Arizona Salvation Army Receives $2.2 Million for Kroc Center

The Armstrong Family Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, has awarded $2.2 million to the Salvation Army for the Ray and Joan Kroc Youth and Community Center in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reports.

The funds will endow the Armstrong Family Tutoring Program at the center, which serves more than thirty thousand people a year. The tutoring program is a partnership between the Salvation Army and a service-learning program at Arizona State University.

The donation will move the community closer to the $15 million it must raise to match a $64 million grant made to the Phoenix center last year by the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's Corp. founder Ray Kroc. With the Armstrong gift, the campaign has raised $9.3 million, said Trisha Stuart, chair of the Kroc campaign board.

Jane Larson. "Foundation Gives Center $2.2 Million." Arizona Republic 12/27/2007.