Mari Diffley has been appointed Chief Operations Officer for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA). 

“She is responsible for managing finance, IT and work flow systems for the organization,” said CEO/President Clint Mabie.

Diffley has more than 25 years experience in operations and finance including CPA work in the state of New York. Her experience also includes information technology financial systems.

She earned an MBA from the University of Arizona and a BBA in Business and Accounting from Pace University in New York City.

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, founded in 1980, has more than $100 million in assets and is engaged in community collaborative initiatives, affiliations and partnerships involving over 30 nonprofit organizations. CFSA’s Center for Planned Giving offers free and confidential services to donors and financial advisors.

CFSA is located at 2250 East Broadway Boulevard. More information can be found at

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