Mary O’Reilly named new Flinn Foundation Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs

PHOENIX—Mary O’Reilly, Ph.D., a philanthropy executive with extensive industry and laboratory experience, has been named the new Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs at the Flinn Foundation, where she will help implement grantmaking programs and other activities designed to advance Arizona’s bioscience sector. O’Reilly will succeed William A. Read, Ph.D., who is retiring after nearly 30 […]

Flinn Foundation selects 22 top Arizona students as Flinn Scholars

PHOENIX—The 2018 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 22 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors who will begin undergraduate study this fall at an Arizona public university. The highly competitive merit-based award, with a value of more than $120,000, covers the cost of tuition and room and board, and provides funding for at least two study-abroad […]

Job growth continues, research gains resume for Arizona’s bioscience sector

PHOENIX—Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate outpacing the biosciences nationally and the state’s overall private sector, while Arizona’s public universities are seeing increases in bioscience research funding, expenditures and tech transfer, a new report shows. However, the $40 million in bioscience venture capital raised in both 2017 and 2016 was a sharp […]

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership names 36 new Flinn-Brown Fellows for 2018

PHOENIX—The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, a nonpartisan program of the Flinn Foundation, has competitively selected 36 Arizonans for the 2018 cohort of its flagship Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The new Flinn-Brown Fellows include the first from Wellton and Prescott Valley, as well as residents of Kingman, Yuma, Sierra Vista, Flagstaff, and the Tucson and […]

Six Arizona bioscience firms selected for Flinn Foundation entrepreneurship program

PHOENIX—Six Arizona bioscience startup firms have been competitively selected by the Flinn Foundation to participate in its 2018 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, receiving $30,000 each in funding support and program services administered through a nonprofit partner. The Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation has allocated $825,000 in grants since 2014 to nonprofits to administer funding and services to 28 […]

2017 Flinn-Brown Fellows selected by Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

PHOENIX—Arizonans from Kingman, Clifton, and many cities and towns in between have been selected for the 2017 cohort of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, the flagship program of the nonpartisan Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. The 33 Flinn-Brown Fellows, who come from different walks of life and political perspectives, share a commitment to state-level public […]

Flinn Foundation selects 32nd class of Flinn Scholars from Arizona’s top students

PHOENIX—Twenty of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors have been awarded the 2017 Flinn Scholarship, a highly competitive merit-based award for undergraduate study at an Arizona public university. The Flinn Scholarship, supported by the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation and the universities, covers the cost of tuition and room and board at one of the state’s three public universities, […]

Seven Arizona bio startups named Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program winners

PHOENIX—Seven Arizona bioscience startup firms were competitively selected to participate in the 2017 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, which was established to foster entrepreneurship and help early-stage bioscience companies develop into successful and sustainable businesses in Arizona. The firms—based in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Tucson—will receive $30,000 each in funding support and program services […]

Longtime Arizona leader Jack Jewett to retire as Flinn Foundation CEO

PHOENIX—Jack B. Jewett will retire as Flinn Foundation President and CEO at the end of September, concluding more than eight years of service in which the foundation expanded and enhanced its program areas to better serve Arizona. Russell Reynolds Associates, an international executive search firm, has been hired by the Foundation to conduct a national […]
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