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The Arizona Western College Foundation is a community foundation committed to helping students reach their career goals through collaborative contributions, scholarships, and grants.


The AWC Foundation manages 130 scholarship and program funds for a wide variety of programmatic areas. In 2016, 600 students applied for scholarships to attend Arizona Western College and the Foundation awarded $200,000 in tuition assistance. The AWC Foundation believes that obtaining a degree or certificate is a fundamental change maker for economic prosperity for the families in our community. AWC has a proven record of supporting student’s economic mobility and with your help, we can continue these efforts. Join our community partners and become a donor today. 


The mission of Arizona Western College Foundation is to make education universally accessible by removing economic barriers.

  • Raise funds by ‘friend’ raising and building endowments for scholarships to supplement institutional funds and support student enrollment goals.
  • Assist AWC programs and departments through fund management, special event fundraising assistance, promotions, and processing donations.
  • Solicit and maintain community relationships to promote collaborative projects to benefit the Foundation and AWC growth.
  • Promote Alumni participation and pride to encourage active engagement with AWC and facilitate future donations for planning giving campaigns.

Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors composed of business and industry representatives, community leaders, and alumni provide vision, strategic planning, and leadership for the AWC Foundation.

Dr. Daniel P. Corr, AWC President Ex-Officio
Lori Stofft, VP of Advancement Ex-Officio
Andrew Phelan, President Finance Director, Antelope High School
Karen Spencer, Vice President Realtor, Long Realty Yuma
Eric Gardner, Treasurer VP of Gutierrez Canales Engineering, P.C.
Bruce Gwynn Yuma Community Food Bank
Jonathan Matheus Real Estate Agent, A.T. Pancrazi Real Estate
Crystal Gunderman Senior Vice President and Regional President, Foothills Bank
Flora Llamas Business Development, Nova Home Loans
Julie Rodriguez Director for Education Services, Yuma County Education Services Agency
Jorge Lozano Attorney, Law Offices of Jorge Lozano
Meghan Scott Attorney, Noble Law Office
Daniel Ortega SW Division Manager Transmission & Distribution
Rose Ann Forte  
Chris Auza  
Laura Campbell Executive Director
Gladys Anaya Coordinator of Development and Alumni Relations
Diana Geren Office Administrator
Bertha Rivera Accounting Administrator

Equal Opportunity Organization

Arizona Western College is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions. AWC and the AWC Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all individuals (employees, board members, and students) are given equal opportunity and that selection decision be based on job-related or scholarship criteria related factors.

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