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ACF of Flagstaff staff member Pats Shriver.

Pats Shriver to Retire as Regional Director

After eleven years as Regional Director for the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, Pats Shriver has announced plans to retire on January 13, 2023. Shriver has helped ACF of Flagstaff grow its assets to more than $39 million by engaging with donors and the community. “Over the decade Pats has worked at ACF, she has…
ACF staff member Sarah Liguori.

Two new hires join program & community engagement team

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce Sarah Liguori and Nicolas de la Fuente joined its program and community engagement team. Liguori, who started October 11, is the Senior Director of Impact Investing, while de la Fuente joined ACF as a Community Program Officer, specializing in place-based initiatives, part-time, on September 26,. He will…
ACF Board member Steven Betts.

Steven A. Betts elected to ACF Board of Directors

The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors elected Steven A. Betts to the board. Betts was elected during the board’s September meeting and began his term immediately. ACF Board members serve three-year terms, renewable up to two times. Betts is Managing Director of Development for Holualoa Companies, which is a prominent portfolio of commercial properties…
Woman planning for year-end giving season.

Year-end giving deadlines for 2022

The Arizona Community Foundation is poised to assist you with your year-end giving. So that we can provide the best possible service and ensure your charitable gifts qualify for a charitable income tax deduction in the 2022 tax year, please keep these important dates in mind: All documentation for gifts of complex assets should be…
ACF staff member Angie Laskarides.

ACF announces key leadership promotions

ACF is pleased to announce the promotions of two current team members, along with additional organizational changes. Angie Laskarides, MA, CAP was named Senior Regional Director and continues to lead ACF of Cochise and ACF of the Gila Valley. In this role, she will continue to oversee the two distinct regions that span a third of…
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Amber Ramirez, Anne Medina-Doak to augment ACF’s complex asset, policy and public affairs teams

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce Amber Ramirez and Anne Medina-Doak joined the team as of July 2022. Ramirez is a Senior Philanthropic Advisor, while Medina-Doak is the Director of Policy & Public Affairs. Amber Ramirez joined ACF on July 1 as a key member of the development & donor engagement team and will…
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ACF donors, partners distribute nearly $147.2 million in FY22

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors and partners are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, small business relief, and loan distributions for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. A total of $147,193,601 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai…
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ACF Now Accepting Applications for New CEO

The Arizona Community Foundation announced today that the process for accepting applications for candidates interested in the President and CEO position has opened. The ACF Board of Directors selected Carlson Beck-a national executive search firm focused on philanthropy and nonprofit leadership recruiting-to lead the search and facilitate the selection for the foundation’s next CEO. “The…
ACF staff member Glenn Wike.

Glenn Wike named Chief of Staff / Senior Vice President of Community Investment

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Glenn Wike has been promoted to Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Community Investment beginning April 1, 2022. He is the first person to serve in this new executive leadership position aimed at developing key organizational initiatives, strengthening the foundation’s relationships with donors and…
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Monica Nuvamsa, Mitch Menchaca, Anthony Sharett elected to the ACF Board of Directors

The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently elected Monica Nuvamsa, Mitch Menchaca, and Anthony Sharett to the board. The three new board members were elected during the board’s annual March meeting. “These three individuals bring a significant amount of experience in all facets of business and philanthropy including government, banking, and the nonprofit and…
ACF staff member Lorenzo Chavez.

Lorenzo Chavez to lead education & scholarships team

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Lorenzo Chavez will become Executive Director, Education & Scholarships beginning March 14, 2022. He succeeds Joy Klein who will be leaving to join Friends of the Children as Executive Director of the organization’s Phoenix location later this month. Chavez has worked for Arizona State University for…
ACF President & CEO Steve Seleznow.

Steve Seleznow Plans Departure

The Arizona Community Foundation announced today that Steve Seleznow will retire from his role as President and CEO of Arizona’s statewide community foundation after 13 years of leadership. Seleznow has been a transformative CEO and will continue to lead ACF through March 31, 2023. The ACF Board of Directors selected Carlson Beck-a national executive search…