2023 Tucson Beefsteak
The Tucson Beefsteak is back!!! Empower Coalition, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is excited to announce the 4th Annual Tucson Beefsteak presented by The Volpe Team at NOVA Home Loans on February 18, 2023.
This year we are looking forward to an exciting menu with all you can eat beef and other wonderful culinary delights, complimentary local craft beer & champagne, live auction, amazing raffle, entertainment, and so much more in a one of a kind fundraising event.
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 donated over $110,000, with funds provided to YMCA Community Military Ball, Tucson Area Marine Moms, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and VeloVets.
In 2019, we shattered our previous efforts by raising over $400,000 and highlighted the event with a video appearance by President George W. Bush. Our featured beneficiary was Southern Arizona Honor Flight, where Empower Coalition was able to donate $75,000 to help their mission. We hope to continue our success in fundraising and awareness for our Tucson veterans. All proceeds raised from the Tucson Beefsteak will benefit local veteran’s organizations.
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 just three years, we have raised over $785,000 to benefit local veteran’s organizations.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
6:00PM – 12AM
216 S. Granada
Tucson, AZ 85701
About 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.
2023 Tucson Beefsteak
Chairman: Matt Schmidt
Co-Chairman: Jammie Fair
Board of Directors:
Jim Storey ∞, Chairman of the Board
Zak Anderson ∞ (2019 Chairman)
Rob Hoose (2018 Chairman)
Tom Kramkowski ∞
Kyle Rabe ∞
Jon O’Shea, President
Jonathan Lara ∞, Vice-President
Eric Hutchens, Treasurer (2017 Co-Chairman)
Tom Browne, Treasurer
Joshua Brett (2020 Chairman)
Tim Fazio ∞
Troy Ruboyianes ∞
Jay Schmidt ∞
Matthew Skidmore ∞ (2017 Co-Chairman)
Paul Volpe ∞
Travis Whelan ∞
From left to right – Back Row: J.R. Reid, Eric Hutchens (Treasurer), Zak Anderson, Chris Granillo, Jay Schmidt, Matt Button, Troy Ruboyianes, Thomas Kramkowski, Rob Hoose, William Taylor, Paul Volpe. Second Row: Scott Wood, Travis Whelan, Robert Burris, Kyle Rabe, Tim Fazio, Grant Derrick, Jon Beaty, Tom Browne, Matt Schmidt, John Cartwright, Jammie Fair. Front Row: Ted Tucker, Josh Brett (Chairman), Jim Storey (President), Jon O’Shea (Vice President / Co-Chairman), Jon Lara (Secretary), Adam Goldstein.
Not Pictured: Andrew Birgensmith, Derrick Polder, Matthew Skidmore.