Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. Our primary value is “The needs of the patient come first.”

Logo-ASUArizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper and GoldFreeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. FCX has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry in the U.S., Peru, Chile, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. FCX is also the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and natural gas producer.  It has oil and gas assets in California, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.

Archsol, The Architectural Solutions TeamCelebrating our 10th Anniversary, ARCHSOL – The Architectural Solutions Team is a design firm providing architecture, healthcare design, interior design, master planning and space planning services. Our philosophy is simple. We are an architectural firm focused on delivering the highest quality product for both simple to very complex projects. Our passion is to promote wellness through human-centered design while supporting our client’s vision to create structures that meet the physical and emotional needs of the users. Our success is based on providing solutions that add clarity, purpose and value not simply during design, but also throughout construction, occupancy, and beyond. ARCHSOL’s portfolio includes planning, new construction and expansion/renovations of hospitals, medical centers, outpatient medical facilities, medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, corporate offices, data centers, and other specialty facilities.

Arizona Bioindustry Association

Arizona is home to one of the fastest growing life science industry sectors in the country and Arizonans are innovating in the fields of precision medicine, bioinformatics, telehealth, oncology, neurology, metabolic disease, and cardiology. Arizona innovations cover a spectrum including diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, and a broad range of health data and analytics. Arizona hospitals and healthcare systems deliver these innovations to patients. As Arizona’s statewide life science and biomedical industry association, AZBio works collaboratively with leaders locally and nationally to support the growth of the industry and the companies within it.

The McCain Institute for International Leadership Arizona State UniversityThe McCain Institute for International Leadership is a center for research and action in national security and foreign policy. It seeks to promote leadership and decision-making, in the best American tradition of open inquiry, spirited discussion and practical action. Through its policy research, events, fellows programs, and other activities, the Institute aims to inform, convene, train and assist current and future leaders from the United States and abroad.

networking is the Valley’s one-stop-shop for professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, people in transition and anyone else looking to find networking events, chamber of commerce mixers, useful business seminars and leads clubs to grow their network. Use our free consolidated calendar to explore the networking events throughout the Valley and publicize your own groups and organizations. We also host a wealth of training seminars, workshops, and other educational opportunities to help you develop your networking skills and expand your business.

AZ4Solar, Getting in the Solar LaneThe mission of Az4Solar is to promote development of a Solar Economy that will create thousands of sustainable high-wage jobs in Arizona. Az4Solar is creating programs and initiatives designed to:

  • Educate consumers, business leaders, policy makers and the emerging solar workforce
  • Advocate our solar energy imperatives and the compelling opportunity to stimulate economic growth
  • Facilitate interaction amongst members of the solar energy food chain

Girls Rule!Girls Rule! is an Arizona based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides schools, groups and organizations (and soon the internet) with educational workshops that build bright futures and consist of 4 principles to help girls; stay on track, dream big and stay in school through college:

1. Building & maintaining /self-confidence
2. Making wise and healthy choices
3. Setting personal & financial goals
4. Building a step-by-step plan to achieve their dreams, and identify the tools, resources & education to make that happen

Raza Development Fund, Investing in Hope for the Future

RDF is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) and the largest Latino lending organization in the U.S with over $200 million in total assets. RDF provides capital and technical assistance to Latino and low income serving organizations nationwide. Over its 15 years, RDF has loaned over $250 million and leveraged $1.5 billion in capital for education, community facilities, housing and healthcare projects. Headquarter in Phoenix, Arizona; RDF currently has a presence in 29 states.

RDF has a range of credit products available for acquisition, construction, and tenant improvements loans with term loans, lines of credit, bridge financing and New Market Tax Credits. RDF is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (“FHLBSF”).

Gustare Ltd. is celebrating its 25 years in business in 2016. Gustare is a strategic-growth, diversification partner building US and worldwide relationships.

Gustare is involved in public/private partnership, master-development relationships, project management, and community/relations development.

Amstar, LLC

Amstar llc, is a management, partnership company that plans, oversees and executes master-planned communities, condominiums and apartment clusters. As master developers, we also invest in and develop new projects.

Amstar has a particular specialization and interest in inner-city problem solving, with most of our sites, having an educational and healthcare component as part of the development plan.

Bonding Business & Education (BBE)

Bonding Business and Education (BBE) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster education and leadership by the bonding of the two basic functions – education and business.

Students, adults and workforce development groups are grown and expanded individually and collectively through educational and leadership courses and through actual work programming, which positively impacts advancement into appropriate career choices.

BBE is the conduit vehicle through which education and business meet for success.

Logo_InglesPro Mexico is the Mexican federal government agency responsible for coordinating strategies aimed at strengthening Mexico’s participation in the international economy, supporting the process of exporting firms established in the country and coordinating activities aimed at attracting foreign investment.

Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and
technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit


Caliber “Real Estate Private Equity Structured with Your Needs in Mind – We develop your wealth by creating and managing investments backed by tangible assets.”

 Local First Arizona (LFA),Founded in 2003, is a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. LFA seeks to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating consumers, stakeholders, business leaders, and policymakers about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration. Visit for more information and a directory of more than 3,000 locally owned businesses of all sizes.

Green Living Magazine is the premiere Arizona eco-conscious lifestyle magazine centered on your daily life and the way you express yourself as you live, work, and play green. We offer the latest in products, fashion, wellness, and home while enlivening you to make a difference in our environment. Our content is modern and has a wide-spread reach. Green Living magazine is designed to empower you with new ideas and inspirations using nature’s resources to lead you to a more sustainable you.

Benedictine University was founded in Chicago as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in 1887. It secured a charter from the state of Illinois in 1890. In 1901 the College moved to the more congenial atmosphere of Lisle, in DuPage County. The College became coeducational in 1968 and was renamed Illinois Benedictine College in 1971. In response to community needs, graduate, doctorate and adult learner programs were added. The College became Benedictine University in 1996.

Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, which is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to operate an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher learning in Arizona.

• Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.
• ranks Benedictine University among the top 15 most affordable Catholic colleges and universities in the country.
• Named to Military Advanced Education’s 2014 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities list.

Benedictine University at Mesa is a Roman Catholic university that offers traditional undergraduate and adult and graduate degrees in a diverse and caring environment. A core Benedictine value is living life in balance. In support of this ideal, Benedictine offers a burgeoning intercollegiate sports program; student groups, fitness facility access and other services toward fulfilling our promise to provide students an affordable and attainable values- based education that builds better learners, leaders and world citizens.



Sustainability Partners LLC


SP helps large public and private entities substantially reduce power and water consumption while improving the quality of life for employees and constituents at no cost, risk or obligation to our customers.


SP achieves this ‘everybody wins’ scenario by upgrading, maintaining and replacing infrastructure inside customer’s facilities. Through their innovative Sustainability-as-a-ServiceÒ, SP pays to keep that new infrastructure forever young. Thus, clients have more time and money to focus on achieving mission critical objectives while eliminating capital expenditures deferred maintenance and utility expenses. We do this by replacing old, wasteful equipment with the newest in efficient and reliable technologies impacting power and water in client’s facilities to insure optimal comfort and performance while saving resources.


The result is happier customers, employees and communities while improving our client’s income statement and balance sheet. Requiring no facility guarantees, minimums or multi-year contracts, infrastructure investments are simply paid for through savings and usage fees. Similar to external utility companies, SP brings capital and sustainability experience inside the building – an internal utility – to provide for customer needs when, where and however long they are needed.



Founded originally as an offshoot of the New York Council on Foreign Relations in 1976, the Phoenix Committee is now an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization, dedicated to positioning metro Phoenix as a major regional, international policy center. Composed of community leaders, PCFR’s goal is to assist our members in adapting to a rapidly changing world.
We offer monthly programs year-round, including our unique event the “International State of the State” address which an open ended dialogue by significant leaders of government, industry, and education who discuss Arizona’s role in the changing global environment. Throughout our season we bring renowned speakers to share candid insights. This provides our members with intriguing and intellectually challenging, interactive experiences as they participate in the Q & A following the speakers’ remarks.

For more than 40 years PCFR has welcomed a variety of distinguished guests; US and foreign ambassadors, cabinet ministers, policy-makers, economists, analysts, journalists, authors, renowned educators and heads of state. Meetings are specifically restricted to our membership, and our guests’ comments are off the record, thus encouraging free and frank discussion.

The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations strives to raise the level of international awareness in both public and private sectors, because of our belief that unbiased information leads to improved policy making. We’re determined to promote better understanding of global trends, and we particularly encourage the involvement of students of government and international affairs.

The end result of our airing of all sides of significant issues should be a heightened respect for honorable discussion. As our speakers enlighten us, we improve our community relationships, as well as our global business climate, and we create appreciation for the great truth. That we are all on this planet to enhance its progress, stability, and survival.