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SAAF Volunteer Appreciation Event is Thursday April 14

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 on Thursday April 14 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Historic Y. Dinner will be catered by Carte Blanche and served by SAAF employees followed by an awards ceremony where we will present awards in 20 categories.
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.
If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Lauren Lederman, Development Associate, at (520) 547-6119 or

This year’s honorees

Business Leadership– Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
Care ServicesGloria Fernandez      
DevelopmentKristie Graham
EducationAndy Little
EventsTom Martin
Food ProgramsGael Sladky
Group Volunteer EffortBears of the Old Pueblo
Jean Cicci Peer Counseling– Phil Bossenbroek
Jerome Beillard Self-EmpowermentJohn Wielebski
Longtime VolunteerLarry Moore
Media Leadership–  KOLD-TV, Channel 13
New Volunteer– Tony Bishop
Original Contribution–  Fluxx Studio
Outstanding Care Services Collaborator— Arizona Department of Health Services
Outstanding Prevention Collaborator—Pima Prevention Partnership
Outstanding Prevention Contribution—Ben Van Maren
Reception—Juan Chavira
Volunteer Resources—Ariel Varner
Youth Prevention— Carlos Moreno
Volunteer of the Year Nominees
Andy Little
Tom Martin
Greg Smith
John Wielebski
Winner to be announced at awards ceremony