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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 […]

Civic Leadership

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership names Flinn-Brown Award recipients

Five high-impact leaders from throughout Arizona were honored Sept. 22 in Phoenix at the Flinn-Brown Convention, a celebration of civic leadership and public service hosted by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. The individual winners of the Flinn-Brown Awards at the second annual Convention have made significant contributions to Arizona as state-government advisers, elected officials, […]

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. […]