Student Spotlights

Meet Avery from New Way Academy
November 28, 2023

Meet Avery Dilworth, an 8th grader attending her first year at New Way Academy in Phoenix. The family and Avery shared their story with us, highlighting Avery’s condition and explaining how an academic home at New Way has meant much more to them than just being enrolled in school. The Arizona Leadership Foundation is pleased […]


October Student Spotlight: Meet Aurora
October 23, 2023

Meet Aurora Grimwade, who is currently a freshman at Arizona State University. Aurora was a speaker at our Corporate Champions Breakfast in May 2023 and shared her success story as an Arizona Leadership Foundation scholarship recipient. She attended Phoenix Christian, receiving scholarship funds from ALF for eight years. She has two brothers, Cashis, who is […]


September Spotlight: Meet Lily from the St. Anthony School
September 26, 2023

Meet Lily Troglia, from the St. Anthony School, located in Show Low, Arizona. Lily is in 3rd Grade and has attended the school since Pre-K. The Troglia family is Catholic and they appreciate how St. Anthony’s incorporates Catholicism into the studies. They also enjoy the sense of community the school fosters for the families who […]


August Family Spotlight: Meet the Humphreys’ Twins
August 24, 2023

Meet the Humphreys’ twins from Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS) in Phoenix. Both brothers just graduated in the spring of 2023. Caleb is heading to Cornell University and Richard is heading to Carnegie Melon. They have been raised by their single mom, Mozette. She is very thankful for the Arizona Leadership Foundation scholarships that have […]


Meet the Kholderov family from Phoenix Hebrew Academy
June 19, 2023

Meet the Kholderov family from Phoenix Hebrew Academy (PHA). They are a family of seven, with two children currently attending PHA, Aaron is entering 7th Grade and Shlomo will be in 5th grade. Mom, Marina, is a preschool teacher and the dad, Nison is a barber. They have three grown children: Elizabeth who graduated from […]


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 […]



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