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Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges was established to offer a range of high-quality educational opportunities to further strengthen nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford, the Institute focuses on preparing exemplary nonprofit leaders and providing the support they need to be successful in making a difference in the world. The Institute offers more than 30 seminars, workshops, webinars, and a Fundraising Academy built around four key themes: cause selling, marketing, fundraising strategies and relationship building. All coursework is delivered by experienced nonprofit professionals, and many of these seminars and workshops meet the standards of excellence outlined by Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).




Sanford Mission

To help nonprofits significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and impact they have in their communities and society, through proven contemporary curriculum presented by world-class nonprofit leaders, best in class faculty, and renowned philanthropists.


Upcoming Events


February 20, 2019


Cost: Free

Engaging Black Philanthropists

(Register Here!)

Valaida Fullwood,

Author of Giving Back

March 20, 2019


Cost: Free

Cause Selling

(Register Here!)

Jennifer Lill Brown, Author

Hannah Berger, Senior Consultant

Questions? Please email us at or call 480.377.2727. 



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