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Flinn-Brown Fellow, state legislator Drew John watches out for rural Arizona

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation Arizona Rep. Drew John talks about his constituents as the coaches, family, and friends he grew up with. “It makes it a lot easier when you make a decision,” John says. “I always protect my family first and I consider southern Arizona my family. If it hurts my family, I […]

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 […]


Job growth continues, research gains resume for Arizona’s bioscience sector

Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate outpacing the biosciences nationally and the state’s overall private sector, while Arizona’s public universities are seeing increases in bioscience research funding, expenditures and tech transfer, a new report shows. However, the $40 million in bioscience venture capital raised in both 2017 and 2016 was a sharp […]

Advancing Arizona - 2018 Foundation Report


Out of Many, One

President & CEO’s Message | Foundation Report 2018 By Tammy McLeod President & CEO Almost as long as I have lived in Arizona—now nearly half my life—I have admired the Flinn Foundation’s mission and leadership in our state. When I began to consider moving my career from a corporate to philanthropic environment a few years […]