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Advance Community President and CEO Jeri Royce Appointed as Board Chair for AZ Impact for Good
By Jennifer Schwegman - Wednesday Feb 21, 2024
(PHOENIX–Feb. 21, 2024)– Jeri Royce, president and CEO of Advance Community, a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization that builds optimal health in under-resourced communities across the Valley and around the world, has been appointed as Board Chair for AZ Impact for Good.

Royce’s career in the nonprofit sector spans more than 30 years, during which she has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a commitment to driving positive change in communities. Prior to joining Advance Community in 2017, where she has continued to foster a culture of successful teamwork and strong partnerships, Royce held key leadership roles at renowned organizations such as the Points of Light Foundation and the American Symphony League.

Recognized for her outstanding contributions to the sector, Royce was named the 2023 Public Sector ATHENA by the Greater Phoenix Chamber, a testament to her dedication and impact in the community. In her capacity as Board Chair of AZ Impact for Good, Royce will further leverage her extensive experience to support and empower nonprofit organizations across the state.

“Jeri is an accomplished and dynamic leader whose passion for serving communities and driving meaningful change is truly inspiring,” said AZ Impact for Good CEO Kristen Wilson. “Her appointment as Board Chair for AZ Impact for Good reflects her unwavering commitment to advancing the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and will undoubtedly strengthen our mission to merge our collective resources for greater capacity, impact and advocacy.”

Through her visionary leadership and strategic guidance, Royce will work collaboratively with AZ Impact for Good to advocate for the needs of nonprofit organizations and drive initiatives that foster sustainable growth and impact.

AZ Impact for Good
AZ Impact for Good is a trusted statewide resource and advocate for the state’s nonprofit and philanthropy communities. AZ Impact for Good envisions a vibrant and equitable Arizona where all people and living things thrive. Its mission is to unite nonprofits and philanthropy to transform Arizona through education, advocacy and innovation. The organization serves more than 1,000 member organizations across the state. Since 2004, AZ Impact for Good has been dedicated to an Arizona where all nonprofits and philanthropic organizations are valued, empowered and thriving, with support from grassroots efforts like Arizona Gives. For more information, visit http://www.azimpactforgood.org.

Advance Community
Advance Community has been dedicated to transforming lives since its inception in 1970. Formerly known as Esperança, Advance works within under-resourced communities across the globe, providing health education, food security, disease prevention, access to clean water, ecological home-building and life-altering surgeries in Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mozambique and Peru. Advance strengthens under-resourced Latino communities across Maricopa County through programs such as oral health, chronic disease prevention/management, nutrition education and healthy meal delivery. With the vision of health equity for everyone, the Phoenix-based nonprofit is dedicated to advancing communities to help under-resourced children, adults and seniors live sustainable and fulfilling lives. More information about Advance Community is available at https://advancecommunity.org/.