SAAF Volunteer Appreciation Event is April 27

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 during National Volunteer Week, on Thursday April 27, 2017; from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Y. Dinner will be catered by Carte Blanche catering, served by SAAF employees followed by an awards ceremony where we will present awards in 21 categories. This is a free event and open to anyone who has volunteered or donated to SAAF in the past 24 months.

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.

You can RSVP to Sallie Muse, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, at (520) 547-6174 or

This year’s honorees

Administration: Pam Meichel

Business Leadership: Cox Communications

Care Services: Debbie Froeschke

Development: Mathias Gibbens

Education: Anne Golibersuch

Jean Cicci Peer Counseling: James Barral

Jerome Beillard Self-Empowerment: Kalman Fisher

Longtime Volunteer: Robert Bell

Media Leadership: Desert Leaf

New Volunteer: Manney Bustos

Youth Prevention Contribution: Emma Adams

Outstanding Prevention Contributor: Gus Aguilar

Original Contribution: Pam & Ariel Varner and Jeana Butler

Reception: Shawn Tucker

Volunteer Resources: Manny Maldonado

Group Volunteer Effort: Intuit

Food Programs: Greg Melheim

Events: Kerry Stratford

Outstanding Prevention Collaborator: Teresa Driver

Outstanding Care Services Collaborator: Nicolosi & Fitch

Volunteer of the Year Nominees*

Gloria Fernandez

Mathias Gibbens

Mark Mendelson

Jaime Tadeo

*Winner to be announced at the event

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