Annual Folklorico Benefit Event Supports Non-Profit Border Region Community Development Programs

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Folklorico 2013 promises to be the event of the season set at the elegant hacienda syle Tres Alamos Ranch. Folklorico is the major social and cultural event in the region and the primary fundraiser for the Santa Cruz Community Foundation.

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"The Foundation has a cross border tour program that has taken over 400 people from all over the US to experience the beauty of the region and the community organizations that are building the future of the border region," said Bob Phillips, Director

The Santa Cruz Community Foundation (SCCF) is hosting its annual Folklórico fundraising event on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Attendees will enjoy a fantastic evening at the elegant hacienda style Tres Alamos Ranch. Each year, in April, SCCF sponsors Folklórico – the major social and cultural event of the region and the primary fundraiser for SCCF operations. Each Folklórico showcases a unique cultural, artistic or historical site and gathers the leadership of both the private and public sectors in celebration of the region and the accomplishments of the foundation

This year, Folklorico will be in a setting along the Santa Cruz River Valley, in the midst of towering cottonwood trees and a mesquite bosque. Folklórico ’13, The Magic of Spain, will feature tapas, a Spanish chef on site preparing an authentic gourmet menu featuring your choice of chicken, vegetarian, or seafood Paella prepared over an open fire, a Sangria Bar, performances by the Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo dance troupe throughout the evening, an eight piece Latin band, and a live auction featuring opportunities to bid on work by well known artists such as local Tubac oil painter, David Simons and Santa Fe sculptor, Starr York.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $150, $100 of which is tax deductible, and include dinner, dancing, live entertainment, sangria bar, wine, beer, and refreshments.
Seating is limited. Call 520- 761-4531 to reserve tickets.

About the Santa Cruz Community Foundation:    
The Santa Cruz Community Foundation (SCCF) is a permanent philanthropic resource founded in 2001 by area residents to empower our community to invest in itself. The Santa Cruz Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and assists with the creation of a healthier, more productive community for residents of Santa Cruz County, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico in collaboration with its Mexican partner foundation, FESAC. The Foundation exists to help donors invest in causes they care about. SCCF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, a public organization certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and is a member of the US/Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership.

Each year the Santa Cruz Community Foundation relies on Folklórico to raise critical funds for its work throughout the border region. The Foundation has an annual grant cycle in the spring that provides funds to selected non-profits in the region. SCCF works with a diverse set of non-profit organizations on projects ranging from job training, community centers, boys and girls clubs, community art programs, environmental restoration, children’s homes, domestic violence abuse programs, to migrant shelters and soup kitchens. SCCF also provides free technical assistance, board of directors training and capacity building to the non-profit sector on both sides of the border. The Foundation has a cross border tour program that has taken over 400 participants from all over the US and Europe to experience first hand the beauty of the region and the amazing community organizations that are building the future of the border region. You can sign up for a tour by calling the foundation.

SCCF also sponsors a student intern program that has brought students from such outstanding academic centers as Stanford, the University of San Francisco, the University of Arizona and Sciences Po in Paris for programs of study and service.

"As this unique border region copes with rapid growth and the challenges that accompany such growth, we are called upon to find solutions for the problems that affect the quality of our schools, our environment, and the health and social care systems on which we all depend. Santa Cruz Community Foundation (SCCF) helps to build and sustain those systems by channeling donor resources to strengthen the nonprofit sector with financial support and technical assistance."
– Executive Director Bob Phillips

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