2018 Arizona Gives Day


Hosted by Arizona Gives Day and Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

“Join us for 24 hours of giving to benefit our local nonprofits and strengthen our community on Tuesday, April 3.

Arizona Gives Day helps raise awareness about Arizona nonprofits and the critical role they play in our communities. On April 3, the event will inspire people to give generously to nonprofits, making our state stronger and creating a thriving community for all.

Since 2013, Arizona Gives Day has raised $10.14 million for thousands of nonprofits statewide. Find your cause, and invest in your community!”



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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Top 10 nonprofits that raised most $ yesterday, some from Southern AZ. Number next to funds raised is # of unique donations:
    Phoenix Rescue Mission464 $126,258.31
    Seeds of Hope, Inc.150 $78,886.76
    Sold No More31 $77,052.27
    Watershed Management Group224 $65,035.92
    Oasis Sanctuary Foundation, LTD257 $62,228.79
    Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona402 $52,135.91
    Humane Society of Southern Arizona368 $46,297.91
    UMOM New Day Centers132 $37,954.82
    St Vincent de Paul239 $34,484.41
    Ben’s Bells Project284 $31,135.42

    Rest of list is here: https://www.azgives.org/leaderboards

  2. Time to give for Arizona Gives Day. 221 nonprofits to choose from in Tucson. Top leaders right now are the usual ones — Watershed Management, Humane Society of So. Arizona, Tu Nidito Children & Family Services, which shows that people here give $ to water conscious organizations, to help animals/pets, and for terminally ill kids. You can donate online till 11:59 p.m. tonight April 3.

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