23rd Annual

Tribute to Leadership

YWCA’s 2017 Tribute to Leadership Honorees Highlight Best of the Community

Annual Tribute to Leadership Gala Recognizes Community Leaders.

In celebration of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix’s 23rd Annual Tribute to Leadership Gala, the organization has announced the newest nominees for its prestigious Tribute to Leadership Award recognizing women leaders in our community.

Tribute to Leadership is a special evening set aside to recognize individuals and corporations that have generously donated their time and talents to the community. A highly prestigious honor, the 2016 Award recipients will join over 200 Tribute to Leadership alumni including Cindy McCain, Deborah Bateman, Tracy Bame and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

The 2017 nominees will be formally recognized at The Tribute to Leadership Gala on February 11, 2017. Co-chairing the event this year will be Kerry Giangobbe and Jyme Sue McLaren. The Tribute to Leadership Selection Committee has chosen the following as 2017 Tribute to Leadership honorees.

2017 Tribute Honorees

Kerry Giangobbe and Jyme Sue McLaren,

2017 Tribute to Leadership Honorees

Individual Awardees


Catherine Scrivano

President, Casco Financial

Dorothy Willey Award

Bio / Video

Julie Ward

Chief Nursing Officer, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital

Community Service, Corporate Award

Bio / Video

Carole Coles Henry

Phoenix Equal Opportunity Director (Retired)

Racial Justice Award

Bio / Video

Diana Gregory

President and CEO, Gregory’s Fresh Market

Advocacy Award

Bio / Video

Kara Kalkbrenner

Fire Chief, City of Phoenix Fire Department

Police, Fire and Military

Bio / Video

Michelle Bravo

Retired US Army Program Manager, Veteran and Community Outreach, Arizona State University

Police, Fire and Military

Bio / Video

Corporate Awardees

The Boeing Company
Senior Champions Award

Synchrony Financial
Financial Education Award

Quarles & Brady, LLP
Women’s Empowerment Award

12 News – KPNX
Advancing Young Professionals Award

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Printing Sponsor

Innovator Sponsors

Creator Sponsors

Bankers Trust
Dana Campbell Saylor
City of Phoenix Public Works Department
Dignity Health
Regina and Patrick Edwards
Dr. Janet Elsea
For the Love of Conor Foundation
Debbie Gaby Charities
Jill and Jim Mapstead
Jyme Sue and Mark McLaren
Midwestern University
ONECare by Care1st Health Plan Arizona
Quarles & Brady, LLP
Synchrony Financial
Phoenix Fire Foundation
United Phoenix Fire Fighters of Arizona Local 493

Thank You to Our Auction Sponsors

Carol Ackerson
Adventures in Skydiving School
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Opera
Arizona Science Center
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Arthur Murray Dance Studio Phoenix
ASU Karsten Golf Course
Ballet Arizona
Bricks Dance Studio
Carrie Curran Art Studios Studios
Chandler Center for the Arts
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
City of Glendale
Duck & Decanter
Regina and Patrick Edwards

Desert Botanical Garden
Don & Charlie’s Restaurant
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Fox Restaurants Concepts
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Fry’s Food Store
Gainey Village Health Club & Spa
Kerry and Mitchell Giangobbe
Grand Canyon Railway
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
Annie Groth
Hamra Jewelers
Laura Harper
Heard Museum
Paula Hill
Hotel Valley Ho
Karianne Munstedt Portrait
Dr. Jim Kelly, Dentistry

Kief-Joshua Vineyards
Sandy Kolberg, Ph. D.
Cristina Lopez
Lucky Strike Bowling
MaryLynn Mack
Jill and Jim Mapstead
Overflow Pools and Dane Palmero
Papago Golf Course
Councilwoman Laura Pastor
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Fire Department
Phoenix Police Department
Phoenix Rock Gym
Phoenix Zoo
Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park
Romero’s Limousine
Felecia Rotellini

Patricia Rourke
Short Leash Hotdogs
Salon Tru & Tina Figueroa
Saylor & Saylor, LLC
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Jacqueline Smith, Ph.D.
Margaret Tyndall, Ph.D.
Upward Projects
Caroline VanIngen-Dunn
Westworld Paintball Adventures
Wildlife World Zoo
Yoga Pura