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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 […]


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 […]