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Flinn Scholars

FLINNtalks: Matt Rolland

Matt Rolland | Class of 2005 On the road—from stockbroker, to touring musician, to arts leader Class of 2005 Flinn Scholar Matt Rolland has had a fiddle in his hand since the age of four. Best known as the bandleader and fiddle player for the Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run, Matt has performed at festivals and […]

Flinn Scholars

FLINNtalks: Shelly Lowe

Shelly Lowe | 1992 Flinn Scholar On the higher-education experiences of American Indian students Class of 1992 Flinn Scholar Shelly Lowe is executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program. An enrolled member of the Navajo nation, she graduated from Ganado High School and studied at the University of Arizona as a Flinn Scholar. […]

Arts and Culture

Arizona Opera opens enterprising RED Series with Frank Lloyd Wright production

By Julie AndersonFlinn Foundation Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home until his death in 1959, was one of eight of the iconic architect’s buildings named UNESCO World Heritage sites in July. And now, two months later, Arizona Opera is set to premiere a new, “Taliesin West” version of the opera “Shining Brow” […]


Flinn Foundation incorporates sustainability into its philanthropic work to benefit Arizona

By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation For more than 50 years, the Flinn Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in Arizona for the benefit of future generations. The Phoenix-based philanthropic grantmaking organization has done so through its support of the Arizona bioscience sector, the Flinn Scholars Program, arts and culture, and the development […]