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Circle of Excellence 2024

Celebrating 20 years of recognizing our workplace campaigns! 


May 22nd, 2024 at 11:00am – 1:00pm


DoubleTree by Hilton – Reid Park

445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

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.

Become a Circle of Excellence Sponsor!

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

To attend our 20th Anniversary Circle of Excellence Awards Luncheon, please RSVP to Community Engagement Director, Liana Sharp, at We look forward to celebrating with you soon! 

2024 Circle of Excellence Nominees

Best Small Company  

  • IBM United Way Tucson Campaign
  • O’Rielly Chevrolet
  • Silverado Technologies

Best Medium Company 

  • Team Fishel
  • Rain Bird

Best Large Company

  • Pima County ECAP
  • QuikTrip
  • Vail Unified School District

Building a Better Community Award

  • AGM Container Controls
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Texas Instrument

 Cornerstone Award

  • QuikTrip
  • University of Arizona

 Champions of Caring Award

  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • IBM
  • AGM Container Controls

Partnership Award 

  • City of Tucson ECAP & CWA (Communication Workers of America) 7000
  • Tucson Electric Power & IBEW #116


  • Literacy Connects
  • Pima Community College/Pima Foundation
  • Interfaith Community Services

Highlights from 2023!

Our event last year was held at DoubleTree by Hilton – Reid Park, where we celebrated a century of excellence with over 250 guests, where individuals and companies of all sizes were recognized together for their excellent service.

Congratulations to all our 2023 Winners!

Congratulations to our 2023 Award Winners
    • 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
    • LIVE UNITED Award:
      • Winner: Pima Council on Aging
      • Nominees: Tucson Values Teachers, Make Way for Books
    • 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
    • Time, Talent, Treasure Award:
      • Winner: Deepa Dalvi
      • Nominees: Arika Wells, Laura Jones
    • Champions of Caring Award:
      • Winner: AGM Container Controls
      • Nominees: Caterpillar, Inc., Freeport-McMoRan, Texas Instruments
    • Partnership Award:
      • Winner: Tucson Electric Power
      • Nominee: UPS
    • All American Award:
      • Winner: Mary Rowling, NuPoint Marketing
    • 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
    • Michael J. Harris Spirit of Tucson Award:
      • Winner: IBM
      • Nominees: University of Arizona, Pima County ECAP, TMC Health

    Last Year’s Sponsors