About the Chandler Compadres
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.
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 the Compadre Golf Classic held in April and the annual Arizona Working Poor 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.
David Ralls is the Chandler Compadres’ president for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. David owns air INTEGRATED, an advertising agency in Phoenix, Arizona that serves clients both regionally and nationally. He and his wife Deborah have lived in Chandler since 2000 and invest their time and resources in giving back to our community. Their two children William and Jackson attend Jacobson elementary and are active in sports, horse riding, hunting and fishing. David has been a member of the Chandler Compadres since 2007.