Diablos Foundation

Establish your legacy of giving and ensure educational opportunities for Tempe students with your donation.

What is the Diablos Foundation?

The Diablos Foundation accepts donations to sustain and grow our endowment programs at Arizona State University and the Arizona Community Foundation.

The Diablos Foundation allows you to donate to the Scholarship Endowment Program and even create a legacy in your family’s name.

Who can donate to the Diablos Foundation?

Anyone who shares our conviction that an investment in the youth of Tempe is one of the wisest contributions we can make for the well-being of our community.

Where does my donation go?

You can make a direct donation to specific programs, including our youth charity programs. We can also assist you to identify funding options via estate planning.

What are the benefits of a named scholarship?

  • Family participation on the scholarship committee
  • Your scholarship will exist for the life of the Tempe Diablos
  • Knowing the identity of the recipient of your scholarship so you can directly encourage them in their education

Give the Gift of Education & Establish Your Legacy

Named Endowed Scholarships

Craig joined the Tempe Diablos in 1975 and served as Diablo President in 1985-86. He helped build Schaefer Smith Ankeney Insurance Agency into the largest independent Insurance Agency in the State of Arizona. He was an original member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and has served 10 years on its Board of Directors including its Executive Board for four years. He also received the Fiesta Bowl Volunteer of the Year Award in 1980 and is now a Life Director. He served as a member of The Sun Angels and as a member of its Board of Directors for five years. Craig and Sandy have lived in Tempe since 1962 and have a passion for giving back to the community – especially through the Diablos.

Steve joined the Diablos in 1993, and served as the Diablos’ President in 2002. His company, Rowley Plastering, is one of the largest stucco and plastering companies in the valley. Helping disadvantaged children has been a passion of the Borks for many years and their gift to the new Diablo Scholarship Endowment Program was one of the first received. Steve remains an active life member of the Diablos while enjoying another passion as a gentleman rodeo cowboy.

Dean Jacobson joined the Tempe Diablos in 1985. He is an Engineering Faculty Emeritus at Arizona State University after being a faculty member for 30 years. Dean served as president of the original ASU Sun Devil Club, as chairman of the Sun Angel Foundation and is presently a board member of the ASU Sun Devil Club. Dean is president and owner of Forensic Engineering, Inc., a Tempe firm and a board member for Southwest Mobile Storage, Inc.

Don Liem is a founding member and charter president of the Tempe Diablos. Most of Don’s career was spent as a partner with homebuilding company, Knoell Homes, which he helped grow into one of the regions largest and most prestigious. Don is a founding member of the Tempe United Fund and in 1965, was awarded the Tempe Jaycees Distinguished Service Award for highest contribution for the betterment of Tempe by an individual under 35.  Don and Barbara are active in a third world orphanage program, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, which serves more than 5,000 children annually. In 2003, Don and Barbara received the Celebration of Life Award for their countless efforts in touching the lives of children.  Don received the Spirit of Tempe Award in 2001 for his lifetime achievements of service and work to improve the quality of life in Tempe.

Doug MacArthur is a founding member of the Tempe Diablos and became President of the Tempe Diablos in 1972. His legal career included serving as Maricopa County Prosecutor, Tempe City Attorney, Legal Advisor to two Speakers of the Arizona House of Representatives, Legislative Director of the Arizona State Chamber of Commerce and Arizona State University Advocate.

Bernie Weber joined the Tempe Diablos in 1985 and was president in 1994. He graduated from ASU in 1965 having served as President of Associated Men Students and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He formed the Weber Group, a sales, service and construction company in the water and pumping industry, in 1979. After selling the company in 2011, Bernie formed Go Motorsports to compete in the USAC Sprint Car Series. He and his wife, Marilyn also enjoy spending lots of time at their beautiful summer home on the lake in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho while remaining active life members of the Diablo family.

Bill Woodroffe joined the Tempe Diablos in 1984 and served on the Board of Directors in 1988 and 1989. Bill continues to be an active life member, rarely missing a meeting. Bill worked as a vice president for Kaibab Petroleum. He served as past president of the Arizona Petroleum Marketers Association. Barbara was a long time Tempe resident and a graduate of Tempe High School. She served on many charitable Tempe service organizations including Meals on Wheels and PEO- Tempe Chapter, an organization where women celebrate, educate, and motivate women. She was also involved in Assistance League. Barb remained active as a Tempe Diablo “Angel” until her death in 2013.

Bill and Barbara met and graduated from Arizona State University in the 1960s and always stressed the importance of higher education.

The Tempe Diablos are the original Host Committee for the Fiesta Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl is one of college football’s most prestigious bowl games played annually since 1971. The game was hosted in Tempe at Sun Devil Stadium until 2006 when it moved to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Since its inception the Fiesta Bowl has donated millions of dollars to charities like the Diablos and other worthy causes throughout Arizona.

The Scottsdale 20-30 Club was established in 1987 to raise funds for the financial, medical and emotional needs of Arizona’s children.  The Club is comprised of 50 young men that are business and community leaders and provides them the opportunity to impact the community by improving the quality of life for all children while fostering personal growth, friendships, networking skills and leadership development for its members.  The motto of the 20-30 Club is simple: ”One never stands so tall as when kneeling to help a child.”

For 20 years Joseph Michael Bongiorno was a close friend of Michael Pizzi of the Tempe Diablos.  Joseph was aware of the work of the Diablos and was always interested in the activities and charitable venues of the Diablos.  He left considerable funds to the Tempe Diablos in his estate and to a number of other charitable organizations including Tempe Meals on Wheels,   Tempe YMCA,   Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley, Disabled American Veterans, The Life Teen Project,   ARC of Tempe, Getz School,  KAET-TV PBS Channel 8, Arizona State University and Habitat for Humanity.