About

Establishment

The Chandler Compadres were established in 1980 as a non-profit organization with the sole mission of providing support for East Valley families in need. The group started with fewer than 20 members and now has over 100 active and life members. The Chandler Compadres donate their time, resources, talents and money to help disadvantaged kids in Chandler and the east valley. Compadre members are civic-minded business and community leaders in industries which currently include agriculture, information technology, engineering, grocery, banking, law, advertising, real estate, small business and government.

Membership

The Chandler Compadres consists of a maximum of 40 active members and over 60 life members. Members meet once monthly, and are required to meet yearly financial fundraising goals through a variety of events including Rock the Cause for Kids, the Compadre Golf Classic and the Arizona Charitable Organization Tax Credit Program. Membership in the Chandler Compadres requires an active or life member sponsor and approval by the Compadre board and full membership. The Compadre membership includes notable community members and business leaders including former Chandler Mayor Jim Patterson, Michael Basha of Bashas’ Grocery and John Chapman of Chapman Chevrolet.

Leadership

Jeremey Stawiecki is the Chandler Compadres President for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Jeremey is a Senior Vice President and East Valley Business Banking Market Manager for MidFirst Bank, where he as worked for the past 8 years. Jeremey earned a BA in Political Science from Tufts University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Jeremey and his wife, Melissa, moved to Chandler in 2002 and are the proud parents of Todd, a freshmen at Corona Del Sol High School, Emma, a fifth grader at Mirada Elementary School, and Brandon, a kindergartener at Mirada Elementary School. Jeremey is actively involved in the community having served as President of Chandler American Little League and has coached numerous youth sports teams. Jeremey has been an active member of the Chandler Compadres since 2008, having served as a board member since 2011 and Treasurer in 2013.

Past Presidents