The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona have partnered with Yavapai College and multiple community groups to present the Third Annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night. Two events will provide opportunities for area students, their families and local educators to learn more about post-secondary scholarships available for both traditional and non-traditional college students.
Through the Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship system, students are matched with more than 90 scholarships for which they qualify. Application requirements for scholarships that were established specifically for area students will be explained during the events. The Arizona Community Foundation is the largest private provider of scholarships in the state.
Local community groups as well as staff from ACF of Yavapai County and ACF of Sedona will be available to answer questions and share information. Following the success of the last year’s events, which had over 300 students in attendance, ACF of Yavapai County and ACF of Sedona are excited to offer two evening events again this year, one in Prescott and one in the Verde Valley. These events are free and open to the public. There is no need to register.
2017 CASH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARENESS NIGHTS
PRESCOTT: Monday, December 4 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Yavapai College Gymnasium, 1110 E. Sheldon St., Building 2, Prescott
CLARKDALE: Tuesday, December 5 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Yavapai College Community Room, 601 Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale
Contact Lisa Sahady or call 928.583.7815 for more information regarding the Prescott event. For information about the event in Clarkdale, contact Tracey McConnell or call 928.399.7218.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invited community members to celebrate the 17th Annual Spirit of Sedona honorees and 2017 grant recipients on Thursday, September 28. The event provided an opportunity for community members to learn about the projects funded through the annual competitive grants process and hear the stories of the individuals recognized for their significant contributions to the community.
“Honorees this year found ways to make an impact through volunteering, providing scholarship opportunities for local youth and sharing the profits of their business with the community,” said Tracey McConnell, Regional Philanthropic Advisor for the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona. “It really shows that there’s no one way to be a philanthropist, but when you hear their stories, you see that they’re all guided by that same desire to make a difference.”
2017 Spirit of Sedona Honorees
Members of the local Board of Advisors also shared information about the various projects funded through the annual competitive grants process and recognized the nonprofit organizations that received funding. With the support of its advisors and volunteer grant review panelists, ACF of Sedona awarded more than $228,000 in grants this year to 47 nonprofit organizations serving Sedona and Verde Valley in the areas of animal welfare, arts & culture, education, environment & sustainability, community health, tolerance & diversity, social services, children, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.
The Spirit of Sedona was made possible through the generosity of local sponsors including presenting sponsor BMO Harris Bank. Other sponsors included Eye Boutique of Sedona; Paul Tibbs, Edward Jones; PJ’s Village Pub; and Larry Kane Photography.
For more information about the event or this year’s honorees and grantees, contact Tracey McConnell, or call 928.399.7218.
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