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Man and Woman of the Year, Founders and Alumni of Excellence Awards Gala


February 19, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Casino Del Sol
5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
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This year marks the 68th anniversary of the Man and Woman of the Year, Founders Award, and GTL Alumni Excellence Award. Four recipients are being honored for outstanding leadership, distinguished contributions and dedication to improving the quality of life in our community and will be celebrated at a gala on Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2021.
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.