IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Arizona Community Foundation has been closely monitoring the recommendations of public health officials in response to the developing coronavirus outbreak.

To protect your health and that of our staff, we are postponing all events hosted by ACF or within our community meeting space for the time being to minimize non-essential personal contact.

We are assessing this situation as it develops and will provide timely notification of any future adjustments to planned meetings or events.

The listings of postponed events have been updated below. Please check this page for future updates.

If you have questions about events or meetings, please contact Michael Ponzio at or 602.682.2068.

This calendar has the details you need to participate in upcoming events across Arizona. We look forward to seeing you at the gatherings that interest you!

The American Dream in Crisis: A Conversation with Bob Putnam


Parsons Leadership Center at Camp South Mountain, 1611 E. Dobbins Road, Phoenix


Thursday, January 12, 2017


8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Community conversation


Presented by Arizona Community Foundation, the Center for the Future of Arizona and the Girl Scouts--Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

The Arizona Community Foundation, the Center for the Future of Arizona, and the Girl Scouts--Arizona Cactus-Pine Council invite you attend a captivating conversation with Robert D. Putnam, focusing on his groundbreaking examination of the growing opportunity gap among America's youth. In his latest book, Dr. Putnam uses empirical evidence and compelling narratives to illustrate the growing class divide in American society.

A nationally recognized social scientist, Dr. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and acclaimed author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. He has written 14 books, translated into more than 20 languages, including Bowling Alone and Making Democracy Work, both among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century. He has consulted for the last three American presidents, the last three British prime ministers, the last French president, prime ministers from Ireland to Singapore, and hundreds of grassroots leaders and activists in many countries.

Join us on January 12 when this respected thought leader will discuss the growing crisis for a central tenet of the American Dream--that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have equality of opportunity.

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