Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Tempe, Arizona (May 16, 2018) – Tempe Community Council (TCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year, volunteer and philanthropy awards.

Considered Tempe’s most prestigious distinction, the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award honors an individual or couple who have given outstanding service to the community, has benefited those in need in lasting ways and has made Tempe a better place to live.  The award embodies the legacy, character and spirit of Charles Trumbull Hayden, known by Spanish pioneers as “Don Carlos” – who spent his life working to help those in need.  Awards are also presented to a notable philanthropist, volunteer and young humanitarian who have contributed in significant ways by serving the Tempe community.   

 “Tempe has many great people who do amazing things to help those less fortunate in our community,” said TCC Board President Elizabeth Cling.  “We look to our residents and neighbors to nominate these individuals and elevate the good works of those who inspire others by illuminating the unsung heroes who help make Tempe a caring community.” 

Nominations can be submitted online at  For information about the awards or nominations email [email protected] or call 480-858-2310.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is June 4, 2018.

Winners will be announced in August and honored at the 35th Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards event being held on September 26, 2018.

Past Don Carlos Humanitarian Awardees

Dr. William Payne, Leonard Monti, Sr., Margaret & William Kajikawa, Jinnett B. Kirk, Peggy Bryant, Eliza Carney, Naomi Harward, Mimi & Mac Bohlman, Virginia Tinsley, Betty & John Waters, Pat Hatton, Lawn Griffiths, Rudy Campbell, Bobbie & George Overby, Sue & Bob Lofgren, Carol E. Smith, Sue Searcy, Zita Johnson, Bobbie & Don Cassano, David B. Cutty, Joseph Spracale, Jane & Dick Neuheisel, Gail Fisher & Mel Kessler, Linda Spears, Pen Johnson, Sue Ringler, Catherine May & Dan Abbott, Alice & Ralph Goitia, Harry E. Mitchell, Kerry Fetherston, Neil G. Giuliano, Raveen Arora, Shana Ellis and Kathy Stevens.

About Tempe Community Council

Tempe Community Council (TCC) is a community-based nonprofit with a 45-year history of encouraging resident interaction and commitment to human services in Tempe.  TCC brings our community together – including government, nonprofits, faith groups and residents – to provide support to Tempeans in need, plan for present and future needs, and build an enduring foundation. 

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