Flinn Foundation

Improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

News and Updates

Application open news item

Flinn Scholars

2017 Flinn Scholarship application now open

Next spring, 20 of the most outstanding high-school seniors in Arizona will be selected as the 32nd class of Flinn Scholars. Would you like to join this absolutely brilliant, fun-loving, globe-trotting community of young adults ready to make a difference in Arizona and the world? Then do it! The due date for the Flinn Scholarship […]

Gil Villegas

Civic Leadership

Gilberto ‘Gil’ Villegas devotes financial expertise to better Yuma County

For most of his life, Gilberto “Gil”  Villegas rarely had politics on his mind. The Yuma County deputy chief financial officer, who has spent nearly his entire career in government finance, says after participating in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, he emerged as a political devotee. “I didn’t use to care much about politics, but […]

Kim Hartmann Photo

Civic Leadership

Kim Hartmann applies business skills to serve Scottsdale school district

Over a cup of coffee, an associate told Kim Hartmann that she had heard being on the Scottsdale Unified School District governing board was the most thankless job in the world. Hartmann responded: “Absolutely, you are right, but it’s also the best job I have ever had.” It’s been less than two years since Hartmann […]

Hailey Dickson_new cropped

Flinn Scholars

Flinn Scholar Hailey Dickson receives federal scholarship to study public health in India

Flinn Scholar Hailey Dickson has earned a prestigious scholarship through the National Security Education Program, funding a semester of Hindi language study in India, which she hopes will lead to opportunities to make a global impact in public health. Dickson’s interest and experience studying public health, with a focus on the health of migrants, led […]