Woody Nieman Foundation

Woody Nieman’s son Jason presents a check on behalf of his father to Richard Hawkes, president of The Foundation.

Jeanne Becker

Woody loved Sun Lakes! Upon his death, he stipulated a substantial sum be donated to The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation to help further its grant giving to the Sun Lakes community. Woody lived here for many years and was the man you could always count on to help with any activity that needed to be done in Sun Lakes. Some of the places you might see him volunteering were at Neighbors Who Care, the Tempe Diablo Stadium, and, of course, having served on the Cottonwood Palo Verde HOA2 Board for 10 years, fulfilling the roles of treasurer and vice president.

The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation is entering its sixth year as a charitable 501(c)(3) foundation serving the Sun Lakes Community. During the past five years, The Foundation has raised and disseminated grants in excess of $250,000 in support of local organizations, clubs, and other charitable groups, such as Neighbors Who Care, AFMA Fire & Medical Authority, Sun Lakes Community Theatre, The Perfect Place – Adult Day Services, etc., which provide services, activities, and opportunities for our senior population.

If you would like to participate, we ask you to consider joining The Friends of The Foundation. This axillary group provides help at The Foundation’s sponsored fundraising events, such as cash raffles at the TAD concerts at Cottonwood, a Fun Walk every November, a Holiday Gala in December (dinner with silent auction), a dance and auction in March, etc. The Foundation is always looking for additional hands, as our many fundraising events offer many opportunities for involvement. If you would be interested in joining The Friends group, please go to the “Contact Us” page on our website slcommunityfoundation.com/contact and submit a note about your interest. Please consider joining us to support the citizens of our Sun Lakes communities.