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Circle of Excellence 2023

Celebrate over 100 years of excellence! 

Circle of Excellence

Circle of Excellence is our annual workplace campaign recognition event to honor our outstanding community champions who volunteer their time, talent and resources to help promote the mission of United Way. This celebration highlights all the successes and hard work put forth by our valued business and community partners.

Congratulations to all our 2023 Winners!

Thank you to this year’s Circle of Excellence Sponsors!

2023 Circle of Excellence Winners and Nominees

Michael J. Harris Spirit of Tucson Award  

  • Winner: IBM
  • Nominees: University of Arizona, Pima County ECAP, TMC Health

Best Small Company  

  • Winner: Rick Engineering
  • Nominees: PNC Bank, OOROO Auto, Silverado Technologies

Best Medium Company 

  • Winner: QuikTrip
  • Nominees: AGM Container Controls, REDAR, Team Fishel

Best Large Company

  • Winner: Freeport-McMoRan
  • Nominees: Vail Unified School District, Pima County ECAP, University of Arizona

Best of the Best ECL of the Year

  • Winner: Judy Cooper (Pima County ECAP)
  • Nominees: All Employee Campaign Leaders

Rookie of the Year

  • Winner: Shannon Anderson (PNC Bank)
  • Nominees: All New Employee Campaign Leaders

Building a Better Community Award

  • Winner: Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Nominees: GEICO, AGM Container Controls, Jim Click Automotive

 Cornerstone Award

  • Winner: University of Arizona
  • Nominees: REDAR, Texas Instruments, Rain Bird Corporation

 Champions of Caring Award

  • Winner: AGM Container Controls
  • Nominees: Caterpillar, Inc., Freeport-McMoRan, Texas Instruments

Partnership Award 

  • Winner: Tucson Electric Power
  • Nominees: UPS


  • Winner: Pima Council on Aging
  • Nominees: Tucson Values Teachers, Make Way for Books

All American Award 

  • Winner: Mary Rowley (NüPOINT Marketing)

Time, Talent, Treasure Award 

  • Winner: Deepa Dalvi (Roche)
    • Affiliation: Women United
  • Nominees: Arika Wells (PECAP) Affiliation: Women United; Laura Jones (Caterpillar, Inc.) Affiliation: Young Leaders United