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THE 2017-2018 FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM will begin September 1st, 2017 and NEW this year - is that your current participants (supporters) linked to your organization will NOT need to reenroll. They will automatically be reenrolled for the 2017-2018 program.


Funding Our Future!

Dear Sunnyside Community Partners,

We invite you to support the critical mission of the Sunnyside Foundation and continue to help us bring resources to classrooms, students and teachers. 

Join us at our 6th Annual Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success luncheon, Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at Casino Del Sol Resort.

Even though state funding has increased, preserving and strengthening Public Education is needed more than ever before

Become part of The Sunnyside Foundation Family!


Annual Luncheon



Pathways to Success Luncheon


Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success Sponsors, 2017

Be part of the 2017 Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success Luncheon!
Join us on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at Casino Del Sol Resort
Honorary Chair:  Chancellor Lee Lambert, Pima Community College District
Keynote Address: Eric Renaud, CEO, Pima Federal Credit Union

True Community Partner: COX Communications & Lisa Lovallo
Luncheon Themes: Libraries & Literacy and STEM in the Garden

Honoring Educators:
Kate Street, District Library Coordinator, Sunnyside High School Librarian
Renauna Hartranft, Special Education Aide, Lauffer Middle School
Lauffer Sustainable Garden Coordinator

Presenting Sponsor

Casino del Sol



Major Sponsor

Pima Federal Credit Union

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Affinity Wealth Management

Silver Sponsors

Alliance Bank of Arizona
Cox Communcations
Diamond Ventures
Habitat for Humanity Tucson
Hughes Federal Credit Union
MidState Energy
NVision Networking Inc.
Pima County School Superintendent
Tucson Federal Credit Union
Vantage West
Walmart Community Stores

Direct Contributions

ASARCO, Grupo Mexico
Diet of Hope
El Rio Health Center
Wells Fargo

Table Sponsors

SUSD Leadership Team
SUSD Governing Board
Dr. Eugenia Favela
Valerie Sanchez


The 5th Annual Funding Our Future: Pathways to Success luncheon held on October 20th was the most successful to date! Our largest annual fundraiser to date (see graphic) will allow the Foundation to enhance and enrich its already successful projects and programs benefitting the students of the Sunnyside Unified School District. To all of you that made the luncheon a tremendous success through contributions, entertainment, attendance or some other form of support, we could not do it without you. THANK YOU!

Funding Our Future History



Grant Donation 2016

At the April Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board meeting, The Sunnyside Foundation was recognized “for your extraordinary support of our health services programs.

This was recognition for our support of Nurses’ offices district wide in providing Back to Basics grants ($250.00 maximum) for purchase of Nutritional Snacks for intervention in diabetic episodes suffered by student’s with diabetes throughout the district.  Expansion of this concept will include Diabetic Kits for emergency use in classrooms and on school buses.  During the past 2 years, The Foundation has funded over six thousand dollars in Back to Basics, Emergency/Flexible funding grants.

Desert View High School DECA Club with Mr. Hector Reyes, Advisor
2014 Sunnyside Luncheon

Sunnyside Foundation Community Partners, 2016

Thank you for ‘Funding Our Future’

Acosta, Mary & Frederick
Acosta, Rosa
Allen, Susan
Baca, Javier & Maria Jimenez
Badaracco, Randy
Badian, Rosemary
Ballesteros, Jane
Baurley, Angela
Barton, Sandra
Beattie, Georgina S
Benavidez, John.
Bergman, Debra
Bissell, Diane
Bonillas, Jose
Bornstein, Nicolle S
Campano, Cindy
Campbell, Caitlyn
Canchola, Roger
Carlos, Catalina
Celaya, George
Clark, Nate
Crites, Annabel
Croft, Vaughn E
Crouch, Buck
D'Anna, Thomas G.
DeLuna, Juan
Diep, Myanh
Dong, Eva C.
DuBois, Danielle A.
Dunne, Timothy J
Edwards, Debra Jo & John
Ellington, David C.
Encinas, Hector
Ervin, Yvonne
Escarcega, Lorena N.
Favela, Eugenia
Flesch, Robert L
Francis, Pam
Gallegos, Guillermo
Galva, Carmelita
Garcia, Rosie P
Gignac, Donie J.
Glass, Brenda Y
Gonzalez-Gann, Elizabeth
Gray, Edna
Gruentzel, Richard
Hawkins, Karen
Herrera, Yolanda
Higgins, Michelle
Hobbes, John
Holmes, Steve
Hopkins, Alberta B
Hostetter, Adam C
Huerta, Adriana
Jordan, Nadia & Samuel
Katz, Joan
Lancaster, Raymond
LaVigne, Anne
Leon, Santos M
Leon, Veronica
Ligon, Victoria Kathleen
Lindberg, Julia M.
Looney, Maria
Mariscal, Janette
Marquez, Edmund
Martinez, Ana P
McCorkle, Mary Beth
McCormick, Rudy B
Meadows, Sarah
Medina, Sally
Moreno, Rick & Angelica
Murphy, Shannon
Osgood, Christopher
Ortiz, Monica G
Ortiz, Thomas

Pearson, Lindsay
Perez, Arlett
Pigman, Linda A.
Pike, Bill
Proano, Naomi
Prokop, Sara Lynn
Quintero, Rebecca
Ridge, James D.
Roberts, Robin
Rosas, Rosemary
Rothrock, Jamie
Ryan, Denise R
Salaiz, Debra S.
Samorano, Alex
Samorano, Donna
Samorano, Raul S.
Sanchez, Valerie
Schmaltz, Christopher
Shanaha, T.D. & J.M.
Singleton, Jeff
Siqueiros, Daniela
Snyder, David A.
Solorio, Joe
Soria, Monique
Steffes, Don C
Storm, Alan L.
Thompson, Richard
Tillis, Sue J.
Trattner, Sally
Travis, Catherine A
Valencia, Fernando
Vandervort, Margaret
Vasquez, Abel
Veliz,M.  Roxanne
Verdugo, Lorena
Veres, Mary M
Villicana, Taunya K.
Volpe, Jenny
Wikstrom, Maria
Williams, Leila
Yubeta, Alma

Affinity Wealth Management
A Fresh Approach Media
Alliance Bank of Arizona
Arizona Central Credit Union
BMO/Harris Bank
CareMore Health Plans
Casino Del Sol Resort
Cox Communications
Diamond Family  Foundation
Diamond Ventures, Inc.
Diet of Hope
Get Away Today
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
HSL Family Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
Hughes Federal Credit Union
Lauffer Future City
Midstate Energy
nVision Networking, Inc.
PICOR Foundation
Pima Community College Foundation
Pima County School Superintendent
Pima Federal Credit Union
Raytheon Gift Matching for Education
RBC Wealth Management
Stone Canyon Community Foundation
SUNDT Foundation
Sunnyside Leadership Team
Sunnyside Unified School District Employees
The Stocker Foundation
The Sunnyside Foundation Board of Directors
Vantage West Credit Union
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western Alliance Bank

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