Thank you to Ann Anguiano with the College Times for this great piece shining a light on what The Scottsdale 20-30 stands for.
Scottsdale 20-30 Club Takes Care of Business While Giving Back
By Ana Anguiano • College Times
Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013
Business professionals sometimes get a bad rap as Bluetooth-wearing, synergizing drones, but one Scottsdale club is out to put a human face on a false stereotype.
The Scottsdale 20-30 Club is a non-profit composed of business professionals in their20s and 30s that volunteer their time and raise money for multiple children’s charities across the Valley. The group is capped at 50 members and just over half of them are Arizona State University and University of Arizona graduates.
Scottsdale 20-30 was chartered in 1987 and has since raised over $6 million for local children’s charities. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and work hands on to better the community.
Bobby Raines, vice president of Real Estate at Americor Investment Group and ASU alumnus, has been a member since 2005 and says being a part of the 20-30 club is not a business or a networking opportunity, but instead a place where members come together to help those in need.
“You don’t come in and pass out business cards,” Raines says. “You realize how many people in this community are out working hard to better other people in need and how many different organizations there are that need help, volunteers, money, and hands on work.”
Members age out of the group at 40, but there isn’t much of a turnover rate within the club. Raines says that every year there are 2-5 spots that open up….READ MORE