Circle of Excellence 2017

The 2018 Circle of Excellence Luncheon will be on Thursday, May 17 at 11:30am at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. 


United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's annual Circle of Excellence event recognizes YOU, our community partners and champions for all you do to build a better community.

Because of your commitment, we are able to build education from Cradle to Career, provide financial stability for families and improve the health and well-being of our community members.

Michael J. Harris Spirit of Tucson Award

Each year at Circle of Excellence we award a company with our highest honor, the Michael J. Harris Spirit of Tucson Award.  Organizations are invited to apply for this Award. Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of United Way volunteers. This award recognizes United Way involvement, as well as broader community support.  

2017 Recipient: IBM


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2017 Award Winners
Employee Campaign Leader of the Year
IBM - Kathy Carlisle
EasterSeals Blake Foundation
The Partnership Award
IBEW Local 1116 and Tucson Electric Power
Building a Better Community Award
The Jim Click Automotive Team
Corner Stone Award
The Young Leaders Society Company of the Year Award
Champions of Caring Award
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Best Small Company Campaign
Rick Engineering
Best Medium Company Campaign
Best Large Company Campaign
Wells Fargo
All American Award
Edmund Marquez
Top 25 Employee Campaign Leaders
AGM Container Controls, Inc. - Bryce Whiteside, Dan Jones
ASARCO LLC - Nancy Johannesmeyer, Debbie McMorrow, Tim Shields
Bank of America - Dax McMenamin, Brian Spencer
Caterpillar, Inc. - Brian Koskey, Eric Renner
Citi - Susan Lutton, Hugo Rodriguez
City of Tucson - ECAP Committee
Comcast - Sarah Laughlin
Dillard's Park Place - Lisa Marshall, Piper Barkley
EasterSeals Blake Foundation - Aimee Graves
Freeport- McMoRan, Inc. - Collette Brown
GEICO - Jen Wolf
IBM - Kathy Carlisle
Jim Click Automotive Team - Lillian Ingalls, Nicole Thomas
Northern Trust - Corrine Martz
Pima County - ECAP Committee
QuikTrip - Joe Engelman
Rain Bird - Paul Lierheimer
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - Calypso Upham
Rick Engineering - Susan Johnson
Texas Instruments - Thatcher Klumpp
The Ashton Company, Inc. - Debbie Ramirez
TRICO Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Lori Adams
Tucson Electric Power - Wendy-Erica Werden, Cheryl Gottshall
University of Arizona - Sheila McGinnis
UPS - Maritza Ramos
Vail Unified School District - Heather Stough, Linda Kubiak