41st Annual
Don Carlos Awards
Award Nominations Now Open

Charles Trumbull Hayden
Title Sponsor

2024 Nominations Now Being Accepted

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.

2023 EVENT

Over 300 people in were attendance for our 40th annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards event, held on Wednesday, September 27, at the SRP PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, in Tempe.

Community members and sponsors, along with awardee family members and friends joined in the celebration as we recognized these unsung heroes in our community who are silently working to enhance and improve the quality of life for others.  Several links are provided below to videos, photos and our event program.  Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this important event possible! 

 Humanitarian Award Video            Event Photos               View Video of Full Awards Program


40th Don Carlos Humanitarian

Glynn Gilcrease

The Don Carlos Humanitarian Award honors individuals who have made Tempe a better place to live through impactful and lasting work that addresses human services in our city.  The award is Tempe’s most prestigious distinction. 

Long-time community leader Glynn Gilcrease was awarded the 40th recipient of the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award.  Glynn was honored for his extensive commitment and efforts to advocate for and support youth and children in Tempe and beyond. He is a long-time Tempe resident who has given over 40 years service and leadership to the Boys and Girls Clubs organization.  His philanthropic efforts have supported Tempe Sister Cities’ international cultural programs and sponsored many youth in their international student exchange program.  As a Tempe South Rotarian he has given years of service to a variety of endeavors living out their motto “service above self.”  Glynn inspires and uplifts many through his doing whatever it takes for kids through his commitment care and never-ending service of others.     

TCC Impact Award


Volunteer Award


Young Humanitarian 

katie ritchie

Our 2023 Event Sponsors

Become a sponsor of this year’s event – help us highlight the unsung heroes in our community. This event is not possible without your generosity and support.  Thanks to our generous sponsors!

Title Sponsor



Visionary Sponsor

Traci & Tim Estenson


          Margaret Vick       

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2023 Event Sponsorships 

Help highlight the unsung heroes in our community by becoming a Don Carlos sponsor.  Your organization’s logo / name will be displayed here and part of our event materials.  This event would not be possible without the generosity and support of our sponsors – thank you!