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Alliance of AZ Nonprofits

Safeguarding the financial freedom and retirement you have worked so hard for.

Resources/Outreach to Safeguard the Elderly

R.O.S.E., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded by Joyce Petrowski who recognized a need in the community based on a personal experience with a loved one. Older adults are often targets of criminals because of their philanthropic and trusting nature.

R.O.S.E. was founded to lead the effort in delivering effective, concise, and face-to-face fraud awareness and prevention programs to the older adults (and their families) in Arizona so that they will be aware of the types of scams that are prevalent and dangerous to this population and what they can do to prevent becoming a victim.

retirement should be the best years of your life; it should be protected at all costs.

Our mission is to prevent the financial exploitation and defrauding of the older adults through advocacy and education.


Through thoughtful content creation and impassioned speakers, R.O.S.E. will help to protect our vulnerable older adults and their hard-earned assets.

R.O.S.E. will engage with local, regional, and national experts in the area of financial crime and cybersecurity and get their input with the program. This will help R.O.S.E. to continuously evaluate and update the program with current, relevant content.

The long-term goal is to establish a trusted brand that will enable us to grow beyond Arizona.

According to the IC3 2022 Elder Fraud Report, reporting for victims over 60 years old has risen from under 60,000 victims in 2015 to over 88,000 victims in 2022. This represents just under $300M in losses for 2015 and $3.1B in 2022. The number of reported victims has decreased with reported financial losses increasing from 2021 to 2022. Arizona ranked 5th in victims over 60 years old per State with 3,543 residents reporting they were a victim of fraud. In victims over 60 years old losses by State, Arizona ranks 7th with over $82M in victim losses.

These totals do not include the victims that did not file a report!