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Our Mission

To make a difference in the lives of people in need by serving and giving back to our community.

Our Vision

To redirect our youth, comfort those in pain and give hope to those in need.

“It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.” – Winston Churchill

About Us

Attorney Kevin RoweLerner & Rowe Gives Back is a charitable organization founded by Kevin Rowe, managing partner of Lerner & Rowe, P.C.

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a nonprofit organization dedicated to extensive and various community outreach programs. The idea was inspired by the 2000 movie “Pay it Forward”, where an intriguing assignment is given to a young boy from his social studies teacher. The assignment was to create something to change the world, and put it into action, through direct action, in hopes of bringing a revolution in an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to one another.

We believe in paying forward the success our firm has achieved through our newly established foundation and team of employees. We work to advance the missions of community organizations that serve children and families struggling from the aftermath of the recent economic downturn.

Any organization operating independently can only do so much. But collectively, through a network approach, we help one charitable organization and in turn they “pay it forward” by helping families or another charitable organization. We hope our program will lead to social and community changes on a much larger scale that will have a greater impact to those in need.

We believe it is our responsibility to advocate for and improve the lives of children who live in poverty, cope with the effects of illness or disease, or otherwise need assistance. There is no reason that any child should go without. In addition to children in need, we serve other various organizations in the hopes that our compassion touches the lives of the homeless, the hungry, the abused and sick, and even to our four-legged friends.

We hope that our efforts will inspire our colleagues in the community to do the same. The greater need exists. The bigger difference is made when we seek to directly better the lives of struggling individuals and families.

Join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back today, and see the difference you can make.

Kevin Rowe, ESQ

Email: krowe@lernerandrowe.com

Recent News

Feeding Matters Luncheon

Posted on 2015-09-29T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Feeding Matter Take Your Place at the Table LuncheonFeeding Matters is hosting an inspirational afternoon of success stories and networking opportunities at their 3rd Annual Take Your Place at the Table Luncheon on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at The Arizona Biltmore.

Attendees will learn more about the organization and the supportive services Feed Matters offers parents and children who live with feeding difficulties during the hour and a half luncheon from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Members of our team will be attending the event and providing a $5,000 donation to further assist the organization reach their ultimate goal of raising awareness for this condition throughout the medical community.

More about Feeding Matters

Founded in 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Feeding Matters was established to spearhead efforts to help conquer pediatric feeding struggles. Many infants and children are not just picky eaters, but are battling with intrinsic feeding fundamentals.

Feeding Matters is here to help parents and their children access credible information to make the best possible choices. To make a donation or find more information and support, please call 1-800-233-4658, or go online.

Team Photo from the 2015 Feeding Matters Luncheon

2015 Feeding Matters Luncheon
[From left to right: Ashlyn and Kevin Rowe | Bob Goldwater, Esq. (Co-founder Feeding Matters) | Glen and Robynn Lerner]
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Phoenix Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer 5K

Posted on 2015-09-29T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

City of Hope Walk for Hope ArizonaWe are giving back this Sunday, October 4 by joining the fight against breast cancer by sponsoring and participating in the annual Phoenix Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer 5K at The Phoenix Zoo. This event is close to our hearts as Kevin's mother, Beverly Rowe, is a breast cancer survivor.

Phoenix Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer 5K Details

There is still time to register for the Phoenix Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer 5K. Interested?  You can register online at Walk4hope.org/phoenix and find out more details about the 5K by contacting the City of Hope Southwest Fundraising Office at 602-340-8871, or via phoenix@coh.org

Breast Cancer 5K:
  • $30 early registration fee for participants 12 years and older (before noon, October 2)
  • $40 late registration fee
  • $20 registration fee for participants aged 3 - 11
  • 6:00 a.m. check-in at SRP (Salt River Project -1600 N Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ)
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K begins
  • 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

About Walk for Hope

Walk for Hope is about action. It is a series of nationwide walks that raise millions of dollars to fight cancer at City of Hope. Walk for Hope is also a statement in action that lets community members know that no one will ever have to fight cancer alone. Walkers are advocates for those who turn to City of Hope for help when they need it most — and countless others who will benefit from research advances at City of Hope. The Phoenix Walk for Hope 5K walk supports breast cancer research, treatment and education. Join the fight against breast cancer and walk toward a world without breast cancer. The Walk for Hope Phoenix staff may be contacted directly by calling 602-340-8871, or via e-mail at phoenix@coh.org.

Lerner and Rowe Team Photos from 2015 Walk for Hope

We had a great time at the Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer! Thank you to everyone who joined us in the fight....

Posted by Lerner and Rowe on Monday, October 5, 2015
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AZ Kickoff Classic’s West Coast Challenge and Food Drive

Posted on 2015-09-25T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
West Coast Challenge - Youth Football

As football, food and teamwork go hand-in-hand, sports fans are invited to bring non-perishable food items with them to AZ Kickoff Classic’s West Coast Youth Football Challenge and Food Drive on Sunday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Tucson High to enjoy a thrilling afternoon of youth football and to help raise 10,000 lbs. of food for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. 

With an estimated 6,000 people expected to pack the bleachers to watch the Tucson Southwest Rams go head-to-head against the Snoop Dogg Diamond Valley Steelers, the goal of gathering 10k pounds of food to help the feed the hungry is within reach.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back will be part of a $2,000 check donation that will be used to buy 8,000 meals to feed the hungry throughout Southern Arizona

Tickets are $10 or just $5 at the gate with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Please contact Sam or Mirum with the Arizona Kickoff Classic for more details at (520) 433-0811 or via email at sam@azkickoffclassic.org or mirum@azkickoffclassic.org.

More about the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

The Community Food Bank is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity that relies on 120 employees and hundreds of community volunteers to ensure the people of Southern Arizona have access to much needed food and supportive programs. The food bank is based in Pima County and also serves Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz counties. The Community Food Bank provides services to eligible applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, handicap, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political beliefs or gender. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Call (520) 622-0525 for more information.

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Check Outh These Photos from the Event

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Donated 1k to the Community Food Bank with the help of Snoop Dogg and AZ Kickoff.

Posted by Lerner and Rowe on Monday, September 28, 2015
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12th Annual Dedication in Excellence Awards

Posted on 2015-09-24T16:32:17 by L&R Gives Back

Today Lerner and Rowe joined other local organizations at the 12th annual Support Professionals and Direct Support Supervisor of the Year Awards Ceremony and Luncheon to recognize Arizona direct support professionals for their continuous commitment to provide excellent services that help adults and children living with developmental disabilities. 

DES Arizona logo

These professionals give the gift of hope, dignity and choice to those who may have otherwise been denied the chance to experience any of these keys to more of an independent way of life. 

Award winners were nominated by the individuals and families they support. For more information about the Direct Support Professionals and Direct Support Supervisors of the Year Award Ceremony and Luncheon, please contact Nicolina Chavez at 602-542-6850 or via email at nchavez@azdes.gov.

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My 92.9 Oro Valley Music Festival Sponsors

Posted on 2015-09-11T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Our Tucson personal injury law office is a sponsor of the biggest pop-rock event to take place in the city of Tucson in over a decade – the My 92.9 Oro Valley Music Festival, presented by Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center. The concert is also one of the largest fundraisers to benefit Shine On Tucson.

Event details:My 92.9 Oro Valley Music Festival

  • Sunday, September 13
  • Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Tickets are $25 - 250; kids 12 and younger are free
  • Extraordinary food selections
  • Retail booths
  • Family entertainment

Chart topping live performances will also be on the main stage performed by musical artists Rachel Platten, American Authors, Plain White T's, Matt Nathanson, Parachute and NEEDTOBREATHE.

Tickets to the My 92.9 Oro Valley Music Festival may be purchased at Bookman’s or online at ticketfly.com. Parking and other details may be found at orovalleymusicfestival.com.

More about Shine On Tucson

The mission of SHINE ON Tucson is to provide a sense of comfort to families when the unthinkable happens to their child- such as illness or trauma. During a family stay at the Diamond Children's Medical Center, Shine On Tucson offers supportive programs that are designed to create a welcoming, warm environment for the entire family so that they feel they are surrounded by positivity and comfort. Afterall, when something happens to a child, the entire family is affected. It is their inspiration to bring a little sunshine to families that may be facing darker times. Learn more about the organization at shineontucson.org.

Event Photos

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5th Annual AZ Kickoff Classic Youth Football Tournament

Posted on 2015-09-02T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Lerner and Rowe gives back through sponsorship of athletic and academic excellence event set to take place in Tucson, September 4 – 6. Over 10,000 kids are expected to attend AYF (American Youth Football and Cheer) association’s AZ Kickoff Classic at Rillito Downs (502 N 1st Ave., Tucson).

Kids from Arizona, Nevada, California and Texas who take part in the three day sporting event will get a chance to prepare for the upcoming football season – all while having fun making new friends, being taught valuable life skills and the importance of striving for academic excellence.

AZ Kickoff Classic Youth Football Tournament Details

Az Kickoff

Date: September 4 - 6
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Place: Rillito Downs (502 N 1st Ave., Tucson)

Tickets for the 5th Arizona Kickoff Classic Youth Football Tournament are $2 person at the gate. Children wearing sports jerseys or who are 10 years of age and younger are admitted for free. Please call (520) 433-0811for more details, or visit azkickoffclassic.org.

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#LoveUp for Charity

Posted on 2015-08-07T18:38:55 by L&R Gives Back

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back partners with charities and local non-profits to work together for the good of the community. Improving the lives of the people in need in Tucson, Phoenix, and throughout Arizona has always been a goal of Lerner & Rowe Gives Back.

Kevin Rowe was recently introduced to the social movement #LoveUp that was created by Johnjay and Rich from iHeartradio to remind people of the importance of paying it forward and spreading love.

After learning about #LoveUp and how it supports the Johnjay & Rich Care for Kids Foundation’s mission to help improve the quality of life for foster care children, Lerner and Rowe purchased t-shirts for the entire legal team, with sales directly benefiting the foundation.

Pay it Forward and #LoveUp

JohnJay and Rich have helped thousands of foster care children through the Care for Kids Foundation.

With the help of supporters like you they have been able to raise money to give needy children basic supplies like food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

We urge you to join us in the #LoveUp movement! You can pay it forward and spread the love too by grabbing your own t-shirt at http://loveupapparel.com/ and then share photos of you wearing it online using the tag #LoveUp.

For more information on how you can help or donate visit http://bit.ly/1y99LgS. You can also text the word CARE to 90999 to make an automatic $5 donation to the foundation.

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2015 Back to School Tools

Posted on 2015-07-31T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back
Back to School Tools 2015

This is the fifth year Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has joined other local businesses in proudly sponsoring Mix 96.9 Back to School Tools, a school supply drive for underpriviledged children throughout Phoenix who are in need of basic items like backpacks, pens, markers and hygiene items.

This year's Back to School Tools directly benefits Worldly Kids, a new charitable foundation dedicated to helping the top ten title one schools in Tempe and Phoenix.

It is Worldly Kid’s mission to help homeless children focus on their education in an effort to break the cycle of living on the streets and make the most of their future. The homeless youth that Worldly Kid's sponsor live in shelters, motels, cars, and empty buildings, leaving them unable to get the supplies they need.

We ask that you to join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back and help make a difference in the lives of these children by donating much needed school supplies, clothing, hygiene items and healthy snacks to this worthy cause.

{Listen to the podcast from Mix 96.9 with Kevin Rowe and Sharyn Logue here: http://bit.ly/1gtGzfQ }

Back to School Tools Wish List

In 2014, the State Department of Education recorded 18,306 homeless children in Maricopa County in kindergarten through twelfth grade. In the state of Arizona there are over 34,000 regarded as homeless.

Back to School Kids 2015

By donating any of the items listed below you are helping the next generation overcome their economic setbacks and focus on their education. With your help and the efforts of Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, 2015 can be the best school year yet for Arizona’s homeless youth!

Donate your items now through August 23,2015 at any CVS Store, the iHeart Media Phoenix Studios or call Worldly Kids for a pick up at (480) 236-0111.

School Supplies

  • Backpacks
  • Three ring binders
  • Notebook
  • Composition notebooks
  • Copy paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Index cards
  • Cases
  • Clorox wipes
  • Teaching store gift cards
  • Bookstore gift cards
  • Permanent markers

Youth Clothing

  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Underwear
  • Pants
  • Jeans
  • Blouses
  • T-shirts

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brush
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash
  • Hair brush
  • Dental floss
  • Feminine hygiene items 
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Code Red: Phoenix Rescue Mission 2015

Posted on 2015-07-31T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Each year, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back partners with the Phoenix Rescue Mission to collect cases of bottled water for the mission's "Code Red: Heat Relief Campaign." This year the Mission has set a goal to collect 600,000 bottles to provide Arizona’s homeless with life-saving water to greatly diminish heat-related illnesses and deaths. 

Kevin Rowe giving large check for Code Red 2015

{Our law firm helped kick-off this year's Code Red: Heat Relief Campaign by donating $7,500.}

Dangerously High Temps Harm Homeless

Dangerously high temperatures in the Phoenix area leave homeless, men, women and children blistered by the summer sun and helpless to get the protection and life sustaining hydration and nutrients they need to survive. To give the Mission a boost in reaching their 2015 goal, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has agreed to match all water donations made through August 31, 2015!

You can help make a difference in the lives of homeless individuals, families and the elderly by dropping off cases of bottled water at one of the following Lerner and Rowe law office locations, Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm:

  • 535 East McKillips Rd., Building 2, Suite 105, Mesa, AZ 85301
  • 5525 West Glendale Ave. , Suite 201, Glendale, AZ 85301
  • 7200 West Bell Rd., Suite D-2, Glendale, AZ 85308
  • 2701 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Staggering Statistics

Each year, an average of 118 people die in Arizona from excessive heat exposure. Last year there were 26 deaths reported in Phoenix.  With the combined efforts of Code Red, Lerner and Rowe Gives back and you, we can help rescue our homeless neighbors and underserved community members from the heat and provide them with fresh water, nutritious food, and other vital items through the Phoenix Rescue Mission.

Learn more about Phoenix Rescue Mission's "Code Red - Heat Relief Campaign" by visiting phoenixrescuemission.org, or by contacting Sue Gaub at (602) 346-3334.

Code Red: Heat Relief Campaign 2015

Code Red Letter of appreciation
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Thank You Note for Donation to Phoenix Rescue Mission

Posted on 2015-05-05T00:00:00 by L&R Gives Back

Our 2nd Annual Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Charity Golf Classic was a huge success! We are extremely grateful for the generosity and support shown by the individuals and corporate sponsors who helped make this community fundraiser happen.

Our team was especially pleased to share a portion of the proceeds raised that day with Phoenix Rescue Mission to assist them with their annual Code Red summer heat relief campaign.

Kevin Rowe and Glen Lerner surprised Mission with $7,500 check

Thank You from Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix Rescue Mission sent the following thank you note in appreciation of the donation that Kevin Rowe and Glen Lerner surprised the Mission with on Friday, May 1st.

Dear Cindy, Kevin and the entire staff of Lerner and Rowe that helped in the golf tournament,

I am still overwhelmed by the warm and compassionate treatment that Sue and I experienced at the Golf Tournament. Your generosity and faithful support of Phoenix Rescue Mission is appreciated so much. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back continues to be a major partner in PRM’s mission to save lives through Code Red. The $7,500 you donated will provide relief to tens of thousands of men, women, and children suffering on the streets of Phoenix during our blistering heat. We’ll be able to purchase nearly 45 PALLETS of water with your donation.

I cannot thank you enough for all the hard work involved in putting on such a smooth running golf tournament. I think Sue and I were able to let so many people know about what we do at Phoenix Rescue Mission and if 1/3 of the people that said they would help provide water to PRM donate, I would be thrilled.

May God bless you for your caring heart for The Least, The Last, and The Lost.

Mark W. Tullis
Senior Partner Relationships Officer
Phoenix Rescue Mission
1468 N. 26th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
602.346.3328 (Office)
480.235.5042 (Cell)


Learn more about the Mission and other volunteer and donation opportunities at phoenixrescuemission.org.

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