Friends of the Center for the Future of Arizona

Recognizing the unique role of Center for the Future of Arizona and its deep commitment to improving the lives of Arizonans through its various programs and initiatives, numerous partner organizations and individuals have made significant contributions over the past several years. They understand the impact of CFA's work and its capacity to truly make a difference.

As we look ahead and begin to implement the CFA’s 2025 plan to build on Arizona’s assets and to deal frankly with the facts, projections and uncertainties that will determine our future, the continued contributions of the Friends of the Center for the Future of Arizona - and the addition of new Friends - will be critical. 

CFA is deeply grateful to the many organizations and individuals below for their generous support since our inception.

($1 million and above)

  • Apollo Education Group
  • Arizona Board of Regents
  • Arizona State Board of Education
  • Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation*
  • Helios Education Foundation



  • Arizona Public Service Foundation
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Arizona Governor's Office
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Foundation
  • Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation
  • Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
  • Stardust Foundation*
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Bank Arizona


($150,000 - $224,999)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona
  • Lyon Family Trust*
  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

($75,000 - $149,999)

  • Arizona Investment Council
  • Bank of America Southwestern Region
  • Burton Family Foundation
  • Deer Creek Foundation
  • The Lodestar Foundation*
  • Hensley Beverage Company*
  • McCarthy
  • National Bank of Arizona
  • National Center on Education and the Economy
  • Rodel Foundation of Arizona*
  • Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • Valley of the Sun United Way



  • The Boeing Company
  • Chanen Construction Company*
  • City of Phoenix Youth and Education Program Office
  • Wayne Doran
  • Alberta B. Farrington Foundation
  • Peter Fischer
  • Flinn Foundation
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Jane A. Lehman and Alan G. Lehman Foundation
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • Jerry and Florence Nelson*
  • Pivotal Group*
  • Salt River Project
  • The Steele Foundation
  • Wilhoit Foundation

($15,000 - $29,999)

  • AT&T
  • Bashas'
  • Jerry Bisgrove
  • Fiesta Bowl Charities
  • Bob and Karen Hobbs
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Arizona
  • Don Ulrich*
  • John O. Whiteman Foundation


($5,000 - $14,999)

  • AAA Arizona
  • Alliance Bank of Arizona
  • Aretê Corporation/Robert Shaw
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
  • Lattie and Elva Coor
  • Cox Communications
  • Michael Crow and Sybil Francis
  • Honeywell
  • LaMont and Ginny Lawrence
  • Science Foundation Arizona
  • Social Venture Partners
  • Starbucks
  • Sundt Companies


($500 - $4,999)

  • Ellen and Lon Babby
  • Rebecca Burnham
  • Michael Gorman
  • R.H. Johnson
  • Kiita Foundation
  • Miko Group
  • Razoo Foundation
  • Swaback Partners*


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 Donor

Center for the Future of Arizona
541 East Van Buren, B-5
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2211
Phone: 602-496-1360
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