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Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow Robert Navarro helps oversee operations of state’s child safety department

Robert Navarro (Chandler, 2017)  Deputy Director of Operations for Support Services, Arizona Department of Child Safety  LinkedIn  1. Can you please describe your work and how public policy impacts how you manage your organization? Currently, I serve as Deputy Director of Operations for Support Services for the Arizona Department of Child Safety. My current role includes oversight of […]


Application open for Arizona bioscience firms to earn $30K, professional support & connections

The application for the 2022 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program is now open. The program for early-stage bioscience firms in Arizona will provide $30,000 in non-dilutive funding, a professionally developed one-year plan specific to the company’s needs, and the opportunity to engage with the state’s bioscience, academic, and policy leaders. To participate, companies must be […]

Flinn Scholars

It’s senior year. Here’s your guide.

For nearly a decade, I worked in university recruitment, and now direct one of the most prestigious and competitive merit scholarships in the nation. This is some of what I tell students beginning their final year of high school. By Anne LassenFlinn Foundation Today’s Arizona high-school seniors will be walking the halls of their new […]

Arts and Culture

Flinn awards nearly $900K to assist arts groups in COVID-19 recovery

Eleven Arizona arts-and-culture organizations have been awarded a combined $870,000 from the Flinn Foundation to assist in their continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants approved by the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors range between $60,000 and $125,000. The organizations encompass the state of Arizona from Flagstaff to the Phoenix area and south to […]