Welcome to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies. TRVFA is an organization which meets Arizona’s Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  Our QCO Code is 20698.
Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are identified and recommended to TRVFA by financial aid counselors in vocational education institutions. and/or Rotarians and their clubs.
Mailing Address:   TRVFA, P O Box 14412, Scottsdale, AZ 85267
 
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to ensure a revenue stream which will continuously fund vocational education grants requested by struggling Arizona residents who demonstrate the desire and will to enable themselves to thrive.
 
Together, we create lasting change by allowing individuals to
lift themselves out of poverty and contribute to their communities.
 
HELPING OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES
 
 
Home Page Stories
Tammy is studying to be a Medical Assistant at Carrington College.  Her grant from The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona was sponsored by the Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Club.
 
She recently sent us this photo of her and her teacher, along with a note saying:
 
"I am enjoying school immensely.  I have been on the President's list since my first term and hope to stay on it throughout my time at Carrington.  My teacher asked me to be a mentor, as well, which is not only nice, but I am told it will look good on my resumé.
 
"I cannot express my gratitude enough to TRVFA and The Goodyear PebbleCreek Club."
Giselle's grant was to study dental assisting.  She will benefit from the skills gained, but her two-year-old daughter will also benefit.
 
Each of our applicants has a special and unique story motivating them to move from where they are to a better life.  In many cases, their motivation is what they want to provide and do for those they love.
 
We have the power to enable forever change, and most of the time, the net cost to our donors is zero because of the tax credit benefits.   We are fortunate to live in a state where individual tax payers are allowed to decide where they want some of their tax obligation to be spent.
 
If you can put beautiful smiles on two beautiful faces like Giselle and her daughter, and it won't cost you anything in the long run, why would anyone not do it?
 
We've set new records for TRVFA in  both total number and total amount spent year to date on vocational education grants.
 
To keep this momentum going, donations need to keep on flowing.  Please share the opportunity to help others help themselves!
 
You are very likely receiving this newsletter because you received a vocational education grant from The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  
 
The funds we use to provide grants like the one you benefitted from all come from donations.  Donors like to see the results of their investment in your education.  When they see good results, they are motivated to donate again and again.
 
Please send us a current photo of yourself, including your family if you like.  Please tell us your story about how your vocational education grant has changed your quality of life.  CLICK HERE to send your name, a brief story, and a photo.  We know you did not study creative writing with our grant, so don't worry about putting together a perfectly written story.  Our editorial team should be able to fix spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
 
The donations your story will inspire will help others receive vocational education grants from TRVFA.
 
We learned this morning that the deadline for making 2020 tax credit donations to Qualifying Charitable Organizations has been extended to May 17, 2020.  
 
We have verified that The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona is a Qualifying Charitable Organization on both the 2020 and 2021 lists of QCO's with the Arizona Department of Revenue.  Our QCO number is 20698.
 
CLICK HERE to download an announcement about this change and information about how to file to receive tax credit for your donation.
 
While it is on your mind, CLICK HERE to make your donation.  If you've already filed your 2020 tax return, it is not too early to start making painless monthly recurring donations toward your tax credit claim on your 2021 tax return.  That option is available near the bottom of the online donation form.
 
 
 
Rotarians attending the District 5495 Conference June 22, 2019 had an opportunity to hear from vocational education grant recipients telling about the profound difference their TRVFA support has made in their lives.  CLICK HERE or on the image to watch a video of their presentation.
 
Sofia Ibarra, seated closest to the podium, was sponsored by the Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club to study phlebotomy at East Valley Medical College during the 2016-17 academic year.  She was hired immediately after graduating, but has since completed other studies and advanced in her medical profession.  She has enjoyed many positive transitions in her personal life as a result of the beginning her TRVFA grant provided for her.
 
Jocelyn Castillo, seated in the middle was recently sponsored by the Peoria Rotary Club to begin a Surgical Technology program July 12, 2019 at East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona.  The grant will enable her to enter a career where she will earn a livable wage while she seeks to achieve her real goal of becoming a surgeon.
 
Cayanne Nelson, seated on the left, was sponsored by the Paradise Valley Rotary Club in March of this year to study phlebotomy at the East Valley Medical College in Mesa.  She interned at the VA medical facility, and was so touched by what they have given for all of us, that she plans to continue to volunteer there even though her permanent paid position will be with another employer. 
 
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