March 30, 2022
 | Announcement

Remember Build Your Future on Arizona Gives Day

The impacts more than 500,000 Arizonans each year through its efforts to convene and catalyze business, education, and community, to develop a stronger workforce and healthier communities throughout Arizona. On April 5th, a 24-hour virtual giving event, Arizona Gives Day, begins.

We’re proud to highlight a few of the people and businesses that Build Your Future Arizona has helped, and how supporting the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation on Arizona Gives Day will help us continue to make a difference.

Build Your Future Arizona, the Foundation’s construction workforce collaborative,  has helped over 1,000+ Arizonans apply for a job in the skilled trades, with your support we can reach even more career seekers like Martha and Ty:

I wanted to thank you (Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation and Build Your Future Arizona)… today I started working for Erickson (Companies) and it wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for your help. Thank you so much!” – Martha, Build Your Future Arizona Participant

“About 5 months ago I saw a (Build Your Future Arizona) ad online asking if I was interested in a job in construction, sent in my email…and then it all just kind of rolling from there. I’m proud of what I’m doing here (Erickson Framing) because it’s helping the communities and impacting the world in a bigger way. It feels pretty fulfilling to have that kind of reasoning to come to work.” – Ty Pugh, Sawyer – Erickson Framing  

Beyond helping Arizonans find jobs, Build Your Future Arizona continues toimpact  the future of Arizona’s construction industry.

It’s (Build Your Future Arizona) greatly needed because infrastructure (growth) for the trades is needed. With the growing industry, it’s important to get skilled workers in the field to accommodate the growing demand. It’s important to bring awareness to the need of the trades.” – George David Skinner, Journeyman – Corbin’s Electric 

“BYFAZ gives people the option of seeing that they can develop themselves sooner, rather than in the long run, while making a living.” – Matt Galindo, Journeyman – Corbin’s Electric

Supporting the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation helps keep  Build Your Future Arizona’s  mission alive. Give today to create a sustainable and skilled craft workforce by creating awareness about high-paying construction careers, training opportunities, and mapping career paths to employment in these high-demand occupations.

Don’t forget to make your 100% tax-deductible donation to the Foundation this Arizona Gives Day. The 24-hour virtual giving event starts April 5th but donations are accepted year-round.


About the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation:

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (the Foundation) convenes and catalyzes business, education, and community to enhance college and career readiness, develop a stronger workforce, and build healthier communities throughout Arizona.

The Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, leads the charitable and education initiatives of the Greater Phoenix Chamber under the four pillars of educationworkforce developmentwellness, and research. Through strong alignment between education, business, and community, the Foundation prepares individuals for college and career and serves as an intermediary to convey workforce needs and champion scalable workforce solutions. In addition, the Foundation makes Arizona and the Greater Phoenix region known as destinations for healthy talent and healthy communities through workplace wellness efforts and publishes data-driven research to inform policymakers, business leaders, and the general public.