Impacting lives through involvement.

Giving back to the community has always been one of Pat McGroder’s deepest passions. He is always looking for ways to change the world for good, and is acting to make it so through regular volunteerism and public service.

Pat understands that attorneys like him have a unique responsibility to contribute to others because of their high-demand skills. Many people in Arizona and across the country are in need of legal services but can’t afford them, and Pat enjoys playing a crucial role in providing services to these and others in the community. He and his wife funded the first scholarship for Native American students at Arizona State University. In addition, a scholarship fund at the University of Arizona Law School bears the McGroder Family name. Pat sits on numerous charitable boards in the Valley. He has spearheaded capital campaigns to improve our schools, help the homeless in the Valley, and bring medical care to the underserved around the world. To Pat, philanthropy in his family is a given, not an option.

Community & Charitable Work

  • Board of Directors, Human Services Campus
  • Founder and Former Member of Board of Directors, Actors Theater of Phoenix
  • Founder, “Christmas Spirit,” a project to adopt indigent families at Christmas, providing food and clothing
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • Esperanca, Inc.
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Open Door Shelter, dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence
  • Social Ventures Partners Arizona
  • St. Thomas School Girls Basketball Coach, 7th & 8th Grades
  • Xavier College Preparatory
    • Development Board – Major Donor Gift Giving Chair
    • Mock Trial Instructor
    • Chairman, Xavier Dad’s Club Golf Tournament
  • Brophy College Preparatory
  • Mock Trial Instructor/Coach
  • Volunteer legal services to indigents, St. Martin de Porres Church and St. Thomas Moore Society
  • Former President of Coyotes Youth Hockey Association
  • Former President, Arizona Scared Straight Program
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Valley Big Brothers
  • Former President, Colony Biltmore Homeowners Association
  • Former President, Casa Amertas Homeowners Association
  • Creighton University – Parents Council 2005-2007
  • College of the Holy Cross – Parents Council
  • Former Chair of the Board of Arizona School of Law
  • Dean’s Counsel, University of Arizona School of Law

Community Awards

  • Exceptional Service to Fatherless Boys Award, Valley Big Brothers
  • Distinguished Service Award, Arizona State Fraternal Order of Police
  • Distinguished Service Award, Central Arizona Shelter Services for the Homeless
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Outstanding Commitment & Service Award – Central Arizona Shelter Services
  • Induction in Signum Fidei Society, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute