ACF welcomes new advisory board members

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This month, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County welcomes Mackenzie Rodgers and Dawn Wasowicz to its advisory board.

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Mackenzie Rodgers is the director of the Northern Arizona Division for the Arizona Public Service. Mackenzie’s career at APS underscores her desire to make Yavapai County a better place to live every day, a value shared by ACF.

“We are thrilled to have another strong local leader on our advisory board,” said Lisa Sahady, ACF Regional Director for Yavapai County. “Mackenzie will be able to help us with our strategic initiatives, including Launch Pad Teen Center’s Better Together program, which aims to educate and discuss the science of communication.

Dawn Wasowicz

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Dawn Wasowicz is the owner of Rafter Eleven in Prescott Valley. As a fifth generation member of the Fain family, Dawn brings her knowledge of Yavapai County history to the table. At Rafter Eleven, Dawn has combined her passion for relationship building and her love of cooking into her business. You’ll often find Dawn helping customers find the perfect combination of olive oil and balsamic vinegar or wine for dinner. Dawn was last a member of the advisory board from 2015-2019.

“We are so lucky that Dawn has agreed to return to serve on the advisory board for a second term,” said Lisa Sahady.

In addition to these two new members, the advisory board also elected Alex Vakula as the new chair and Mark Kille as the new vice-chair. The two local attorneys have served on the board since 2018 and 2019, respectfully. Alex has been active on the Board’s Leadership Development Committee and is a strong advocate for ACF Yavapai County. Mark is also Chair of the Community Initiatives Committee, whose primary responsibilities include ACF Yavapai County’s annual competitive grant cycle and multi-year initiatives.

Other advisory board members include Charlie Arnold, William Arnold, Barry Barbe, Leza Dandos, Mike Fann, Lorna Galeano, Tracey Horn, Jenna James, Howard Kesselman, Brenda Martinez, Jamaal McCoy, Jodi Padget, Stephen Polk, Jill Rethman, and Julie Rushing.

About the Community Foundation of Arizona

The Yavapai County Arizona Community Foundation is a philanthropic endowment for the lasting benefit of our community. This family of charitable funds is led by a local advisory board and benefits from centralized and cost-effective professional services provided by ACF.

Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a family of statewide charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving Arizona communities, ACF is among the top 25 community foundations in the nation with over $1.1 billion in trust and endowment assets and is certified to the National Standards for US Community Foundations.

Since its inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $1.1 billion in grants, scholarships, and loans to nonprofits, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at azfoundation.org.

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