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Flinn at Fifty: Origins and Impact

“Flinn at Fifty: Origins and Impact” is a video commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Flinn Foundation and the lives of Dr. Robert and Irene Flinn, whose kindness and generosity led to the creation of the Foundation in 1965.



Flinn Foundation marks 50th anniversary with
$1 million gift to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

The Flinn Foundation has honored the legacy of Dr. Robert S. Flinn at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center with a $1 million gift to establish a cardiology fellowship program in his name. The grant to the Phoenix hospital was made in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Foundation, created by Dr. […]

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Civic Leadership

2015 Flinn-Brown Fellows named by Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has selected 33 Arizonans with significant leadership accomplishment and potential for the 2015 cohort of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The newest Flinn-Brown Fellows come from urban centers and rural communities throughout the state and represent many leadership and professional experiences. They share a commitment to pursuing public service […]

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Flinn Foundation executive’s retirement prompts new leadership appointments

After more than five years in a key role at the Flinn Foundation, Executive Vice President Cathy McGonigle has announced her retirement. McGonigle’s departure June 26 will trigger three additional leadership changes at the Foundation. Two of the further staff moves will be internal. Brad Halvorsen has been named the Foundation’s new Executive Vice President. […]