New Board Chair and New Member

We are pleased to announce that the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s (CFSA) Board of Trustees has selected Fred Chaffee as Board Chair and  added Claudia Jasso-Stevens as a new member for the 2015–2016 fiscal year, beginning July 1st. The Board of Trustees governs the organization, establishes policy, sets priorities and approves grant recommendations. All members are volunteers and serve three year terms.

Fred Chaffee, Chair-elect, Board of Trustees

Fred 2Fred Chaffee, former Vice Chair, CFSA and former President and CEO of Arizona’s Children Association is the chair-elect CFSA Board of Trustees. During Fred Chaffee’s nearly 20-year tenure at the Arizona’s Children Association, he grew the agency 20-fold and Arizona’s Children Association is now the largest child welfare and behavioral health agency in Arizona, providing services in every county of the state. His expertise includes strategic planning, operations, and organizational development. Fred now operates his own consulting firm on a national level. In addition he sits on Arizona’s Legislative Oversight Committee for the Department of Child Safety.



Claudia Jasso-Stevens, Board Member and Chair, Development Committee

Caludia-Jasso-Stevens-1x2-web-300-dpi-_DSC6287Claudia Jasso-Stevens joins CFSA Board of Trustees and will serve as the Chair of the Development Committee. She is the Managing Partner for Jasso Development & Planning, a development consulting firm.  Claudia has over 20 years of professional experience in the public and private sector.  She has directed campaigns that have attracted national attention and successfully managed extensive development projects. Claudia has worked in corporate training, managing and developing individuals across the Nation and internationally. As evidenced by her widespread volunteerism, she truly understands the value of balancing professional success with philanthropy. Claudia is a strong advocate for diversity and has pioneered successful efforts aimed at increasing cultural competence and changing cultural climates.