The state Board of Regents is expected to vote on approval of the merger of the University of Arizona's health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities.
The East Valley Women’s League will be collecting new and gently used prom dresses and accessories from Feb. 1-28 to be given away for free in March and April to Arizona high school juniors and seniors during the “Cinderella Affair.”
After an accident in 2000 left her paralyzed from the waist down, former Ahwatukee business owner, Cristin Van Driel, was unable to act on her love of running. Her doctors at the time told her that she may never be able to run again due to the extent of her injuries.
AARP announced the appointment of Dana Marie Kennedy as state director for Arizona AARP. Kennedy joins the national organization’s state office after serving more than 20 years as a leading advocate for working families, retirees, and women at the local, state and national levels.
If you are interested in saving for retirement, here’s some good news: For 2015, the IRS has raised the maximum contribution limits for 401(k) plans from $17,500 to $18,000. And if you’re 50 or older, you can put in an extra $6,000, up from $5,500 in 2014.
Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW) announced that a donation in the amount of $1,500 was presented to Operation Enduring Gratitude Foundation Director Charlie Ellis at the group’s Christmas party in December.
T.W. Lewis Foundation announced a partnership with Teach For America-Phoenix. The non-profit organization has been actively involved in education in the Valley for more than 20 years, working alongside veteran teachers, school and community leaders, and parents to help ensure an excellent education for all children across the metro area. In support of their mission, T.W. Lewis Foundation is sponsoring a challenge grant, which will gift $150,000 over a three-year period to Teach For America. When the challenge is met, the total amount garnered for Teach For America in 2016 will be $300,000.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Florence Crittenton of Arizona and the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as 2014 Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work to address workforce development, education and basic human needs.
As a free-market, constitutional conservative, I agree with Barry Goldwater Jr. (“We expected better from the Salt River Project,” AFN, Dec. 17) on two points when it comes to Salt River Project’s (SRP) new solar price structure:
The Power of One Good Deed (POGD), a not-for-profit, all-volunteer Valley organization established in 2012 dedicated to funding low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter services, has donated $50,000 to fund spay/neuter surgeries of companion animals in Maricopa County.