Maricopa County Boards and Commissions > Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Board of Directors

Established in 1997, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation (formerly Arizona Diamondbacks Charities) was created as a collaborative effort between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Maricopa County Stadium District. Areas of focus include:
homelessness/low-income housing, indigent healthcare and children's programs of all types, including education and youth baseball field development.

MISSION: This nonprofit corporation 501(c)(3) was created in 1997 for the purpose of furthering the welfare and well-being of the residents of the State of Arizona, by means of raising funds to be used exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The desire is that the community benefit from the economic development of baseball.


Garry Hays
District 1
Amy Cohn
District 2
Patrick J. Paul
District 3
Dr. Michael Hilgers
District 4
Eric Gudino
District 5
Jim Scussel

: Held as needed.

LIAISON: Debbie Castaldo, Executive Assistant, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field, (602) 462-6595

FORMATION AUTHORITY: The Corporation was established by the Board of Directors of the Stadium District and the Arizona Diamondbacks through the Memorandum of Understanding signed into effect on February 17, 1994 (Article 14.11 - 14.14). The Baseball Charities Board of Directors are subject to their own bylaws.

COMPOSITION: Bylaws, Article III, Section 3.1: "The Board shall be a continuing body. Subject to the requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Board may from time to time determine the number of Directors that shall serve on the Board, but in no event shall the number of Directors be less than thirteen (13). The tenure of office for each Director shall be two (2) years. Section 3.2, Classes of Directors: The Directors shall be designated as Class A Directors (who are appointed by the Team), or Class B Directors who cannot be elected officials (appointed by the Board of Directors of the Stadium District). Initially, there shall be seven Class A Directors and six Class B Directors and at all times the number of Class A Directors shall be one more than Class B Directors. Directors of both Class shall have identical rights, powers and authority granted by the Bylaws. Section 3.3, Vacancies: A vacancy shall be filled by the Appointing Authority for the Class of Directors in which the vacancy exists. A person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. Section 3.10, Resignation: A Director may resign at any time by giving written notice of resignation to the Corporation and its Directors."

DUTIES AND POWERS: Article III, Section 3.13, Powers and Duties: Except as expressly set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws, the management of all affairs, property and business of the Corporation shall be vested in the Board. Article I, Section 1.1, Purpose: The Corporation shall initially direct its efforts to the problems of (i) housing for the homeless and people with low incomes; (ii) children's programs of all types, including education; (iii) health care, including, health maintenance and disease prevention programs for the indigent. The Board of Directors may modify the causes to be supported by the Corporation. Article III, Section 3.2, Classes of Directors: The Executive Director (or the Designee) shall be an ex-officio member with no power to vote or count for quorum purposes. Section 3.12, Compensation: Directors shall receive no compensation for their services rendered in their capacities as Directors; however, may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as a member of the Board. Article XI, Amendments: These Bylaws may be changed or repealed only by a two-thirds (2/3) approval of the Board at any annual, regular or special meeting of the Board, provided notice of the proposed change or repeal is contained in any required notice of such meeting. Any amendment to Section 3.2 or 3.3 of the Bylaws shall require a four-fifths (4/5) approval of the Board."