An Arizona executive and philanthropist, Michael Quiel supports local organizations, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Phoenix Youth. Additionally an advocate of the Rypien Foundation, Michael Quiel has contributed more than $2 million to its cause.
Raising funds to support Inland Northwest families battling childhood cancer, the Rypien Foundation welcomes volunteers and donations to continue its mission. In terms of volunteerism, the foundation hosts numerous fundraising events that require the support of event coordinators and assistants. Opportunities to solicit auction items and manage registration are available. In addition, a person can help with the setup and breakdown of events. The home office also seeks help in areas ranging from filing paperwork to writing grants.
Individuals interested in making donations can do so by mailing a check to the nonprofit or calling to contribute monetarily over the phone. Further, the foundation accepts planned giving donations and donations of clothing and household items. The latter involves a partnership with Savers to collect gently used items for resale. Part of the proceeds gained from sales is donated to the Rypien Foundation.