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Contingency Fund Campaign

The Center has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Economic Development Program for a grant/loan to build the first phase of the campus. However, before requesting the funds, the Board of Directors has set a goal of raising $200,000 additional funds prior to accepting the loan in order to have a “cushion” in our Capital Campaign Fund for any unforeseen costs or overruns. 

We are more than half-way there with pledges/donations of $153,195 received since the Contingency Fund Campaign was announced on February 24. These individuals have either had their name added to the Founder's Circle list below, or have had their previous gift level increased.

Please consider becoming a leader and friend to the VVAC at one of our Founders Circle level. All gifts of $2,500 or more will be acknowledged on a permanent Founders Circle recognition plaque that will be on display in the new Center lobby. To join this exclusive group either visit our Donation page, send a check, or click HERE to download the Pledge Form. Pledges of totaling at least $2,500 over two years qualify for the Founders Circle.

Annual gifts such as these allow us to further our educational mission and strive for excellence in our preservation, programming, and events. Please consider becoming a leader and friend to the VVAC at the  Founders Circle level. Founders Circle members provide critical support for our institution and demonstrate a level of engagement with VVAC that we cherish. Current members include:

 Founders Circle Member  Gift
 Scott Simonton  $1,500,000
 Kling Family Foundation - Donalyn Mikles  $191,500
 Larry Watkins $53,000
 Whitehawke Development, LLC $50,000
 Ken and Marcia Lee  $58,000
 Taylor & Huntley - Tom and Janet Taylor $24,500
 James and Diane Graceffa $21,000
 RJ and Jeanne Smith  $17,500
 Dennis and Janet Shaw   $14,000
 George and Pat Witteman  $12,300
 Gay Chanler  $12,250
 Robert Whiting $11,500
 Craig and Susan Sigler  $10,500
 Dr. Charles Rozaire  $10,000
 Jo Parish  $9,500
 Jerry and Janet Walters  $9,500
 Bill and Justine Kusner   $8,700
 Louise Fitzgerald  $7,500
 Robert Jonas   $6,450
 Richard "Bud" Henderson   $5,350
 Anonymous  $5,300
 Dean and Kathi Olson   $5,100
 Linda Guarino and Ken Kaemmerle   $5,000
 Spence Gustav  $5,000
 Kling Family Foundation - Daryl Kling   $5,000
 Jon and Terri Petrescu  $4,700
 Kimberly Spurr & David Purcell   $4,200
 Lynette Kovacovich  $4,100
 Joe and Sonya Landholm   $4,000
 Anonymous  $4,000
 Jim and Elaine Worthington  $3,700
 Peter and Kathy Wege  $3,500
 Dean and Kathi Olson$3,000
 Camp Verde Days Inn $3,000
 Sharon and Norm Olson $2,750
 Stan and Sue Loft $2,700
 Anonymous $2,600
 Frank and Wendy Balzar $2,500
 Thomas and Lucie Burris $2,500
 Mary Byrd $2,500
 Carol Wentzel   $2,500
 Thomas and Ardis Pitello $2,500