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November 6th, 2014

College Success Arizona Diamondback Scholars Thank Derrick Hall of Diamondbacks

Over 240 guests attended our 5th Annual Leaders & Legends Luncheon last week, raising $200,000 to mentor students in Arizona, making it our most successful event yet!

College Success Arizona Diamondback Scholar, Luis Perez-Medina, kicked off the event that brought together local community leaders and education advocates to honor Derrick Hall (President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks). The event also celebrated the great work of Don Budinger (Founder of Arizona College Scholarship Foundation, and Frank Brady (Retiring College Success Arizona Board Treasurer and Co-founding member of Arizona College Scholarship Foundation).

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“We are extremely proud to support College Success Arizona and are humbled to be a part of all that is being done on behalf of students across our state,” said Derrick Hall. “We salute the great work that Rich Nickel and the staff do each day to ensure that every Arizonan has access to a great college education.”

Derrick Hall 2 Luis and Baxter

“I hope it is evident that we are passionate about students and ensuring they receive the opportunity to pursue their dreams through higher education,” said Vince Roig (Founding Chairman, Helios Education Foundation). We are equally passionate about Arizona and the future well-being of this state that we call home.”

We would also like to give special thanks to our esteemed supporters, Helios Education Foundation, Freeport McMoRan, Carstens Family Funds, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, APS, Maricopa Community Colleges, and many more who have contributed to the success of our students.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the event! Please consider showing your support by testing out that important little donate button!

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