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Valley Partnership opens community project grant submissions

Founded in 1987, Valley Partnership is the real estate industry leader advocating for responsible growth policies through public private partnerships that positively impact expansion and economic development.

One of its cornerstones is community service. Each year, Valley Partnership selects a nonprofit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and supplies provided by its partners. Valley Partnership’s objective is to renovate and enhance a facility for children and those in need. Over the past 25 years, Valley Partnership has contributed more than $3.8 million to the community.

Valley Partnership is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Community Project recipient. Interested parties can apply or nominate an organization that would benefit from the community service of Valley Partnership and its members. The application can be found at 2015 COMMUNITY PROJECT- GRANT OPPORTUNITY Application Form and supplementary information will be accepted.

The deadline to submit completed applications for the 2015 Community Project is Monday, March 16, 2015.

Past Valley Partnership Community Projects

2014 Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped

2013 Save the Family – Escobedo at Verde Vista

2012 SARRC

2011 Maggie’s Place

2010 Phoenix Day

2009 Tempe Salvation Army Corps

2008 Foundation for Blind Children

2007 Salvation Army Chandler Youth Center

2006 Herbert Kieckhefer Branch Boys and Girls Clubs

2005 IG Holmes Branch Boys and Girls Clubs

2004 Las Fuentes Health Clinic of Guadalupe

2003 Starshine Academy

2002 Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods

2001 Salvation Army Maryvale

2000 Booker T. Washington Child Development Center

1999 Glendale Drug Elimination Family Awareness Program

1998 Phoenix Youth at Risk

1997 Glendale Family Development Center

1996 CASS: Horace Steele House

1995 Tumbleweed Youth Crisis Center

1994 Rosenzweig Boys & Girls Club

1993 Tempe Boys & Girls Club

1992 Schoolhouse Foundation

1991 La Alianza Project – Phoenix

1989-90 US Desert Botanical Garden

1988-89 CasaTeresa Women’s Shelter

Valley Partnership - 25Years

Valley Partnership: President's Message

25 Years of Commitment

Beginning at the end of 2011, I was charged with the responsibility of reviewing the 25-year history of Valley Partnership in anticipation of the yearlong celebration of our Silver Anniversary.

The only records kept by a small organization with a historically small staff were the binders of corporate minutes (required by law) and some photographs — not pictures on websites, CDs, JPEGs or TIFFs — of events and Community Projects. I dreaded the thought of combing through tedious legalese and staged pictures of people holding shovels pretending to do heavy lifting at some children’s facility one day a year.

I was wrong.

Reading the corporate minutes from 1987 through 2011, each year came alive with the personalities of the Chairs of the Board of Valley Partnership. They were business people who led the organization and the commercial real estate industry in some of the direst times and in some of the most successful. I read of the dedication of the Partners who served on Valley Partnership committees with missions ranging from Government Advocacy to Business Development to our Community Projects.

Although 25 years have passed and the Valley has grown beyond the boundaries that existed in 1987, one thing has been consistent: Valley Partnership is a partnership among strong individuals who are dedicated to the four corners of the Valley Partnership Mission:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Networking
  • Community Service

I hope you enjoy this look back over the past 25 years, particularly the comments of the past Chairs of the Board of Directors, a collection of prestigious commercial real estate professionals who committed a significant amount of their career and time to Valley Partnership.

I invite you to join Valley Partnership for the next 25 years and become a part of the Valley of the Sun’s Premier Advocacy Group for Responsible Development.

Richard R. Hubbard
President & CEO
Valley Partnership

For more information about Valley Partnership, visit the Valley Partnership’s website at valleypartnership.org

AZRE Magazine May/June 2012