Richard Stone

R. Tony Penn

Tony is nationally recognized for his executive leadership with two multi-national nonprofit organizations (United Way and YMCA). He is an accomplished Fundraising Executive who has raised in excess of $500 million over the course of his nonprofit career.

Tony currently serves United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona as its president and CEO. Under his leadership, United Way positively impacts more than 155,000 lives in Southern Arizona each year. His experience is deeply rooted in training organizations in the successful execution of multi-million-dollar capital campaigns, excellence in governance, board development, nonprofit management, grantmaking, economic development, and public policy.

Prior to joining United Way, Tony served as a Senior Executive of the YMCA of Greater San Antonio for 8 years. Tony has also held positions in the for-profit sector, including a 23+ year career with Teradyne Corporation, where he advanced to the position of regional manager. He is also an Air Force veteran.

Tony is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management Southwest Leadership Program. He is also a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Public Policy in Non Profit Management, and the Harvard Business School Executive Education program in Governing for Non Profit Excellence.

He has served as the Chairman of the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors in 2015. He was also appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on the Arizona Judicial Council (AJC) from 2015-2018.

Tony received special recognition on the floor of U.S. Congress, in 2013 and 2015. He also received the Community Service Award, from the University of Arizona in 2012.