In 2019, CFSA granted $500,000 to 23 high impact nonprofits. Join us for “The Impact of CORE: A Grantee Panel Discussion” to see the transformational effect of that funding first hand.

On Thursday, December 12th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, join CFSA moderators and 6 grant recipients to hear details about how CORE has helped each of them to serve the mission of their organization, dream big, and thrive. Panelists include:


Jesse Figueroa, Director – Adult Literacy Plus of Southwest Arizona (Yuma, AZ)

Mary Helen Maley, Board President and Co-Founder – Circles of Peace/Círculos De Paz (Nogales, AZ)

Emma Torres, Executive Director – Campesinos sin Fronteras (Somerton, AZ)

Louise Misztal, Executive Director – Sky Island Alliance (Tucson, AZ)

Dr. Marcela Molina, Director – Tucson Girl’s Chorus (Tucson, AZ)

Jenny Volpe, CEO – Make Way for Books (Tucson, AZ)


For more information regarding event attendance, please contact Matti Bowen, Manager of Donor Engagement at 


All nonprofits staff members who are interested in learning more about the impact CORE grants have had are invited to join us for this event, alongside other community members. However, please note that this is not a grant information session, and will not include details on how to apply for CORE Grants. For information about those upcoming grant information sessions, please see our website.