Honoring 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.

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Who is Don Carlos?

The award is named after Tempe’s founder, Charles Trumbull Hayden – known affectionately by the Spanish pioneers as “Don Carlos” – who spent his life working to help those in need. The Don Carlos Humanitarian Award embodies Hayden’s legacy and spirit, and is considered one of Tempe’s most prestigious distinctions. Winners of this award exemplify true humanitarianism and have made Tempe a better place for everyone.

Save the Date! 

The 36th Annual Don Carlos Awards will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

35th Annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards – September 26, 2018

Congratulations to all our awardees! September 26th was a wonderful night filled with community and celebration of all the good things being done to help enhance and better the lives of many.

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2018 Humanitarians

35th Don Carlos Humanitarian: Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson

Volunteer Award: Frank Quijada

Impact Award:
Tempe First United Methodist Church – Urban Outreach
Kay Wright – Women4Women

Young Humanitarian Scholar: Tatum Stolworthy


Event Sponsors

Our event is not possible without the generosity and support of community sponsors.  Many thanks to those sponsors who have already joined us in highlighting the unsung heroes in our community. 

2018 Charles Trumbull Hayden Title Sponsor


Visionary Sponsors

Traci & Tim Estenson – T & T Charities
Jenny Norton & Bob Ramsey
Margaret Vick

Advocate Sponsors


Community Sponsors


Founding Sponsors

Mary Bertrand
Patricia Brown
Lauren Kuby

Kim & Todd Naig
Andrea & Brandon Willey

Humanitarian Sponsors

Adele & Jay Scherotter


In-Kind Sponsors





Interested in being a 2019 sponsor?  

Call 480.858.2310


Snapshots of Past Awards

Learn more about our amazing awardees and view photos from our past few events by clicking on the images to the right.