Michael Ponzio

Senior Director, Events & Organizational Culture

As Senior Director of Events and Organizational Culture for the Arizona Community Foundation, Michael Ponzio leads the organization’s event marketing strategy and develops and secures sponsorship and underwriting for events. He joined ACF as Marketing & Events Manager in 2011. Michael is responsible for executing events that promote the organization in a compelling manner including donor education and recognition events, grant ceremonies, and seminars for nonprofits and professional advisors.

Michael came to ACF from the nonprofit National Community Health Partners in Tucson, where he was community relations manager. His marketing, promotions and events management experience has taken him from coast to coast and now the desert. He spent five years as a senior consumer marketing and special events coordinator for TV Guide Magazine/Television Group in Los Angeles and New York City before moving to the Valley in 2009. Since then, he has managed marketing, promotions and special events for the nonprofit Dress for Success Phoenix and the Peoria Sports Complex.