The mission of the Arizona Western College Foundation is to empower people to reach their educational and career aspirations by enhancing access to learning opportunities.
As Arizona Western College continues its heritage of leadership in the field of education and providing lifelong learning opportunities to the community and constituents we serve, the Foundation will continue its work of creating strategic, entrepreneurial partnerships and innovative fundraising opportunities in support of the College's mission and goals.
The AWC Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 1963 to enhance and support student learning at AWC. The AWC Foundation is the sole, official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the College. It oversees the distribution of Foundation scholarship awards, assists with the establishment of gifts and administers over seventy scholarships in support of current and future AWC students.
A volunteer Board of Directors composed of business and industry representatives, community leaders, alumni, and Foundation employees provide vision, strategic planning, and leadership for the AWC Foundation.