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Women’s Hall of Fame accepting nominations

The Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the categories of Legacies and Living Legacies.

This year’s Living Legacy nominations are open to living women who have reached the highest levels of professional accomplishments in the fields of education and health/science.

This year’s Legacy nominations are open to women in any field or endeavor who have reached the highest levels of accomplishments and have been deceased for at least two years.

Nomination forms are available at Nominations are due by Aug. 30 and should be mailed to the Arizona State Archives, Attn: AZWHF, 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix, AZ 85009, or emailed as an attachment to

The women selected will be honored at the WHF Induction March 23, 2017, at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe.

HYC awarded $90,000

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has awarded Homeless Youth Connection $90 thousand to support case management to provide homeless high school youths with the basic resources to ensure academic retention and graduation. HYC expects to serve more than 400 students across the Valley in the upcoming school year.

Founded in Goodyear, HYC is expanding to serve students across the Valley. Funding will be used for additional case management and counseling to serve more students, as well as training for all case managers in areas related to trauma, poverty and homelessness.

In partnership with the community, HYC’s mission is to raise awareness and meet the needs of homeless youths so they can stay in school and graduate. HYC’s ongoing goals are to provide homeless teens with housing, basic needs and services as they make positive, life-affirming choices toward becoming responsible, productive adults.

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam on March 26, 1997, to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana for 50 years. The trust seeks to help people in need, protect animals and nature, and enrich community life in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix. For information about the trust and its programs, visit

For information about Homeless Youth Connection and its programs, visit

Avondale awards $100,000 to 23 nonprofits

Avondale’s Contributions Assistance program awarded a total of $100,000 to 23 nonprofit agencies for projects and activities that provide health and human services to improve the quality of life of Avondale residents during a check presentation ceremony Aug. 2 at City Hall.

The following agencies were awarded grants:

• A New Leaf

• Agua Fria Food Bank

• Aguila Youth Leadership Institute

• Alice Cooper’s School of Rock

• Alzheimer’s Association

• Big Brothers/Big Sisters

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

• Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

• Community Bridges

• Community Legal Services

• Diana Gregory Outreach Services First Southern Baptist Church

• Homeless Youth Connection

• Jobs for AZ Graduates

• Junior Achievement of AZ

• Kids at Hope

• Sojournor Center

• Southwest Human Development

• Southwest Lending Closet

• Southwest Valley Literacy

• Southwest YMCA

• St. Mary’s Food Bank

• Touchstone Behavioral Health

For more information about the process, call Sheryl Steele at 623-333-2717 or email