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Key Partners & Donors

The Center for the Future of Arizona is deeply grateful to the many organizations and individuals below for their generous support. In addition to those listed, we wish to acknowledge the vital role of Arizona State University, which continues to serve as a key partner in many facets of our work.

Founding Donors

Special thanks to the following organizations and individuals whose investments were instrumental in supporting the creation of the Center for the Future of Arizona.

Chanen Construction Company

Hensley Beverage Company

The Lodestar Foundation

Lyon Family Trust

Jerry and Florence Nelson

Rodel Foundation of Arizona

Stardust Foundation

Swaback Partners

Don Ulrich

($1 million and above)

Arizona GEAR UP

Office of the Arizona Governor


Arizona State University

Leo and Annette Beus

Helios Education Foundation

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority

Sharon DuPont McCord

U.S. Department of Education

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust


Bright Future

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Garcia Family Foundation

Salt River Project


The Aspen Institute

Burton Family Foundation

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Gary and Diane Tooker

Vitalyst Health Foundation

Michael and Cynthia Watts


AAA Arizona

Bank of America

Chicanos Por La Causa

Flinn Foundation

John Graham

McCarthy Building Co., Inc.

Sonora Quest Laboratories

State of Black Arizona

Union Pacific Foundation

University of Phoenix

Valley of the Sun United Way

Wells Fargo Bank Arizona


($100 - $9,999)

A for Arizona

Albertsons Companies Foundation

American Philanthropic

Arizona Board of Regents

ASU Alumni Association

AZK12 Center

Ellen Babby

Melanie Baca

Steve and Kelly Bassett

Betsey Bayless

Sharon Brady

Amanda Burke

John Case

Jose Cardenas

Evelyn Casuga

Lattie and Eva Coor

Judith Davila

George Dean

Philip Edlund

Fiesta Bowl Charities

First Things First

Philip and Juanita Francis

Michael Crow and Sybil Francis

Adam Goodman

Goodmans Interior Structures

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Greater Phoenix Leadership

Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation

Jill Harrison

Kroger/Fry's Food and Drug

Bill Lavidge

LISC Phoenix

Local First Arizona

Magellan Complete Care of Arizona

Maricopa Community Colleges

Ruth McGregor

Erin McKee


The Nature Conservancy of Arizona

Northern Arizona Council of Governments

Mac and Russ Perlich


PHX East Valley Partnership

Pinal County

Bill Post

Robert Raygoza

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona

Sagewood Institute of Lifelong Learning

Ron Shoopman

Margarita Silva

Don Smith

Stand for Children Leadership Center

Tribal Policy People

U.S. Bank

Valle del Sol Community Health

Valley Leadership



This list reflects donations received from corporations, foundations, government, and individual donors during July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.