About us

Our Core Values:

Honor God in all we do.

Serve our community and each other.

Always act with honesty and integrity.

Give the people we come in contact with more than they expect.

Communicate clearly, openly, and often.

Strive to build long term relationships.

Be humble.

Tim Kuhn
Executive Director

As a parent of a child who attended private school from kindergarten to 12th grade, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge from both a parent's and business leader's perspective. Tim is founder, Executive Director, head of our coaching program, and sits on the board of directors.

Anne Marie Drew
Scholarship Coach

Having 6 kids, all of which either attended or graduated from private school, Anne Marie can help guide parents through every aspect of using tax credits to fund their child's education. Anne Marie manages our applications process and award notification process for our organization.

Heather Rucker
Scholarship Coach

With a background in phone support and graphic design, we were thrilled when Heather joined our team. She is your point of contact for making the perfect landing page. Heather's primary role is the creation of marketing materials and keeping our website content current. Heather is also a parent with private school experience so she knows first hand how to make tax credits work.

Sydney Drew
Scholarship Coach

As a private school graduate whose family benefited from the tax credit program, Sydney brings youth and enthusiasm to our office. Sydney is a key member of the applications, award notification, and phone support teams.

Melanie Hughes
Database Management

Working behind the scenes, Melanie keeps the application, donation and awards process flowing smoothly. Her background in administrative support and client relations make her a perfect fit for the team.

Heather O’Neill (Heath)
Database Management

As we have grown to one of the largest STO’s in the state, we require additional support processing your applications and donations. With a background in document preparation Heath has been a phenomenal addition to our team, working behinds the scenes to make your paperwork flow smoothly through our system.

Katie Barry
Marketing Support

With a background in media production and communication, Katie is the engine behind the improvement and quality of the custom videos, brochures, and landing pages we now offer. Katie’s creative skills can provide you with the tools you need to increase your family’s donations.

Tania Sanchez
Scholarship Coach

With a background in event planning, Tania is the perfect person to coordinate our coaching sessions and tax professional events. As a special bonus, her ability to speak both Spanish and English allows her to dramatically improve the level of phone customer service we can offer.


Testimonials

We used to struggle to try to find ways to start the conversation of asking people to donate and recommend funds for our family. Arizona Tuition Connection created and gave us custom brochures and video’s specifically for our family. These videos were great conversation starters with potential donors. Thank you Arizona Tuition Connection!    

~Amy Maschue – Saint Thomas the Apostle Parent

We have been using ACSTO to get a portion of our tuition covered for years. We were led to believe that ACSTO was the only organization we could use for our family’s Christian education. I wish we learn sooner that we had options. Arizona Tuition Connection has been a huge benefit to our family!

~Gilbert Christian Parent

Private Education can be expensive, especially at a high school like Brophy. Arizona Tuition Connection provided us a way to cover our tuition, allowing us to save those funds for college expenses.    

~Peggy Lanese – Brophy Parent

We had attended various sessions at our school and still were confused on how the tax credit program worked. It seemed like everyone we spoke with had a different story on how to maximize our awards. It was not until we attended one of Arizona Tuition Connections Coaching sessions did we fully understand how tax credits can benefit our family. 

~Scottsdale Christian Academy Parent

Award History

  • School Year 12-13 – We opened our doors – 1st donation received February 2013
  • In School Year 13-14    $ 198,931 in scholarships were awarded
  • In School Year 14-15    $ 729,669 in scholarships were awarded
  • In School Year 15-16    $4,777,823 in scholarships were awarded
  • In School Year 16-17    $9,118,225 in scholarships were awarded
  • In School Year 17-18    $12,339,742 in scholarships were awarded
  • In School Year 18-19    $13,373,012 in scholarships were awarded
  • In School Year 19-20    $15,500,000 estimated scholarships will be awarded
In the 18/19 school year, $6,055,199.04 in scholarships were given to low-income families. 

Below is a breakdown of total scholarships for the 18/19 school year.

Total Original Scholarships Awarded in 18/19:  2,818  /  $5,479,116.84

  • 9% ($492,951.22) went to families with income up to 185% of the poverty level
  • 12.9% ($706,548.43) went to families with income  185% to 342.25% of the poverty level

Total Switcher Scholarships awarded in 18/19:  2,129 / $3,912,926.50

  • 8.28% ($324,153.00) went to families with income up to 185% of the poverty level
  • 17.45% ($488,242) went to families with income 185% to 342.25% of the poverty level

Total Corporate Low Income Scholarships awarded in 18/19:  2,033 / $4,945,776

  • 51% ($2,030.136.61) went to families with income up to 185% of the poverty level
  • 49% ($1,950,831.94) went to families with income 185% to 342.25% of the poverty level

We’d love to hear from you!

Arizona Tuition Connection
11445 E. Via Linda
Suite #2-145
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Phone: (480) 409-4106
Fax: (480) 767-0442