SAFFORD—The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Colleen Iuliucci will join its southeast Arizona office as Regional Philanthropic Advisor, serving ACF of Cochise and ACF of the Gila Valley beginning February 1, 2021.
As Regional Philanthropic Advisor, Colleen will be responsible for coordination with local nonprofits, managing grant cycles, creating community engagement, and assisting Regional Director Angie Laskarides with building assets to enhance grantmaking and scholarships for communities across southeastern Arizona.
Colleen brings eight years of experience in nonprofit development work, most recently for the Arizona Land & Water Trust in Tucson. She has demonstrated success in grant management, capital and major gift campaigns, teaching, and project management. She currently serves as membership chairperson for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Tucson Chapter.
“Adding Colleen to our team increases our depth and breadth of service to the communities in Cochise, eastern Santa Cruz, Graham, and Greenlee counties,” said Angie Laskarides, Regional Director. “We believe Colleen’s background in nonprofit development and planned giving will enhance the growth of our two southeast Arizona regions. Colleen has knowledge and experience working with ranchers and other partners in our rural counties, as well as in-depth knowledge of Sky Islands’ ecosystems and wildlife.”
Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Belmont University and is also a certified yoga instructor. She resides in Tucson with her partner and stepson.
The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley was established in 1997 as permanent philanthropic endowments for the enduring benefit of the southeast Arizona community. This family of charitable funds are guided by a local Boards of Advisors and benefits from cost-efficient, centralized professional services provided by the Arizona Community Foundation.
Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 25 community foundations in the nation with more than $1 billion in trust and endowment assets, and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Since inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $850 million in grants, scholarships and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at azfoundation.org.