Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, the non-profit foundation of the Lerner and Rowe law offices, has partnered with the National Football Foundations Valley of the Sun Chapter. Kevin Rowe, managing partner at the Lerner and Rowe law offices and founder of Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, serves as a board member for the local chapter of the football foundation.
The NFF Valley of the Sun Chapter places great emphasis on education as it relates to effective, sports-based programming. Their motto “Making athletics better for kids, and making kids better through athletics” is put into action through the collaborative partnerships with other groups that are equally committed to promoting amateur football in Arizona and to recognize academic and athletic achievements. Their combined efforts result in a greater impact and a higher level of success among college, high school and youth level students. For the past 30 years, their Scholar-Athlete Awards Program has been their signature event where they honor Arizona college and high school football players for their athletic, academic, and leadership accomplishments. The Valley of the Sun Endowment Fund was created by the National Football Foundations Valley of the Sun Chapter’s Board of Director to fund annual scholarships. Selected local seniors are awarded scholarships based on their academic achievements. The board’s goal is to raise $100,000 or more to fund annual scholarship fund.