Gabriel’s Angels Hosts Salud! 2017 Signature Wine Dinner

Gabriel’s Angels Hosts Salud! 2017 Signature Wine Dinner
Gabriel’s Angels, the only organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, is excited to announce AZ Pet Vet as the Presenting Sponsor of their seventh annual “Salud! 2017 Signature Wine Dinner” event on Friday, October 6, from 7:00pm to 11:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

Salud! 2017 features a wine reception, a tasting menu featuring wines from around the world, live musical entertainment, a Live Auction lead by renown auctioneer Letitia Frye, and Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Teams greeting attendees. Individuals at the event will have an opportunity to take part in a unique raffle known as “Lucky Leashes” by purchasing a red leash, with a variety of prizes available to win. Proceeds from Salud! help Gabriel’s Angels continue their work with at-risk children in the greater Phoenix community.

Co-Chairs for Salud! 2017 are Paradise Valley resident, Kathy Pidgeon, and Phoenix residents, Judy Nelson and Vicky Shiya.  Kathy, Judy and Vicky have been key contributors in the nonprofit community, driving success for a number of Valley nonprofits.  Kathy is a nationally recognized adoption attorney whose passion is achieving permanency for foster children in Arizona. Kathy founded her law firm 25 years ago, to serve the needs of families and children seeking adoption. Kathy volunteers for many charitable causes in the valley that focus on children She co-chairs Maricopa County National Adoption Day each year – the largest celebration of its kind in the United States and serves as the Co-Chair of the Governor’s Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment at the invitation of Governor Doug Ducey. Kathy co-chaired Salud in 2015 and is excited to co-chair the event again in 2017. She is the proud mother of 3 sons and 3 dogs and Nona to her first grandchild. Judy served as Senior Vice-President for Best Western International Hotels. Over a twenty-year period of time she was responsible for managing the areas of Human Resources, Education & Development, Legal, Corporate Communications, Membership Relations, and Community Outreach and Governmental Affairs. She focused on innovative job training programs for disadvantaged youth by developing and advocating business/education partnership programs, resulting in recognition by President Bush in a White House Rose Garden Reception. Judy has served as co-chair of Candlelight Capers, president of both Brophy and Notre Dame Preparatory Mothers’ Guild, and chair of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Arizona Volunteers.  Vicky has over 30 years of experience as an Arizona Insurance Broker, working with businesses and individuals.  She is currently a volunteer Community Outreach speaker for both Hospice of the Valley and Ryan House.  She is also a strong supporter of Florence Crittendon, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, and Lost Our Home.  All are extremely passionate about helping at-risk children, and are enthusiastic pet parents.

“Salud! 2017 will be a fantastic evening.  With over 17 years serving Arizona’ at-risk children, Gabriel’s Angels is grateful for the support shown by the community, and the enthusiasm for what we do is always in apparent at this event. It promises to be fun and unique,” said Pam Gaber, Gabriel’s Angels CEO and Founder. “Salud! is an evening of wine, delicious food, wonderful company and a chance to learn more about the great work of our organization. We invite you to join us and support the healing power of therapy dogs in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children.”

Salud! 2017 is designed to show Gabriel’s Angels’ commitment to offer continued Pet Therapy for children in our community through the love of a therapy dog. Individual tickets to Salud! 2017 are $200. Sponsorship packages are still available. To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship, visit or call 602-266-0875. Paw friendly cocktail attire.


About Gabriel’s Angels

Gabriel’s Angels is a 501(3)C nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.Registered Pet Therapy Teams, comprised of owners and their pets, visit facilities serving abused, neglected and at-risk children in the Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott areas. The therapy visits provide children with unconditional love and teach core social behaviors. For more information about becoming a Therapy Team or volunteer, please call 602-266-0875 or visit

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