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NEW: Women and Girls of Color Fund The first of its kind in Arizona, this Fund focuses on the sustainable growth and positive outcomes of organizations serving our state’s most marginalized communities: women and girls of color.   The deadline for applications is August 12, 2021!   Click here to learn more and apply>>

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Technical Training Program Equips Tucson Mothers for Self-Sufficiency

Single moms are beginning a new journey towards self-sufficiency with technical education training offered in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) and Pima Community College. The Pathways Program began this week on May 24 and prepares single mothers for careers in growing fields that pay sustainable wages. The program consists of one…

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Young Teen Philanthropists Partner with Buffalo Exchange to Award $5K to Support LGBTQ+ Seniors

Unidas, the award-winning after-school teen program run by the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA), has awarded $5,000 in funding to Southern Arizona Senior Pride, a community organization dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community.   The award, generously sponsored by Buffalo Exchange, allows Southern Arizona Senior Pride to deliver programming to older adults and people with…

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Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Awards $10K to Local Non-Profits

Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund Supports Small Organizations Expanding Access for Women and Girls    The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) has awarded $10K in funding between two Arizona non-profits from the Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund.   Arivaca Action Center and Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports will each receive $5,000 in funding to support their mission…

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Single mothers now poised to fuel Arizona’s economic recovery with passage of affordable child care bill

TUCSON, Ariz. (April 28, 2021) – The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) reached a monumental achievement within state legislation with the passing and signing of HB 2016 supporting child care assistance, education, and training.  Governor Ducey signed the bill on April 28, 2021, a week after the bill passed with a 25-3 vote on the…

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Our Bill Passed – We Changed the Law!

WE DID IT! Together, we changed the law! It’s official – House Bill 2016 was passed by the Arizona State Legislature, and was signed by Governor Ducey on April 28, 2021. Moms receiving child care assistance in Arizona will be able to maintain their benefits while working towards their educational goals to reach self-sufficiency! This…

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Congratulations to 2020 Laura Penny Community Impact Award Winners

The Laura Penny Community Impact Award was created in recognition of Laura’s many accomplishments as the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s CEO from 2004-2014. Laura is a true change maker, so in her name, this annual award recognizes women leaders from Southern Arizona who are making a difference in the lives of women and girls….

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Louise Glasser Named 2019 Luncheon Honoree

Each year we select an extraordinary woman to honor at our annual luncheon that brings more than 1,000 people together to celebrate. This year, on April 24, 2019, we will be celebrating Louise Glasser. The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is honored to recognize Louise Glasser for her commitment to improve and enrich the lives…

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Amalia Luxardo Named Chief Executive Officer

Amalia Luxardo has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA). As WFSA’s CEO, Luxardo will provide strategic leadership in community engagement, mobilizing key stakeholders in advocacy and public policy, and securing financial resources to increase the sustainability and growth of the organization. By way of Florida and Argentina, Luxardo…

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$1 Million Challenge Goal Met Early

Thanks to an outpouring of support from donors, and the hard work of women’s foundation fundraising volunteers and board members, the goal was met far earlier than expected. In partnership with the Connie Hillman Family Foundation, we made a special announcement at the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s 25th Annual Luncheon on April 18, 2018….

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