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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them. Some schools are taking a new approach. – copy

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in NBC News online, followed by an appearance on Daily Mail TV.  “From calling them “buddy room drills” to making school psychologists available during the exercises, schools are trying to protect students — physically and mentally.”

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US school shootings: Have drills gone too far?

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on BBC News.  school in Indiana has been criticised for apparently shooting teachers “execution style” with pellets as part of an “active-shooter drill”. The case has reignited conversations about the usefulness of drills and the methods used to prepare schools for shootings.”

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The post-election hangover cure

Hilary Van Alsburg, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published the Arizona Daily Star. “The election is over. What’s next? The energy leading up to the election carried with it an undercurrent of urgency by voters. Now that the ballots are cast, many of us are asking, what’s next?…”

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Help make sure SB 1173 is heard

Please contact House members now and let them know how important SB 1173 is and that it does NOT cost any money. As you know, SB1173 would help single moms get the education they need while making sure their children are taken care of. SB 1173 is sponsored by Sen. Heather Carter, and because she is…

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What a day! They can DEFINITELY hear us now.

Thank you for making the 26th Annual Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Luncheon such a success! Over 1000 people attended our Annual Luncheon on April 24, 2019 – nonprofit partners and grantees, philanthropists, community leaders, Unidas participants – talk about turning up the volume! We’ll send out a photo album next week. We celebrated 2019…

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Donor Advised Fund Recommendation

Thank you for visiting, this page if for donors who have established Donor Advised Funds held at the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.  Submit your secure Donor-Advised Grant Recommendation Form.  

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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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What makes a gift transformational?

When you give to the Women’s Foundation, you transform over 20 nonprofit organizations reaching over 15,000 women and girls. In our newest interview series, learn about three featured grantee partners and how a grant from the Women’s Foundation helped these organizations grow, innovate and transform. Make a gift and double your impact! All new and…

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Creating Community: Part 2 – Hard Conversations in an Online Classroom – ‘Othello’

Judith McDaniel (2015-2016 Fellow) with Tim Fraser-Bumatay, Daniel Herrera, and Ryan Kelly.  This piece was first published in Educational Technology & Change Journal, “The four of us are all teachers in face-to-face classrooms, and we have all needed to have difficult conversations about race…”

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