Employees of Jaburg Wilk put on their running – and walking – shoes to participate in the 17th annual Run for Ryan House on Nov. 7th. Jaburg Wilk employees formed Team Cooper to support a co-worker whose child is fighting a serious illness. They were honored to run, and walk, on his behalf. It was a beautiful day and both dogs and strollers were welcome! One of their employee’s even placed in the 5k run. Funds raised at the event support Ryan House in their mission to provide world class care and programs for medically fragile children and families.
Nearly 800 runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, and dogs attended and assisted in raising more than $73,000 at the 17th annual Run for Ryan House on Sunday, Nov. 7, which featured a 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Family Fun Run at Riverview Park in Mesa.
Funds raised from this event will assist in Ryan House’s mission to continue to provide world-class care and programs for the children with medically fragile conditions and families it serves as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys.
The morning’s activities were chock full of fun and celebration as the event featured an expo area with a wide variety of Valley businesses sharing their info and product with event attendees. Plus, the Arizona Diamondbacks, D. Baxter, and Cardinals Cheerleaders were on hand milling around the crowd all morning.
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.