By Peter Madrid, Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, for Real Estate Daily News
The 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project planning process has officially begun.
Sixteen grant applications were received, reviewed and ranked by hard-working committee members. The committee short listed the applications to four potential charity recipients. Juliana Norvell of Marc Taylor Inc., led the charge as the charity recipient liaison for the community project committee. She set up visits for the committee to tour the four top sites who are finalists of the 2015 community project.
All four nonprofit organizations opened up their worlds to us and gave us an opportunity to learn more about them and those they serve. Over the course of two days, the committee toured:
- Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development
- Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
- Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
- Save the Family, The Bridge Family Campus
They all provide wonderful services to the under-served, forgotten, and most important, they help children and young people in the Valley.
The annual community service project is a cornerstone for Valley Partnership. This is the second year that I have been involved in the entire process. Again, I see the benefits of engaging with the committee early in the process.
The real engagement comes Nov. 7 of this year when 200 or so volunteers come together and lend a lot of helping hands.
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