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Flinn Scholars

2019 Flinn Scholarship application now available

Next spring, 20 of the most outstanding high-school seniors in Arizona will be selected as the 34th class of Flinn Scholars. Would you like to join this absolutely brilliant, fun-loving, globe-trotting community of young adults ready to make a difference in Arizona and the world? Then do it! The 2019 Flinn Scholarship application is now open. […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow, veteran lobbyist Joe Hughes advocating for American Airlines, Arizona’s business community

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation Since being elected as a Safford city councilman at a young age, Joe Hughes has been immersed in the inner workings of all levels of government. He has spent most of his career working in government relations representing transportation and construction interests, currently serving in Phoenix as the regional director […]

Flinn Scholars

Actor, writer, Flinn Scholar Paul Michael Thomson’s first full-length play hits the stage

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation Paul Michael Thomson remembers as a 12-year-old acting in “Lost in Yonkers” on stage at the Arizona Jewish Theatre. He auditioned, was paid, and afterward read positive reviews about his performance. At that moment, acting became more than just a childhood hobby. Thomson, a Class of 2011 Flinn Scholar, continued […]


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 […]