With a mission to alter the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix was founded in 2015, as one of more than 50 brick-and-mortar locations across the United States and Mexico. Here, Jennifer Gage, Phoenix founder/president emeritus, discusses GiGi’s Playhouse’s upcoming “hybrid” fundraiser and the nonprofit’s goals for the coming year.
Nonprofit of the Month
Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! works to provide free breast health education, testing and direct assistance to breast cancer survivors with wigs, support and resources in Arizona.
Gompers serves 500 students and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in metro Phoenix. As it approaches its 75th anniversary, it continues its mission to transform local lives for the better with unique programming and experiences.
The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club is a philanthropic and social club composed of up to 50 young men under the age of 40, who share a collective goal to support local Arizona nonprofit organizations through internal fundraising efforts.
In November, Valley real estate pro Eric Weinbrenner was diagnosed with ALS. As a way to relax post-diagnosis, he turned to painting—and eventually focused on this beloved pastime as a jumping-off point for helping others in the ALS community by forming Paint For A Cure.