The Central Arizona College Foundation is a not-for-profit entity organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible to the limit allowed by law.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Central Arizona College Foundation is to turn the educational and cultural hopes and dreams of our students and the communities we serve into realities.

Mission Statement

The Central Arizona College Foundation is dedicated to increasing resources, raising funds, and creating friends and partnerships to support the mission of Central Arizona College.


The overall purpose of the Foundation is to serve and support the College as a two-year institution of higher education with the primary role of providing student scholarships.

The Foundation was established in 1968 by a group of public-spirited Pinal County citizens. During its history, the Foundation has received financial gifts and real property from individuals and organizations.

The Foundation’s specific purpose has expanded over time to include:

  • Soliciting and accepting financial gifts, equipment, real property, and professional services.
  • Providing student scholarships and grants to enhance academic achievement and success.
  • Building and fostering relationships with the communities and agencies that the College serves.
  • Supporting special projects that enhance the quality of educational programs.
  • Providing recognition of students, college staff, Foundation members or community members for outstanding service or contributions to Central Arizona College.

Annual Reports




Foundation President

“I am excited for the future of CAC as I learn about the innovations, academic excellence, learning opportunities, and community partnerships renewed and initiated. The work of the Foundation, whether it be fundraising, friendraising , or creating partnership to support the mission of the College, can only be successful with your help. Join us in the journey!”

Foundation President, Jackie Guthrie

Promise student

“My goal and dream is to one day become a pediatric oncologist. I’d like to thank each one of you for helping and believing in my success even when I didn’t believe in myself.  My accomplishments would not have been possible without you. Thank you.”

Scholarship recipient Celisa Martinez

Staff Contact Information

Margaret E. C. Dooley, Director

Institutional Development
Phone: (520)494-5215

Fax: (520)494-5968

Office Location

Signal Peak Campus
Central Arizona College
8470 N Overfield Road
Coolidge, Arizona 85128

“To the donors who have given to the Foundation, I would like to say thank you. Also, I would ask donors to continue to contribute and encourage others to give. My life changed because of the Promise scholarship. I know there are more students out there in a similiar situation that I was in that needed a helping hand to transform their lives.”

Scholarship recipient Gilbert Mendez