As the Vice President of Arizona Leadership Foundation, Ariana Muth is responsible for running multiple facets of the business. Before starting ALF with her husband, Aaron the Foundation’s CEO, she worked in commercial real estate. She did marketing and handled the processing of lease and sale negotiations. In addition, she also worked in the accounting department. This experience helped her see the whole business process including; networking, marketing, client relations, deal negotiations and escrows.
Upon graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in BS in Business, Ariana was a substitute teacher. She worked in special education classrooms and classes from Kindergarten through high school. This gave her a glimpse into the Arizona public education system.
In her role with ALF, Ariana oversees the Disabled and Displaced program which included working with families on their scholarship options, budgeting DD scholarship award amounts, working with schools on scholarship program awareness and education, training seminars for schools and families and issuing awards. Through Ariana’s work with the DD program, it has grown substantially – initially $35K in scholarships was awarded to 8 students in the Foundation’s first year of operation – 5 years later ALF awarded over 390 disabled and displaced students scholarships over $3 million for the 2017-18 school year.
Ariana coordinates the events for the foundation, which include an annual donor appreciation breakfast, charity events and a scholarship fair held at GEICO’s office for families, as well as Phoenix and Tucson scholarship seminars for schools. She also works on the business operations side of the foundation managing staff hiring, payroll and other operational functions.
Ariana is a mom to Gabriella and Dalton. Gabriella entered Kindergarten at a Cave Creek public school this year and Dalton is 2 years old. Ariana loves to spend time with her family, traveling, hiking and riding her horse in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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