Archive for Greater Verde Valley Chapter

Foundation honors Verde Valley’s Bobby Woods

Recognized by Yavapai College Foundation for his outstanding work raising  funds and making citizens aware of Verde Valley  programs

Cottonwood resident Bobby Woods received the Yavapai Community College Outstanding Volunteer Award at the Foundation’s annual luncheon May 10, 2017.  Mr. Woods began as a volunteer in 2009 when he was recruited by Ms. Ruth Wicks to join the Yavapai Community College Foundation’s Greater Verde Valley Chapter. When President Penelope Wills essentially closed down the Verde Valley Chapter, Woods joined the Friends of the “Southwest Wine Center,” which is a fundraising auxiliary for the Yavapai Community College Foundation. Since 2009 he has volunteered hundreds of hours first with the now defunct Chapter and then the successor Southwest Wine Center auxiliary.  Congratulations to Bobby Woods for his commitment to higher education in the Verde Valley and the well-deserved recognition.



A story about the award in the Verde Independent written by Bill Helm can be accessed by clicking here.

College Foundation spends 90% of its time on Prescott side of Mingus

Foundation Executive Director tells Committee its fundraising effort is 90% on the Prescott side of Mingus Mountain

Mr. Steve Walker, Executive Director for the Yavapai Community College Foundation, and College Vice President, told the Verde Valley Governing Board Advisory Committee March 18 that fundraising efforts aimed at the Verde Valley had declined.

nose diveWhen asked about the time staff spent in the Verde Valley, he replied:  “[I]t would be 10% of the effort right now. Because, truthfully, we’ve seen the volunteer participation decline.”  

Volunteer effort in the Verde Valley has taken a nose dive since Mr. Walker and President Penelope Wills recommended in December, 2013 that the Greater Verde Valley Chapter of the Foundation be dissolved.