Christy Burton is co-founder of The Burton Family Foundation and chairs the Foundation board. She also serves on the boards of ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation, Teach for America (Arizona), Support My Club and Social Venture Partners Phoenix. She is a member of Aspen Society of Fellows, Women in Philanthropy and Arizona State University Presidents Club. Education equity is a primary focus of The Burton Family Foundation philanthropic investments. These investments include support for college and career readiness programs for underserved high school students, college test prep camps and clubs, as well as sponsorship of Camp O’Connor, an experiential civics education summer camp for 7th and 8th grade students. The Burton Family Foundation invests in high school and college students studying in STEM fields. This includes funding college scholarships, undergraduate research, high school robotics clubs and sponsorship of the Science News in High Schools program for 100 Arizona schools. Ms. Burton holds a B.S. in Economics and Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University.
The Burton Family Foundation has funded Intel ISEF Ed Day in 2016 and 2017 and Science News in High Schools for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. Ms. Burton sits on the Society’s Capital Campaign Committee.