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Tucson Man and Woman of the Year,

Founders Award, and GTL Alumni Excellence Award

Award Descriptions

Man and Woman of the Year honors two individuals who have contributed significant time, energy and spirit in fields outside his or her professional life, without regard to personal gain; who’s recent contributions to the community have made a significant, positive impact on the quality of life for all residents; who has demonstrated excellence in leadership; and who are a source of positive influence and inspiration for others.

The Founders Award, established in 1985, is a lifetime achievement recognition honoring an individual who has demonstrated significant long-term community involvement and accomplishments; who has helped to shape the community in a positive manner with merit and dedication; who’s leadership has made a significant difference to individuals or groups; and who has displayed wisdom and depth of service. This award is for lifetime achievement rather than a single contribution.

The GTL Alumni Excellence Award honors someone who represents the highest ideals of service and loyalty to the community and is actively utilizing the leadership skills learned during their time in the GTL program.

A 10-person selection committee -- comprised of diverse community leaders representing business, government, non-profit, and higher education -- made the awards selections

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • A person whose civic and community service goes beyond “normal” responsibilities, creating a lasting and beneficial impact for all residents.
  • Actively participated in service, community, church or other organizations.
  • Any job-related task or duty for which nominees are paid a salary will not be considered.
  • All nominees must be living, reside or have a business in the Greater Tucson Area and possess excellent personal character.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible. (GTL Alumni Excellence Award recipients may be considered for a future Man, Woman, or Founder award.)


40th Alumni Reunion - RESCHEDULED


September 10, 2021
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Savoy Opera House in Trail Dust Town
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd #22
Tucson, AZ 85715

DUE TO COVID-19 We'll be Celebrating GTL’s 41st Year!

We wanted everyone to feel comfortable about an In-Person event so rescheduled for next year.  However, we will be pushing out a fun "Through The  Years" video for everyone to see.  Please put a tickler on your calendar to check back for more details and plan to join us on Friday, September 10th, 2021 for GTL’s 41st Alumni Reunion being held at the Savoy Opera House in Trail Dust Town for what will surely prove to be a fun fulfilled evening of entertainment, food, beverages, photo gallery, Pistoleros and much more.

It’s important we have correct contact information – If we haven’t personally connected with you or GTL alumni you may know of, please contact Carrie at [email protected] or 520.792.2250 ext. 140.