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About the Foundation

Of the $50 million total, $40 million has been distributed through the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. The majority of funds are raised through events and programs such as the annual Evening on the Diamond Gala, 50/50 Raffle, D-backs Celebrity Golf Classic, D-backs Race Against Cancer, Diamonds Back Field Building Program, License Plate Program, D-backs Authentics, Chase Field Tour Program, Mystery Ball, Online Auctions and major gifts from our players and partners in our community.

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation distributes funds through our Community Grants, and Grand Slam Awards, Diamonds Back Field Building, Education Initiatives, Youth Baseball and Outreach programs, and strategic partnerships with key community partners and non-profit organizations.

Our Community Grants and Grand Slam Awards application process is conducted on a yearly basis. Any 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Arizona is welcome to apply. The grants are reviewed by a committee of employees, the Executive Council, and season ticket holders who score the grants and make a recommendation to the Board. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Board of Directors, a 13-member voting board consisting of Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County appointees, is responsible for annually approving all grant applications. Final determinations are announced each Fall.

To summarize the D-backs' commitment to establishing a footprint in communities throughout Arizona, the organization became the first professional sports team to win the inaugural 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award, beating out other MLB teams such as the Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox as well as the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks and NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts. The award, which is viewed as a 21st century peace prize, honors and recognizes organizations positively impacting their communities through corporate responsibility. The D-backs were specifically awarded for their work with the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix.

The Arizona Diamondbacks take great pride in being recognized as a leader in community giving. Our commitment to the needs of our state will continue be a cornerstone of our corporate mission.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman, Ken Kendrick
President, Mike Kennedy
Vice President, Derrick M. Hall
Treasurer, Tom Harris
Secretary, Debbie Castaldo
Advisors, Charles Johnston and Dean Short

Board of Directors

Brian Booker
Amy Cohn
J. Eric Gudiño
Garry Hays
Michael Hilgers
Cullen Maxey
Brad Nelsen
Patrick Paul
Jim Scussel

Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Executive Council

Tammy Baker - Arizona Milk Producers
Debbie Castaldo - Arizona Diamondbacks
Mark Cavanaugh - Firetrace USA
Hamilton Espinosa - DPR Construction
Vicki Fiorelli - Valley of the Sun United Way
Monica Gaston - University of Phoenix
Brett Hansen - Fox Sports Arizona
Gary Hanson - Andeavor
Tom Hatten - Mountainside Fitness
Marc Isaacs - Sun Orchard Juicery
Julie Jones - Vixxo Corporation
Christina Martinez - PetSmart
Cullen Maxey - Arizona Diamondbacks
Shawn McClain - Safelite
Tom Meeks - Erickson and Meeks Engineering
Judd Norris - Arizona Diamondbacks
Paul Ortiz - Wilkinson Flooring
Mike Reina - Southern Wine and Spirits
Mike Ross - Gallagher and Kennedy
Rachel Sahlman - APS
Dennis Scully - D2 Productions
Max Sirstins - Sanderson Ford
Mo Stein - HKS Architects
Rob Vanderhei - Schuff Steel
Kerri White - Arizona Diamondbacks