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 been a strong advocate for the foundation and our mission and values. I have greatly appreciated her counsel and advice,” said ACF President & CEO Steve Seleznow. “While she’ll ride into the Arizona sunset a bit sooner than I, her impact on ACF and ACF of Flagstaff will be felt for years to come.”
In addition to managing the growth in assets within the Flagstaff region, Shriver has provided important local community wisdom, engagement, and support spearheading innovative programs like the Flagstaff Tax Credit Coalition and the Northern Arizona Housing Fund. She collaborated and built ACF of Flagstaff’s collaborative grantmaking program, locally known as ‘Horse Trading,’ which brought local insight and increased grants to area nonprofit organizations while inspiring donors to give. In Pats' last year as Regional Director, Flagstaff nonprofit organizations received over $1.3 million in grants during a celebration at Thorpe Park in August 2022.
“Pats has been a great support and mentor to me in my new role at ACF,” said ACF Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer Lisa Urias. “I will always be grateful for her leadership, guidance, and most of all, her wonderful sense of humor. There is no doubt that Pats will spend more time quilting and using her skills to teach others to sew.”
ACF will be actively recruiting candidates for Shriver's replacement in the next couple of months.