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Featured Grantee Partner: International Rescue Committee – Tucson

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about the International Rescue Committee? The founding of the IRC was inspired by Albert Einstein, and the need to establish a solid foundation for refugee resettlement in the U.S. Outside of our resettlement work, we have a Nutrition and Food Security Program that…

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First Fund in Country Established to Engage Girls in Solving Climate Change

Community leader and activist establishes first fund in the country to engage girls and young women in solving climate change. When national expert on rural health care and local community leader and activist Alison Hughes sees a problem, she is never shy to take action. Through her personal generosity and her fundraising efforts, Alison Hughes…

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Featured Grantee Partner: SEAHEC

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about your organization? We have broad and wide partnerships. SEAHEC (Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center) is an all women-run organization and our staff represents the diversity of the three counties that we serve: Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Pima. SEAHEC is one of…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Educational Enrichment Foundation

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about your organization? When the Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF) was founded in 1983 to provide resources for TUSD teachers seeking to enrich classroom curricula, it was the first foundation for a public school district in Southern Arizona — and Ron Barber was the…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Clinica Amistad

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking 1.    What are three interesting things people don’t know about Clinica Amistad? Clinica Amistad provides free healthcare for people in need, regardless of immigration status. At Clinica Amistad, no one pays for services. Medical providers are volunteers. Whether the providers are retirees or they come to offer their services after they’re…

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The Women’s Foundation moved!

Women’s Foundation moved to new offices at 1661 N. Swan The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona announced it is moving to new offices in Tucson, Arizona this August. Several factors contributed to the need for more space, including record recent growth at both the Women’s Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.In the last…

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Former Board Chair Opens the 6th Donor Advised Fund at the WFSA

At the end of her term as the Women’s Foundation board chair, Mary Keane felt that she wanted to do more. She and her husband, Jim McCorry, wanted to make a personal impact in the community in an area where she was passionate while, at the same time, they wanted to continue to support the…

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2015-2016 Trustees Announced

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is pleased to announce that Allison Vaillancourt, Ph.D. was elected Chair of the WFSA Board of Trustees during its recent trustees’ meeting. Allison is Vice President for Human Resources & Institutional Effectiveness at the University of Arizona and is also a Professor of Practice in the UA School of…

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