PHOENIX (June 17, 2024) – OneAZ Credit Union and the OneAZ Community Foundation are thrilled to award a $30,000 Legacy Grant to Young & Empowered Women, a trailblazing organization dedicated to inspiring and uplifting female leaders in Arizona.

Awarding this Legacy Grant to Young & Empowered Women is about driving transformative change and empowering rising female leaders to achieve their highest dreams and aspirations,” said Brandon Michaels, President of the OneAZ Community Foundation and President & CEO of OneAZ. “At OneAZ, we’re proud to support organizations like Young & Empowered Women that are igniting significant change in communities across Arizona. This grant is about more than financial support - it's an acknowledgement of a fundamental truth that every woman should have the opportunity to lead and succeed (and be paid equally too)!"

The OneAZ Community Foundation Legacy Grant will expand the capacity of Young & Empowered Women to deliver mentorship and networking opportunities, serving more women with meaningful experiences that will motivate young leaders to strive for what’s next. Young & Empowered Women has already built substantial momentum. The organization reports that 1 in 3 members has made a positive career shift, 1 in 4 has successfully negotiated their salaries, and 90% have grown their professional network. This grant will provide even more opportunities for Young & Empowered Women to engage rising leaders and mentors across Arizona.

“Young & Empowered Women is honored to be a 2024 OneAZ Legacy Grant recipient,” said Veronica Aguilar, Founder and Chair of Young and Empowered Women. “This support brings us one step closer to closing the gender gap by providing professional development, mentorship and networking opportunities for rising female leaders across Arizona.”

Since 2016, the OneAZ Community Foundation has invested over $1.6 million in Arizona’s nonprofit community. To discover more about OneAZ’s tremendous impact in the Arizona community, visit

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Serving Arizona since 1951, OneAZ Credit Union is a financial powerhouse managing over $3.4 billion in assets and serving over 185,000 member-owners and 11,000 business owners across 20 branches statewide. We are committed to inspiring dreams and driving prosperity and community growth through innovative and high-quality personal and business banking solutions. At OneAZ, it’s all about banking for the people, not for profit. Discover more at Insured by NCUA. Join us in driving prosperity and building a brighter tomorrow for Arizona.


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