37th Annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards


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 needs in the city.  The award is Tempe’s most prestigious distinction.

Our 2020 Awardees

37th Don Carlos Humanitarian

Harold “Woody” Wilson

Longtime community advocate Harold “Woody” Wilson has been named the 37th recipient of the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award by Tempe Community Council. Woody is being honored for his wide-ranging impact in Tempe that has collectively enriched, improved and advanced the community. His work involves ensuring our seniors can age in place to promoting arts and culture in our community to working to preserve Tempe history, Woody is a tireless advocate and consensus builder who always knows how to get things done.

TCC Impact Award

Tempe Empty Bowls

Volunteer Award

Amela Duric 

Young Humanitarians 

Karla Daniela Salazar Chavira
Nathaniel Thompson



Event Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors who helped us in highlighting the unsung heroes in our community. This event is not possible without the generosity and support of you!

2020 Charles Trumbull Hayden Title Sponsor


Visionary Sponsor    


  Jenny Norton and Bob Ramsey


Advocate Sponsor



Community Sponsor

Margaret Vick

Founding Sponsor


Humanitarian Sponsor

Julie Armstrong
Jim Hall
Andrea and Brandon Willey

Supporter Sponsor


In-Kind Sponsor

Mirage Productions
Sweetest Season
Spinato’s Pizza
Sacred Pi

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