Our team at Zanes Law represents victims of car accidents and knows how hard it can be to recover from one physically and emotionally. This year we are proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to individuals who were involved in a car accident and endured the experience with a positive attitude despite the misfortune it may have caused. For more information on how to apply, please visit our scholarship page.
Zanes Law joined KOLD 13’s Share the Joy event, which is a monthly fundraiser for local Tucson nonprofits. Our team donated to Cody’s Friends, The Community Food Bank of South Arizona, and The Salvation Army of Tucson. To find out more and make a donation, visit our webpage.
Our Team at Zanes Law believes in staying relevant on all issues pertaining to business and law. As our society and technology are ever-changing, our perspective on ethics needs to adapt alongside it.
This year, we are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the University of Arizona’s Executive Ethics Symposium. During this event, business leaders are invited to discuss trending ethical topics. Previous years have touched on mortgage issues and AI; however, this year we will be discussing the ethics behind big data. Specifically, how this data is used and the responsibilities associated with collection, user privacy, and the distribution of data.
The panel for this year has pulled a variety of stakeholders, including non-profits, academics, and corporations to thoughtfully and respectfully dive into ethical concerns around big data.
The Executive Ethics Symposium will take place on August 14, 2020, and is free of charge to attend; however, the Center of Leadership Ethics is always appreciative of anyone else looking to support research, education, and outreach activities to further this discussion on ethics. For more information on how to join this event and donate, please visit the University of Arizona’s page.
If you know anything about Zanes Law, you know that we do everything from A to Z to help our community. The holidays, in particular, fill us with all sorts of ideas about how we can bring the joys of the season to people everywhere, especially children. This year, we have a really good way of doing just that.
This holiday season, we are launching our first #ZanesitForward campaign, an effort to light up children’s faces with 18 days of gift-giving. The idea is simple—and simply wonderful.
We invite people everywhere to post an Amazon wish list on behalf of a child of your choosing. In the spirit of holiday giving, Zanes Law will fulfill up to three wish lists every day for 18 days, from December 4 to December 22. We will place a $50 daily limit per wish list, so we can include more kids in our gift-giving fun.
Equally fun and joyous, we invite you to check out the posted wish lists and purchase something off one of the lists—whatever moves you. Consider it not only a gift for a child in need, but also a gift to yourself. The feeling you will get just thinking of a child opening your gift might just be the best present you get all season long.
Guidelines for Participating in #ZanesitForward
Anyone can post an Amazon wish list to this Facebook status update on behalf of a child, provided the child is under the age of 18.
Don’t know how to create a wishlist on Amazon? No worries. It’s easy. Click here for instructions.
You don’t need to give any reason why you are posting a wishlist. All we care about is bringing smiles to children this holiday season.
Please only comment ONCE with ONE wish list, so we can better track the children who have received gifts.
By all means, feel free to PAY IT FORWARD! You can buy an item(s) on someone else’s wishlist. Just reply to that person’s comment letting them know that “something’s on the way!” It beats the heck out of any Secret Santa game you’ll ever play, trust us!
Tips for Adding a Wish List
To add your wish list, just cut and paste the link to your Amazon wishlist in a comment to this Facebook status. Then step back and let the spirit of giving snow down on all of Arizona.
Be sure that you allow your address to be used so that Amazon can ship the gift(s) to you. To add an address to your wishlist, go to your list settings. Don’t worry about privacy, nobody can see your actual address. Please note that if you do not enable this option, you cannot be included in our random #ZanesitForward selection.
Happy Holidays From Zanes Law
All of us at Zanes Law want to wish you the happiest of holidays.
We hope you will participate in our 2019 #ZanesitForward event and help make it a happy holiday for some children who could use a smile this time of year.
Zanes Law, The Bill Holmes Legacy Fund, and Up With People!
Zanes Law, The Bill Holmes Legacy Fund, and Up With People!
The Top 3 Ways That We Were Able To Change Lives By Partnering With Up With People
My wife, Claudia, and I lost a wonderful friend named Bill Holmes on July 18, 2016. We were fortunate to have known Bill because he was a fantastic person who seemed to move through life with pure appreciation and gratitude. He was truly interested in having a positive impact on his world.
So in his honor we began to create a legacy for Bill by partnering with an organization named Up With People. Our goal was to create The Bill Holmes Legacy Fund, and as the presenting sponsor Zanes Law brought Up With People to Tucson as the foundation to raise almost $240,000 in scholarship monies in Honor of our friend.
This was an amazing experience for Claudia, myself, and our Zanes Law team. Below are the top three ways partnering with Up With People helped us to change lives.
The Bill Holmes Legacy Fund. Establishing this has to be #1. We raised almost $240,000 that will be used to provide Up With People scholarships to deserving young people over the next fifteen years. That’s amazing! Our role in this is something that Claudia and I will always be proud of. This fund will provide opportunity to its recipients and will change their lives, and they will, in turn, have a positive impact on the world. Simply put, Claudia and I are grateful. Grateful to have been able to honor our friend. Grateful to have been a driving force behind a fundraiser that will have a positive impact on young people for years to come. Grateful to have been part of an amazing group who worked so hard and raised so much money.
The community service. Community service has always been part of what Claudia and I and Zanes Law are about. That’s just how it’s always been. So this was a wonderful opportunity for our Zanes Law team to impact our Tucson community. As a team we enjoyed volunteering and helping at the Tucson Children’s Museum, at TMM Family Services, and at GAP Ministries.
The Up With People team. Being part of this with Up With People’s young performers changed the lives of some our Zanes Law team members. We loved getting to know the “Uppies” while doing community service and had a great time with them. We had two people in the firm act as host families. Below is what they had to say:
Jeanne Cote – What words would describe being a host family for UWP would be; “Life Altering for the entire family.” Our cast member was so appreciative of what we had to offer. Being a first time host, we almost backed out because we didn’t think we could handle the task. We decided at the last moment to continue and the experience has now given us an extended member of our family. We had been able to show her our neighborhood, church and go on some nature hikes. Our 9 year old knew our cast member as her host sister and misses her dearly. Our cast member helped our daughter with a school project and they spent time doing each other’s hair. We look forward to being a host family in the future.
Richard Edelman – We were hosts for Denis Maurer, a cast member for Up with People during mid-March 2017. Denis has been on several tours with Up with People and comes from a small town close to Zurich, Switzerland. In the evening we shared history and customs as well as perspectives of world events and values. It was amazing to learn just how much we had in common despite the distance between Switzerland and the United States. As a student musician, Denis was a talented instrumentalist who could play several instruments and gave us guitar lessons one evening during the week. We were very impressed with Denis as well as all others that were associated with the Up with People program. Everyone we met was respectful, quick to establish a positive relationship and eager to assist others. For us, “Hosting” was a very positive experience and an association that we would like to continue.
This opportunity to give back to the world was an amazing experience for our Zanes Law team. Claudia and I believe that experiences are what life is all about, and this experience certainly has made our lives better.
If you’d like to help us reach our goal of $250,000- please visit www.upwithpeople.org/give and select The Bill Holmes Legacy Fund!
(Here are some photos from the show and our week volunteering!).
Zanes Law and Garrett’s Bears to Collect Stuffed Animals for Children at Diamond Children’s Center and TMC.
Zanes partners with 9-year-old founder of Garrett’s Bears
Tucson, Ariz. (December 1, 2016) – This Christmas, Zanes Law is thrilled to partner with Garrett’s Bears, a program founded by 9-year-old, Garrett Tews. Garrett’s Bears is a yearly stuffed animal drive for Banner Diamonds Children’s Medical Center and TMC for children.
Four years ago Garrett realized that children would be spending their Christmas morning in pain or frightened. Over the last four years, Garrett has raised 1,600 new stuffed animals for Diamond’s Children’s Medical Center to deliver to the children on Christmas morning.
“I raise bears each year because I believe that even a kid can give back,” said Garrett Tews, founder of Garrett’s Bears.
“Not only is this a fantastic program for children here in Tucson but for Garrett to lead this project at such a young age is a remarkable and selfless act. We want to do everything we can to support this young man live out his dream and continue to be a leader in the Tucson community,” said Doug Zanes, founder of Zanes Law.
As a part of their contribution, Zanes will also open two of their offices to the public as drop-off locations for donations beginning December 1st through December 16th:
3501 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 101
1185 W. Irvington Road, Suite 155
Zanes Law and Garrett’s Bears are collecting any and all sized stuffed animals to help Garrett reach his goal of 400 new stuffed animals. The stuffed animals must be new with tags on as per the hospital’s policy.
This is Zanes Law’s second year partnering with Garrett’s Bears with the goal of putting as many smiles on as many faces as possible this Christmas.
For more about Zanes Law, please visit ZanesLaw.com or to interview Zanes Law please call the contacts listed at the bottom of this release.
ABOUT ZANES LAW
Zanes Law is a 13-year injury law firm in Southern Arizona, with a large practice in motor vehicle accidents and other injury cases. Founded in 2003, the firm is led by Doug Zanes, an Arizona injury lawyer. Zanes Law has two offices in Tucson and one in Phoenix, and prides itself on strong community involvement. More information is available by calling (844) 926-3752 or visiting ZanesLaw.com.