Jordan Rose & Promise for the Future
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Why does Jordan Rose, one of Arizona’s business and legal power brokers, believe in Central Arizona College’s Promise for the Future program?
“Giving a young person access to quality education creates a better life for all of us,” she explained. “We need to harvest the young minds in Pinal County so that they can be ready for the dynamic future before them. I am just thrilled to have any small part in making this happen.”
Promise for the Future kindles that spirit by providing two years of college education at Central Arizona College for any Pinal County student who graduates from high school with a 2.75 grade point average.
At the end of eighth grade, students and their families complete and sign a Contract of Commitment promising to stay in school during their high school years. If they graduate high school with the required GPA, then two free years of college education gives the Pinal County student a jump on life without incurring a great deal of debt from student loans.
Rose is just one of Central Arizona College’s numerous community supporters who have used their community contacts to foster higher education in Pinal County.
For the past two years, Rose has been a member of the Central Arizona College Foundation, the fundraising arm of the institution serving on the organization’s governing board and as a member of its executive committee.
Rose’s generosity and philanthropic nature has resulted in a significant amount of time and money being donated to both charitable and political causes that promote education, freedom and longevity.
Most recently she has endowed the Rose Law Group economic freedom lecture series, a five-year commitment through the Goldwater Institute to bring outstanding speakers to the state.
Rose is a member of the Casa Grande, Coolidge, Maricopa and Scottsdale chambers of commerce, the Pinal Historic Museum, Urban Land Institute and the Valley Leadership Class IX. She is a past president of the Phoenix Museum of History and a member of the Pinal County Historic Society.
Her commitment to volunteerism may only be outdone by the sheer number of organizations that have felt her impact. She is a member of Charter 100 and served as the vice chair for the American Heart Association Heart Ball in 2006.
She has delivered the keynote address for the annual 2004 Xavier Preparatory Father Daughter Breakfast, was the spokesperson for current Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' 2004 campaign, and served as finance chair for Hugh Hallman’s successful campaign for mayor of Tempe in 2004. She is also the past finance chair of the Arizona Republican Party.
Rose is also on multiple boards of trustees: the Phoenix Symphony, Center for Autism Research Development, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Banner Health Foundation. She is an advisor to the Board of Teen Life.
In 2007, Rose was named as one of the Leading Lawyers and one of the 25 Power Players of the Year by the Phoenix Business Journal.
In addition, the Arizona Republic named her as one of the 20 Women Who Will Shape Arizona by 2020, while she and her husband, Jason, were dubbed one of Arizona’s Top Five Power Couples In 2006, the publication named her as one of 10 women to watch under the age of 40.
Rose’s law firm, the Rose Law Group, was cited as the third-best place to work among small Arizona businesses by the Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ.
She is a founding member of the recently created Pinal Partnership and was elected to serve as the president of its board.
A 1992 graduate of the University of Arizona, Rose earned her J.D. in 1996 from Arizona State University. She practices in the areas of municipal issues, land use, zoning, government relations, administrative law and lobbying. Her clients include publicly held corporations, developers, homebuilders, engineers, architects, property owners, citizen groups, non-profit organizations and private homeowners.