With thanks for broad individual and community support, the PICOR Charitable Foundation (“PCF”) raised and donated nearly $79,000 in its 2019 cycle, 10% more than the previous high mark. With all event costs underwritten by in-kind community partners and PICOR corporate funds, 100% of the funds raised through the 25th Annual Pancake Feed were granted to Tucson-area youth charities. PCF is especially grateful for its capstone contributor, Burton Family Foundation, who doubled their commitment in 2019.
Per tradition, PICOR employees, family members and friends of the firm cooked and served pancakes and sausages for 1,600 visitors, alongside Starbucks Arizona’s willing volunteers.
After the event, PCF’s volunteer committee reviewed 65 grant applications totaling $159,000 in funding requests and selected 42 Tucson-area programs for underserved youth to receive 2019 grants.PCF aims to reach organizations which generally receive less public support, with an emphasis on basic needs. Chosen charities support vulnerable young people with therapies, literacy, clothing, arts exposure, skill building, a path to higher education, and more. Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 were awarded to:
Three STEM-specific “Ken Nickel Memorial Grants” were matched by a $3,000 grant from Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR’s corporate support to Helen Keeling Elementary, San Miguel High School, and the Sunnyside USD Foundation.
To donate or apply for funds in our 2020 cycle, please visit our PICOR Charitable Foundation webpage.