From the heart: A message from the CEO

November 2016 A week before Thanksgiving, the Arizona Grantmakers Forum board of directors gathered for its final meeting of 2016 and the opportunity to reflect on AGF’s achievements and plan for the year ahead. A quick glance in the rearview mirror reveals that we have much to celebrate. And the path before us offers exciting  Read More »

Arizona Grantmakers Forum’s 2015 Annual Report Now Available

We are pleased to share with you Arizona Grantmakers Forum’s annual report, 2015 Year in Review. The report highlights major milestones including a smooth leadership transition and a bold new strategic direction for AGF. You’ll also find snapshots of some of our high-quality educational programs and notable collaborations among AGF members. We present the report as an interactive  Read More »

The Future of Downtown Phoenix

Registration is required. This program is only open to AGF members. Arizona Grantmakers Forum members learned about the changing downtown Phoenix landscape and how philanthropy may play a role in its next incarnation. We heard from a panel of local leaders offered a vision of a thriving urban core and met with other AGF members  Read More »

From the heart: A message from the CEO

July 2016 Summer in Arizona is at its peak, but at Arizona Grantmakers Forum, we’re already thinking about fall. Soon we’ll all be “back to school” and ready to continue learning together, so I want to share a sneak preview of the educational offerings we’re cooking up for our members. As the AGF team and  Read More »

AGF Affinity Groups get a makeover

We know that AGF Affinity Groups are the centerpiece of many members’ AGF experience. Because of this, we are making it a priority not only to align Affinity Group activities with our new strategic goals, but to maximize the value members receive from participating and the impact it has on the work you’re doing. In Spring  Read More »


Laurie Liles President & CEO Laurie became president and CEO of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum in 2015. She grew up in Arizona and has worked throughout her career to make our state a better place to live and work. With more than two decades of advocacy and association leadership experience, Laurie is passionate about  Read More »