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Grant Donation 2017

Thank you for ‘Funding Our Future

Acosta, Mary & Frederick
Acosta, Rosa
Allen, Susan
Andino, Saby I
Arvizu, Yvette
Baca, Javier & Maria Jimenez
Baldwin, Yvonne S
Ballesteros, Jane
Baurley, Angela
Barton, Sandra
Beattie, Georgina S
Berger, Christina & Edward
Bergman, Debra
Betten, Pamela S
Bissell, Diane
Bonillas, Jose
Campano, Cindy
Castro, Carmen
Celaya, George
Cervantes, Celyna
Crites, Annabel
Crouch, Buck
D'Anna, Thomas G
Dalessandro, Andrea
DeLuna, Juan
Diep, Myanh
Dong, Eva C
Duffy,. Allison
Dunne, Timothy J
Edwards, Debra Jo & John
Encinas, Hector
Favela, Eugenia
Felix, Liz
Felix, Marisela
Gallegos, Guillermo
Gallegos, Ana L
Galva, Carmelita
Garcia, Rosie P
Gignac, Donie J
Gillette, Jay Michael, honoring Marcos, Lauren
Glass, Brenda Y
Gonzalez-Gann, Elizabeth
Gray, Edna
Gruentzel, Richard
Hawkins, Karen
Herrera, Yolanda
Higgins, Michelle
Hobbes, John
Holmes, Steve
Hopkins, Alberta B
Hostetter, Adam C
House, Cheryl M
Houser, Bernie
Huerta, Adriana
Johannesmeyer, Nancy
Katz, Joan
Kobeissi, Sarah
Lavery, Amber M
Mariscal, Janette
Marquez, Edmund
Martinez, Ana P
Matchett, Morgan
McCorkle, Mary Beth
McCormick, Rudy B
Meadows, Sarah
Mercado, Victor and V.
Miranda, Robert A
Murphy, Shannon
Osgood, Christopher
Overpeck, Jennifer L

Pearson, Lindsay
Perez, Arlett
Pigman, Linda A
Pike, Bill
Pisik, Mitchell
Prather, Kathy
Proano, Naomi
Prokop, Sara Lynn
Quintero, Rebecca
Reed, Rebecca
Ridge, James D
Roberts, Robin
Robles, Patricia
Romain, Miguel A
Shanahan, T.D. & J.M.
Siqueiros, Daniela
Skeggs, Elizabeth
Snapp, Joe
Snejki, Mike
Snyder, Patricia
Soria, Monique
Steffes, Don C
Storm, Alan L
Terhune, Kellie
Tillis, Sue J.
Trattner, Sally
Travis, Catherine A
Utter, N
Valencia, Valeria
Vasquez, Abel
Veliz,M. Roxanne
Verdugo, Lorena
Veres, Mary M
Villicana, Taunya K.
Yubeta, Alma
Zimmerman, Arlene

ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.)
Affinity Wealth Management
A Fresh Approach Media
Alliance Bank of Arizona
BMO/Harris Bank
Casino Del Sol Resort
Cox Communications
Diamond Ventures, Inc.
Diet of Hope
El Rio Health Center
Empire Machinery
Get Away Today
Green Valley Financial
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
HSL Family Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
Hughes Federal Credit Union
Lauffer Future City
Midstate Energy
Monsanto Fund
nVision Networking, Inc.
PICOR Foundation
Pima Community College Foundation
Pima County School Superintendent
Pima Federal Credit Union
Raytheon Gift Matching for Education
RBC Wealth Management
Stone Canyon Community Foundation
SUNDT Foundation
Sunnyside Leadership Team
Sunnyside Unified School District Employees
The Stocker Foundation
The Sunnyside Foundation Board of Directors
Vantage West Credit Union
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western Alliance Bank

2013 Funding Our Future Luncheon

The 2nd Annual “Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success” luncheon was held on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at Casino Del Sol resort!  Over 300 guests enjoyed a program filled with student entertainment.  The String Quartet from Desert View High School serenaded our lunch guests as they entered the ballroom!  

Under the direction of Robert Reyes, the quartet provided very strong evidence that music programs are ‘alive and well’ within Sunnyside Unified School District. Leading off the luncheon program was Liberty Gifted & Talented Elementary Choir under the direction of Ms. Elizabeth Rowe.  These very talented 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were enjoyed by all!

The choir led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance following posting of the colors by the Desert View High School Jr. R.O.T.C. color guard under the guidance of Chief Frederick.  A very poignant video produced by Dave and Tina Barger of Carbo Productions paved the way for Dr. Mary Belle McCorkle, our Honorary Chair to challenge the audience to match a $5K Board Driven Challenge Grant.  Happy to report that over $7K was raised during the luncheon and $37K was raised overall.

Laura McGill, Deputy of Engineering at Raytheon gave the keynote address and shared some real Raytheon success stories of Sunnyside students that have been the beneficiaries of Raytheon employee tutoring and mentoring programs.

The Sunnyside Foundation honored ‘True Community Partners’; Affinity Financial Group and Pima Federal Credit Union.  Following were presentations to three outstanding educators;  Ava Bemer, Sierra Middle School; Debra Edwards, Desert View High School, and Linda Velazquez of Ocotillo Early Learning Center.

The luncheon was wrapped up by Rob Elias, Vice-President of Marketing at Pima Federal Credit Union who gave away 5 fully loaded laptop computers to 5 lucky Sunnyside students from “We the People” Civics class at Sunnyside High School and the Sunnyside Little League Softball Champions who were in the ballroom!

News of next year’s event will be posted shortly on our website.  Thank you to our Board of Directors, our Sponsors, our Table Sponsors and all of our volunteers who helped make our 2nd annual event a huge success!

To hear Dr. Peter Likin’s inspirational speech about the importance of Public Education, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE for the Inaugural Funding Our Future 2013 Luncheon photos.


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