Sedona AZ (May 3, 2021) – At City Hall Mayor Sandra Moriarty declared May 7 to be Arizona Community Foundation Day in Sedona. This honor was bestowed in recognition of 30 years of leadership in community development.
Mayor Moriarty made a point to recognize the generous community members who have invested in our local community foundation and stated that “ACF Day is a chance for us to stop and imagine what our collective philanthropic gifts might accomplish in the next 30 years.”
The Arizona Community Foundation facilitates philanthropy from area residents and creates invested charitable funds that support the community in perpetuity. It also helps nonprofit organizations with professional development and is the largest private source of scholarships for area students.
“This is a special year for us,” says Jennifer Perry, Regional Director. “Thanks to our generous residents, we have provided over $7 million in grants to local nonprofits. That’s something to celebrate.”
Perry continues, “This past year during the pandemic we witnessed first-hand the value of having a local community foundation. ACF of Sedona was able to quickly deploy a half a million dollars to support our community needs. We witnessed first-hand the power of investment and the need for endowments.”
The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona was founded 30 years ago on May 7, and special celebrations are planned throughout the next twelve months. The foundation hopes to raise $300,000 dollars to endow for the community’s future.
A special gala version of the foundation’s annual Spirit of Sedona event will be held in February in honor of the 30th anniversary.
“When I stop to think about what our community would look like if ACF were not a part of it—especially over this past year—it makes me pause,” says ACF Legacy Society member and President of the Sedona Historical Society Board, Janeen Trevillyan. “ACF is an incredible asset for all of us. Here’s to the next 30 years!”