Circle of Friends

About the Circle of Friends

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In 2007, Arizona Humane Society supporters Heather Greenbaum and Julie Belgrad organized a dedicated group of donors to raise funds specifically for spay/neuter initiatives. Coined The Nifty Fifty in 2007 and later Circle of Friends, these passionate donors have made possible the spay/neuter surgeries of tens of thousands of animals and have undoubtedly reduced pet overpopulation in our community. The Circle of Friends is celebrated each year at Compassion with Fashion and with an exclusive spring-time event, and we’re so honored to recognize this special group.

2017 Circle of Friends Committee

Kimberlee Reimann Padilla*, Chair

Katherine Cecala*
Margaret Clark
Ann Damiano
Joni Davis
Shelly Forstrom
Lori Galvin
Dyan Getz
Heather Greenbaum
Melinda Gulick*

Nadine Hart
Laurie Jackson
Melissa Rupoli Katz
Lisa Kimmel
Karen Litton
Andrea Marconi*
Jamie Middleton
Kerry Milligan*
Suzanne Pearl*

Maria Peck
Ann Siner
Sue Singer
Dr. Craig Thatcher*
Cindy Watts
Daryl Weil
Patty Withycombe
Susan Yannitelli

*Arizona Humane Society Board of Directors

2016 Circle of Friends Donors

Names in bold indicate our very best friends who made gifts ranging from $1,500 to $10,000!

Anonymous (4)
Yvette & Brian Abernethy
Bryan Albue
Tony Alfonso
The Ann Warren Charitable Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation
Gina Apresa & Kadar Performance
Amy & Larry Beckner
Courtney & Michael Beller
Allison Bertrand
Lila Blandford
Tim & Katie Bradley
Cheryl & Richard Brock
Don & Leslie Budinger – Rodel Foundation of Arizona
Joe Bushong & Chad Christian
Lindsay & Peter Campbell
Katherine & Rick Cecala
Margaret & William Clark
Bryant W. Colman
Paul & Allison Contris
Susan & Sean Coughlon
Terry Curtis – In Memory of Bentley
Ann C. Damiano
Jennifer Danziger
Joni & Scott Davis
Jonathan Dee & Margaret Stone
Ann & Greg Denk
Alice J. Dickey
Jacquie Dorrance – Dorrance Family Foundation
Annie & Mark Duddy & Genentech, A Roche Company
Colleen & James Edwards
Ellman Foundation
Cynthia Emmons
Ardie & Steve Evans
Mary Frances & Stephen Ewing
Tammy Fannin
Shelly & Hannah Forstrom
Amy Flood & Larry West
Fresh Aircraft Sales
Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines & Ira Gaines
Lori & Dan Galvin
The Gibney Family
Globe Foundation
Noel & Dan Gosnell

Heather & Michael Greenbaum
Dan & Kathy Grubb
Melinda & John Gulick
LuAnn & Steven Hansen
June D. Hanson
Jane & Craig Hart
Nadine Hart
Kaye & Steve Helm
Hanna & Kris Henderson
Hensley Employee Foundation
Judy Hewson
Karen & Bob Hobbs
Marla & Dave Hummel
Kathy & Greg Hunt
Susanne Ingold
Laurie Jackson
David J. Jacofsky
Carolyn Johnsen
Livi & Joseph Kacic – In Honor of Chris Renderman
Pamela Kalish – The Priscilla Fund
Elaine Karcher
Rona & Allan Kasen
Melissa Rupoli-Katz
Karlene Kieffer
Lisa Kimmel
Margot & Dennis Knight
Rob & Myndi Kort
Sandy & Peter Kostis
Dr. Stuart Lacey & Krystal Lacey
Sharron & Del Lewis
Nitza Love
Karen & Dale Litton
Dan Lukitsch
Joe & Amy Mais – In Honor of our “rescues”
Diane Mann
Murray & Ina Manaster
Andrea Marconi
Lauren Martich
Cindy & Don P. Martin
Sherry & Steve Martori
Robert H. & Mary Ellen McKee
Tahnia & Jeff McKeever
Diana McSweeney
Jamie Middleton
Adam & Lori Miller
Kerry & Bob Milligan
Keely E. Moran

Judee & Dave Morrison
Penny & Steve Papadopoulos
Harry & Rose Papp
Kelsea & Chris Patton
Suzanne Pearl
Roberta & Jim Pederson
Nancy Pendleton
Bill & Mary Kay & Carly Post
Kimberlee & Amador Padilla
Marilyn Tucker Quayle
Ann Richards
Bill & Gloria Robinson
Eileen Rogers
John & Linda Roman
Mary & Rob Rupprath
Lois & Steve Savage – The Synchronicity Fund
Carol Schilling
Joette Schmidt
Ginnie & Tim Schmitt
Don Lane Scott
Secrets Hair Salon
Amanda F. Shaw
Kelly & Joe Sicari
Dr. Caren Siehl
Ann Siner – My Sister’s Closet
Suzanne Singer
William & Catherine Stewart
Robynn & Robert Sussman
Craig D. Thatcher
Lisa Futo & Ed Troell
Mary & Fred Tucker
Verizon Foundation
Meredith & Charlie Von Arentschildt
Matt Waller
The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation
Cindy Watts
Daryl G. Weil
Stephanie & Chuck Whetstine
Jana Sample Wilcke
Sandi Williams & Bob Williams
Ronald Wilson & Bonnie Naegle-Wilson
The Withycombe Family Foundation
Drusilla D. Wylie
Barbara & Charlie Young
Laura Ziff

Interested in joining the Circle of Friends or supporting the Arizona Humane Society’s spay and neuter initiatives?

Call Nancy Mitchell at 602.997.7585 ext. 1023  or email

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