Inspire & Achieve is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity based in Gilbert, Arizona committed to supporting local area youth and others in need.

Whether it is a local child in need of specialized therapy to improve their quality of life or a member of our community facing a sudden health crisis, our mission is to provide financial assistance to our community members so that they have the very best chance at success.

fundraising Events

We have 3 great fundraising events thoughout the year: I Ran 4 IRAThe Nash Bash & Cornhole 4 Charity.  Join us!


Your donation can help us reach more local children in need of specialized therapy to improve their lives. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

Board of Directors

Stephanie Hall-Zurek

Stephanie is a 20+ year award winning educator with experience working with principals, administrators, teachers, and aides in implementing curriculum and strategies in the classroom. She has 3 children and loves watching them flourish in school and on the playing fields. Stephanie is on the board of directors and is Vice President of Inspire & Achieve.

Rob McConnell

Rob has been in corporate IT sales for 23 years.  Currently on the board of directors for Inspire & Achieve, Rob has been involved in planning and organizing local charity events for over 8 years in addition to having served on several corporate event planning boards.  He is a dedicated husband, father of two and spends many Saturdays coaching local youth in both football and basketball.

Melissa McConnell

Melissa is a local writer, committed wife and mother to two fast moving children. A firm believer in laying down roots and strengthening the community through giving back, she currently serves on the board of directors for Inspire & Achieve and enjoys volunteering for several local charities.

Horacio Guerra

A native Californian, Horacio has a strong passion for spending time with his family and friends, professional and collegiate athletics, and sampling craft beers.  Horacio has been involved in coordinating fundraising events in our Seville community for over 8 years and has served on the Seville Golf and Country Club’s Board of Directors as the Sports Chair.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Martha Macias, and has a teenage son named Aiden.

Martha A. Macias-Guerra

Martha moved to Arizona from California in 2005 with her husband Horacio Guerra and her son Aiden.  She has supported junior high and elementary youth for the last 10 years while working for the school district.  Martha enjoys life, traveling, and spending time with her family.  She has been involved with Seville community events for over 5 years and is an integral part of our sponsorship acquisition team.  She currently sits in the sports committee for Seville Golf & Country Club.

Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer is an Arizona native who has a love of many things including her husband of 14 years and her 4 children, one of whom has special needs. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and thrives on watching her children grow. She is passionate about her career as a teacher in the Chandler School District and her role as a board member of Inspire and Achieve.

About Us

Drew Zurek

Drew has been working in the high-tech space engaged on introducing new technologies to enterprises globally for over 20 years.  He has his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Santa Clara University and currently is the Treasurer for Inspire & Achieve.


Consideration will be given to applications where grants will have  a meaningful impact on the applicant’s quality of life & on current funds available