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University South Foundation, Inc.

Mission Statement

To champion the enhancement of higher education opportunities offered by the University of Arizona South by identifying, cultivating, and securing resources to support students, faculty, and staff; maintaining and enhancing physical buildings and land; building viable relationships with our communities; and serving as community advocates for the University of Arizona South at local, state, and national levels.

Vision

To further community based higher education opportunities through the enhancement and expansion of The University of Arizona South, contributing to lifelong learning and promoting quality of life for residents of Arizona and beyond.

History

The University South Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1988 as The University Foundation of Sierra Vista, Inc.

The Foundation's initial campaign, "Project First Step", culminated in the dedication and official opening of The University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus on August 12, 1993. The multi-purpose 12,600 square-foot, $1 million building, located on a 13-acre campus behind Cochise College, was entirely funded with private funds. This building, which currently houses The University of Arizona South Administration, is still owned by the Foundation. The University South Foundation, Inc. has successfully raised funds to build the Arizona Folklore Building, which opened in 2002, located in Ramsey Canyon and the Patterson Observatory, which opened in 2004, located on The University of Arizona South, Sierra Vista Campus.

In 2003, the University Foundation of Sierra Vista, Inc. became the University South Foundation, Inc. to reflect the expanded geographic service area of The University of Arizona South. The presence of The University of Arizona South in Pima County, Nogales, Douglas, and future locations throughout the state makes the University South Foundation, Inc. an integral part to the continued growth and development of The University of Arizona South today.

Ways to help the University South Foundation, Inc.

Your support of The University of Arizona South through the University South Foundation, Inc. will help further community based higher education opportunities and contribute to lifelong learning. The University South Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Cash Gifts:

  • An outright gift of cash is the preferred way to support the University of Arizona South. Gifts can be made all at once or pledged over a period time. To make an outright gift, send check, money order or your credit card information to the address listed below.
  • Annual Fund:
    The Annual Fund provides unrestricted support for the University of Arizona South programs and non-academic areas. Annual Fund donations also meet many needs that are not covered by other funds.
  • Planned Giving:
    Planned Giving is a commitment made by you today, but is not realized by the University South Foundation, Inc. until some future date. Planned Gifts range from simple agreements such as bequests to life insurance.
  • Comet Campaign:
    The Comet Campaign supports the recently completed Patterson Observatory. You, too, can join the Comet Campaign by sending your $100 donation to have your name engraved on the "Wall of Stars" at the University of Arizona South.
  • Dine Under the Stars
    Dine Under the Stars is University South Foundation's annual fundraising dinner.

Send Gifts and Donations to:

University South Foundation, Inc.
1140 North Colombo
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

For more information on giving or on the University South Foundation, Inc., please call (520) 458-8278 ext. 2129.

2017 Foundation Board Officers

  • President- Michael Boardman
  • Executive Vice President- Clint Imholte
  • Vice President - Kendra Bergman
  • Treasurer-Rick Coffman
  • Secretary- Anne M. Boroweic

Board of Directors

  • Chrystie Devere
  • Ted Forte
  • Rhonda Garwood
  • Sally Holcomb
  • Maria Juvera
  • Rick Mueller
  • Jerry Schweitzer
  • Claude Wiggins
  • Kelly Wright
  • Liz York

Honorary Members

  • Pat & Joe Cracchiolo
  • Judy Gignac
  • Bob Wick

Director of Finance and Administration

  • Rosemari Sueskind
    (520) 458-8278 ext. 2129

Director of Community Relations

  • Wendee Grinde
    (520) 458-8278 ext. 2132

ufsv@u.arizona.edu

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