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ACF of Yavapai County's Legacy Society provides a chance for your charitable wishes to live on after your lifetime.
Organizations serving Yavapai County, including Sedona and the Verde Valley, are invited to attend a grant application workshop hosted by ACF of Yavapai County and ACF of Sedona. The grant workshop will equip local organizations with helpful knowledge in preparing for the annual competitive grant cycle.
Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant in 2020. Topics to be discussed include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.
Representatives from nonprofits, public schools, government agencies, and tribal entities are invited to attend one of the five workshops offered. The same information will be provided at each workshop, so organizations are encouraged to attend the one that works best with their schedule. Additionally, a new grant opportunity for animal welfare is available this year.
Grant Application Workshop – Sedona
Friday, January 17
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sedona Public Library, Community Room
3250 White Bear Road, Sedona
Grant Application Workshop – Prescott
Tuesday, January 21
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Yavapai College, Prescott Campus, Building 3, Room 119
1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott
Grant Application Workshop – Camp Verde
Thursday, January 23
Camp Verde Library, Terracotta Room
130 Black Bridge Loop Road, Camp Verde
Grant Application Workshop – Prescott Valley
Monday, January 27
Prescott Valley Library, Crystal Room
7401 Skoog Boulevard, Prescott Valley
Grant Application Workshop – Clarkdale
Wednesday, January 29
Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus, Community Room
601 W. Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to start of each workshop. For more information, contact ACF of Yavapai County Regional Philanthropic Advisor Lisa Sahady at 928.583.7815 or ACF of Sedona Regional Director Jennifer Perry at 928.399.7218.
The annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night brought together over 30 scholarship providers and 400 individuals interested in learning more about opportunities for community college, traditional four-year universities, and vocational certifications. This was the most highly attended Cash for College since the event’s inception five years ago. In partnership with Yavapai College, the event aims to increase awareness of financial support available to both traditional and non-traditional students.
Many of the scholarship opportunities presented at Cash for College have application deadlines in early spring. To receive a digital copy of the local scholarship provider booklet provided at the event, click here.
The Arizona Community Foundation is the largest private provider of scholarships in the state and the application portal will open on January 1, 2020. For questions about scholarship opportunities available to Yavapai County students, contact Regional Philanthropic Advisor Lisa Sahady at 928.583.7815.
ACF thanks Magic 99.1, AZ Signals, and Taylor & Padgett Wealth Management for their generous support in making this event possible.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County’s Board of Advisors recently elected William Arnold, Lorna Galeano, and Mark Kille to the board. Current board of advisor Jenna James was elected Chair and current board of advisor Dawn Wasowicz was elected Vice Chair. New advisors and officers began their term on April 1, 2019.
“We are delighted to have such a depth of experience and knowledge on our Board of Advisors and we welcome our new members to this great body,” said Jenna James, newly-elected Chair of the ACF of Yavapai County Board of Advisors.
William Arnold, PhD is a retired communications professor from Arizona State University, where he also served as the Director of Gerontology. An author and mentor, William currently serves as Chair of the Friends of the Prescott Public Library Board of Directors. William holds a PhD in communication from Penn State University. He and his wife are retired and live in Prescott.
Lorna Galeano is a Senior Administrator for Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe (YPIT). A Prescott native, she has worked for the Tribe in various administrative roles over the past 20 years and recently served on the YPIT Board of Directors. Lorna was awarded the Tom Bragg Memorial Achievement Award for her volunteer work with the National Diabetes Association.
Mark Kille owns and operates Mingus Mountain Law Group PLLC. He is an injury lawyer and has experience in all types of litigation, including arbitration, mediation, and trial. As a member of the Volunteer Attorney Program, he provides legal guidance to those who are unable to afford an attorney. Mark is also a former member of the Prescott Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. He holds a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Jenna James is the Executive Director of the Harold James Family Trust and serves on the board for the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation. She was a middle- and high-school English teacher for six years, and received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from University of Redlands.
Dawn Wasowicz was born and raised in Prescott and is from a fifth-generation ranching family in Yavapai County. She owns Rafter Eleven, a local tasting experience that serves wine, coffee, olive oil, and spices. Dawn has been involved in United Families for six years, served on a Business Board for Fain Signature Group for ten years, and has been a member of Prescott’s chapter of P.E.O. for over 20 years.
Prescott Valley Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, Auditorium, Prescott Valley
Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, Community Room, Clarkdale
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