Reminder to give on Arizona Gives Day


Tomorrow April 2 is Arizona Gives Day, for people across the world to donate to Arizona non-profits. In 2018, $3.2 million was raised.

“Since 2013, Arizona Gives Day has helped organizations raised more than $13.4 million to benefit Arizona and the communities we all live, work and play. We want to continue building upon this spirit of philanthropy, but support from local media is crucial if we’re going to reach our goal.

Why is local media’s help so important? In 2017, 65 percent of donors said the day prompted them to give a donation they otherwise would not have given. With your help, we can reach more potential donors and raise even more funding for nonprofits. And remember, every dollar donated is a dollar invested in the future of Arizona.”

Tucson non-profits such as Watershed Management Group and Humane Society of Southern Arizona are usually the ones who received thousands of donations. 178 worthy non-profits are listed for Pima County, and you can access the list alphabetically.

For more info:

Please give on Arizona Gives Day. This is NOT an April Fool’s Day joke.

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. I understand that many of the charities that benefit from the donations are worthwhile and deserve support I think it is a horrible idea to turn over the appropriating of AZ state revenues to individual taxpayers. The practice is made even more objectionable when some of the recipients have fixed maximum donation limits while others have annual increases based on the CPI. Time to revisit the whole system!

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