The Foundation’s main initiative is Angels Around Us of Arizona. Families who have a child suffering from a chronic or life threatening illness are encouraged to apply for Angels Around Us. The Pearce Family Foundation’s initiative will help families get back on their feet by paying for bills at the home and step in so the parents can focus on their child’s journey to get well.
The Foundation’s newest initiative is, Angel Dogs which is similar to their other grant program but this one helps financially pay for a service dog for children in need of one. Normal life is a distant memory to these families and need the communities and the Pearce Family Foundation’s assistance.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
Meghan Alfonso’s family descended into the state in the late 1870’s making her fifth generation Arizonian. After graduating
from Desert Mountain High School she moved down to Tucson to go to the University of Arizona. Meghan graduated in 2007 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in, Family Studies and Human Development. Since graduating college, Meghan assisted with numerous
charities both for business purposes as well as pleasure. Such as: The Lupus Foundation of Arizona, Phoenix Law Enforcement
Association (PLEA), and The Jack Morton Foundation.
She worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and helped raise over a million dollars for their Celebrity Fight Night event
in 2011. The Lou Grubb Golf Tournament was another event for St. Joseph’s Hospital, which brought in over $100,000. Eventually
working at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation for two years as both a special events coordinator assistant and a
communications specialist, she helped raise almost $3 million dollars in a variety of different events.
Meghan has a passion for contributing to the community and feels it is important to help those in need. Living in Scottsdale
she is fully committed to running the Pearce Family Foundation.
Board of Directors
- Maria Cox: VP Lending Officer for National Bank of Arizona, Treasurer of the Board
- Barbara Merideth, Secretary of the Board
- Manny Molina, President of Molina Outdoor LLC
- Jim Schaller, President of Schaller Real Estate
- Cole Wolfswinkel, Owner of Stan Craft Marine Center AZ
- Brittany Yeaton: Operations Specialist for Vanguard