Events


United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has several annual events, conferences, fundraising and awareness-building events throughout the year.  Take a look below to see what is coming up!

Upcoming events:


Caterpillar 5th Annual Cruising for United Way Car Show

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 08:00 AM

Where: Caterpillar Tucson Proving Ground in Green Valley, AZ

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Details: 5th Annual Caterpillar Cruising for United Way Car Show Saturday, August 19th at Tucson Proving Ground in Green Valley   Join us for the 5th Annual Caterpillar Cruising for United Way Car Show on Saturday, August 19th from 8am to 1pm as employees of the Caterpillar Tucson Proving Ground kick off their United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona workplace campaign with some heavy-duty family-friendly fun! The show will be held at the Caterpillar Tucson Proving Ground, 6000 W. Caterpillar Trail (off West Duval Mine Road), Green Valley. Registration and staging begins at 8am. Food and beverage carts open at 9am, as well as raffles for CAT Machine rides, hourly 50:50 drawings, hands-on CAT machine simulator demos and photographs with CAT. Early Registration: $20 Day of Show: $25 General Admission: $5 (per vehicle) All Proceeds go to United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona All entries will be assigned a covered parking slot based on the following trophy categories: Kid’s Choice                      4. Best Off Road                      7. Best Motorcycle Best Car Pre 1980             5. Best Truck                           8. Best Military Best Car Post 1980           6. Best Car Pre 1950’s


UPS 10th Annual Golf Tournament

When: Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 08:00 AM

Where: JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ

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Details:   UPS 10th Annual Golf Tournament Benefitting United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Tee Time, 8:00 a.m. Registration Deadline: Friday, August 4 JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745 Four person scramble $120 per person Includes: Green Fee, Golf Cart, Practice Range, Tournament Services, Breakfast, Lunch 2 Free Raffle Tickets per golfer for teams registered and paid by August 4!   Sponsorship Opportunities: Signature/Breakfast Sponsorship - $2,500    Signage at event Full-page ad in event program Opportunity to Welcome Golfers/Podium Time Hole Sponsorship - $100 Signage at hole of choice (first come, first served) Ad in event program Product table at hole (if desired) Opportunity to engage golfers Please contact Maritza Ramos for sponsorship details.   Hotel Reservations: For discount rate, please reserve by Friday, August 4th. Call 1-877-622-3140 or click here online.   About United Way of Tucson and Southern: United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is building a better community by uniting people, ideas and resources. We transform individual lives and bring long-lasting, systemic change to our community by focusing on the key, underlying issues.  We fight for the education, financial stability and health of every person in our community. Our role as community convener enables us to form strategic partnerships, mobilize the best resources and be the conduit for needed change.


Systems Thinking Institute

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 05:00 PM

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Details: Better Together: Think Big. Think Bold. Think Systems!Systems Thinking Institute September 27-29, 2017Tucson, ArizonaHilton El Conquistador Resort www.WatersFoundation.org/systems-thinking-institute/ Come together with like-minded individuals and organizations working to improve their own success and thatof their students, classroom, school, district, business and community through the habits and tools ofsystems thinking! INSTITUTE ITINERARY • Systems Leaders Spotlight Kick-off Event, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of our nation’s most respected and experienced systemsleaders. In this panel discussion, each leader will speak candidly about challenges in their work, their vision forsuccess related to systems thinking and the progress made thus far. • Option 1: Two-Day Onsite Workshops, Sept. 28-29 There is something for everyone! Options include: Introduction to Systems Thinking; Systems Thinking forBusiness and Community Organizations; Leadership Matters- The Habits of a Systems Thinking Leader; Energyfor Everyone, Systems Thinking in Early Childhood: Play, Practice and Policy; and Science, Systems andBaseball. • Option 2: Classroom Focused Workshop with Field Trip, Sept. 28-29 Learn how a specific classroom/school/district is implementing systems thinking in unique and innovative wayson Sept. 28. Then, on Sept. 29, take a field trip to the school to see systems thinking at work with studentsfirsthand. Field trip sites include: Borton, City High School, Catalina Foothills School District. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Educators (PreK-12, College and University), District and School Administrators, Business Leaders, GovernmentLeaders, Community Members, Youth Program Leaders/Facilitators.


Days of Caring

When: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 08:00 AM

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Details: Days of Caring 2017 October 20 & 21 United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Annual Days of Caring is our community's single largest volunteer event.  Every year, thousands of people from area businesses, schools and community groups lend their time, talents, and energy to volunteer for projects that make a difference in our community. We invite you to be part of the change.    Learn More!