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Circle of Excellence 2023

Celebrate over 100 years of excellence! 


May 10th, 2023 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.

If you are interested in attending this year’s event, please contact our Director of Community Engagement, Liana Sharp, at

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2022 Circle of Excellence Winners

Michael J. Harris Spirit of Tucson Award


Best Small Company  

  • Rick Engineering

Best Medium Company 

  • QuikTrip 

Best Large Company

  • Freeport-McMoRan

Building a Better Community Award

  • TMC HealthCare

Cornerstone Award

  • R.E. Darling Co., Inc

Champions of Caring Award

  • Caterpillar, Inc.

Partnership Award 

  • UPS Teamster and Local 104

Highlights from 2022!

Our event last year was held at JW Marriott Star Pass, 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 last year's Award Winners
    • Best of the Best ECL of the Year:
      • Winner: TMC Team
      • Nominees: Nick Hilton, Christy Camargo
    • Rookie of the Year:
      • Winner: Nick Hilton
      • Nominee: Lisa Creager
    • LIVE UNITED Award:
      • Winner: Child family Resources
      • Nominees: Interfaith Community Services, Community Investment Corporation, Step Up To Justice
    • Building a Better Community Award:
      • Winner: TMC Healthcare
      • Nominees: Enterprise Holdings, Caterpillar Inc, AGM Container Controls
    • Cornerstone Award:
      • Winner: RE Darling
      • Nominees: University of Arizona, Banner Health, Pima Community College
    • Time, Talent, Treasure Award:
      • Winner: Lillian Brantley-Thompson
      • Nominees: Nick Hilton, Edmund Marquez, Daisy Jenkins
    • Champions of Caring Award:
      • Winner: Caterpillar Inc
      • Nominees: GEICO, Jim Click Automotive Team, University of Arizona
    • Partnership Award:
      • Winner: UPS Teamster Local 104
      • Nominee: Tucson Electric Power IBEW 1116
    • All American Award:
      • Winner: Allison Duffy
      • Nominees: Jeff Artzi, Trish Muir, Lee Lambert
    • Best Small Company:
      • Winner: Rick Engineering
      • Nominees: OOROO Auto, Diversified Design & Construction, WaFD Bank, Silverado Technologies Inc
    • Best Medium Company:
      • Winner: QuikTrip
      • Nominees: TRICO Electric Cooperative Inc, RE Darling, AGM Container Controls
    • Best Large Company:
      • Winner: Freeport-McMoRan
      • Nominees: Banner Health, University of Arizona, TMC Healthcare
    • Michael J. Harris Spirit of Tucson Award:
      • Winner: GEICO
      • Nominees: ECAP, Texas Instruments, TMC Healthcare

    Last Year’s Sponsors