Circle of Friends

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What Is Circle of Friends?

In 2007, Arizona Humane Society supporters Heather Greenbaum and Julie Belgrad organized a dedicated group of donors to raise funds specifically for spay and neuter initiatives.

Coined “The Nifty Fifty” in 2007, and later the “Circle of Friends,” these passionate donors have made possible the spay and neuter surgeries of tens of thousands of animals, drastically reducing pet overpopulation in our community.

The Circle of Friends is celebrated each year at our Compassion with Fashion event, and we’re so honored to recognize this special group.

If you have questions about the Circle of Friends or supporting the Arizona Humane Society’s spay and neuter initiatives, please contact Kristin Hower, our Philanthropy Officer, at khower@azhumane.org.

2022 Circle of Friends Committee

Suzanne Pearl, Co-chair
Lisa Grayson*, Co-chair
Heather Greenbaum, Co-founder
Julie Belgrad, Co-founder
Margaret Clark
Ann Damiano*
Joni Davis
Shelly Forstrom
Dyan Getz*
Melinda Gulick
Nadine Hart
Laurie Jackson
Teresa Johnson
Jamie Middleton
Kerry Milligan
Jodi Noble
Julie Pierce
Kimberlee Reimann Padilla*
Ann Siner*
Sue Singer
Dr. Craig Thatcher*
Cindy Treacy
Cindy Watts
Daryl Weil
Dr. Kathy Wigal
Patty Withycombe
Susan Yannitelli

*Arizona Humane Society Board of Directors

2021 Circle of Friends Donors

Names in bold indicate our very best friends who made gifts ranging from $1,500–$25,000. Italicized names represent those who have passed away.

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Martha & Bryan Albue
Tony & Cindi Alfonso
Kim & Tabor Anderson
Jane & Jason Barlow
Susie & Brad Baumgardner
Melany Berger
Lisa & Richard Berry
Yvonne & Steve Betts
Susie & Neil Biskind
Sally Blauvelt
Brian & Christine Boubek
Julie Bowe
Lee Bowman
Cheryl & Richard Brock
Marcia & Clyde Buckstaff
Dr. Joy C. Bunt & Dr. Linda B. Turley
Bob & Bobbie Burns
Chad Christian & Joe Bushong
Suzanne Butler
Bob & Cathy Byram
Camelback Sports Therapy
Cheryl Carr
Lisa & Nick Chapman
Beth & John Chappel
Margaret & William Clark
Heather Clark
Jan & Tom Crews
Janet Cussler
Paul Cyr & Maria Lopez
Ann Damiano
Rudolf Dankwort
Mrs. Jennifer Lea Danziger
Kathy Davis
Scott & Joni Davis
Colleen & Jim Edwards
Craig & Pam Eisenberg
Ellman Foundation
Paige & John Elway
Cynthia Emmons
Ardie & Steve Evans
Dr. Karla Fisher & Mr. Frederick Webster
Amy Flood & Larry West
Nanette Ford
Shelly & Hannah Forstrom
Shelley & Paxton Gagnet
Ira Gaines & Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines
Amanda & Dana Garmany
Dyan & George Getz
Kit Getz
Sandy & Bert Getz
The Gibney Williams Family
Dr. David & Joan Goldfarb
Ron & Gaile Green
Heather and Michael Greenbaum
Dan & Kathy Grubb
Melinda Gulick
Dr. Ingrid Haas and Charlie Van Dyke
Mike & Betsy Haenel
LuAnn & Dr. Steven Hansen
June Hanson
Jim & Alicia Harrison
Nadine & Bruce Hart
Jane & Craig Hart
Rojon & Jay Hasker
Steve & Kaye Helm
Luke & Gail Helms
Jeanne & Frank Hertz
Dave Hildebrandt
The Hobbs Family
Laurie Jackson
Jill Jackson
Michael & Barbie John
Teresa & Erick Johnson
Julie Johnson & Jerry Barnier
Pamela Kalish – The Priscilla Fund
Melissa Rupoli-Katz & Peter Katz
Debra & Paul LaPrade
Jennifer Linn
Sophia & Chad Little
Dale & Karen Litton
Tess Loo
Lulu & Lexi
Paula & Scott Lyon
Greg & Carole Lyon
Tracey Lyons
Derrick & Tracyann Mains
Marie & Michael Maledon
Murray & Ina Manaster
Andrea Marconi & Jon Relvas
Cindy & Don P. Martin
Diana McSweeney
Sandy & Bill Metzler
Jamie Middleton
Kerry & Bob Milligan
Nancy Mitchell
Debbie & Steve Moak
Kolby & Kenny Moffatt
Keely E. Moran
David & Jeannette Morrocco
Susan & Mark Mulzet
Jodi & Mike Noble
Mike & Anastasia Olson
Kimberlee & Amador Padilla
Penny & Steve Papadopoulos
Rose & Harry Papp
Andrea Katsenes Pappas
Suzanne Pearl
Craig O. Pearson
James & Roberta Pederson
Nancy Pendleton & Bob Smith
Jane & Vincent Perla
Mac & Russ Perlich
In Memory of Pat Pfister
Julie & Mitch Pierce
Randall & Brooke Porter
Lori & Garth Price
Mrs. Anne Kirk Pruessing
Julie & David Rauch
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Roberts
Bill & Gloria Robinson
John & Linda Roman
Diane T Rousseau
Roger & Denice Rummel
Rob Rupprath
Lois & Steve Savage – The Synchronicity Fund
Carol Schilling
Joette Schmidt
Amanda F. Shaw
Jerry & Lisa Shover Kackley
Dr. Caren Siehl
Bob & Susan Silvy
Ann Siner – My Sister’s Closet
Suzanne Singer
Eddie & Debbie Smith
Brad & Ellen Soultz
Catherine Stewart
Scott & Debra Stroinski
Robynn & Robert Sussman
Don Tapia
Nancy Teets
Heidi Teets
Dr. Craig Thatcher & Mr. Ken Schutz
Mary Touche
Mark & Cindy Treacy
Mary & Fred Tucker
Missy Turner
B. Van Denburgh
The Rob & Melani Walton Foundation
Sonja & John Wanebo
The Ann Warren Charitable Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation
Cindy Watts
Daryl & Chip Weil
Leesa & George Weisz
The Carroll & Marguerite Wheeler Foundation
Chuck & Stephanie Whetstine
Willard White
Bob & Sandi Williams
Jerry L. Williams
Linda Williams
Sandy & Charlie Williams
The Withycombe Family
Dana & Kelly Woudenberg
Drusilla D. Wylie
Susan & Peter Yannitelli
Dr. Ronald & Kelly Yunis
Laura Ziff