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Funding Our Future!

Funding Our Future 20th Anniversary

Dear Sunnyside Community Partners,

Help the Sunnyside Foundation, Inc. celebrate 20 years
of positive impact!

Join us at our 5th Annual Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success luncheon On Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at Casino Del Sol Resort
(info below)
If you are unable to join us, help us, by making a donation by CLICKING HERE.

As resources continue to disappear, our programs and projects are more needed than ever before!
Become part of The Sunnyside Foundation Family!


Annual Luncheon


Pathways to Success Luncheon


Honorees at the 2016 5th Annual Luncheon

True Community Partner:
Casino Del Sol Resort, & Mark Scheller, Vice-President Community Relations & Sales

Mary Acosta, District Instrumental Music Coordinator, Band Teacher
Jackie Nichols, Billy Lane Lauffer 6th Grade Social Studies & Future City STEM Teacher
Donna Samorano, Principal, Sierra 2-8
Special Recognition:
The Dynamic Team from Desert View High School Precision Machine Shop & Drafting Program
Jose Gastelum, Principal
Mario Castro, Assistant Principal
Raul Hodgers, Assistant Principal
Rosemary Rosas, Principal, Freshman Academy
Cesar Gutierrez, Precision Machine Shop & Drafting Teacher

Honorary Chairman:
Dr. Alan Storm, Superintendent/CEO, Pima County JTED

Keynote Address:

Lisa Lovallo, COX Communications, Market Vice President, Southern Arizona

Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success Sponsors, 2016

Presenting Sponsor

Casino del Sol

Major Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Pima Federal Credit Union

Gold Sponsors

Affinity Wealth Management
Vantage West

Silver Sponsors

Alliance Bank of Arizona
Cox Communications
Cox Communications
RBC Wealth Management

Direct Contributions

Tucson Federal Credit Union

Table Sponsors

Mary Veres & Friends
Challenger Middle School
John Benavidez, Principal
Dr. Eugenia Favela, SUSD Student Services
The Sunnyside Unified School District Leadership Team


The 4th Annual Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success luncheon held on October 22nd was the most successful to date! Our biggest fundraiser to date (see graphic) will allow the Foundation to enhance and enrich its already successful projects and programs benefitting the students of the Sunnyside Unified School District. To all of you that made the luncheon a tremendous success through contributions, entertainment, attendance or some other form of support, we could not do it without you. THANK YOU!

Funding Our Future History



Grant Donation 2014

At the April Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board meeting, The Sunnyside Foundation was recognized “for your extraordinary support of our health services programs.

This was recognition for our support of Nurses’ offices district wide in providing Back to Basics grants ($250.00 maximum) for purchase of Nutritional Snacks for intervention in diabetic episodes suffered by student’s with diabetes throughout the district.  Expansion of this concept will include Diabetic Kits for emergency use in classrooms and on school buses.  During the past 2 years, The Foundation has funded over six thousand dollars in Back to Basics, Emergency/Flexible funding grants.

Desert View High School DECA Club with Mr. Hector Reyes, Advisor
2014 Sunnyside Luncheon

Sunnyside Foundation Community Partners, 2015

Thank you for ‘Funding Our Future’

Mary & Frederick Acosta
Steve Aruquist
Javier Baca
Randy Badaracco
Angela Baurley
Raul & Christine Bejarano
Wilfred L. Bergman
Diane Bissell
Billy & Danielle Brady
Carolyn Carter
Sio Castillo
Carmen Castro
George Celaya
Karen Christensen
Nate Clark
Kristin Cooper
Marty Cortex
Annabel Crites
Andrea Dalessandro
Eva C. Dong
Danielle A. Dubois
Angelica Duddleston
Timothy J. Dunne
Debra Jo & John Edwards
Hector Encinas
George Favela
Pam Francis
Elizabeth Gonzalez-Gann
Kristina C. Gregg
Robert & Marianne Hadden
Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
Norma J. Higuera-Trask
John Hobbes
Steve Holmes
Cheryl M. House
Patricia Islas
Joan Katz
Tim Knight
Nancy Koff
Chris Kraft
Lee Lambert
Sylvia M. Lee
Vennica Leon
Carlos Lomeli
Valerie Lopez-Miranda
Renee T. Lujan
Mary Marmion
Edmund Marquez, Allstate Agent
Guillermo Martinez
Mary and Richard Martinez
Pat Martinez
Roy Massani
Mary Beth McCorkle
Michael McDonald
Robert A. Miranda
Rick & Angelica Moreno
Shannon Murphy
Roy Mussani
Christoper Osgood
Linda A. Pigman
Kathy Prather
Naomi Proano
Rebecca Quintero
Hans Raymond
Michael & Storm, Priscilla Reuwsaat
James D. Ridge
Robin Roberts
Miquel A. Roman
Rosemary Rosas
Deb Salaiz
Donna Samorano
Alex & Marilynn Sando
T.D. and J.M .Shanahan
Holly Shiel
Shalene Simmons
Randy Smith
Monique Soria
Rocco & Natalie Sugameli
Don C. Steffes
Carl Stevenson
Marilyn Sweetland
Paul E. Tang
Thomas Thaller
Sue J. Tillis
Sally Trattner
N. J. Utter
Carlos Valdez
Elaine Valenzuela
Stephanie Valenzuela
T. Van Hook
Jeanette Veseley
Taunya Villicana
Patricia & Richard Wiedhopf

Affinity Financial Group, L.L.C.
BMO Private Bank
Casino Del Sol Resort
COX Communications
Diamond Family Foundation
Diamond Ventures, Inc.
Diet of Hope
El Rio Foundation
Galaxy Circle Members
Get Away Today
Habitat for Humanity Tucson
HSL Family Foundation
Hudbay Minerals – Rosemont Copper Project
Hughes Federal Credit Union
Kinder-Morgan Foundation
Midstate Mechanical
Nova Home Loans
nVision Networking, Inc.
Pima Community College Foundation
Pima Federal Credit Union
Raytheon Employees Gift Matching for Education
RBC Wealth Management
Sasidik Bus IT Sol
Stone Canyon Community Foundation
SUNDT Foundation
Sunnyside High School
Sunnyside Unified School District Employees
The Allstate Foundation
The Stocker Foundation
The Sunnyside Foundation Board of Directors
Tucson Federal Credit Union
Vantage West Credit Union
Wells Fargo Foundation
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