Arizona Kids' Chance Recipients


Nothing is more exciting then when we see the
amazing contributions of our scholarship recipients!
Please join us in congratulating them on a job well done!

Tonee and Estrella

Dear Gala,

We want to start off by letting you all know it is an honor and a pleasure to be considered for this amazing event. Our names are Tonee Paige Gonzalez and Estrella Gonzalez and we send our deepest apologies for not being able to attend this event. We understand the what an important event this is and how hard you’ve worked to make this gathering happen. We have been through a lot of obstacles and emotional pain throughout our lives after our father, Luis Antonio Gonzalez J.r., passed away. He worked for the company Northern Pipeline and sadly lost his life in a vehicle accident. He was honored to have worked for this company and dedicated his life to working and his family. It was a struggle for my mother to raise three children on her own financially and emotionally. Losing our father really turned our lives upside down and we experienced great, emotional trauma that we had to learn to deal with.

Although we experienced so many obstacles, we overcame them with the support of our mother and family. They pushed us to become so much more than what the world was offering us at the time. I, Tonee Paige, am now going to school for my bachelor’s degree in nursing because I truly want to save lives and provide hope for those out there who feel like they have nothing left. All the hurt and pain that we’ve been through has made me thrive to become someone who can make a difference is someone else’s life. My sister, Estrella, is also influenced and motivated to get involved in the health field as an occupational therapist because she has the same beliefs as I and has worked extremely hard to get where she is as well. My younger brother, Noah Gonzalez, has grown to be an amazing, talented, young man who will achieve great things in the near future and will soon be going back to school. Lastly, my mother Stephanie, is the most wonderful woman we will ever know. She is a woman with true strength who experienced the worst of us all, but got back on her feet and showed no more weakness. She has now found her happiness after all these years and remarried an amazing man that we love dearly.

We are extremely blessed that we have come this far and couldn’t be more thankful for the help of Kid’s Chance Scholarship for financially helping us achieve our dreams. Kathy Oster has been a terrific representative of the company and has helped us receive as much help as we can get. Once again it is a true blessing to be a part of this event and hope to be considered and attend in the near future.




Tonee Paige and Estrella Gonzalez


Every yesterday is a memory of dreams. Every tomorrow is vision of hope. With Great Joy and Pride Mr. Samuel Benjamin Lee Jr. & Mrs. Loletta Marie Lee Announce that their daughter Miss Constance Vera Lee is a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lake Forest College Saturday, the Ninth of May Two Thousand and fifteen Constance Vera will be continuing her education this Fall at Lake Forest College Master’s Program in Music Education. We extend a sincere expression of gratitude to  the Kids’ Chance Scholarship Foundation Your kindness and Provision has gone Unmatched.  I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me. Philippians 4:18


Amanda & Tyler

We would like to thank you for your continued support in helping us to achieve our goals. Tyler graduated in May 2008 from Arizona State University Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Management Technology, Magna Cum Laude. He is currently working at Mesa Pilot Development as a flight instructor and hopes to soon become a commercial airline pilot. Amanda is currently enrolled in the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and works there as well. Thank you so much for all you do!

Kelsey, Kami and Stehpanie

UPDATE May 16, 2011: Three sisters, three scholarships. This family suffered a blow when their father was permanently disabled in the line of duty as a Tucson police officer. These girls have not let that get in their way. With the help of Kids’ Chance of Arizona each is making her mark. The oldest, Kelsey, graduated in December 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern New Mexico. Her sister Kami graduated Summer 2008 from the University of Arizona and Stephanie graduated in May 2011 from the University of Northern Iowa and will continue her education finishing her RN over the next two years. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all the supporters of KIDS’ CHANCE of Arizona. Another dream has come true!

Erin & Rich

This brother and sister from Tucson are both doing very well as previous Kids’ Chance recipients. At the present time, Rick is working on a Master’s degree in Architecture at MIT in Boston. He will be done in the spring of 2008 but will return to Tucson prior to completing his degree in order to work. Erin has just accepted a job at White Mountain Pediatrics in Pinetop, AZ. She has just passed her medical certification and will take the pediatric specialty certification exam in November.