Call for 2019 Out Brunch Community Award Nominations

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is proud to announce the community nomination period for the 2019 Out Brunch Community Awards.

The Out Brunch Community Awards recognize and celebrate the work and dedication of three exceptional community members.  Nominations open August 23, 2018 and close September 21, 2018.  The awards will be given at the 2019 Out Brunch on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

SAAF is pleased to be able to host the 2nd Annual Out Brunch as a way to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and to honor the exceptional work of community leaders.  The 2017 recipients included Laura Alexander (Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally), Miki Odawa (Godat), and Dea Brasgalla (Steve Hall).

“This is the chance for SAAF’s community members, organizations and businesses to recognize, celebrate and say thank you to the people who work so hard all year long to enhance and defend the LGBTQ community,” stated SAAF Executive Director Wendell Hicks.  Nominations are requested from the community, organizations and businesses for the following three categories:

  • The Steve Hall Award is given to an individual who makes outstanding volunteer contributions to further the mission of promoting freedom, equality, safety, and well-being of LGBTQ people in southern Arizona.
  • The Godat Award was inaugurated in 1998 to recognize extraordinary long-term contributions by an individual to southern Arizona’s LGBTQ community.
  • The Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally Award honors a straight ally who has made significant contributions to advance the freedom, equality, safety, and well-being of LGBTQ people in southern Arizona.

Nomination materials can be accessed by clicking here or by contacting SAAF. Contact Travis Craddock, Director of Development, with any questions: 520-574-6105 or tcraddock@saaf.org.  The award recipients will be selected by committee.

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