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Who we are

The QU Scholarship Fund is a post-secondary scholarship program designed to promote scholastic excellence of Arizona LGBT youth regardless of financial, social or personal backgrounds. Created by Dr. Shel-Don J. Legarreta and Dr. Kevin Axx in early 2012, QU provides monetary awards and mentoring support to Arizona LGBT youth earning college, university or vocational degrees or certificates.


 

Our partnership with ACF

QU Scholarship Fund partners with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) to professionally manage and safeguard our charitable assets. Founded in the late 1970s, ACF works to improve the quality of life in Arizona by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy.  


ACF is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, voluntarily adopting policies and procedures to guarantee that they conduct business not only legally, but ethically.

The Advisory Board

This all-volunteer group serves the QU Scholarship Fund through decision making, time and talent.


Kevin Axx (founder) 

Belle Edson 

Eric Foster 

Calvin Goetz (co-chair)

Jeffrey Hattrick 

Shel-don Legarreta (founder) 

Liz O'Brien (co-chair) 

Rody Randon 

Mike Remedi 

Tim Willard 

Key Professional Resources

This group of professionals serves the QU Scholarship Fund in an occasional or ongoing capacity


Shadi Boudreau

Neil Giuliano

Chris Haines 

Eric Horn 

Elizabeth Mortensen  

Kendra Riley 

Jeremy Russeau  

Marsha Segerberg

Donors

The generosity of our Arizona LGBT and Allies community continues to astound us. Since 2012, we have raised nearly $300,000, with $70,000 given out in scholarships and another $210,000 going to meet our endowment goal.

Community Partnerships

QU is proud of our active partnerships. 


Alphagraphics on University

Arcadia Endodontics

FEZ

GLSEN

Gorman Co.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

one-n-ten

Strategy Financial Group

Tyler Allen Law Firm

Donate to QU Scholarship Fund

Other than a small fee to ACF to manage our assets and scholarships, all monies donated to the QU Scholarship Fund go directly to scholarships. There is no other overhead.

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