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Pima nets $5 million challenge grant
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Pima nets $5 million challenge grant

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Pima Community College has been awarded a $5 million challenge grant from The Connie J. Hillman Family Foundation. This challenge grant campaign is the largest private gift to Pima Community College Foundation and will be directed toward the college’s progressive programming and existing workforce development. The award was announced at the night of the Larry Adamson of the Hillman Family Foundation at Pima Foundation's annual holiday reception. The gift will be going toward programs and workforce development initiatives and grants at Pima. “This challenge grant is designed to attract new funders and increase the investment of existing contributors,” states the Pima Foundation website. “For example, if a donor contributed $500 to Pima Foundation l...
The Pima College Foundation has big anniversary plans
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The Pima College Foundation has big anniversary plans

By JOE GIDDENS Two years ago, Pima Community College and the Pima Foundation separated. “The most important difference between the old foundation and this one is that the new foundation is not essentially part of Pima,” Pima Foundation Board member Pat Houston said. “It’s its own entity external to Pima.”  A major reason for this amicable divorce is to have 501(c)(3) status in order for charitable gifts to the foundation be recognized when people file their taxes. Donations can go from small gifts up to very large contributions with this new setup.   “That same separation happened at the UA about 30 years ago,” Pima Community College Foundation President Marcy Euler said. “It’s just the right way to manage the philanthropic arm of the college versus the business and academic side of the...