Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH OF WHAT I DONATE ACTUALLY BENEFITS PUBLIC SAFETY FAMILIES?
Over the past three years, the 100 Club of Arizona has spent an average of 83 percent of total revenue on current needs. That means that our fundraising and administration costs over that period averaged 17 percent. The 100 Club of Arizona strives to never go over 20 percent for all administrative and fundraising costs.


A SUSPICIOUS-LOOKING PERSON IS COLLECTING MONEY FOR THE 100 CLUB. ARE THEY LEGITIMATE?
They are not legitimate. Please report this suspicious activity to the 100 Club of Arizona office at (602) 485-0100. The 100 Club of Arizona does not use telemarketing or door-to-door fundraising efforts.

HOW CAN I GIVE?
You can make a donation on our website, by telephone, or by mail. For more information, please call (602) 485-0100.

IF I CHOSE TO SEND A DONATION BY MAIL, WHERE DO I SEND IT? HOW DO I MAKE OUT THE CHECK?
You may send your check to the 100 Club of Arizona at 333 North 44th Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Please make the check payable to the 100 Club of Arizona.

HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION, IF ANY, IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
The 100 Club of Arizona is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. The 100 Club of Arizona is a nonprofit charity operating since 1968. Our federal tax identification number is 23-7172077. You should consult your financial planner or tax adviser to determine the exact tax advantages of any gift you are considering.

HOW DO I MAKE A BEQUEST TO 100 CLUB OF ARIZONA IN MY WILL? I'D LIKE TO SET UP A CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST OR GIFT ANNUITY.
Please call (602) 485-0100 to arrange this type of giving.

CAN I SEND GIFTS/WRITE LETTERS TO THE BENEFICIARIES?
Yes. You may send gifts or letters for beneficiaries to the 100 Club of Arizona at 333 North 44th Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

DOES THE 100 CLUB RECEIVE FUNDS THROUGH UNITED WAY OR CFC/SECC/ECAP?
Yes, we do receive donations through United Way/CFC/SECC/ECAP. Our campaign codes: SECC – ST606, Valley of the Sun United Way – 8110, Maricopa County Combined Federal Campaign – 42229, Arizona Combined Federal Campaign – 42229, Pima ECAP – 2184. Contact your Human Resource Department for information on these programs.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY USED TO ASSIST PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS COME FROM?
Money is raised through donations, charitable campaigns, endowments, and donations from those that support our mission. We do not use telemarketing fundraisers.

HOW DO I MAKE A DONATION IN HONOR/MEMORY OF SOMEONE?
You will need to give us the name of the deceased or the person to be honored and the address of where you would like us to send the memorial/honor card. Your donation can be taken over the phone, (602) 485-0100 with a credit card, or you can mail it to the 100 Club of Arizona at 333 North 44th Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

WHAT LEVEL OF SUPPORT HAS BEEN PROVIDED IN THE PAST?
The 100 Club of Arizona has provided more than $11 million to more than 1,200 agencies, officers, firefighters, and families of public safety. In 2013, just over $$4 million was provided to nearly 400 public safety families and agencies.

WHAT SUPPORT DOES THE 100 CLUB GIVE AND WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The 100 Club of Arizona provides various benefits to agencies, public safety officers, firefighters, and public safety families in the state of Arizona. See the financial assistance section of our site for more information. 

DO PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS OR FIREFIGHTERS HAVE TO BE FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS OF THE 100 CLUB OF ARIZONA IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A BENEFIT?
No, it is not required for public safety officers, firefighters, their families or the agencies they work for to be financial supporters of the 100 Club of Arizona to receive a benefit from our organization.

WHERE DOES THE NAME ‘100 CLUB’ COME FROM?
The 100 Club of Arizona is patterned after the 100 Club of Detroit, Michigan, which began in 1952. When a young officer was killed in the line-of-duty a local car dealer, William M. Packer, contacted 100 of his friends and asked them to donate $100 to a fund for the fallen officer’s widow and unborn child. Packer received 100 percent response and was able to pay off the mortgage and provide an education fund for the unborn child.
 
HOW LONG HAS THE 100 CLUB OF ARIZONA BEEN ESTABLISHED?
The 100 Club of Arizona was organized in 1965 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1968.

WHAT DOES THE 100 CLUB OF ARIZONA DO?
The 100 Club of Arizona provides immediate financial support to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are killed or seriously injured in the line-of-duty. The 100 Club of Arizona also provides assistance that helps enhance officers’ safety and welfare.