Join A for Arizona on September 19 for our Second Annual State of Excellence Gala. This night of celebration will honor trailblazers in the classroom and champions of policy, all of whom have helped to expand student access to great public schools across Arizona, especially those in low-income communities.

A key chapter of the Arizona story is told in its public schools—district, magnet and charter. Arizona classrooms are being recognized as the fastest academic gainers in the nation over the past decade and Arizona’s best schools are continuing their effort serve more students. Leaning on the collective wisdom of Arizona’s best public district, magnet and charter school leaders, our state has created bold and innovative laws based on direct feedback from A for Arizona school leaders and teachers.

We look forward to coming together again to celebrate these leaders, policymakers, and community partners that embody what is possible for public education in our State.

The State of Excellence Gala will be a night to remember.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Strategic Partners

Arizona Charter Schools Association

American Federation for Children

Americans for Prosperity

Burton Family Foundation

Clifton Larson Allen LLP

Data Orbital


Universal Technical Institute


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. in Scottsdale


​Thursday, Sept. 19
6 p.m. Reception
​7 p.m. Dinner and Program


Cocktail attire

Contact the Planner

Daniel Duran
Events Coordinator
[email protected]