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The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma is now accepting nominations for the 17th annual Heart of Yuma awards. The Heart of Yuma celebrates the organizations and individuals who dedicate time, talent and treasure to enhance the quality of life in our community. Community members are now invited to submit their nominations in the following categories:
Nominees in the category of Outstanding For-Profit Corporation should be companies that have demonstrated a history of generosity and/or leadership benefiting Yuma area nonprofit organizations.
Nominees in the category of Outstanding Nonprofit Organization should be organizations that have a strong history of improving the quality of life in Yuma County.
Honorees will be recognized at the Heart of Yuma event on October 25. All nominations will be reviewed by the Heart of Yuma Blue Ribbon Panel, and all nominees, whether category winners or not, will be recognized for their contributions by being called forward at the event to receive the beautiful Heart of Yuma paperweight.
Download the nomination form in English or Spanish, and submit your nomination to Miguel Salcedo before Wednesday, September 28. If you prefer, you may mail nomination forms to:
Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma
P.O. Box 6835
Yuma, AZ 85366
Nominations must be submitted or postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28.
Thanks to generous donors who have established scholarship funds, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma has awarded more than $55,500 in scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Listed below are the 26 Yuma County Scholars who are pursuing degrees in a variety of disciplines at Arizona Western College, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.
Since it was established in 1993, ACF of Yuma has placed a high priority on education. Thanks to scholarship donors who blaze a trail for students to reach their educational and career aspirations, support for a quality education of all children will continue, year after year. The funds established by these generous individuals and families are also listed below.
Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Julissa Flores Ortega
Gary Canode Memorial Scholarship
Gene Shay Memorial Scholarship
Melissa P. Solorio
Helene Thomas Bennett Health Career Scholarship
June Pallack Scholarship
Keiran N. Faulkner
Kenneth N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Marin A. Mosqueda
Mabel Sassoe Kirsch Trust
Marion F. Griffin Memorial University of Arizona Agriculture Scholarship
Keiran N. Faulkner
Bethany H. Penfold
Nikki Ferguson Healthcare/Business Scholarship
Riedel & Garcia Scholarship
Thomas Family Scholarship
Vanita A. Schwenn Scholarship
Yuma Unified Medical Associates Scholarship
Yolanda Perez Grijalva
If you would like more information about the ACF scholarship program and ways you can add your support for educating Yuma County students, contact Miguel Salcedo or call 928.539.5343.
The annual competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma provides opportunities for funding to nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies serving residents of Yuma County. The 2016 grants process began July 29 and the online application is open. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered for funding. Look for more information on the Grants & Initiatives page.
The Planned Giving 200 series facilitated by the ACF Center for Planned Giving helps development staff of nonprofit organizations enhance their understanding of endowment building and engaging donors in legacy giving. To ensure nonprofit organizations serving Yuma and Western Arizona can participate without concerns for travel constraints, ACF of Yuma will host viewings for organizations to attend via webinar at its local office.
Lunch will be provided, and participants will learn about complex gifts like real estate and life insurance, using data and research to inform your planned giving strategy and how to approach the sensitive conversation of legacy giving with potential donors.
Register using the links below. Due to limited space, please limit registration to one per organization:
Read more about the topics to be covered in each session, and contact Shara Merten if you have any questions.
MIGUEL SALCEDOWe are pleased to announce that Miguel Salcedo has joined the team of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma to serve as our Regional Philanthropic Coordinator. In this role, Miguel manages the annual competitive grants process and scholarship awards, supports nonprofit organizations in their endowment building efforts, and also provides kind, responsive service to our new and existing donors.
Miguel previously worked with the Arizona Western College Foundation and his experience with a local foundation will certainly be an asset as we work to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona.
There are no events currently scheduled for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma, but we hope you will check back frequently. In the meantime, you may find gatherings of interest to you among the statewide events listed at www.azfoundation.org/events.
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