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Don Carlos LogoHonoring Those Who Care

Tempe Community Council 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.

Who is Don Carlos?
Past Don Carlos Humanitarians

34th Annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Award Ceremony


Nominate a Humanitarian   Nominate a Volunteer Nominate a Philanthropist

Nominations Due:
June 14, 2017 – Don Carlos Humanitarian Award
June 14, 2017 – Volunteer of the Year Award
June 14, 2017 – Guiding Light Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award

Plan to attend this year’s event . . .

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe 

For info on 2017 Don Carlos Sponsorships and program ad space call 480.858.2310


Remembering Don Carlos 2016 . . .

2017 Event Photos

2016 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year
Shana Ellis

Shana Ellis was recognized as Tempe’s 33rd Don Carlos Humanitarian.  Ms. Ellis was nominated and selected by the community for her extensive service, commitment and leadership to Tempe community.  Outside of her public service as a former Tempe councilmember, she has volunteered for many organizations, serving on numerous boards.  Shana has been an advocate for many human service issues, championed many causes, raised funds and lead numerous endeavors and projects to benefit many nonprofits.
Our other awardees:

  • Guiding Light Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy
    East Valley Women’s League
  • Spirit of Tempe Karma Volunteer Award
    Ed Baker
  • Young Humanitarian Scholar
    Carter Lindsay

2016 Event Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors who were instrumental in helping us honor the men and women who are changing lives in Tempe.

Charles Trumbull Hayden Title Sponsor


Visionary Sponsor
Traci & Tim Estenson


Advocate Sponsor

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Community Sponsors
Ramsey Social Justice Foundation
Kati Spencer
Parkway Realty Services, Inc.

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Founding Sponsors
Sara & Tim Appleton
Lauren & Mike Kuby
Kim & Todd Naig

Dimple & Sandeep Shah
Nancy & Dave Puffer
Andrea & Brandon Willey
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Santy Integrated

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Humanitarian Sponsors
Mike Jennings
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Adele & Jay Scherotter
Tempe Leadership



In-Kind Sponsors
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