Cornbread For A Cause

Launched in December 2015, Z’Tejas Cornbread for A Cause is the restaurant group’s corporate giving arm. Its mission is to raise funds for charitable organizations that help people in the communities that Z’Tejas serves. Funds are raised through proceeds from sales of Z’Tejas’ famous, freshly-made cornbread.

To date we have donated over $150,000 to local charities!

Upcoming Events

Phoenix Firefighters will be guest bartenders and servers 
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time:  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Z’Tejas 20 W. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Phoenix Charities
Current recipient & partner – The United Phoenix Firefighters Charities

Past Charities

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Military Assistance Mission in Arizona
Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club
Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL)
The Pat Tillman Foundation

Austin Charities

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Cheyanna’s Champions for Children
American Widow Project
Comfort Crew for Military Kids
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital




Letters of Thanks from Charities




January 26, 2016

Mr. Gary Manley
Cornbread Ventures, L.P.
12912 Hill Country, Suite F-201
Austin, TX 78738

Dear Mr. Manley,

Thank you for your gift of $14,121.00 benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center Family Fund. The Board of Trustees, the Foundation staff and most importantly, the children of Central Texas, are honored by your generosity. Your gift makes a difference… every day… for countless children and their families.

Special people and remarkable programs bring our bricks and mortar to life. You have played a part in bringing all of these things together to help us achieve our mission…to be a center of excellence dedicated to the care of children and adolescents.

We are achieving great things, and this is only the beginning. Because of you, miracles will continue to happen…and lives will be transformed. Thank you for your generosity.


Kristi Katz, CFRE
Executive Director


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Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation


March 3, 2016
Mr. Michael Stone
Cornbread Ventures, L.P.
2850 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 312
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Dear Mr. Stone:

Your donation matters. This year more than 150,000 children will be living proof of that.

More than 2,500 of them will be brought to our Trauma Center, many with life-threatening injuries. Some patients will need ongoing treatment for chronic diseases, while more than 300 of them will learn they have cancer. More than 16,500 will need surgery, and another 85,000 will come through the doors of our Emergency Department. Some patients will need a life-saving transplant. Others may need life-changing treatment or therapy.

Every patient has a different story. What they all have in common is that they get world-class care at Phoenix Children’s, and you help make that possible. Thank you for Cornbread Ventures generous gift of $23,772.00.

World-class care means having physicians who specialize in even the rarest of diseases. It means having the most up-to-date technology, participating in innovative research that helps us find answers, and leading the way when it comes to the treatment of hundreds of diseases, disorders and injuries. These are just some of the ways donations to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation help our patients — ways you have helped a child.

But children also have unique needs. That’s why our staff is dedicated solely to children, and why we offer the services that make their stay here easier; a school, our Child Life Zone, pet therapy, a family health library, camps, and child life specialists who are on hand for each and every patient. Most of these programs are funded entirely through philanthropy, and more reasons why your donation matters.

We couldn’t do what we do without you. Our patients deserve the very best. We wouldn’t have it any other way, and we know you wouldn’t either. For that we are sincerely grateful.


Steven S. Schnall
Senior Vice President
Chief Development Officer


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