Flinn Foundation

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Venture capitalist offers expertise; 2016 progress featured during Bioscience Roadmap events

The Flinn Foundation hosted its annual Bioscience Roadmap events in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Tempe April 11-13 to highlight the recent bioscience successes of each of the three regions and introduce a Bay Area venture capitalist who provided his insights on how Arizona could attract more risk capital. More than 400 people attended the events, during […]

Civic Leadership

Rise to the occasion: Apply for Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

By Nancy Welch Vice President, Arizona Center for Civic Leadership We aren’t just living in interesting times. We’re in the midst of a remarkable period. Partisanship and polarization have risen to a fever pitch. Some observers assume a technology-driven future in an ever-more-connected world, while others are looking only to the past for the way […]

Flinn Scholars

Flinn Scholar Nick Spark finds international success as documentary filmmaker

Nick Spark remembers well the showing of his second documentary film, “The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club,” in his hometown of Tucson. His high-school classmate, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was in attendance to watch the film about a pioneering woman aviator and rival of Amelia Earhart. Less than five months later, […]

Jack B Jewett


Longtime Arizona leader Jack Jewett to retire as Flinn Foundation CEO

Jack B. Jewett will retire as Flinn Foundation President and CEO at the end of September, concluding more than eight years of service in which the foundation expanded and enhanced its program areas to better serve Arizona. Russell Reynolds Associates, an international executive search firm, has been hired by the Foundation to conduct a national […]