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 11, 2019 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch ACESDV will present the ninth 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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2019 Thrive Honorees:
Allie Bones, Office of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, will receive the Saguaro Award in honor of a lifetime dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence.
BilliJoy Carson, Kick at Darkness, 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.
Sarah Kent, one-n-ten, will receive the Cliff Rose Award, which honors a person for their efforts in education, prevention and outreach of sexual and/or domestic violence to culturally specific and/or marginalized communities in Arizona
Patricia Madsen, Community Legal Services, 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.
Sheronda Jordan, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, 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.
Representative Jennifer Longdon, Arizona Legislative District 24, will be given the Ocotillo Award, which celebrates a person who has identified an issue facing sexual and domestic violence victims and has championed change to benefit victims.
Read our sponsorship information here: 2019 Thrive Gala Sponsor
Sponsorship levels chart: 2019 Thrive Gala Sponsor Levels
Download and submit our commitment form here: 2019 Thrive Sponsorship Commitment Form
Donate to our mystery box experience and silent auction: 2019 Thrive In Kind Donor Form