Dear Friends of ABF,
This was a pivotal year for our community. Not only did Arizona Burn Foundation (ABF) continue to support burn survivors and their families during their moment of crisis, we have needed to find new ways to engage with them and our community as the pandemic continued to limit our ability to gather.
As we entered the second year of seeing our programs offered virtually we needed to ensure our audiences were able to connect with each other. We needed to provide the much needed education, support and fellowship that ABF has been known for since our founding in 1967.
Now we focus on the future. This past fall we have been able to offer smoke alarm walks in several communities. We have also formally opened our office in Tucson so we can better serve the Southern Arizona area. We have unveiled, and now executing key components of our 3-year expansion plan. This plan will see ABF have a larger presence in Flagstaff, Prescott, Southern Arizona and Yuma.
As you read our Annual Impact Report you will see ABF has truly delivered on our mission promise.
Be a Hero to ABF! As a member of the Arizona Burn Foundation Friends Society, your generous monthly donation can deliver the many resources and services that burn survivors rely upon.
provides a journal, pen and mindfulness cards to help adult burn survivors learn new techniques in self care and coping
provides a connection between burn survivors and burn care professionals to answer medical, emotional and physical support questions
provides life changing healing opportunities and a space to process through difficult emotions with a sense of community support
provides PTSD support groups, music therapy, meditation, yoga, and expressive arts as healing alternatives
provides one child, young adult or adult burn survivor an opportunity to attend our retreat programs
Friends of ABF honors our loyal funders and passionate advocates who make monthly contributions twelves times per year. They are recognized on our video donation wall, in our annual report, and on our ABF website. Whether you sign up for a recurring gift of $10 or $100, you’ll know that your each month you are making an impact on burn prevention and healing in the burn community because of your generosity!
We're here if you have any questions! For more information on Friends of ABF, please contact Catherine Sebesta, Director of Development and Communication, at [email protected] or 602.230.2041.
• Recognition in ABF Annual Report
• Subscription to donor newsletter
• Exclusive invitation to special series and events
All of the above plus:
• Listing on ABF website Donor Page
• Strategic highlight in one monthly e-blast and social media
• Stationery featuring burn survivor artwork
All of the above plus:
• Donor recognition luncheon
• VIP experience during Sponsor Day at Camp Courage
• Recognition in our Arizona Burn Foundation lobby
• Two tickets to our annual holiday gala
All of the above plus:
• Program Sponsorship Opportunity (to be determined in conjunction with ABF staff)
• Table at Festival of Trees gala
• Donor Appreciation Dinner
All of the Above plus:
• In-Home Chef Experience with special guest speaker
• Night of Benefit at Festival of Trees Gala (to be determined in conjunction with ABF staff)
• Acknowledgment as member of the Founder's Circle on all promotional materials. We're here if you have any questions!
For more information on Giving Societies, please contact Catherine Sebesta, Director of Development and Communication, at [email protected] or 602.230.2041.
With so much uncertainty at the moment, our work is of vital importance. And while you may be unsure of a way to support ABF given this crisis, creating a planned gift in your will or trust is a powerful way to make a lasting impact and legacy with us that won't cost you anything today.
Legacy gifts are important to our future planning. We would love to talk with you about making the mission of Arizona Burn Foundation part of your legacy. You may choose to make Arizona Burn Foundation a beneficiary in a:
Will or living trust
Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Lead Trust
Life Insurance Policy
In recognition of your support, Laurel Society members are recognized in our Annual Report and are invited to an annual benefit luncheon each year to exclusively celebrate and honor your commitment to leaving a lasting legacy to the Arizona Burn Foundation.
To begin, contact your attorney and ask for the Arizona Burn Foundation to be included in your Will or Trust.
We're here if you have any questions! For more information about The Laurel Society please contact Catherine Sebesta, Director of Development and Communication, at [email protected] or 602.230.2041.
You can double or triple the impact of your donation with a matching gift!
Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? And some companies with even match to spouses and retirees? By simple finding the matching gift form for your employer, you may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift!
Arizona Burn Foundation
1432 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
We would be honored if you chose Arizona Burn Foundation as the recipient of your workplace contributions. The more you donate, the greater your impact will be, due to your employer’s match. For United Way employee giving campaigns, specify the organization code 190199.
We're here if you have any questions! For more information on Matching Gifts, please contact Catherine Sebesta, Director of Development and Communication, at [email protected] or 602.230.2041.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and burn survivors thank you for your support of the Arizona Burn Foundation!
Forever Living Products International, LLC.
Cunningham Law Firm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Ruth McCormick Takersley Charitable Trust
Arizona Community Foundation
Hanger Prosthetics And Orthotics
Light House Art Space
Scottsdale Active 20/30 Foundation
Willis Towers Watson Company
Banner Community Reinvestment
City of Chandler
Executive Council Charities
Halle Family Foundation
Smith S.H.A.R.E. Foundation
State Farm Insurance Companies
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
The H.S. Lopez Family Trust
Aero Automatic Sprinkler
Amwins Insurance Brokerage LLC
Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona
Changed by Fire
City of Peoria
District Medical Group
Dr Scholl Foundation
Kercsmar Feltus & Collins PLLC
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Phoenix Fire Department
Salt River Project
United Phoenix Firefighters Charities
US Cleaning Solutions LLC
Wells Fargo Bank
AFMA Firefighters Charities
Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff
Arizona Firefighter Athletics
Chandler Firefighter Charities
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co
Community Health Charities
East Valley Firefighter Charities Foundation, Inc.
Ellie & Les Hayt Family Foundation
Forever Living Products Japan
Glendale Firefighter Charities
Greater Tucson Fire Foundation
John F Long Foundation
Kevin J & Diane M Elliot Charitable Gift Fund
LeBaron And Carroll
MDK Law Group
Mercer Health & Benefits
Peoria Diamond Club
Peoria Firefighter Charities
Phoenix Fire Foundation
Sedona-Verde Valley Firefighter Charities
Stan Marks Charitable Gift Fund
Surprise Firefighter Charities
The Albertsons Companies Foundation
The GEO Group, Inc Central AZ Correctional Facility
The Safeway Foundation
Titus Brueckner & Levine PLC
Valley Women's Firefighter Society
Valleywise Health Foundation
Yavapai Broadcasting Corporation
Yuma Child Burn Survivor Benefit Fund
Your corporate partnership impacts burn prevention education and the lives of burn survivors across Arizona. Our programs and services depend on our corporate partners like YOU!
We're here if you have any questions! For more information on Corporate Partnerships, please contact Catherine Sebesta at [email protected] or 602-230-2041
If you are shopping from Amazon, please consider adding Arizona Burn Foundation as an Amazon Smile partner. It costs nothing to you and is an ongoing help to the Arizona Burn Foundation.
Arizona residents may claim a donation of up to $800 per family or $400 for individuals to receive the Charitable Tax Credit. The deadline for making your donation is April 15th. Please consult with your tax advisor for more information.
Keep tabs on all that we are up to by following us on social media. It's the easiest way you can see the difference we're all making together in real-time. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
Create your own fundraising story to raise money for ABF. Your kids can help you personalize your story by posting photos and videos about why you're supporting us. Next, share it with friends and family.
The Arizona Burn Foundation (ABF) is pleased and honored to be selected as the beneficiary of financial support from special fundraising programs, events or projects by generous individuals, groups and civic organizations. Contact Theresa Wilkinson at [email protected] to request burn prevention materials or to invite an ABF representative to attend your event.
Are you 70.5 or older? Do you have a traditional IRA? If you answered yes to both questions, there's a smarter way for you to give and save on your tax bill: make a gift to Arizona Burn Foundation directly from your IRA, known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) and give a powerful gift to support burn prevention education and burn survivors!
Thank you, as always, for your continued support of the Arizona Burn Foundation. We wish you and your loved ones safety, comfort, and all our best as we face the months ahead together as a community!