This year, the Patsy Reeve Foundation was finally able to become an official foundation by obtaining our 501c3!!! We also became a qualifying charitable organization for the AZ tax credit which means people can donate money and get a dollar for dollar refund on their AZ income taxes. Check out below for more details. We are also going to have 2 new events this year to raise money…a touch a truck event and a chili cook off. Stay tuned for more details on those.
Patsy Reeve Memorial Golf Tournament
Thank you for your interest in being a part of the fourth annual Patsy Reeve Memorial golf tournament. This year we are excited to announce that the tournament is being held at a new venue! We will be playing at Papago Golf Course, Saturday, September 9, 2017. This event benefits these causes:
- Camp Patrick (a week long overnight camp for children with Spina Bifida)
- Patsy Reeve Scholarship Fund at ASU
- United Phoenix Firefighters Charities
Thank you again for your interest in being a part of the golf tournament. We couldn’t have this foundation without the support from local businesses and people like you. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click on the link below. All sponsor donations are tax deductible through the foundation. If you are interested in playing golf, please click on the registration link below. If you would like to help in any other way, please contact us and we will put you to work! Thank you for your time, and hopefully with your help, we can make this tournament really successful.
Patsy Reeve Scholarship Fund
Over the last three years, we been able to give scholarships to 8 students that are amazing people that needed some financial help. This year, we will be able to give away 8 more scholarships!! We have been able to carry on our mom’s passion for helping her students. Patsy was an amazing person. She was a mother of four and nana to nine grandkids. Patsy loved her family more than anything and was a stay at home mom for a good majority of her life. As her kids grew older, she was finally able to achieve a career of her own. Patsy got a job at ASU West. Throughout these years at ASU, Patsy found a niche planning programs and working with student workers. She loved her job, but mostly, she loved working with students and helping them get through their college years. There are many students that have been affected by Patsy, and we know that she wished she could have done more for many of her students financially. There were many times when Patsy mentioned she wished she could get more money for her students in order to help them.
Patsy’s love for her students is why this scholarship fund was set up in her name. It is a team effort amongst her personal family and her ASU family. Patsy was our mom… an amazing mom and person. She was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer about four years ago and battled it heroically. Unfortunately, the cancer eventually won the battle and our mom passed away on Dec. 18, 2013. She was still young and had a lot of life a head of her. We want to keep our mom’s legacy moving forward and do what she loved doing….helping students and giving them a helping hand. We hope to be able to give these scholarships for many years to come, and we know mom would be so happy that we are all coming together to do this.
This year, we are excited to announce that we will be helping fund a summer camp for kids with Spina Bifida called Camp Patrick. Next summer will be the first year of the camp and the dates are July 1-6. Camp Patrick is a week long overnight camp and completely free for kids with Spina Bifida here in AZ. The camp will be run by volunteers only so that means that all of the money will go towards renting the facility and the cost of sending kids to camp. Camp Patrick will be at Whispering Hope Ranch up on the rim of Arizona just past Payson. It’s a beautiful facility and completely wheelchair accessible. Camp Patrick was named after one of Patsy’s grandkids, Patrick, who is an amazing little boy with Spina Bifida. After finding out that there was no camp for children with Spina Bifida here in AZ, we knew that our mom would be so happy that her foundation would be able to fund Camp Patrick for her grandson and other kids just like Patrick. It cost about $750 for one kid with Spina Bifida to attend camp for the week, and it is free for all the kids. So needless to say it is not cheap!! Check out www.camppatrick.com to learn more about Camp Patrick and how you can help.
Ways to donate
The AZ tax credit- The Patsy Reeve Foundation is a qualifying charity for the AZ tax credit. If you file jointly, you can donate up to $800 and $400 if filed single. If you donate the $800 or $400 to the Patsy Reeve Foundation, then you get 100% of that donation back or applied to what you owe on you AZ tax return. And we want you to know that we will use every dollar of the tax donations towards running Camp Patrick and helping families affected by Spina Bifida with basic necessities such as rent, food, and clothes throughout the year. (You just have to file AZ form 321 with your income taxes and you don’t have to itemize.) Other donations- You can also donate to the Patsy Reeve Scholarship fund as well as donate raffle items to our golf tournament raffle.
How to make a donation – You can do it here on this website or you can mail your donation to:
Patsy Reeve Foundation
337 W. El Caminito Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85021