6th Annual Thrive Gala and Awards Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (MST)
Please join the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) on Friday, May 6 as we present the 6th Annual Thrive Gala and Awards Dinner in celebration of sexual and domestic violence survivors, advocates and allies.
The evening begins at 6:00 with an hors d'oeuvres reception with live entertainment along with a silent auction and mystery box experience.
The official program begins promptly at 7:00 when dinner is served.
We are honored to welcome 12 News anchor and reporter Mr. Brahm Resnik, to be our emcee throughout the presentation of the 2016 Thrive Awards. The evening will conclude with live entertainment by the Upper East Side Big Band.
Tickets can be purchased for $125/person or $200/couple.
Tables of 10 are also available.
Dress is black tie optional.
The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence is honored to present the 6th Annual Thrive Awards. Each category symbolizes a plant native to the Sonoran Desert that has adapted and even thrives in the harsh climate.
Saguaro Award • Laura Guild, Department of Economic Security
Honoring a lifetime dedicated to ending sexual and/or domestic violence.
Three Heart Award • Maria Luz Gastelum, Fire & Water International Church
Honoring a sexual and/or domestic violence survivor who has turned adversity into triumph by creating positive change in the community.
Cliff Rose Award • Isaac Akapnitis and Jason Vail Cruz, Terros
Honoring an individual for their efforts in education, prevention and outreach of sexual and/or domestic violence to culturally specific or underserved communities in Arizona.
Desert Sunflower Award • Dr. Dean Coonrod, Mariposa Wings to Safety
Honoring a person’s non-traditional involvement in the movement to end sexual and/or domestic violence.
Guara Award • Anna Harper-Guerrero, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
Honoring an advocate’s outstanding efforts in providing direct services to victims of sexual and/or domestic violence in Arizona.
Ocotillo Award • Cindy McCain, Arizona Governor's Human Trafficking Council
Honoring a person who has identified an issue facing sexual and/or domestic violence victims and has championed legislative or budgetary change to benefit victims.
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Friends of the Coalition:
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Complimentary valet is available.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Christa Steiner firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 602-279-2900.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We will have your name and information listed by last name upon check-in.
When & Where
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Since 1980, we've lead the anti-domestic violence movement in Arizona and provided key services aimed at eliminating abuse. In 2013, the coalition became the designated dual coalition in Arizona to address both sexual and domestic violence becoming the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. Our mission is to end sexual and domestic violence in Arizona by dismantling oppression and promoting equity among all people.