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ACF distributes $55 million in 2017 fiscal year
ACF announced grant and scholarship distributions for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. A total of $55,194,945 was awarded in both discretionary and advised grants from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide Affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County and Yuma.
Lisa Dancsok is ACF's new Chief Brand & Impact Officer
Lisa Dancsok has been named ACF's next Chief Brand & Impact Officer, beginning May 15. She succeeds Megan Brownell, who had been with the Foundation for 10 years before she was named Senior Director of Communications for Banner Health Foundation. Lisa comes to ACF from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, where she was Vice President, Marketing and Communications.
ACF's partnerships have social, financial impact
ACF and the Phoenix IDA have partnered on two important projects that will have a profound impact. CodePHX gives students, ages 5 through 16, an opportunity to learn computer coding and STEM skills at city libraries, community centers, and a mobile coding lab. Lend a Hand helps individuals struggling to pay off high-cost title loans.
ACF's Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy announces BOOST! Prize winners
The Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at ACF announced the prize-winning companies in the BOOST! Prize competition. Goodmans Interior Structures, an office furniture dealer with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Albuquerque, and Fann Contracting, Inc., a Prescott-based highway and civil construction company, will each receive $40,000 to boost their efforts as good corporate citizens.
Lon Babby elected to ACF Board of Directors
Lon Babby, former President of Basketball Operations for the Phoenix Suns, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Community Foundation.
STO contributions by April 18 qualify for 2016 tax credit
Arizona taxpayers can still qualify for a dollar-for-dollar credit against their 2016 Arizona state tax liability with a gift to ACF's School Tuition Organization made by April 18. Your donation funds scholarships for low-income, disabled and foster-care students to attend tuition bearing, private K-12 schools throughout Arizona.
ACF distributes nearly $14.4 million in third-quarter grants, scholarships, prizes, and loans
ACF has announced the distribution of grants, scholarships, prizes, and loans for the third quarter of its fiscal year. Between October 1 and December 31, 2016, a total of $12,957,196 was awarded from funds of ACF and its six statewide Affiliates. Through its Community Impact Loan Fund, ACF invested an additional $1.4 million in the work of nonprofit organizations. Third-quarter distributions rel...
Heidi Jannenga and Mark Bohn elected to ACF Board of Directors
The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently elected two new members. Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, president and co-founder of WebPT, and Mark C. Bohn, partner at Boyer Bohn, P.C., were both elected during the board’s January meeting.
Morning Star Leaders Youth Council learns about philanthropy at ACF
The Arizona Community Foundation recently enjoyed the privilege of hosting a learning circle from the Morning Star Leaders Youth Council, a group of young Native Americans representing various tribes throughout Arizona. Jacob Moore and Elisa de la Vara presented an overview of the Foundation and provided an example of what philanthropy looks like in practice.
Shelley Cohn elected chairman of ACF Board of Directors
The board of directors of the Arizona Community Foundation has elected as chairman Shelley Cohn, former executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Shelley succeeds as chairman Ron Butler, Arizona managing partner for Ernst & Young, who served as chairman since 2015. She served as vice chairman to Ron throughout his two-year term.
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