About Highnoon CARES
Highnoon CARES is a non-profit foundation established in 2021 by the three founders and owners of Highnoon, a full-service marketing communications agency in Tempe, Arizona. The overarching purpose of the 501(c)3 foundation is to raise monies through tax-deductible gifts, grants and various fundraising activities, and in turn, make donations throughout the year to deserving Valley charities. The foundation intends to contribute to the betterment of the community by supporting a broad spectrum of social service organizations, youth literacy, animal welfare, the environment and more.
The foundation is governed by a board comprised of eight volunteer directors, and a full-time executive director. These men and women are business and community leaders from throughout the Valley and bring a great diversity of backgrounds, industry experiences and skills.
The mission of the Highnoon CARES foundation is heartfelt and sincere, and perhaps best explained in the acronym itself – to serve the Community with Accountability and Responsibility, through the Engagement of others with a passionate sense of Service.
The vision of the Highnoon CARES foundation is to dutifully serve the community through its ongoing philanthropy and mindfulness of those in need. To learn more about HighnoonCARES.org or to make application for a grant, contact Executive Director Ray Artigue at [email protected].
CARES in the Community
The mission and vision of Highnoon CARES is to promote and support a broad range of educational initiatives. Education is an investment in our future, and we believe it should be available to anyone with a desire to learn and further themselves. In particular, we will be looking to support K-8 educational opportunities. These could be through traditional classroom models or indirectly, through innovative learning environments.
The primary focus of this 501(c)3 foundation is to support independent, local non-profits that can articulate how our gift will further their mission and truly impact their constituents. Priority will be given to smaller, start-up organizations – or individuals– that appear that they will most benefit from our support. Grant information will be available upon certification of Highnoon CARES, expected late 2021.
Board of Directors
Ken Bonham, Highnoon Partner, Chairman of the Board
Amir Glogau, CEO, PRO EM
Latasha Causey, VP of Human Resources, Bell Bank
Kelly Mero, Publisher, Arizona Highways Magazine
Linda Srere, Enterprising Entrepreneur (retired)
Hannah Speirs, Associate Counsel, Carvana
Joe Pizzimenti, Highnoon Partner
Scott Kaufmann, Highnoon Partner
Ray Artigue, Executive Director, Highnoon CARES