Philanthropy Spotlight

About this page:
“In the Spotlight” is our philanthropy page. It is our pleasure to “spotlight” an organization or company’s good works or ideas as a way to spread the word and increase visibility and support for their efforts.

Career Connectors

Career Connectors is a non-profit organization which has served over 24,000 people in job transition, is recognized as a major Valley networking group and has garnered attention as far away as the White House. The original mission of “helping people with their resumes for free” has grown to serve a newly formed demographic born of […]

Continue Reading

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

At some point in our lives we all need a “new beginning or fresh start.” However, those facing life’s biggest challenges probably need that fresh start the most. We are blessed with . . . organizations such as Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Their founders saw a need and filled it, and the community . . […]

Continue Reading 0

In the Spotlight: Global Chamber®

The Global Chamber is the first Chamber of Commerce that is dedicated to support business growth collaboratively everywhere in the world. It debuted on November 5, 2014, in a launch ceremony with Mayor Greg Stanton and business leaders at Phoenix City Hall. Now, it has become a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives, and […]

Continue Reading 0

In the Spotlight: OAI, Inc. – Chicago

Educating Individuals and Communities to Live Safe and Sustainable Lives … Headquartered in downtown Chicago, OAI, Inc., (Opportunity Advancement Innovation in Workplace Development) is a nonprofit training and education agency founded in 1976 by current president Tipawan T-Q Reed. OAI values innovation, respect for all peoples and their cultures, a passion for quality, dedication to […]

Continue Reading 0

Rebuilding Lives One Family at a Time

Students are our future. In addition to concentrating on their academics, many are rebuilding lives. Robert Monge, finance and economics student at the University of Iowa, recently posted Tippie Build Habitat for Humanity. (I learned of this posting via my LinkedIn connection with Professor Joyce Berg). “Tippie Build” is an organization made up of students […]

Continue Reading 0

In the Spotlight: Gabriel’s Angels

Animal-assisted therapy programs are recognized worldwide. An animal’s powerful influence in the healing process ranges from giving prison inmates a purpose to helping an abused child bond with a new foster family to putting a smile on a hospital patient’s face. The types of animals involved in therapy programs are countless. This “In the Spotlight” […]

Continue Reading 0

In the Spotlight: Jennifer Longdon, Spokesperson for Spofit.org

The Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center (spofit.org) is a fitness center with wheelchair-accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more! The SpoFit mission is to provide exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic and fitness programs that promote the independence, health and overall well-being of people who […]

Continue Reading