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.

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

Email Nancy Mitchell at nmitchell@azhumane.org.

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2017 Circle of Friends Committee

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

Nadine Hart
Laurie Jackson
Melissa Katz
Karen Litton
Jamie Middleton
Kerry Milligan*
Suzanne Pearl*
Kimberlee Reimann Padilla

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


*Arizona Humane Society Board of Directors

2017 Circle of Friends Donors

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

Anonymous (2)
Yvette & Brian Abernethy
Martha & Bryan Albue
Alexander Building Company
Tony Alfonso
Courtney & Michael Beller
Allison & Bob Bertrand
Lila Blandford
Lee Bowman
Justin Britto
Cheryl & Richard Brock
Bob & Bobbie Burns
Chad Christian & Joe Bushong
Suzanne Butler
John Calhoun
Camelback Sports Therapy
Cheryl Carr
Katherine & Rick Cecala
Beth & John Chappel
Margaret & William Clark
Carol & Larry Clemmensen
Core Spaces
Terry & Hale Curtis
Janet & Clive Cussler
Ann Damiano
Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Danziger
Joni & Scott Davis
Kathy Davis
Teresa DeLellis
Ann & Greg Denk
Debbie DePaoli
Alice J. Dickey
Craig & Pam Eisenberg
Ellman Foundation
Cynthia Emmons
Ardie & Steve Evans
Sue Fletcher
LaBelle ‘Cricket’ Forstrom
Shelly & Hannah Forstrom
Ira Gaines &
Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines
Lori & Dan Galvin
Amanda & Dana Garmany
Sandy & Bert Getz
The Getz Family
Ingrid Glass
Noel & Dan Gosnell
Heather &
Michael Greenbaum

Dan & Kathy Grubb
Mark & Carol Grumley

Melinda & John Gulick
LuAnn & Dr. Steven Hansen
June D. Hanson
Jane & Craig Hart
Nadine & Bruce Hart
Jay & Rojon Hasker
Steve & Kaye Helm
Luke & Gail Helms
Hanna & Kris Henderson
Jeanne & Frank Hertz
Judy Hewson
David Hildebrandt
The Hobbs Family
Kathy & Greg Hunt
Laurie Jackson
Bryan & Lynn Jeffries
Teresa & Erick Johnson
Gary & Christine Jones
Jerry & Lisa Shover Kackley
Pamela Kalish –
The Priscilla Fund

Elaine Karcher
Andrea Katsenes
Karlene Kieffer
Lou Kissling
Rob & Myndi Kort
Sharron Lewis
Dale & Karen Litton
Tracey Lyons
Diane M. Mann Esq.
Andrea Marconi & Jon Relvas
Lauren Martich
Cindy & Don P. Martin
Robert H. & Mary Ellen McKee
Jamie & Bella Middleton
Kerry & Bob Milligan
Nancy Mitchell
Keely E. Moran
Judee & David Morrison
David & Jeannette Morrocco
Katie Mueller
Susan & Mark Mulzet
Rose & Harry Papp
Chris & Kelsea Patton
Suzanne Pearl
Craig O. Pearson
Roberta & Jim Pederson
Nancy Pendleton &
Robert Smith
Kathy Pidgeon
Annie & Doug Pruessing

Kimberlee & Amador Padilla
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Roberts
Bill & Gloria Robinson
John & Linda Roman
Diane Roush
Melissa & Peter Katz
Rob Rupprath
Ryan Sarbinoff
Carol Schilling
Joette Schmidt
Jenna & Danny Sharaby
Amanda F. Shaw
Dr. Caren Siehl
Ann Siner –
My Sister’s Closet

Suzanne Singer
Debbie & Eddie Smith –
The Plant Stand of Arizona
William & Catherine Stewart
Margaret Stone &
Jonathan Dee

Patricia A. Tate
Craig Thatcher & Ken Schutz
Amy Thurston
Mary & Fred Tucker
B. Van Denburgh
Meredith & Charlie Von Arentschildt
Rob & Melani Walton
Foundation

John & Sonja Wanebo
Jennifer Ward
The Ann Warren Charitable
Fund of The Philadelphia
Foundation
Cindy & Mike Watts
Chris Watts & Lauren Smith
Daryl & Chip Weil
Jennifer & Eric Weinbrenner
Amy Flood & Larry West
Charles & Stephanie Whetstine
Jana Sample Wilcke
Sandi & Bob Williams
The Gibney Williams Family
Patty & Keith Withycombe
Pam Wugalter
Drusilla D. Wylie
Susan & Peter Yannitelli
Barbara & Charlie Young
Dr. Ronald & Kelly Yunis
Laura Ziff