About us

The Foundation was established to commemorate the life of an outstanding Belizean, Cliff Arthurs, who passed away from complications as a result of a fall in their home in San Pedro.  Cliff was a sterling role model for Belizeans of all ages inspiring many through example, his love of Belize, selflessness, Christian values and commitment to his friends and family. Cliff was a caring and compassionate person who many times put others before himself.


As a memorial to his life and to continue Cliff and Joanne Arthurs’ legacy of supporting and advancing young Belizean men and women through education, A Steering Committee consisting of their family and friends decided that it was only fitting to commemorate Cliff’s life by establishing a Foundation to raise funds for use in assisting deserving Belizean youths to accomplish their educational goals. The Foundation hopes to realize this goal through corporate sponsorship, individual donations, individual and corporate pledges, fundraising through annual events and by acting as conduit to manage scholarships provided by individuals and corporations.

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LtoR: Joanne and husband Cliff Arthurs.

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Joanne Arthurs
James Boedecker
Daniel P. O'Leary
Mary O'Leary


Vice President



The Clifton B. Arthurs’ Foundation is a non-for-profit organization, named after Cliff and Joanne Arthurs. In 2000, Cliff and Joanne invested some of their savings in a young Belizean man and woman. Who, without the Arthurs’ contribution, would have never been able to receive a secondary school education and go on to college?