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Held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Doubletree at Reid Park, This Year’s Champions for Children & Families Tucson Luncheon Was the Best, Yet!

With over 400 guests and 10 sponsors, the preliminary count puts your support at $54,000! And we’re still counting online and mailed guest donations. Thank you for all you do to support children and families in Arizona! Thank you for helping us build a community where all children can reach their full potential.

Our Honorees

We were so honored to recognize the work of so many people in the community. To read more about this year’s winners, visit Champions / Tucson page.

The Giving Heart Award Winner 
Gabe Zimmerman Emerging Champion Award Nominees and Winners
  • Jenny Douglas and Crissi Blake
  • Joseph Luevano
  • Cassandra McCord
  • More Than a Bed, Kristy & Ron Deakin, and Grace Stocksdale (Winners)
Champion for Children & Families Award Nominees and Winners
  • Cyndi Dwyer
  • Larry Gonzalez
  • Susan Stansberry
  • Julie Seidl
  • Nandi Muhammad
  • Kelli Workman
  • Angelica Elias & Edward Casillas (Winners)
Martha K. Rothman Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees and Winner
  • John Hutter
  • Just Kids, Inc.
  • Craig LeCroy
  • Gina Murphy-Darling
  • The Honorable Karen Adam, ret. (Winner)
Special Thanks

Special thanks to our presenters and speakers, Barbara Atwood, Christina Cutshaw, Deja Foxx, Elliot Glicksman, Mary Swallow, and Ross Zimmerman. Thank you to Elena Thorton for donating her talents with photography. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Tucson Electric Power as our Partner Sponsor!

Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment, Learning A to Z, Lovitt & Touche, R&A CPA’s and Technology Solutions as your Leader Sponsors!

Arizona Child Care Association, LeCroy & Milligan, The Peter DeLuca Real Estate Team at Long Realty, the Ohio Children’s Foundation, and Salon Nouveau as our Friend Sponsors!

We build strong communities where children can reach their full potential