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 Honoree nominations will be accepted in January 2017.
Saguaro Award • Laura Guild, Department of Economic Security
Honoring a lifetime dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence.
Three Heart Award • Maria Luz Gastelum, Fire and 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/or outreach of sexual and/or domestic violence to culturally specific and/or marginalized 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 Co-Chair
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.
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
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