Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen attended University of Arizona where she met her husband Arnott who is a 4th generation Arizona farmer. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1983, Kathleen followed Arnott to Goodyear, AZ where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University. In 1982 Kathleen and Arnott founded Duncan Family Farms and while Arnott focused on operating the farm Kathleen spent most of her career working with vulnerable children and families in Arizona.

In September of 2012 Kathleen decided she wanted to find a way to give back to the community of Rocky Point, Mexico where her family have been vacationing for 25 years. She began volunteering at the newly opened Amores de Peñasco Children’s Crisis Shelter and spent the next three years traveling from her home in Buckeye, AZ to spend 2-3 days per week supporting the children there. In 2015 Kathleen and Arnott decided they wanted to try to expand their efforts to help young people in need in Rocky Point so they formed a Mexican Civil Association called ‘Asistencia Integral para Menores de Puerto Penasco’ (Comprehensive Support for Children of Rocky Point). In August of 2016 they used their Civil Association to launch a program to help at-risk young people in the community have access to educational opportunities that can transform their lives. In just the first year their program provided ongoing comprehensive support for 72 students and it continues to grow and help more students each year go to school and succeed academically. Kathleen joined the Board of Steps of Love in June of 2013.

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  • Family Support

    Funding educational expenses or young people whose families lack the resources to send their children to school.

  • Financial Support

    Providing a caring team of local professionals and volunteers to follow students and assure they have the resources and support they need outside of school to thrive in the classroom.

  • Homework Clubs

    Offering a safe enriching environment where students can get tutoring and other educational resources they need to succeed academically.

  • Family Support

    Funding educational expenses or young people whose families lack the resources to send their children to school.

  • Financial Support

    Providing a caring team of local professionals and volunteers to follow students and assure they have the resources and support they need outside of school to thrive in the classroom.

  • Homework Clubs

    Offering a safe enriching environment where students can get tutoring and other educational resources they need to succeed academically.