Open House for Non Profits

    October 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tucson
    445 South Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    Community Foundation of So. AZ


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Lots of reps from various nonprofits in town at this open house, to learn about CFSA and other partners about funding. Noticed friends from SAAF, TJCC, Pan Left Productions, Tucson Harmony & Health Foundation, KXCI plus new folks from Scientific Assn. for the Study of Time In Physics & Cosmology (

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