Student Spotlights

April Student Spotlight: Meet Madison from ACCEL
April 26, 2023

Meet Madison Archambault an 11-year-old with Cerebral Palsy and a severe developmental delay. She attends ACCEL, a school serving special needs students in the Phoenix area. The Arizona Leadership Foundation has worked with ACCEL for a number of years and we recently were on-site to be a part of the dedication of the re-opening of […]


March Student Spotlight: Meet Abril
March 27, 2023

Meet Abril, a first-grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Yuma, AZ. She loves swimming and making new friends at the park. Abril enjoys gymnastics, dance classes and performing on-stage. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher. Abril is pictured with her mom, Lorenia. Lorenia, works at the Hospice of Yuma as […]


Where are they now? Spotlight on Ethan Saenz
February 24, 2023

Let us introduce Ethan Saenz, who graduated last May from Dream City Christian School with a 4.5 GPA. Ethan is currently attending Grand Canyon University (GCU). Ethan received scholarships from the Arizona Leadership Foundation from Kindergarten through his senior year of high school.  We at ALF are so proud that he has translated that support […]


January Family Spotlight: Meet the Burke Family from The Jones-Gordon School
January 26, 2023

Meet the Burke Family, Kadence is in 9th grade and Jakob is in 8th grade at The Jones-Gordon School. Amanda, their mom is also a teacher at the school where she teaches the Wilson Reading System to dyslexic students and also middle school math. Their dad, Jake Sr., is a City of Phoenix Police Officer who […]


Meet the Conner-Townsend Family from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Tucson
November 21, 2022

Meet the Conner-Townsend Family. Robert and Dolores Conner adopted their six grandchildren so they could provide them with a fresh start and the greatest chance for success. They moved their grandchildren from Pinetop to Tucson, where the Conner’s live, so they could lead a normal life with a quality education, in a faith-based environment. The Conners, who are Catholic, wanted […]


Meet Waylon from the Foundation for Blind Children
October 25, 2022

Meet Waylon, who is in first grade at the Foundation for Blind Children (FBC). Waylon has a very rare chromosome abnormality that has caused multiple disabilities including cortical visual impairment. Waylon started receiving visual therapy services from FBC when he was around a year old. When it was time to choose a preschool, the family […]


September “Where Are They Now” Spotlight: Luis Jimenez
September 30, 2022

Over a decade ago, Luis Jimenez played in a grade school Mariachi Band at the Arizona Leadership Foundation Scholarship Fair. Luis played the violin and sang as part of the group, he has had the quite the journey since that sunny day in Tucson. Meet our latest “Where Are They Now” Spotlight Story, Luis Jimenez […]


August Spotlight: Meet Alecs from St. Mary’s
August 10, 2022

Every year, The Arizona Leadership Foundation hosts our donors for a breakfast event in May to celebrate our Corporate Champion’s contributions to education across Arizona. This year for our 10th Anniversary, we were excited to have our event at St. Mary’s and bring ALF home to where it started. In addition to serving as our […]


June 2022 Student Spotlight: Meet Dani
June 27, 2022

Meet Dani Raymond who just recently graduated from Yuma Catholic High School with an unweighted 3.96 GPA.  She comes from a family of seven and is the middle child of the five siblings. Dani has been attending private school since she was in second grade with the help of scholarships from the Arizona Leadership Foundation. […]


May Family Spotlight – Meet the Baker Family
May 20, 2022

Meet the Baker family from St. Augustine Catholic High School in Tucson. Kevin Luke is currently a freshman and Olivia is finishing up her sophomore year. Originally the mom, Andrea Neale, was living in Baton Rouge, LA. Unfortunately, she was displaced during Hurricane Katrina. She decided to move to Tucson, where she had family. A […]



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