The Mahnah Club of the East Valley, former Aetna COO Fred Hatfield and affordable housing developer Gorman & Company will be honored for their support and advocacy for Mesa’s Save the Family and the individuals and families it serves at the 2018 Hearts of Gold Gala this Saturday, Feb. 10.
The Mahnah Club will receive the Christine L. Goldberg Leadership Award, Hatfield will receive the Ned Zink Philanthropic Award and Gorman & Company, a longtime partner of Save the Family, will receive the Corporate Award.
“The families we serve inspire us every day and the community that stands behind us makes possible what we do to help our families overcome the challenges of poverty and homelessness,” said Save the Family CEO Jacki Taylor. “This is our chance to acknowledge their support in a very public and very meaningful way.”
Individual tickets for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, with a cocktail reception and silent auction, are $200. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500. For more information, call 480-466-7714 or email Development Manager Maria Longley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the dinner program, from 7-9 p.m., dancing, faux casino gambling and a cigar bar are planned from 9-11 p.m.
The Mahnah Club of the East Valley is a group of women that has been serving the East Valley through volunteerism and financial support since 1954. The word “Mahnah” is a Hopi word meanng “leading women of the community.”
And lead they have done. Supporting Save the Family since the early 1990s, Mahnah has donated more than $300,000 to the organization, provided over $100,000 of in-kind donations and countless hours of volunteer time. In addition to supporting Save the Family, they also contribute to eight other nonprofit charities and award several $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors not likely to receive academic scholarships.
Hatfield, the former chief operating officer of Aetna’s Arizona-based Medicaid business, formerly served as Save the Family’s board president and is currently treasurer. He has financially supported Save the Family since 2009 and lovingly named Save the Family’s premier client-needs closet, “Missy’s Mall,” after his late wife.
Gorman & Company is a national developer working to revitalize communities through innovative housing partnerships. As a trusted partner and respected industry leader since 1984, Gorman specializes in: downtown revitalization, the preservation of affordable housing, workforce housing and the adaptive reuse of significant historic buildings.
Gorman has partnered with Save the Family and its partner agency, ARM of Save the Family, on two affordable housing projects so far. The first is Escobedo at Verde Vista, 132 affordable A+ construction housing units in Mesa across the street from the Save the Family administration building. The second is a 45-unit affordable housing project for veteran women and their families in the heart of Tempe, Valor on Eighth, is scheduled to open in the first quarter of this year.
For more information about Save the Family, visit www.SavetheFamily.org.