LivAbility Magazine

Edition 19 | Winter 2020

Photo by Loren Worthington

Recurring monthly donations benefit sports center programs

By Meghan Fable

A high-five may seem like a simple gesture, but as anyone who has played a sport can tell you, it means so much more. It means anything from “great job,” “we did it,” “thanks for being my teammate” or “I support you.” With this in mind, we have started a way for our fans to give Ability360 a high-five every month with a recurring donation.

The High Five Monthly Giving Group is a recurring donation club that has no minimum or maximum giving amount. Each dollar pledged helps Ability360 continue to support over 2,700 members and their health and wellness goals.

“We give because we believe in what Ability360 does. I see it. I live it. I know the heartbeat of this place, and that’s why we give and love to be a monthly contributor here,” said Frank Sole, High Five Monthly Giving Group member and triathlon swim coach.

Photo by Loren Worthington

According to the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report, 45% of worldwide donors are enrolled in a monthly giving program. This trend seems to be growing annually and appeals to many generations of donors. From the charity perspective, monthly donations enable an organization to have consistent, predictable income.

”The monthly funds generated by this group will help us maintain our 45,000-square-foot facility and keep it in tip-top shape for our members,” said Gus LaZear, vice president and general manager of the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center.

High Five Monthly Giving Group members Stuart and Trista Burns say, “My wife and I are proud to join the High Five Monthly Giving Club because of our great experience with the Ability360 team over the years. For us, meeting many of the world-class athletes who call Ability360 home and how adaptive sports has been life-changing for them. In addition, the management team have been wonderful business partners as well and all of the events from national tournaments to local events are always phenomenal. The High Five club offered us the convenience of automated monthly giving, and we will also be able to partner with our employer at the end of the year for matching funds and double our impact to such a great organization.”

Supporting Ability360 is as easy as a high-five. To join the High Five Monthly Giving Group, please visit today.

Ability360 Donation Information

Ability360 is a 501(C)(3) organization. Through contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit), you can donate your Arizona Tax Credit to Ability360. If you would like to consider a planned estate gift to Ability360, such as a will or trust, life insurance policy or retirement account, please designate the gift to Ability360 in your estate/beneficiary documents and/or execute a gift agreement clearly indicating your legacy wishes. All donation information can be found on our website at For more information, please contact Meghan Fable, director of development, at

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