For over 35 years, the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) has been working to eliminate violence in Arizona communities. ACESDV fulfills our mission by providing coordination, training and expert consultation to more than 40 sexual and domestic violence programs, as well as advocating for victim safety and offender accountability throughout the state.
On May 13, 2017, ACESDV will present the seventh annual Thrive Gala and Awards Dinner. The only one of its kind in Arizona, the Thrive Gala is designed to honor and celebrate sexual and domestic violence survivors, advocates, and allies. The evening includes a cocktail reception with a unique silent auction and raffle experience, dinner, the presentation of the state’s only awards for survivors and those working to address sexual and domestic violence, with live entertainment and dancing!
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2017 Thrive Honorees:
Jennifer Rauhouse, Peer Solutions, will receive the Saguaro Award in honor of a lifetime dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence.
Elizabeth Giovino, Arizona State University Student, has been selected for the Three Heart Award, which honors a sexual and/or domestic violence survivor who has turned adversity into triumph by creating positive change in the community.
Saraphina Thompson, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, will receive the Cliff Rose Award, which honors an individual for their efforts in education, prevention and outreach of sexual and/or domestic violence to culturally specific and/or marginalized communities in Arizona.
Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center, will be the recipient of the Desert Sunflower Award, which honors a group’s non-traditional involvement in the movement to end sexual and/or domestic violence.
Deborah Fresquez, Victim Witness Services of Coconino County, was selected for the Guara Award to honor an advocate’s outstanding efforts in providing direct services to victims of sexual and/or domestic violence in Arizona.
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Arizona Voice for Crime Victims
ASU School of Social Work
ASU School of Social Work AmeriCorps
Barrow Neurological Institute
City of Phoenix
CPLC – DeColores
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
Mesa Police Department
Victim Witness of Coconino County
Friend of the Coalition:
Americans for Responsible Solutions
Bryan Cave LLP
Professional Beauty Association
Crown Press Printing
Rooms are available for a discounted rate at the Arizona Grand Resort for $129 per night plus tax, resort fee waived for guests interested in spending the night after the event. Guests can call (877) 800.4888 and ask for the Thrive Gala rate to make their reservations. This group rate is based on availability and available until May 6th, 2017. You may also make reservations online through this: Thrive Gala Room Block
Read our sponsorship information here: 2017 Thrive Gala Sponsor
Sponsorship levels chart: 2017 Thrive Gala Sponsor Levels
Download and submit our commitment form here: 2017 Thrive Sponsorship Commitment Form
Donate to our mystery box experience and silent auction: 2017 Thrive In-Kind Donor Form