Who We Are
The Verdes Charity Roundup (TVCR) is the annual fund-raising event for the Verdes Communities of Tonto Verde, Rio Verde, Trilogy at Verde River and the surrounding foothills. Each year our community selects four local charities to support via a survey. A volunteer group then organizes to plan and run the event. This year’s main event will be held at Tonto Verde on March 5, 2020. It includes AM & PM golf events, silent auction, sit down dinner and live auction, concluding with charity speeches plus a fund the need appeal. Golfers, non-golfers, and residents not at the event participate on-line for the silent auction items and donations.
The TVCR had its beginnings at Tonto Verde in 2003. Proceeds from 2003 through 2014 were directed towards the Susan G. Komen organization. In 2015 a significant change was made to direct the proceeds towards four local charities selected by our community. The result was a significant pick up in support of the event in both attendance and funds raised. In 2015 and 2016 over $106,000 net was raised, $168,000 in 2017, $218,000 in 2018 and in 2019 $222,000! We are blessed to have such a giving community. Participants direct the majority of the funds raised to the charities of their choice with the remainder being divided evenly. The local charities to receive the proceeds this year are VerdeCares, Sunshine Acres, Reigning Grace Ranch and Folds of Honor AZ.
This year we are making another major growth shift and expanding the event to include the residents of Rio Verde, Trilogy at Verde River and the surrounding foothills. By doing so we are hoping to raise over $250,000 net to the four charities. Virtually all the money we raise goes to the charities as we have an all-volunteer staff, attendees pay for their meals and refreshments and we have limited expenses.
We are proud of our TVCR event. We raise a lot of money for great causes and have a lot of fun doing it. The TVCR is our way of giving back and it has strong support from the Verdes communities. We hope that you will consider supporting the TVCR and our 4 selected charities. You can do so with a Silent or Live Auction item/service donation, Corporate Sponsorship or an outright donation. You can direct the proceeds from your Live Auction item donation, Corporate Sponsorship or donation to any of the four charities in any breakdown.