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.

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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 ∞, Secretary
Eric Hutchens
Tom Kramkowski ∞, Vice President
Jonathan Lara ∞
Kyle Rabe ∞
Troy Ruboyianes ∞, Treasurer
Jay Schmidt ∞
Matthew Skidmore ∞
Jim Storey ∞, President
William Taylor ∞
Paul Volpe ∞
Travis Whelan ∞
Members:
Jon Beaty
Robert Burris
Grant Derrick
Jammie Fair
Adam Goldstein
Chris Granillo
Rob Hoose
Jon O’Shea
Derrick Polder
J.R. Reid
Matthew Schmidt
Ted Tucker