The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley hosts Greenlee Gives Back event

MORENCI—The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley invites the communities of Greenlee County to join us for an evening of food, entertainment and an opportunity to learn about the Greenlee Community Fund.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Morenci Club. A four-course dinner will be served while attendees enjoy live music. Tickets to attend are $50 per person with net proceeds benefiting the Greenlee Community Fund. To register for the event, visit

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.

Gold Sponsors

Arizona Complete Health
Empire Machinery
Open Loop, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Boulder Creek Construction & Excavating LLC
Freeport McMoRan
Independent Mine Maintenance LLC
Sollers Construction LLC
Town and Country Supply

Bronze Sponsors

Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative
Gila Health Resources
Greenlee County
Morenci Hardware & Supply
Mt Graham Regional Medical Center
Prina Family LLC
Town of Clifton
Town of Duncan
Velocity Builders
Chase Creek Marketplace
Executive Management Services


Event Details

The evening starts with a hosted bar and tray passed appetizers.  Feast on an amazing gourmet meal of Filet mignon, shrimp scampi, delicious sides and an array of desserts to settle any sweet tooth.  The evening will continue with sounds from the band Crossroads with your favorite libation from the bar.  Good times are awaiting, so do your part and support the Greenlee Community Fund.

Tickets – $50 each and can be purchased online at or can be purchase at Morenci Hardware & Supply, Chase Creek Marketplace and Town and Country Supply.  Please like our Facebook page so you can follow what we will be the EVENT OF THE YEAR at

 Why Support the Greenlee Gives Back Gala?

The purpose of this Gala 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 fund opened in 2013 with gifts from Duncan Valley Electric Coop, Greenlee County and contractors working at FMI.  The current value of this fund is $36,230 and the distribution rate in 2017 was 4.25% equaling $1,540.00 in awarded grants. There are much greater community needs. For more grants to be given, we need to increase the assets of the Fund.  Additional purposes for this event are to share the stories of local residents and how they are impacted by these grants and to also increase awareness of our local affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation.

  • Founded in 1997
  • Assets: $4,815,365
  • Funds for Scholarships: 5
  • Funds held by Nonprofit Organization: 5
  • Total to date in grants: $407,482*
  • Total to date in scholarships: $355,891*
  • Special Initiatives addressing specific needs such as early childhood development and health care: $51,500
  • 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 Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley is a growing and permanent collection of funds created by local residents for the benefit of communities in Graham and Greenlee Counties. This family of charitable funds is guided by a local Board of Advisors and benefits from cost-efficient, centralized professional services provided by the Arizona Community Foundation.

Founded in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide philanthropy with regional offices serving communities across Arizona. Last year, the Arizona Community Foundation distributed over $55 million to more than 4,500 nonprofit organizations, schools, and faith-based organizations.

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