Diamonds & Denim Benefit for the Greenlee Community Fund

MORENCI – The Greenlee Gives Back Committee invites you to join them for an evening of food, entertainment and an opportunity to learn about the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley and the Greenlee Community Fund.

The event takes place at the Morenci Club on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6 PM – 11:30 PM.

Your $50 ticket to “Diamonds and Denim” includes a complimentary drink during cocktail hour, tray passed hors d’oeuvres, a steak dinner & some very delicious desserts. Crossroads will entertain the night, so get on your dancing shoes. This event will include door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, along with a live and silent auction. Join the fun and help support Greenlee County Nonprofits. Be sure to share this awesome event with your friends!

The Greenlee Community Fund collects charitable donations to serve the broad array of needs within Greenlee County. It is an endowment, with a portion of the returns awarded as grants to local causes every year. Because the principal is invested, the fund continues to grow, creating perpetual financial support for the communities of Greenlee County.

Tickets are on sale now!
Please call Colin Shannon at 520-505-3678 to purchase your ticket, or check out the event’s Facebook Page.

Why Support Greenlee Gives Back?

The purpose of Greenlee Gives Back is to raise money for the Greenlee County Community Fund. This is an endowed (forever) fund from which investment earnings go back into the community via annual grants to local nonprofits. Grants are competitive and selected each year by a local committee. The current value of this fund is approximately $47,000 and the distribution rate in 2018 was 4.25% equaling $1,200 in awarded grants. There are much greater community needs, but to be able to award more in grants we need to increase the assets of the Fund. Additional purposes for this event are to share the stories of how our grants impact local residents and to increase awareness of our local affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation. Last year we had a great inaugural event and fun was had by all. We were able to add over $11,000 into the Greenlee Community Fund. We learned a great deal last year, and we know this event will be even better.

ACF of the Gila Valley

  • Founded in 1997
  • Assets: $5,859,000
  • Funds for Scholarships: 7
  • Funds held by Nonprofit Organization: 5
  • Total to date in grants: $862,618
  • Total to date in scholarships: $328,979
  • Special Initiatives addressing specific needs such as early childhood development and health care: $100,000
  • Nonprofits supported include Duncan PRIDE Society, Javelina Chase, SEACUS, Gila Valley Arts Council, Mt Graham Safe House, Special Olympics, Duncan Schools and many more

The event is sponsored by:

Arizona Community Foundation • Empire Cat • The Miners Diner & Bar

Open Loop Energy • United Way • Freeport McMoRan • Town of Duncan

Duncan Valley Electric Coop • Gila Health Resources • Graham County Chamber of Commerce • Greenlee County • Judge Monica Stauffer • Kempton Chevrolet • Morenci Hardware & Supply • Morenci Unified School District • Mt Graham Regional Medical Center • Prina Family LLC • Town of Clifton