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 Saturday, May 19, 2018, ACESDV will present the eighth 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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2018 Thrive Honorees:
Kim Hedrick, Fairway Independent Mortgage & COVIC Victim Representative, has been selected as one of the Three Heart Award honorees, which honors a sexual violence survivor who has turned adversity into triumph by creating positive change in the community.
Latrice Jackson-Anderson, Peoria Police Department Victim Assistance Unit, has been selected as one of the Three Heart Award honorees, which honors a domestic violence survivor who has turned adversity into triumph by creating positive change in the community.
DeColores, Chicanos Por La Causa, will receive the Cliff Rose Award, which honors a group for their efforts in education, prevention and outreach of sexual and/or domestic violence to culturally specific and/or marginalized communities in Arizona
Dr. Jill Messing, Arizona State University, will be the recipient of the Desert Sunflower Award, which honors a person’s non-traditional involvement in the movement to end sexual and/or domestic violence.
Dana Katbah, Southern Arizona Legal Aid, 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.
Leaders for Cultural Change at the Arizona State Capitol, including Rep. Ugenti Rita, Rep. Mitchell, Rep. Salman, Rep. Benally, Amy Love, Marilyn Rodriguez, Mi-Ai Parrish, Kendra Penningroth, Tara Zika, Rep. Mesnard & Rachel Leingang, will be given the Ocotillo Award, which celebrates a group who has identified an issue facing sexual and domestic violence victims and has championed change to benefit victims. Because of the women who bravely came forward, the men who stood by and su pported them, and the incredible media reporting – this group brought much needed attention to the harmful sexual harassment culture that was thriving at the Arizona Capitol.
Read our sponsorship information here: 2018 Thrive Gala Sponsor
Sponsorship levels chart: 2018 Thrive Gala Sponsor Levels
Download and submit our commitment form here: 2018 Thrive Sponsorship Commitment Form
Donate to our mystery box experience and silent auction: 2018 Thrive In Kind Donor Form