PICOR Foundation Launches Quest to Raise $48K for Tucson Youth

For 32 years, the Palo Verde Kiwanis Club sponsored a fall event raising in excess of $300,000 for Tucson charities. In 1994, when the club ceased to operate, PICOR formed a foundation to enable this endeavor to continue for years to come. The 2012 event will be held October 14th in Tucson’s Reid Park at Ramada #1 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm with performances by the Tucson Girls Chorus and youth Mariachi performers. Three bucks buys a full breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes, plus sausage and milk, with coffee donated and served by Starbucks. Of course, we’re happy to take additional donations for the kids in any amount.

PICOR Foundation pancake breakfast

Because PICOR contributes the labor and supplies, 100% of funds raised are donated to youth-serving charities. In 2011 the Pancake Breakfast blew the lid off our goal, raising $45,500, and nearly 2,400 people attended the Breakfast staffed by PICOR employees and their family members. In its 18 years of existence, over $533,000 has been raised and donated to various charities benefiting disadvantaged youth in the Tucson community.

Some of the programs our 2011 grants supported provided basic needs for children such as diapers, blankets, shoes, and clothing; school supplies; books and literacy; arts program scholarships; teen homeless and pregnancy interventions and much more.

Our goal is to reach out to those charities that are generally lesser known within the community and/or those where our grants up to $3,000 will have the largest impact. Visit our website to download a grant application.

Donors who contribute $150 or more receive recognition in a full-page ad paid for by PICOR Commercial Real Estate and receive 60 tickets to the Pancake Breakfast. Patrons donating $300 or more are recognized on a poster displayed at the event and receive a minimum of 120 tickets. Donors who give $600 are considered benefactors, receiving 240 tickets and recognition in print media advertisement following the event.

Our call to action

  1. Donate!Starbucks volunteers at PICOR pancake breakfast
  2. Volunteer!
  3. Attend!

Angels – $1,000 or more

Commerce Bank of Arizona
PICOR Commercial Real Estate
Reliance Management
T&R Investments
Tanager Property Management

Benefactors – $600 or more

Alice & Paul Baker
BE Aerospace
Campus Research Corporation
Carondelet Health Network
Chestnut Construction
Jim Click Ford
ISS Facility Services
Gary & Tandy Kippur
Kolb Road Business Park LLC
Pelphrey Productions
Rockefeller Group Development
The Sundt Companies
TMC Health Care

Patrons – $300 or more

Affinity Financial Group
Amanti Electric
AMCEP Metals
Andy & Chris Mosko
Baker Peterson Baker & Associates
Beach Fleischman PC
BFL Construction
Chuck Pettis
Chula Vista Landscaping
Commercial Building Maintenance Co.
Complete Landscape
Cotlow Company
David & Maria Hooker
Diamond Ventures, Inc.
EastGroup Properties
Environment Control
Forest City SW
Holualoa Arizona
Infrared Labs, Inc.
Interior Logic Flooring
Javid, LLC
Landmark Title Assurance Agency
Lewis & Roca
Lovitt & Touche, Inc.
Manny & Tammy Bracamonte
Mark McArthur
Mason Mechanical
MC Companies
Mike & Leslie Hammond
Nature’s Landscape
O’Rielly Motor Company
Palo Seco Corporation
Paul Hooker
Peach Properties
Record Energy
River Square Offices
Roof USA
Sage Tax Group
Side by Side Foundation
TL Roof & Associates
Ted & Robyn Schaefer
Territorial Newspapers/Tucson Weekly
The Knox Family
Vance Falbaum CIMA
Waste Management
Western Technologies, Inc.

Tom Nieman PICOR Charitable FoundationTom Nieman, has a diverse background in commercial real estate brokerage, development, and management since 1977. He joined PICOR in 1995, focusing on the office, medical and investment markets, becoming a Principal in 2001 and chairs the Charitable Foundation. He excels in providing the best solutions for the real estate requirements of developers, landlords, tenants and investors. 

Barbi Reuter PICOR Charitable FoundationBarbi Reuter, RPA oversees PICOR’s operations, research, finance and newmedia activities, liaises with the global services platform provided through the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, and serves as Associate Broker. One of 13 company Principals, she is active in industry and community leadership, through such organizations as Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Greater Tucson Leadership, Arizona Town Hall, and board work for the Tucson Girls Chorus and PICOR Charitable Foundation. 

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