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.

If you have questions about the Circle of Friends or supporting the Arizona Humane Society’s spay and neuter initiatives, please email giving@azhumane.org.

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2020 Circle of Friends Committee

Katherine Cecala
Margaret Clark
Ann Damiano*
Joni Davis
Shelly Forstrom
Dyan Getz*
Heather Greenbaum
Nadine Hart
Laurie Jackson
Sophia Little
Karen Litton
Tracey Lyons*
Jamie Middleton
Kerry Milligan*
Suzanne Pearl*
Julie Pierce
Kimberlee Reimann Padilla*
Ann Siner*
Suzanne Singer
Lauren Smith
Craig Thatcher*
Cindy Watts
Daryl Weil
Patty Withycombe
Susan Yannitelli

*Arizona Humane Society Board of Directors

2019 Circle of Friends Donors

Names in bold indicate our very best friends who made gifts ranging from $1,500 to $25,000!

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Brian & Yvette Abernethy
Martha & Bryan Albue
Leah & Shane Alexander
Tony Alfonso
Donna & A.G. Atwater, Jr.
Courtney & Michael Beller
Lisa & Richard Berry
Allison & Bob Bertrand
Yvonne & Steve Betts
Lila Blandford
Julie Bowe
Lee Bowman
Justin Britto
Cheryl & Richard Brock
Bob & Bobbie Burns
Chad Christian & Joe Bushong
Suzanne Butler
Camelback Sports Therapy
Katherine & Rick Cecala
John & Beth Chappel
Margaret & William Clark
Terry & Hale Curtis
Debbie & Gene D’Adamo
Ann Damiano
Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Danziger
Kathy Davis
Scott & Joni Davis
Ann & Greg Denk
Debbie DePaoli
Alice J. Dickey
Colleen & Jim Edwards
Ellman Foundation
Cynthia Emmons
Ardie & Steve Evans
Sue Fletcher
Shelly & Hannah Forstrom
Ira Gaines &
Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines

Amanda & Dana Garmany
Natalie & Ed Gaylord
Dyan & George Getz
Kit Getz
Dr. David & Joan Goldfarb
Noel & Dan Gosnell
Heather &
Michael Greenbaum
Dan & Kathy Grubb
Carol & Mark Grumley
LuAnn & Dr. Steven Hansen
June Hanson
Nadine & Bruce Hart
Jane & Craig Hart
Jay & Rojon Hasker
Steve & Kaye Helm
Jeanne & Frank Hertz
Judy Hewson
David Hildebrandt
The Hobbs Family
Char & William Hubble

US Trust in memory of
Bella Middleton
Kathy & Greg Hunt
Laurie Jackson
Bryan & Lynn Jeffries
Christine Jensen
Bonnie Jermain
Teresa & Erick Johnson
Bulldogs Reign
Gary & Christine Jones
Jerry & Lisa Shover Kackley
Pamela Kalish –
The Priscilla Fund

Elaine Karcher
Andrea Katsenes
Melissa Rupoli-Katz &
Peter Katz

Karlene Kieffer
Lou Kissling
Rob & Myndi Kort
Sharron Lewis
Sophia & Chad Little
Dale & Karen Litton
Cheryl Londen
Tracey Lyons
Mr. & Mrs. Murray Manaster
Andrea Marconi & Jon Relvas
Lauren Martich
Cindy & Don P. Martin
Sherry & Steve Martori
Diane & Gary McCord
Robert H. &
Mary Ellen McKee

Jamie Middleton
Kerry & Bob Milligan
Nancy Mitchell
Keely E. Moran
Judee & David Morrison
David & Jeannette Morrocco
Katie Mueller
Susan & Mark Mulzet
Kimberlee & Amador Padilla
Penny & Steve Papadopoulos
Rose & Harry Papp
Suzanne Pearl
Roberta & Jim Pederson
Nancy Pendleton &
Robert Smith
Mitchell Pierce
Annie & Doug Pruessing
Doug Robbins &
Jerry Gaudet

Bill & Gloria Robinson
Eileen Rogers
Diane Roush
Rob Rupprath
Ryan Sarbinoff
Lois & Steve Savage –
The Synchronicity Fund
Carol Schilling

Joette Schmidt
Susan &
Ford Schumann
Foundation
Jenna & Danny Sharaby
Amanda F. Shaw
Dr. Caren Siehl
Bob & Susan Silvy
Ann Siner –
My Sister’s Closet

Suzanne Singer
Paul & Diana Smith
William & Catherine Stewart
Jonathan Dee &
Margaret Stone

Scott & Debra Stroinski
Don Tapia
Patricia A. Tate
Nancy Teets
Craig Thatcher & Ken Schutz
Corrine & Robert Tomlinson
Mary Touche
Mark & Cindy Treacy
Mary & Fred Tucker
Dr. Joy C. Bunt &
Dr. Linda B. Turley

B. Van Denburgh
Verizon Foundation
Meredith &
Charlie Von Arentschildt

Rob &
Melani Walton
Foundation

The Ann Warren
Charitable Fund of
The Philadelphia
Foundation
Chris Watts & Lauren Smith

Cindy & Mike Watts
George & Leesa Weisz
Amy Flood & Larry West
Chuck & Stephanie Whetstine
Jana Sample Wilcke
Bob & Sandi Williams
The Gibney Williams Family
Sandy & Charlie Williams
Patty & Keith Withycombe
Drusilla D. Wylie
Susan & Peter Yannitelli
Barbara & Charlie Young
Dr. Ronald & Kelly Yunis
Laura Ziff