Local schools, programs benefit from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff

| September 21, 2016

By CCC&Y

Killip Elementary School Principal Joe Gutierrez and educator Ted Komada attend and receive a financial award from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff. Photo courtesy of FUSD.

Killip Elementary School Principal Joe Gutierrez and educator Ted Komada attend and receive a financial award from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff. Photo courtesy of FUSD.

The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff presented the Flagstaff Unified School District’s schools and programs with more than $150,000 at its 19th Annual Grants Award held Sept. 20 in Flagstaff.

“Thank you Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff for your generous support of FUSD teachers and students!,” FUSD reported on its Facebook page. “These supportive grants from these community giving partners are very much appreciated.”

Awards were presented to:

  • Friends of Camp Colton
  • Alpine Leadership Academy and Grand Canyon Youth
  • Flagstaff High School (Courtyard Restoration Project)
  • Marshall Elementary (Suzuki Violin Program)
  • FUSD Foundation (Teacher Innovation Grant Program)
  • Killip Elementary School
  • Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School
  • United Way (KinderCamp Program)

Killip Elementary School received a grant for its STEM program.

“Specifically bringing in the training, materials and other support into the building to integrate Problem Based Learning with the existing work we’ve done with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics),” said Ted Komada, who was named the STEM Teacher of the Year at the third annual Community STEM Celebration in March.

The community partners included: ACF of Flagstaff, Forest Highlands Foundation, Full Circle Trade and Thrift, Geile Charitable Fund, GeoFund, Molly and Joseph Herman Foundation, McClanahan Family Unrestricted Fund and W.L. Gore & Associates.

Overall, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and collaborators awarded $1.35 million in grants, scholarships.

“When people come together to work toward a common goal, great things happen,” said Cathy Ryan, Chair of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff Board of Advisors. “This year, 12 collaborating funders came together to support local nonprofits, and the result is more than $1 million being put to work in our community.”

Please read the full media release here:

Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and Collaborators Awards $1.35 Million in Grants, Scholarships

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