Meet Taylor Williamson our Director of Development at the Arizona Leadership Foundation. Taylor cultivates and manages our portfolio of Corporate Champions. Prior to ALF, he had a background in the hospitality industry for Visit Boise. Taylor promoted Boise as a premier sports tourism destination. Taylor has experience with some of nation’s premier events including the Super Bowl, U.S. Open and the NCAA Basketball Tournament. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Science: Public Law and Political Philosophy from Boise State University and has a Master of Arts: Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. He is married; he and his wife, Hannah, just welcomed their first son, Hudson, in the spring of 2022. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, cooking and watching sports.
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
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Meet the Hann Family from West Valley Christian School (WVCS) in Goodyear, Arizona. Bryson, age 9 is in 3rd grade Emerson, age 7, is in 1st grade Grayson, age 6 is in kindergarten N. H., age 6, is in kindergarten L.H., age 3, is in preschool From their mom, Amber Hann, “We chose to walk […]Read More
The Frausto family is made up of nine people including seven adorable children. The four school aged children are currently enrolled at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Tucson, AZ. Jeanette is in 4th grade, Gianna is in 3rd grade, Gabriel is in 2nd grade and Jacey started Kindergarten this year. The siblings are each a year and a […]Read More
Meet Layola Wallace a Freshman at St. Michael Indian School (SMIS) located in Window Rock, Arizona. This is her first year at SMIS and she has had a fairly easy transition to the school and is currently on the cheerleading squad and would like to try out for soccer next year. She told us that […]Read More
Meet Cyrus and Elijah Wiley from the Tucson Waldorf School (TWS). The boys are currently in 8th and 7th grade and have been at the school since preschool. A couple of years before finding TWS the family had a life-changing event that left their mom paralyzed from the waist down. April Wiley and Cyrus, who […]Read More
Meet Dalen Obiedo. He is one of four siblings being raised by their single mom, Mari. School has not always been easy for Dalen, who is Autistic. He attended public school and had trouble with kids bullying him, which led to him not wanting to attend school because he was afraid of being hurt. Dalen […]Read More
Meet Olivya, a darling Kindergarten student at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School. Olivya has been raised by her father, Kelton, since she was two years old. Finding a job that understood Kelton’s situation as a single parent has always been a challenge. There were times when he was unemployed simply because he did not […]Read More
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