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SAAF Volunteer Appreciation Event is April 27

SONY DSCSAAF will once again shine the spotlight on our wonderful volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This year’s event will take place during National Volunteer Week, on Thursday April 27, 2017; from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Y. Dinner will be catered by Carte Blanche catering, served by SAAF employees followed by an awards ceremony where we will present awards in 21 categories. This is a free event and open to anyone who has volunteered or donated to SAAF in the past 24 months.
SAAF would not be able to do any of the work we do without the commitment of our hundreds of hard-working and passionate volunteers. While we take this time to highlight some of the volunteers who make SAAF such a special place, we hope that all volunteers will come out and be a part of this event as we show our appreciation.
You can RSVP to Sallie Muse, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, at (520) 547-6174 or
This year’s honorees
Administration: Pam Meichel
Business Leadership: Cox Communications
Care Services: Debbie Froeschke
Development: Mathias Gibbens
Education: Anne Golibersuch
Jean Cicci Peer Counseling: James Barral
Jerome Beillard Self-Empowerment: Kalman Fisher
Longtime Volunteer: Robert Bell
Media Leadership: Desert Leaf
New Volunteer: Manney Bustos
Youth Prevention Contribution: Emma Adams
Outstanding Prevention Contributor: Gus Aguilar
Original Contribution: Pam & Ariel Varner and Jeana Butler
Reception: Shawn Tucker
Volunteer Resources: Manny Maldonado
Group Volunteer Effort: Intuit
Food Programs: Greg Melheim
Events: Kerry Stratford
Outstanding Prevention Collaborator: Teresa Driver
Outstanding Care Services Collaborator: Nicolosi & Fitch
Volunteer of the Year Nominees*
Gloria Fernandez
Mathias Gibbens
Mark Mendelson
Jaime Tadeo
*Winner to be announced at the event