Saving San Xavier: Protecting an Arizona Icon Events February 5 or 6, 2020

Saving San Xavier: Protecting an Arizona Icon Events February 5 or 6, 2020

Saving San Xavier: Protecting an Arizona Icon

Please join us in Tucson or Phoenix
For a Friends of Patronato Reception & Presentation

Featuring David Yetman, host and co-producer of the PBS travel/adventure series In the Americas with David Yetman and The Desert Speaks.

Learn more about the heritage, history and conservation of Arizona’s Mission San Xavier, one of the most culturally significant at-risk sites in the world.*

$20 Friends of Patronato / $30 Guests
No host bar • Guests Welcome

Please direct questions to (520) 447-8940 or

*Mission San Xavier added to the World Monuments Fund Watch List in 2015

Thursday, February 6, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Heard Museum, The Encanto Room
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Arizona Inn, Tucson Room
2200 E. Elm St., Tucson, AZ 85719

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Featured Speakers include:

David Yetman
Host and Co-Producer of the PBS travel/adventure series In the Americas with David Yetman

David is a research social scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona since 1992, specializing in peoples and ecology of northwest Mexico and the southwestern United States. In addition to authoring numerous books and articles, David is host and co-producer of two PBS travel/adventure series: In the Americas with David Yetman and The Desert Speaks.

Gianfranco Grande
Executive Vice President, Partners for Sacred Places

Educated at the Vatican Seminary, Gianfranco has worked with over 1,000 community-serving congregations and built strategic relationships with faith, lay, and community leaders, universities, seminaries, public officials, foundations, and philanthropists. Managing large-scale fundraising efforts for Partners for Sacred Places over the last 25 years, he has successfully helped to raise over $80 million.

Starr Herr-Cardillo
Project Manager, Conservation Management Plan

Starr is a Research Associate and Project Manager at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Architectural Conservation. After earning a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation at the University of Arizona, Starr completed a Master’s Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. Growing up in Tucson, she was inspired to enter the field of historic preservation by a deep appreciation for the southwestern landscape, adobe architecture, and regional building traditions.

Miles Green
Patronato Executive Director

Patronato’s Executive Director since 2015, Miles trained as a psychologist and has had a varied career spanning clinical services, education, and business. Originally from New Zealand, Miles first visited the Mission as a student in 1975. He describes this opportunity to be part of an organization dedicated to preserving Mission San Xavier as a “dream job.”