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Potoff Private Philanthropy funding enables opportunity and justice-system-involved youth to access wrap-around services, educational pathways, skills training, apprenticeships, credentialing, and job placements that lead them to family-sustaining wages. Potoff is making a significant impact in the lives of young people through programs like the Pima County School Superintendent’s Cycle Breaker.Andrew Bevington
Director, Business & Education Partnerships
The generosity and vision of Ross Potoff and Potoff Private Philanthropy has made a tremendous difference in the ability of Pima JTED to be visible in the community which continues to positively impact the lives of thousands of young people in Southern Arizona. Through the Potoff Private Philanthropy Endowed Chair for Engagement and Placement, middle school students are able to engage in a hands-on experience to explore the many career possibilities available to them and the capacity of Pima JTED to provide real-world job shadowing and internship opportunities to high school students who participate in JTED programs has greatly increased.Kathy L. Prather
Pima County Joint Technical Education District
Every community needs an educational champion for change, success, and achievement. In Pima County, our champion is Potoff Private Philanthropy. Potoff has demonstrated a strong commitment to education in key areas like Career & Technical Education, skills training for high school students, and GED support for students who have left school early. Their generous backing of programs like Cycle Breaker gives opportunity-youth and adults a second chance to succeed by providing education options, wrap-around services, and employment. These supports, along with the job-based skills training they provide, help individuals become productive members of our community. As the elected Pima County School Superintendent, I am proud to partner with such an organization because they care about students and our community.Dustin J. Williams
Pima County School Superintendent
About Potoff Private Philanthropy
Founded in 2019 by U.S. Air Force veteran, career precision machinist, teacher, and investor Ross Potoff, Potoff Private Philanthropy is a non-profit foundation that works with organizations that motivate success and honor service, from high school students, to our military service members and veterans, to animal companions. PPP’s objectives are to support education to work programs in trades and technical education, establish training and apprenticeship programs with Tucson businesses, design programs that serve the physical and mental health needs of Vietnam era veterans, and promote animal welfare within the community.