The Tucson Beefsteak is an event produced by Empower Coalition, Inc. Empower Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was started in 2016. Our mission is to improve lives in the greater Tucson community by empowering charitable organizations with resources necessary to carrying out their missions.

In our first event, the 2017 Tucson Beefsteak, Empower Coalition was proud to giveaway $60,000 to two Tucson veterans’ organizations: Fort Lowell Chapter 442 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Tucson Community Cares. These funds directly contributed to our local veterans’ community and helped with several different initiatives and programs.

In 2018, Empower Coalition raised over $110,000 and has already donated funds to YMCA Community Military Ball, Tucson Area Marine Moms, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and VeloVets with more donations forthcoming.

In 2019, we hope to raise even more for our Tucson veterans. All proceeds raised from the Tucson Beefsteak will benefit local veteran’s organizations.

KGUN9.com: Empower Coalition Inc. raises $60K for Tucson veterans

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Members of Empower Coalition present Bob Asbell of Military Order of the Purple Heart with a check for $50,000 from the 2017 Tucson Beefsteak
Members of Empower Coalition present Bob Asbell of Military Order of the Purple Heart with a check for $50,000 from the 2017 Tucson Beefsteak
Members of Empower Coalition present Ben Buehler-Garcia of Tucson Community Cares Foundation with a check for $10,000 from the 2017 Tucson Beefsteak
Members of Empower Coalition present Ben Buehler-Garcia of Tucson Community Cares Foundation with a check for $10,000 from the 2017 Tucson Beefsteak
Board of Directors (∞ Founding Member):
Zak Anderson ∞
Josh Brett
Tim Fazio ∞
Robert Fischer ∞
Rob Hoose
Eric Hutchens, Treasurer
Tom Kramkowski ∞
Jonathan Lara ∞, Secretary
Jon O’Shea, Vice President
Kyle Rabe ∞
Troy Ruboyianes ∞
Matthew Schmidt
Matthew Skidmore ∞
Jim Storey ∞, President
Paul Volpe ∞
Members:
Jon Beaty
Tom Browne
Robert Burris
John Cartwright
Grant Derrick
Jammie Fair
Adam Goldstein
Chris Granillo
Derrick Polder
J.R. Reid
Jay Schmidt ∞
William Taylor ∞
Ted Tucker
Scott Wood
Travis Whelan ∞