IRS Form 990 PF
Tax Year 2019
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Tucson, AZ








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Grant Max


Latest Tax e-Filing


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September 2021


# Name Title Hours / Wk Comp ($)
1 Mary B Bernal CEO/Secretary 2 0
2 Sarah B Smallhouse Pres/Treasurer 2 0
3 John L Carter Vice President 2 0
4 Gerald Swanson Trustee 2 0
5 Michael Hard Trustee 2 0
6 Jack B Jewett Trustee 2 0
7 Shaun Kirkpatrick Trustee 2 0
8 Dan Janes Trustee 2 0

Charitable Activities

  • $146,709
    OFFICE OF ECONOMIC EDUCATIONThe Thomas R. Brown Foundation (TRBF) continues its work with the University of Arizona Office of Economic Education (OEE) in providing outreach programs throughout six southern Arizona counties. TRBF and the OEE offer programs in economics education to teachers outside Pima County, taking programs to rural counties through cooperative scheduling with district superintendents offices and county school personnel. In furtherance of the 2017 TRBF Strategic Plan, the OEE now has reliable contacts in each of the target counties and delivers to those counties one elementary and one middle/high school-level program per school year. The OEE has also arranged for visiting professors to provide evening presentations for teachers. Finally, the OEE continues to coordinate the annual Micro- and Macroeconomic Summer Institute, taught by award-winning professors and classroom teachers. In 2019, approximately 266 teachers attended 14 OEE programs (some teachers attended mor
  • $48,604
    V.O.T.E. (Voices On The Economy) SeriesThe VOTE series is designed to teach economic issues from multiple perspectives to inspire full civic engagement in developing and implementing economic policies. Developed by Amy Cramer, Ph.D., the series teaches the history of three different economic perspectives without promoting any specific economic or political viewpoint. The economic perspectives pure capitalism, regulated capitalism, and democratic socialism appear both historically and in contemporary political discourse. The series begins with a three-day conference during which Dr. Amy Cramer teaches the historic foundations for the three perspectives, and then applies the perspectives to modern public policy issues, including rent control, minimum wage, and consumer safety regulations. As a sequel to the initial conference, Dr. Cramer offers eight additional workshops over a two-year period. The single day topics covered are healthcare, retirement security, the environment, internatio
  • $30,000
    THE THOMAS R BROWN PROFESSORSHIP IN ECONOMICSThe Thomas R Brown Professorship in Economics at the University of Arizona is a five-year commitment designed to support the retention of key faculty who strengthen both the Foundations local educational programs as well as research and work in economics. The Foundation does this directly through the University of Arizona by helping the UA retain key faculty. TRBF currently supports the work of Price Fishback, Ph.D., an internationally renowned author and researcher in economic history. In addition to Dr. Fishbacks leadership in academia, he also has taught workshops for Southern Arizona history, government and economics teachers.
  • $17,254
    MASTER TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAMThe TRB Master Teaching Fellows Program (also called the Teacher-in-Residence program) is a two-year pilot program that leverages the non-classroom time of a highly productive economics teacher by reducing their classroom teaching load. The teacher can then spend their additional time training and mentoring other teachers in economics and in effective teaching. Funds from the program purchase a portion of a teachers contract time in order to reduce their class load from five class sections per day to three. During the 2019-20 school year, Jim Lerch continued as the teacher-in-residence at University High School in the Tucson Unified School District. Lerch continued to mentor teachers both within and without his assigned school. In cooperation with the TRBF Director of Educator Programs, he expanded and improved a searchable, digital economics education resource library for K-12 teachers called ECONcierge. University High School has added teaching obligati logo is an open source project for my friends in the nonprofit community

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120,000 VOICEs ON THE ECONOMY $110,000 to complete volume 2 of E-Book (11 chapters) and $10,000 towards setting strategic objectives for the VOTE Program at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Tucson, AZ 2019