Pro Tip of the Month: Be Innovative

This month’s tip comes courtesy of the 2023 Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year, Barbara Marusiak, senior director of clinical research & regulatory science at ASU State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation “Life poses challenges, big and small. Innovation is the ability to come up with new and creative ideas. It is […]

Homeward Bound Names New CEO

Homeward Bound recently announced Sam Fowler as its new CEO. He comes to the organization after a highly successful tenure as VP of development at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley, boasting a diverse background encompassing leadership roles in various sectors. With a profound commitment to serving communities, Fowler’s professional journey includes leadership roles […]

Phoenix Art Museum Curator of Asian Art to Retire

Phoenix Art Museum announced that Janet Baker, Ph.D., has been named Curator Emerita of Asian Art in honor of her distinguished service over more than two decades as the museum’s curator of Asian art. Baker, who is retiring on Aug. 31, joined the museum in 2000 and over her 23-year tenure guided the expansion of […]

Friendly House Appoints New President & CEO

Friendly House, one of Arizona’s pioneer social service agencies, announced that Avein Saaty-Tafoya has been appointed the new president & CEO. An experienced nonprofit leader, Saaty-Tafoya has more than 25 years of leadership experience, with a specific focus on providing integrated healthcare to underrepresented populations. Most recently, Saaty-Tafoya served as executive director for the Institute […]

Pro Tip of the Month: Work as a Team

This month’s tip comes courtesy of Kim Graham, the executive director of the Arizona Educational Foundation “As the school year begins, it’s important to remember that teachers and administrators want what’s best for students. Educators teach language, math, arts and other academics. Students bring social-emotional skills they have learned at home into the classroom, as […]

Fresh Start Names New Chief Impact Officer

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation recently named Angela Tate as their new chief impact officer.  In her new role, Tate will lead Fresh Start’s social work and community engagement teams and strategies by identifying and addressing the needs of women in underserved communities and communities of color across the Valley. “As a woman of color, I […]

Philanthropy Pros: Herberger Theater Center Selects 7 New Board Members

Herberger Theater Center recently announced the election of seven new board members: Dr. Battinto L. Batts Jr., Gerald Bohulano, Kim Ho, Elizabeth Montgomery, Miguel Munguia, Beatrice “Bea” Rocklin and Tania Torres. “As we begin this exciting new chapter for our organization, I’m excited to work with our new board members as we attract new audiences […]

SARRC Announces New VP of Operations

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center announced Jennifer Burwell in a new role as its vice president of operations. Burwell comes to SARRC with 20 years of experience in business operations and organizational leadership, with a background in real estate, including residential properties, multifamily housing, industrial space and office buildings. As VP of operations, Burwell oversees all operations […]

New Board Chair & Members at Make-A-Wish Arizona

Make-A-Wish® Arizona, a leading nonprofit dedicated to granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses, is pleased to announce that Kyle Pottinger from the Phoenix Suns has been appointed its incoming board chair. Pottinger brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for positively impacting the lives of children and families. The organization also […]

Fresh Start Names Chief of Staff

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation has named Heidi Coupland chief of staff in direct support of the nonprofit’s growth and the expansion of its Impact Program. Coupland’s promotion comes after more than 20 years of service to Fresh Start and directly on the heels of a 19 percent increase in revenue in fiscal year 2023 under […]