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Mary O’Reilly named new Flinn Foundation Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs

Mary O’Reilly, Ph.D., a philanthropy executive with extensive industry and laboratory experience, has been named the new Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs at the Flinn Foundation, where she will help implement grantmaking programs and other activities designed to advance Arizona’s bioscience sector. O’Reilly will succeed William A. Read, Ph.D., who is retiring after nearly 30 […]

Civic Leadership

Candida Hunter builds bridges between First Things First and Arizona tribes

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation Candida Hunter remembers, when she was a young mother, meeting a First Things First representative during a visit to the Hualapai community in northwestern Arizona. The staffer’s personal interest, so genuine that she asked to take a photograph of Hunter’s 2-year-old daughter, caught Hunter’s attention. The positive experience remained with […]

Arts and Culture

Flinn Foundation convenes Arizona arts-and-culture leaders to learn, share successes

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation What happens when a museum curator asks patrons what they want in an exhibit? How does a performing company’s repertoire evolve with careful study of a changing subscriber base? Since 2013, the Flinn Foundation has worked with nearly 20 of Arizona’s major performing-arts organizations, museums, and cultural pillars through a […]

Flinn Scholars

Flinn Foundation selects 22 top Arizona students as Flinn Scholars

The 2018 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 22 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors who will begin undergraduate study this fall at an Arizona public university. The highly competitive merit-based award, with a value of more than $120,000, covers the cost of tuition and room and board, and provides funding for at least two study-abroad […]