Who we are and What we do
The Arizona Western College Foundation is a community foundation committed to helping students reach their career goals through collaborative contributions, scholarships, and grants.
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.
- 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|
|Brandon Kinsey, President||Garcia, Kinsey, Scott & Villarreal, P.L.C.|
|Ramona Duran, Vice President||WIOA Program Manager, La Paz Career Center|
|Dr. Frank Kidd, Treasurer||NAU Adjunct Professor of Business|
|Eric Gardner||VP of Gutierrez Canales Engineering, P.C.|
|Danyele Grissum||Program Manager, La Paz Adult Education|
|Bruce Gwynn||Executive Director, Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association|
|Jonathan Matheus||Real Estate Agent, A.T. Pancrazi Real Estate|
|Jane Peabody||AWC Coordinator of Physical and Wellness Education|
|Andrew Phelan||Finance Director, Antelope High School|
|Dr. Richard Ponschock||NAU Adjunct Faculty for Business|
|Karen Spencer||Community Fundraiser|
|Jeni Summer||Executive Director, STEDY Program Management|
|Crystal Gunderman||Senior Vice President and Regional President, Foothills Bank|
|Julie Rodriguez||Director for Education Services, Yuma County Education Services Agency|