The Valley has a new philanthropic organization with some familiar faces.
The organization formerly known as the Scottsdale 20/30 Club has established itself as an independent nonprofit called The Saguaros, effective July 1, according to a press release.
The new nonprofit has the same mission of supporting Arizona children’s charities and is composed of philanthropic leaders between the ages of 20 and 39. Earlier this year, the Scottsdale 20/30 Club announced over $1 million in grant funding to 48 Arizona children’s charities. In conjunction with the announcement of the new organization, The Saguaros have also announced a $500,000 grant to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, payable over two years.
“We have grown significantly since The Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club was first founded in 1987,” said Saguaros President, Evan Weishar. “Last year, we raised nearly $2 million through our signature fundraising events — a record for the organization. As a collective team, we all decided the time was right to establish ourselves as an independent organization dedicated to serving Arizona’s children.”
While the organization will have a new brand identity as The Saguaros, much will remain the same, the press release stated. The focus of the organization’s fundraising is to serve Arizona children’s charities. All former members of the Scottsdale 20/30 Club reapplied and were accepted as official members in the new Saguaros organization.
The signature fundraising events will also remain the same: NiteFlite golf tournament and gala, which will take place Nov. 11-12 at McCormick Ranch and the W Hotel and The Olympiad Olympic-style fundraiser, which is comprised of Brokers for Kids, a competition among commercial real estate professionals and Agents Benefiting Children, a residential real estate professional competition.
“The Saguaro is the perfect symbol for our new organization,” said Weishar. “The iconic Saguaro clearly demonstrates our connection to the home state we serve and symbolizes the strength and longevity we have established over the past 35 years. We’re looking to build on a solid foundation of serving Arizona children’s charities and continuing to serve the community far into the future.”