On December 9, Jaburg Wilk attorney Tom Moring roped in and then rappelled down the side of a 27 story skyscraper in downtown Phoenix to raise money for Special Olympics Arizona. To add some extra power to his fund raising efforts for Arizona Special Olympics, Tom was dressed as Elvis and his supporters were Team Rap-Elvis.
'Over the Edge' is an annual pledge-based fundraiser where people who are willing to go over the edge of the Cityscape high-rise tower and travel 415 feet to the ground raise money to support and empower 22,000 athletes across the state of Arizona. The event has raised nearly $210,000. Tom raised over $3,700 for the Special Olympics Arizona.
Special Olympics Arizona's (SOAZ) goal is to empower the over 22,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive, and respected members of society through SOAZ's year-round sports training, competitions and support programs. Special Olympics Arizona has grown to over 22,000 athletes, 21 sports, 172 year-round competitions and multiple support programs. All of SOAZ programs are provided at no cost to the athletes. Learn more about Arizona Special Olympics.
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
Priority is given to:
- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
- Organizations whose mission and proposed project address a current and proven public need for people living and/or working in Maricopa or Pinal counties.
- Applicants that demonstrate strong community support for their organizations and its projects. For example, diversity of other funding sources and community resources or number of diverse participants in the program, project or organization.
- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
Applications may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.