In August, the Laughlin Rotary Club presented a $1,000 check for The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) to PDG Danny Messersmith, TRVFA board president.
These funds, along with other donations from Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across Arizona, will help provide “A Hand Up/Not A Hand Out” for eligible students in need of a vocational education. 
TRVFA grants change lives every day with graduates obtaining a vocational education, which allow them to be employed in well-paying jobs, which raises their standard of living for themselves and their family. Their success through TRVFA often leads to additional education on their part. Time and time again, we hear back, how a TRVFA grant gave them the "Step Up" to allow them to go on to more education. We also hear back about how the parents’ success help their children understand the value of education.
TRVFA thanks the Laughlin Rotary Club for their generosity and their commitment to help provide funding for TRVFA.
TRVFA Recipient Grateful for Support
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) recently received a thank you forwarded by a vocational grant recipient sponsored by the Estrella Rotary Club.
Misha Stern said: "School has been amazing! I finished my program at the top of my class with a 98 percent and am currently continuing my studying to take my state RHS certification test! With the help of my teachers, I was able to work with a number of different dentists, shadow an oral maxillofacial surgeon and have an internship lined up to begin October 2. I am so excited to be moving into this next phase of my career and it wouldn't be possible without your club's sponsorship of my grant."
Testimonials like this are only possible because of the donations to TRVFA that come from individual Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and other individuals and businesses that understand the difference that vocational education can make in the earning potential of grant recipients. It can help the beneficiaries and their families move from barely surviving to truly thriving. TRVFA is a 501(c)(3) public charity and meets Arizona's Credit for Contributions to a Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements. It is easy to donate on-line at
We were recently notified that TRVFA has received the 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar. Guidestar collects information on non-profits to enable potential donors to make sound decisions in their charitable giving.