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Unfortunately our 2020 Education Unidos Fundraiser was cancelled due to the Pandemic. 

If you would like to support the Education Unidos Scholarship Program, please click here. 


The 2019 Inaugural Education Unidos Scholarship Fundraiser was a huge success -

stay tuned for details on the 2020 Event!


Ivan Orellana, from Rio Rico, will be performing during the event. Ivan is one of the most talented and versatile musicians in the southwest - Opera, Flamenco, Spanish/Latin, Jazz, Rock and more!

Limited tickets are available, so please register early and invite your friends! Tickets are available for $35 each on this page or by clicking here:

Education Unidos has provided UA Douglas students with $117,000 in scholarships over the past six years. Forty-one scholarships have been awarded with 100% retention in this program. These scholarships are provided through a partnership with the Mexico government program known as IME Becas, and from funds that have been raised within the Douglas community from businesses and individuals through the Education Unidos Gala.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support higher educational opportunities in Douglas and a sustainable workforce for the future of Cochise County. Many of the sponsorship levels include a scholarship in the company’s name and additional public relations.


Plan to join neighbors, friends, and business associates on March 23rd to continue our support of UA Douglas students.

For more information the event or on becoming a sponsor please contact the University South Foundation at 520-458-8278 ext 2129.

published in the Sierra Vista Herald, March 6, 2019

submitted by Wendee Grinde


The University South Foundation is hosting the Education Unidos bi-national fundraising event to support University Arizona - Douglas Student Scholarships. This inaugural event will feature Wine Tasting and a Tequila Pairing class at the historic County Government Center in Douglas on March 23, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


All attendees will receive a souvenir wine glass, event program with a complete list of wines, twelve wine tasting tickets, three tequila tasting tickets, a 30-minute educational session on tequila pairing, fabulous appetizers, live music entertainment and an overall unique experience.  

Local Cochise county vineyards will be on hand to serve a variety of white and red wines and answer all your wine questions. You will be able to purchase many of the wines being poured during the event. Vineyards participating include: Birds and Barrels Vineyards, Bodega Pierce, Golden Rule Vineyard, Keeling Schaefer Vineyards, and Zarpara Vineyard and Winery.

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