Is your Rotary Club looking for a Vocational Service project? "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." For additional information, visit our website at 

Krista Solomon was appointed as a Director on the board of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona in March, 2023. She is the Executive Director of Acoya Troon Scottsdale Senior Living Community.

Krista has been a member of the Rotary Club of Anthem since September, 2016. She served as their Club President in 2019-2022. In 2022-23, Krista served as her club’s Vocational Service Chair in addition to serving as an Assistant Governor in Rotary District 5495.

Kristi shared the following indicating the “why” for her willingness to take on a leadership role in TRVFA:

“Having worked in Health Care for several years I have personally witnessed the impact of an entry level staff rise through vocational training. As a Rotarian I see the value through the TRVFA and supporting this important program. Scholarships provide access to education and training for individuals who may not otherwise be able to afford it. By removing barriers, scholarships increase access to training and education allowing individuals to pressure in fields they may have not previously considered. In addition, through TRVFA individuals’ who are already in the workforce to advance their careers by providing them with the necessary education and training. This will lead to increased job opportunities, higher salaries, and better job security. Overall, scholarships for vocational training and career advancement are an important tool for promoting access to education and training, advancing careers, driving economic growth, and addressed skill shortages. “
The following table will show you how grant activity compares so far this fiscal year to all of 2021-22.
Our fiscal year starts July 1 each year.  When we began the 2021-22 year, we carried a large number of pending grants forward, so it may appear that we are having a slow-down in activity.  That does not seem to be the case, but there are some observable differences in the grant applications coming in so far this year. 
A larger percentage of grants are outside of medical-related vocations.  We are seeing more applications from community college students, but we are still needing to reach those needing vocational education in our rural communities in Arizona.  We know there are active vocational education programs at virtually all the outlying community colleges, and we sincerely hope their qualifying students will apply for our grants.  
This is the time of year when donations are slow.  If you are in a position to make your tax credit donation now or commit to monthly recurring donations, please CLICK HERE to access our on-line donation form.  We cannot do what we do without donors like you!
Please help those that want to be productive in technical fields in Southern Arizona. Nursing, Welding, Truck Drivers, Aircraft Mechanics, Phlebotomists, and Electricians, to mention a few supported occupations.
Donate online by clicking this link.   Checks are also graciously accepted and appreciated.
Visit the website at for further information.
TRVFA will soon have online student applications and supporting documentation for the Interviewing Rotary clubs
PDG Diane Ventura-Goodyear 
District Governor Larry Horton made his official visit to the Peoria North Rotary Club on Sept. 21. DG Larry presented a talk meant to encourage Rotarians to "carve their road" forward. In response to the inspiring message, the club announced a donation of $1,000 to be made in Larry's name to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona. The donation was announced by PNRC President Vern Bridges.
By Past D5500 Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear
Due to the increase in applications, and the exceptional success rate that "Vocational Training" is providing, the Board at TRVFA decided it was critical to automate.
Further information to follow in the upcoming weeks.
Donations are always needed to keep up with this huge demand. Here is the link to the website: 
Keep TRVFA on the top of your list when deciding where to allocate your AZ State Tax Credit. Remember TRVFA is a state-wide Rotary Organization: EDUCATION BENEFITS OUR STATE.
(Arizona’s Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization: QCO Code is 20698.)
Why Educate?
  • Create More Employment Opportunities
  • Secure a Higher Income
  • Improving Arizona's Economy
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Provide a Prosperous and Happy Life for Students and Their Families
PDG Diane Ventura-Goodyear
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona received a donation of just over $4,700 this month from District 5495 as a result of the district's first-ever TRVFA fundraising dinner held during the district conference in May.
District Governor Bret McKeand presented a check for $4,708.92 to TRVFA Committee Chair Jeanie Morgan and TRVFA Committee member Allan Cady during the Rotary Club of Mesa West installation dinner on June 23. The two are members of Mesa West.
A TRVFA fundraiser was held during the district conference in Prescott on May 12. The proceeds from that event were donated to TRVFA. The check donation also included proceeds generated from a district get-together held at the Rotary International Convention in Houston earlier in June.
Photo: From left, DG Bret McKeand, Jeanie Morgan, Allan Cady and Dan Coons, president of the Rotary Club of Mesa West.