Donors and volunteers across the Valley gathered at the East Valley Institute of Technology to celebrate A New Leaf's 45-year anniversary.
Enjoying a delicious lunch and an inspiring program, attendees were treated to videos of long-term supporters telling their personal stories about the organization's 45 year history.
Awards were given to the following individuals and organizations for their exemplary support during the past year:
Corporate Donor of the Year: Thunderbird Charities
Individual Donor of the Year: Kathye Brown
Board Donor of the Year: David Woolstrum
Special Recognition: JustServe
Gift-in-Kind Donor: International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)
Volunteer Group of the Year: Alpha Chi Omega at ASU
Individual Volunteer of the Year: Susan Samuel
Youth Volunteer of the Year: Tyse Hipps
Volunteer Board Chair Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo called the award recipients "Heroes" and spoke of their dedication to helping victims of domestic violence and homelessness.
Next year's Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon is not yet scheduled, but if you are interested in attending, please call 480-464-4648. Thank you to all of the amazing donors and volunteers who are working to realize A New Leaf's mission of "Helping Families...Changing Lives."