Executive Council Charities Provides Grants in Support of Local Youth Programs.
Funds to Benefit Thousands of Kids and Teens
Members of the Board of Directors for Executive Council Charities met today with leadership from six different youth charities throughout the Valley to provide grants totaling nearly $100,000. The ceremonies included a photo with an over sized check and an opportunity for Board Members to tour the charity’s facilities and learn more about the programs. The charities involved in today’s presentations were Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, The First Tee of Phoenix, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and Miracle League of Arizona.
“The work that these charities are doing for children and teens is amazing and fits perfectly with our mission to help youth in our community overcome adversity and reach their full potential,” said Ryan Amato, 2012-2013 Board Chairman for Executive Council Charities. “We have worked hard to grow our grants pool over the past few years and are grateful we can continue to support established organizations like these, as well as reaching out to lesser known and emerging nonprofits that impact local youth.”
Inclusive of this grant, Executive Council Charities has supported more than 60 local youth charities during the 2013 grant cycle. The organization also recently announced significant multi-year commitments to sponsor/name the 4th Floor Playroom at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and sponsor/name the Power Hour Room at the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
About Executive Council Charities & Executive Council 70
Executive Council Charities (ECC) is a 501c3 Arizona nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide grants to programs and charity organizations focused on helping youth in Arizona overcome adversity and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Funds are raised through events like The Original Taste, The Holiday Classic and Cantina, along with direct contributions through an annual campaign – Support Arizona Youth. Executive Council 70 is a group of dedicated working professionals who volunteer their time to organize fundraising events and activities with the goal of raising significant money and then investing those funds in the most impactful youth programs through ECC. The group, consisting of 70 Active Members and 250 Life Members, has raised and invested nearly $15 million over the past four decades. For more information, please visit www.eccharities.org.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 70 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the Hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.org.