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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)

Office of the Arizona Governor



Arizona GEAR UP

Arizona State University

Cognizant Foundation

Helios Education Foundation

Sharon Dupont McCord

The Steele Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

Valley of the Sun United Way


Bright Future

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

City of Tucson

Garcia Family Foundation

The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Salt River Project (SRP)

Western Conservation Foundation



Arizona Public Service Foundation

Bank of America

Leo and Annette Beus

Thomas R. Brown Foundations

Del and Sharron Lewis

Chuck and Chris Michaels

National Bank of Arizona

Gary and Diane Tooker

Vitalyst Health Foundation



The Affirm Cares Employee Foundation

Arizona Public Service

Flinn Foundation

Philip and Juanita Francis

John and Kathleen Graham

Hensley Beverage Company

Participatory Budgeting Project

Josh and Brittany Simon

US Bank Foundation

Wells Fargo


($100 - $9,999)

AAA Arizona

Albertsons Companies Foundation

Applied Materials Foundation Community Fund

Lon and Ellen Babby

Jim and Melanie Baca

Betsey Bayless

Big Lots Foundation

Sharon Brady

Jose Cardenas

Lattie and Elva Coor

Cox Communications

Sybil Francis and Michael Crow

George Dean and Dr. Eula Dean

Amanda Burke and Cody Deike

Russell Deojay

Russ and Erika Dickey

Cindy Erwin

Global Business Coalition for Education

Dawn Grove

Connie Hillman Family Foundation

Jill Harrison and David Johns

Dr. Robert James McGregor and The Honorable Ruth McGregor

Microsoft Corporation

OneAZ Community Foundation

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Bill and Mary Kay Post

Robert Raygoza

Blake and Cindy Sacha

Ron and Vickie Shoopman

Don and Dorothea Smith

Evelyn Casuga and Jerry Stabley

The Shoshana B. Tancer Survivors Trust

This list reflects donations received from corporations, foundations, government, and individual donors since July 1, 2021.



Sharon Dupont McCord


Bright Future

The Burton Family Foundation



Helios Education Foundation

National Bank of Arizona

Robert and Ruth McGregor




Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona

Desert Botanical Garden


McCarthy Building Companies

The State of Black Arizona

The Steele Foundation




ALL in Education


Arizona Board of Regents

Arizona Council of Human Service Providers

Arizona State University Alumni Association

ASU Educational Outreach & Student Services Diane and Gary Tooker

Diane and Gary Tooker

Education Forward Arizona

First Things First


Pharos Foundation

The Flinn Foundation

The Lodestar Foundation

Northern Arizona University

ONE Community

Thomas R. Brown Family Private Foundation

Vogel Family Charitable Fund

Creating The Arizona We Want: Impact Report 2022

Creating The Arizona We Want: Impact Report 2022

We are thrilled to release our annual report of the Center for the Future of Arizona. This report highlights CFA's impact and the incredible progress made in advancing The Arizona We Want during the 2022 fiscal year.

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About CFA: Bringing Arizonans Together to Create a Stronger and Brighter Future for Our State

About CFA

Learn more about CFA’s important work of advancing The Arizona We Want.

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