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Jenny Volpe

Jenny Volpe is executive director of Make Way for Books-the Early Literacy Resource Center for Southern Arizona, a Tucson-based nonprofit organization that serves 31,000 children, parents, and educators each year. Jenny is passionate about helping children gain access to quality educational opportunities and believes in the power of literacy to change lives. In her work […]

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Patty Tate

Recently retired as Osborn Superintendent, Patty worked for almost 40 years as a volunteer, parent, teacher and educational leader to help Osborn students succeed. In addition to her commitment to public education, Patty serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and CASA Peer Coordinator, speaking up for abused and neglected foster children in court […]

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Andrew Steele

Andrew is a tireless entrepreneur that thrives on building the businesses behind disruptive technologies that affect people’s lives every day. He brings over two decades of experience building businesses in the software-as-a-service, mobile, and enterprise software sectors, and has contributed to multiple successful exits via M&A and IPO that have collectively created over $1B in […]

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Dr. Karen Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz’s work revolves around building and strengthening early childhood systems to promote language acquisition and emergent literacy for children birth through age eight. In this role, Dr. Ortiz works in conjunction with the Foundation’s community investment team to identify partnership opportunities and implement the Foundation’s strategic early childhood education investment goals in Arizona and […]

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Gary Linhart

Gary is a Founding Partner of ViaWest Group, a Phoenix-based commercial real estate investment and development firm where he heads the capital markets activity, overseeing the sourcing of debt and equity for the company’s various investment opportunities, including long-term programmatic and large-scale institutional investment partnerships. Gary earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and […]

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Jonathon Gonzales

Jonathon is currently the Family and Health Administrator with Catholic Charities Community Services Westside Head Start Program. Previously, he was the manager for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Family Health and Safety. Jonathon worked as the State Director of the Arizona Head Start Association (AHSA) to strengthen member agencies and partners who enhance the lives […]

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Sophie Etchart

Sophie Etchart was born in Connecticut, but raised and educated in England. She studied Spanish, French and German at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. As part of her degree, Sophie spent her third year of University living and working in Belgium and Spain. Upon graduation, Sophie joined a financial services agency specializing in board-level strategic HR […]

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Rachel Aja

Rachel Aja is a native Arizonan, and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has been involved in a variety of volunteer organizations, including the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program and the Luke Air Force Base Honorary Commander Program. Rachel currently works in government affairs with Cox Communications, and in her free time she […]

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