Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers, in partnership with azcentral, provided $700,000 this fall to over 140 deserving teachers throughout the state of Arizona. Fiesta Bowl Charities put forth $500,000 and used a text-to-donate campaign and generous $100,000 donations from azcentral and the College Football Playoff Foundation to significantly grow its 2016 impact.

By submitting online applications, Arizona teachers in public and charter schools were eligible to receive $5,000 each to fulfill their classroom wish. By random selection, teachers had their wishes granted throughout November and December by local Arizona community champions, celebrities and the college football community.

“To be granted these wishes and to have an impact, $5,000 does a lot. It can change a classroom, it can change a teacher and it can change the students.” – Michelle Doherty, 2017 Arizona Teacher of the Year, Encanto Elementary School

To learn more about how you can support Wishes for Teachers or to donate to our Champion Club, contact Chuck Warshaver at

Click here to review the Wishes for Teachers Terms and Conditions.

Click here to complete your 2017-18 Fiesta Bowl Charities Classroom Report.

The 2018-19 Wishes for Teachers application will open in Fall 2018.

Thank You Community Partners!