Friends of the Southwest Wine Center

FoSWCYavapai College Foundation

The Friends of the Southwest Wine Center (FoSWC) is a volunteer group dedicated to raising both awareness and annual unrestricted funds for the programs of the Southwest Wine Center (SWC) in Clarkdale. FoSWC is a fundraising auxiliary of the Yavapai College Foundation. This includes support for the fundraising campaign, SWC academic programs, the student-run vineyard, the data repository, and SWC student scholarships.

The Southwest Wine Center serves as a gathering place for students, educators and industry leaders looking to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support regional and national collaboration and provide a catalyst for research. Gifts will support annual academic and programmatic priorities that will provide the margin of excellence for our students and the community.

Founder’s Wall Campaign

Visionary Giving Set in Copper & Stone

founders wall wine wenterThe Founders Wall will serve as permanent recognition of those supporters who shared in the vision that together we can build on the area’s rich farming heritage to create a vibrant wine producing region.

The names to be engraved on the Founders Wall will include individuals, families, foundations and corporations who contribute $5,000 or more toward making the Southwest Wine Center a reality. Their philanthropy will reflect all types of giving, from support for students, faculty, programs and research to funding capital projects and deans’ and directors’ priorities.

Purposefully positioned adjacent to the new teaching winery, the wall will greet visitors and stand as a tangible reminder of the central role that these founding donors and their philanthropy played in establishing the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College.

Contact the Yavapai College Foundation and learn more about investment opportunities.

Mary Talosi – Prescott campus, (928) 776-2359

Founder's Circle - Southwest Wine Center

Founder’s Circle recognition- Southwest Wine Center

Southwest Wine Center
Making Gifts of $5000+

The Family of William C.
& Eleanor M. Anderson

Aridus Wine Company

Arizona Office of Tourism

Arizona Republic / AZCentral

Arizona Vignerons Alliance

Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA)

Dr. Russ & Judith Balda

Marla & Ron Bassler

John W. Baltz

Neal G. Baltz


Linda & Alan Buchanan

Al Buhl

Burning Tree Cellars

Donald Dooling Carter

Dennis & Cheryl Cassady

Caduceus Cellars

Page Springs Cellars

Janette & Joe Micelli

Cottonwood Chamber
of Commerce

Haley Construction

Cottonwood Economic
Development Council

Cove Mesa Vineyard

CW & Modene Neely Foundation

DA Ranch

Bob & Denise Delgado

J. Lionel Diaz &
Jacqueline Butler Diaz

Kristi & Dale Edwards

Roger & Judy Egan

The Ewell Family

FCI Constructors, Inc

Ted & Pam Ferring

Jodie & Al Filardo

Cynthia Fox

Randall & Deborah Garrison

Neil & Annie Goodell

Bob & Pam Haber

Darcy Hitchcock & Dale Graham

Marywave Van Deren &
Gary Arthur Jacobson

Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

Jim & Debbie Horton

Gretchen & Kevin Keighron

Mark Armstrong & Lisa Jensen

Kinney Construction Services

John & Lili La Tourette

Carolyn & Dennis Lee

Julie & Mitch Levy

Marcia & Jim Lowman

Scott & Claudia Martenson
Martenson Construction

Perry & Sandy Massie

Hal and Sharon Mattern

Kenneth & Joan Meyers

Don & Barbara Michelman

Bill & Carol Miller

Bruce & Janet Misamore

Josh & Ronnie Moffitt

Emil & Cindy Molin

D’Alene & Keith Moore

Eric & Lesley Newman

The Norton Family

Bob & Susan Oliphant

Roger and Jackie Palmenberg

Dean & Tammy Pefanis

Earl Jr. & Melinda Petznick

Olen & Belle Petznick

Jean N. Phillips

John and Victoria Rogers

Casey & Jodi Rooney

Quench Fine Wines

Roger, Lori & Grady Schneider

Bonnie McMinn & Greg Stein

Salt River Project

Tom & Deb Schumacher

Ray & Frances Sigafoos

Brian & Vikki Sylva

Danusia Szumowski

Linda & Charles Thomas

Touchmark at the Ranch

Unisource Energy Services

Painted Lady Vineyard

Verde Valley Wine Consortium

The Verde Independent
The Daily Courier

Walter & Laura Whetstine

Villegas Landscape

Steve Walker & Denise

Waste Management

Wells Fargo

Ruth Wicks

Penny & Ron Wills

Philip & Bette Winkelstern

Daniel & Valerie Wood

Richard & Loretta Wright and Family

Regina & Ronald Younger

Yavapai College Foundation