Please join the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona as we explore the principles and practices of Trust Based Philanthropy.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, CFSA President & CEO, Jenny Flynn, and Vice President for Philanthropy, Kelly Huber, will discuss CFSA’s journey to implementing Trust Based Philanthropy and our commitment to building grantee and funder relationships grounded in transparency and mutual learning.

We are excited to welcome three local nonprofit leaders to share how trust based funding has allowed them to maximize their impact within the community.


Emma Torres – Campesinos Sin Fronteras

Emma Torres is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Campesinos Sin Fronteras, a community-based grassroots organization serving farmworkers and their families in the border communities of Yuma County, Arizona, since 1999. Emma Torres holds a master’s degree in Social Work and is a UCLA Johnson and Johnson Health Executive Program Graduate.

Emma Torres is a firm believer in reaching the farm working community to reduce the economic, educational, and linguistic barriers that agricultural workers face in their everyday lives. Her leadership supports Campesinos Sin Fronteras to provide and facilitate the agricultural families the means to overcome these barriers to becoming self-sufficient. Ms. Torres has been working as a community representative and farmworker advocate since 1984. She is a strong proponent and advocate of the Promotora model as one of the most effective strategies for reaching and serving low-income Hispanic Latinos and migrant farmworker families.

Emma Torres has received numerous accolades throughout her many years of service to the community. She is a recipient of the OHTLI Award and, in 2007, was recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential Hispanics in Yuma County. In 2003, Ms. Torres received a presidential appointment to serve as a member of the US/Mexico Border Health Commission representing Arizona, in which she still serves.


Ed Sakwa – Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

Ed Sakwa is the CEO at Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse – Tucson’s only comprehensive domestic violence service provider.  He has served as Emerge’s CEO since April 2013, after serving the organization in various other capacities since 2008.

Ed graduated from Cholla High School here in Tucson, and then completed his undergraduate degree in marketing and business administration at the University of Arizona and Master of Business Administration at James Madison University.  His 28 year tenure in human services includes work in the areas of domestic violence, youth development, and nonprofit grant-making.  He has served on numerous boards of directors and community committees, including the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence and the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness.


Michael Martinez – Live Theatre Workshop

Michael Martinez has been the Executive Director of Live Theatre Workshop since 2011 where he has been devoted to creating opportunities for marginalized communities who have been systematically blocked from participating in the arts. Michael also serves as a board member for The Drawing Studio, Steady Strides Riding Center, and teaches arts administration at the University of Arizona. Michael’s other passion is in composing music for children’s musicals and sitting in as a piano player for local bands.

What: Trust Based Philanthropy: Strategies To Increase Impact In Your Giving
When: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Community Foundation Campus | 5049 E. Broadway Blvd.

Please complete the form below to RSVP for this exciting event!  Email Kelly Huber at or call 520-209-2858 with any questions.