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Rotary 100 gives grant to HYC

Phoenix Rotary 100 recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Homeless Youth Connection (HYC), a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of homeless youth in the West Valley. The funding will be used to support HYC’s Empowering Youth For The Future program, which provides basic necessities, resources and programs to ensure homeless youth stay in school and graduate.

Celebrating the donation of $10,000 to Homeless Youth Connection from Phoenix Rotary 100 are, from left: Steve Sussman, president of Homeless Youth Connection; Dawn Bogart, executive director of HYC; Howie Simon, past president of Phoenix Rotary 100; and Tony Kakar, president of Phoenix Rotary 100 (submitted photo).

Celebrating the donation of $10,000 to Homeless Youth Connection from Phoenix Rotary 100 are, from left: Steve Sussman, president of Homeless Youth Connection; Dawn Bogart, executive director of HYC; Howie Simon, past president of Phoenix Rotary 100; and Tony Kakar, president of Phoenix Rotary 100 (submitted photo).

“The generous funding from Phoenix Rotary 100 will be used to enhance and strengthen the Empowering Youth For The Future (EYFTF) program by offering additional case management, program supervision, counseling, community outreach, and community inclusion,” said Dawn Bogart, Executive Director HYC. “In the coming year, HYC hopes to serve 260 homeless teens through its EYFTF program.”

Phoenix Rotary 100 has been a leading business and civic organization since 1914 and is comprised of more than 200 of Phoenix’s most prominent leaders in business, legal, government and not-for-profit sectors.

“We are pleased and proud to be a supporter of the humanitarian mission of Homeless Youth Connection,” said Phoenix Rotary Past President Howard Simon. “Phoenix Rotary 100 has focused on the youth in our community for more than 100 years. Our members have been making a positive difference in our community and the world throughout our history.”

For information on Phoenix Rotary 100, visit www.rotary100.org.

 

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