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Arizona universities use TRIF money to expand research, build facilities, launch startups

The Technology and Research Initiative Fund makes up a small percentage of a proposition approved by Arizona voters nearly 20 years ago to benefit the state’s education system. Yet the fund has been critical for Arizona’s three public universities in allowing them to build new cutting-edge research facilities and attract world-renowned scientists to the state, […]

Civic Leadership

Marie Raymond uses early-education expertise in Tempe public service

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation The success of young children has been a passion for Marie Raymond through a career that has taken her from the Rhode Island Philharmonic to the cities of Scottsdale, Mesa, and Tempe. Raymond, a Flinn-Brown Fellow, oversees education and senior services for the city of Tempe as human services manager […]

Flinn Scholar alum Jennifer Richards

Flinn Scholars

Flinn Scholar alum Jennifer Richards dedicates career to improving health of Navajo Nation

Flinn Scholar alum Jennifer Richards provides a message to the 2018 Flinn Scholars during the annual Recognition Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore in May.   By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation Jennifer Richards may be approaching 20 years since graduating from Tuba City High School, but her dedication to her community–and especially its health—has never faltered. […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Academy 2019 application deadline is Nov. 12

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. Applications and recommendation letters will be accepted through November 12. The Academy builds Fellows’ expertise in policy and politics and introduces them to the networks that make things happen in Arizona. The Academy will include […]