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Elevate Phoenix 2021

July: 2021 Nonprofit Business Summit: Innovation has been key to nonprofits’ survival, experts say

Phoenix Business Journal Nonprofit Business Summit – Featuring Ed Beasley, President of Elevate Phoenix.

July: Phoenix Suns Charities benefits from championship run-up

Booker, who has a sister with autism, recently gave $100,000 in grants to Arizona Autism United, Central Arizona Shelter Services, YMCA of Southern Arizona, GAP Ministries and Elevate Phoenix.

June: 2021 Local Nonprofit Receives $40,000 Grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Duet has partnered with Elevate Phoenix in a unique intergenerational effort to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines for some of the Valley’s most vulnerable senior residents.

June: Ed Beasley, President of Elevate Phoenix interview airs on 5 radio stations

Valley Focus radio hosted our very own President Ed Beasley. Please skip to the 34 minute mark of the interview.

May: Devin Booker’s Starting Five ‘icing on the cake’ for Elevate Phoenix

Listen to Dalila A. Gamper, Executive Director of Elevate Phoenix interview on KTAR and 98.7 FM. “The best way I know how to say what we do is we do life with our kids,” Dalila Gamper.

May: Devin Booker receives NBA award in recognition of Booker’s Starting Five initiative

Over a five-year period, Booker will give out five separate $100,000 grants each year to nonprofit organizations, for a grand total of $2.5 million.

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May: AZTV interviews Dalila A. Gamper the Executive Director of Elevate Phoenix

AZTV interviews Dalila A. Gamper, Executive Director of Elevate Phoenix. Elevate Phoenix shares how they help at-risk youth overcome the struggles in their lives and succeed! Plus, Dalila A. Gamper talks about the generous donation from Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns!

May: Suns Guard Devin Booker receives May’s NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was honored Monday with the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for the month of May. The award was in recognition of Booker’s Starting Five initiative. Elevate Phoenix received a $100,000 grant from Devin Booker’s Starting Five initiative. 

April: Need a home COVID-19 vaccination? Need a ride? Youth help senior citizens get vaccinated

The Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust awarded Duet Partners in Health & Aging -who is partnering with Elevate Phoenix- $40,000 to help get seniors across the Valley vaccinated, especially those who are homebound or lack an internet connection.

March: Elevate Phoenix Announces Fundraising Results

Virtual event hosted by PGA Pro Tom Lehman raises $600,000 for Elevate’s work with at-risk youth. Flip to pg. 20 to read more.


Carlisle Companies

Chris Koch is an Icon to Elevate Phoenix

Congratulations to Chris Koch For becoming the new Chairman of the Board in addition to title of President and CEO for the Carlisle Companies. Chris Koch is an icon to those of us at Elevate Phoenix. Yesterday he became the new Chairman of the Board in addition to...

A $429 donation covers all expenses for one whole year for a participating student in Elevate Phoenix’s school programs

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Events & Fundraising

Watch our Father’s Day Nationally Televised Golf Special

Watch our Father’s Day Nationally Televised Golf Special with PGA Tour Professionals Tom Lehman & Mark O’Meara and Their Sons Benefits Phoenix Non-Profit   This donation is a direct result of Unicorn Philanthropy’s 1st Annual Knickers Fore Knockers Golf...

Elevate Phoenix Invitational 2020 – Save the Date

EPI Virtual Entertainment Experience! Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm What: A LIVE-streamed hour of entertainment, inspiration and donation. Our 60-minute event features A-list celebrities, an ultra-exclusive auction and, most importantly,...

Congratulations to Tom & Thomas Lehman for their successful triumph

We hope you had the chance to watch our exciting Father’s Day golf challenge on Fox Sports with PGA Pros Tom Lehman, Kirk Triplett and their sons. The Lehman’s edged out the Tripletts in the tight match, raising thousands of dollars in the contest for local non-profit...

Father’s Day Golf Challenge with PGA Pros That Benefits Phoenix Non-Profits

Great Clips has offered a dollar for dollar match up to $50,000! For Immediate Release June 9, 2020Father’s Day Golf Tournament with PGA Pros Tom Lehman & Kirk Triplett Benefits Phoenix Non-Profits(PHOENIX, AZ) – Two legends of golf and their sons will square off...

Elevate Phoenix 2020 graduating class featured on Fox 10

FeaturesGroup celebrates graduation of at-risk high school students. By Jennifer Martinez 5/19/2020 FOX 10 PhoenixPHOENIX - A Valley group is stepping up for high school seniors to celebrate their big day. Elevate Phoenix is helping students who were at risk of...

AMD Awards Breakfast

Ann Meyers Drysdale Teachers Being HonoredAnn Meyers Drysdale It's About HopeDownload Your Invitation >> Join us at the 4th Annual Ann Meyers Drysdale Elevator in Education Awards Breakfast.Stayed tuned for more information! 4th Annual Ann Meyers Drysdale...

Congratulations Ann Meyers Drysdale for 2020 AZ Hall of Fame Induction

NBA/WNBA ALUMNI JOIN 2020 ARIZONA SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS CHICAGO, IL (September, 11, 2020) — On Tuesday, September 8, Paul Westphal (Naismith Basketball HOF’19, former Phoenix Suns star and coach), Ann Meyers Drysdale (HOF’13 Inductee, Phoenix Mercury and Suns...

Elevate Phoenix is identified as a Mighty Changemaker

Elevate Phoenix has joined Valley of the Sun United Way and a coalition of other nonprofit organizations as a partner in MC2026, United Way’s new five-year plan to create mighty change in Maricopa County.Together, Elevate Phoenix, United Way and other MC2026 partners...

Our Mission

Elevate Celebrates Civility

Elevate Phoenix celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Day by promoting civility to our students, their families, and our community. We invite...

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Giving Tuesday

Don't Wait!TuesdayDecember 1stTeacher/mentors made deliveries of Thanksgiving Turkeys for our students and their families, while wearing...

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President’s Message

President's Message Dear Friends, When we look back on 2020, we will remember it as a year of challenges, adversity, and outstanding innovation. It is with that remarkable spirit of innovation, that I share some wonderful highlights from Elevate Phoenix. Like all of...
Now More Than Ever

Now More Than Ever

Elevate Phoenix Delivering long-term, life-changing relationships with our urban youth~ Even if we can’t physically hug our kids, we’ll be sure they still feel our arms around them, even if it’s virtual! We continue to live out our mission in a rapidly changing world...

Safety is Our Top Concern

Safety is Our Top Concern

Safety is our top concern for our kids, their families, staff, supporters and donors! Elevate Phoenix is responding in light of Covid-19.Just like you, we are closely monitoring any new developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). There is nothing more important to...

AMD Awards Breakfast

AMD Awards Breakfast

Ann Meyers Drysdale Teachers Being HonoredAnn Meyers Drysdale It's About HopeDownload Your Invitation >> Join us at the 4th Annual Ann Meyers Drysdale Elevator in Education Awards Breakfast.Stayed tuned for more information! 4th Annual Ann Meyers Drysdale...

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