to support the many free and low-cost programs and services offered by Southwest Center for HIV/ AIDS. Night for Life’s SpeakEasy event aims to show love, remove stigma and raise money to support free and lowcost programs for people living with and touched by HIV/AIDS throughout the Phoenix Community. Information: swhiv.org The Big Event: The Connect volunteer group for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) hosts “The Big Event,” which features local dining, live auctions and entertainment as guests come together to raise awareness and funds directly benefiting the deserving children of BGCMP. The group raised nearly $100,000 through “The Big Event” in 2016. Information: bgcmp.org

AUGUST

HIGH ROLLER: Barrett-Jackson, which

was held at Westworld of Scottsdale in 2017, has raised more than $93 million for local and national charities. PHOTO BY MIKE MERTES, AZ BIG MEDIA

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KTAR’s Give-A-Thon: The Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the Hospital’s largest annual fundraiser. Bonneville Media’s two powerhouse stations, KTAR News 92.3 FM and Arizona Sports 98.7 FM will simulcast the event live from Phoenix Children’s Hospital in

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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...