Arizona Community Foundation Names New Board Chair, Robbin Coulon

Rick McCartney

The Board of Directors of the Arizona Community Foundation has elected as chair Robbin M. Coulon, Esq.

Coulon succeeds Stephen O. Evans, retired Executive and Trustee of Equity Residential and current Chairman of the Evans Charitable Foundation, who served as chair since 2019.

A member of the Arizona Community Foundation Board of Directors since 2013, Coulon served as vice chair, chaired the Philanthropic Services and Compensation committees, and was previously a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

“Robbin has served on the board for over eight years and has been instrumental in the development of our Philanthropy for All initiatives,” said Steve Seleznow, ACF President & CEO. “In her role as chair, she will provide the leadership ACF needs as we plan for the future.”

Coulon currently serves as Director of Legal Services for the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, a nonprofit serving older adults, victims of late-life domestic violence, family caregivers, and persons with disabilities. She was previously a Managing Attorney with the Arizona Center for Disability Law, where she represented individuals and brought class action cases in both state and federal court involving employment, special education, public accommodations, housing, and voting rights, with an emphasis on health and mental health law. Coulon is also a former trial attorney with the Office of the Arizona Attorney General and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Arizona State University, and a Juris Doctor from the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Coulon is a member of the Arizona Black Bar Association and the American Inns of Court; past president of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association; a member of the ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board; and serves on the executive boards of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations Foundation and the Black Theatre Troupe.

“I am honored to be elected as the 15th chair of the Arizona Community Foundation Board,” said Coulon. “The work I have been engaged in as a member of the ACF Board provides the foundation for my role as the next chair. I will continue to pursue the mission to lead, serve, and collaborate to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona.”

In addition to electing Coulon as chair, the Board also named its slate of officers. Leezie Kim, Esq., Chief Legal Officer for Fox Restaurant Concepts LLC, will become the vice chair; Heidi Jannenga, Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer at WebPT, will serve as secretary; and Rufus Glasper, President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, will continue to serve as treasurer.

Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 25 community foundations in the nation with more than $1 billion in trust and endowment assets, and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Since inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $1 billion in grants, scholarships, and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies.

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