Tempe Community Council (TCC) is proud to be an organization that works to nurture and steward Tempe’s sense of community. We believe in creating a community where children, seniors, families and individuals care for and about one another. In that spirit, we are honored to present the annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards.2013 Don Carlos Nomination Form Download Sponsorship Package
Former U.S. Congressman and Tempe Mayor, Honorable Harry Mitchell, was the 2012 recipient of the 29th annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Award. Read about it here: 2012 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year.
Congratulations to all the honorees!
SRP – Guiding Light Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy
Sabrina Hernandez – Humanitarian Scholar
Cindy Williams – Spirit of Tempe Karma
Humanitarian Sponsors: In-Kind Support Provided by:
David & Nancy Puffer
Linda Knutson & Sally Wittlinger
The Redman Family
Shereen Lerner & Robert Miller
Arizona Flooring & Interiors
BJC Public Relations
Tim & Sara Appleton
James & Alana Langdon
Coffin & Trout Jewelers
Gammage & Burnham
Joe Schmoker Insurance
DW Green Co.
Impression Makers Printing
In-Kind Support Provided by:
Since 1984, TCC has presented these awards to honor those who have dedicated their lives to giving back and caring for others. Considered one of Tempe’s most prestigious distinctions, all of our Don Carlos recipients are shining examples of how this city takes care of each other.1984: Dr. William Payne 1985: Leonard Monti Sr. 1986: Margaret & William Kajikawa 1987: Jinnett B. Kirk 1988: Peggy Bryant 1989: Eliza Carney 1990: Naomi Harward 1991: Mimi & Mac Bohlman 1992: Virginia Tinsley 1993: Betty & John Waters 1994: Pat Hatton 1995: Lawn Griffiths 1996: Rudy Campbell 1997: Bobbie & George Overby 1998: Sue & Bob Lofgren 1999: Carol E. Smith 2000: Sue Searcy 2001: Zita Johnson 2002: Bobbie & Don Cassano 2003: David B. Cutty 2004: Joseph P. Spracale 2005: Jane & Dick Neuheisel 2006: Gail Fisher & Mel Kessler 2007: Linda Spears 2008: Pen Johnson 2009: Sue Ringler 2010: Catherine May & Dan Abbott 2011: Alice & Ralph Goitia Visit our portfolio gallery for the 2011 Don Carlos event, here.
The Guiding Light Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award was created to honor those who exemplify the spirit of giving through extraordinary support of the Tempe community. Tempe Community Council believes it is important to recognize the members of our community who have a direct impact on the success of human service programs here in Tempe through their generous financial support. Though this award may or may not be presented on an annual basis.
A Spirit of Tempe Karma Volunteer will be recognized at the Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards event. The essence of Tempe Karma focuses on the concept that one drop of kindness has ripple effects throughout the community for generations to come.