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2019 honorees

soledad o’brien

Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” Click on the image above for her full bio.

Tom Donahue

Voice of Women Award

Tom is an award winning Director and Producer as well as the founder of CreativeChaos vmg. Tom’s films not only entertain, but they are deeply researched and articulated dives into systemic socio-political issues that create accountability and strong calls to action. Click on the image above for his full bio.


Marilyn R. Seymann Award

Kim Hartmann is the current Board Chair of Arizona Foundation for Women and has spent her time advocating for women and children in Arizona. Click on the image above for her full bio.

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2019 Awards Luncheon Co Chairs

Ruby Farias & Lance Schley

Darlene Keller Price & John Price


2019 mistress of ceremonies

Fay Fredricks, co-anchor on ABC 15.

 Read Fay's full bio here.


thank you to our 2019 sponsors:


American Express

Arizona Cardinals

Betty L. and John O. Whiteman

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Candace Lew

City of Phoenix Public Works Department


Kefi Catalyst

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office



Salt River Project

State Farm

Sundt Construction

The Walton Family Foundation

Viad Corp



thank you to our 2019 angels!

Margaret Anderson

Steven Connor

Stephanie Ellsworth

Carmel Fenwick

Patricia Garrity

Ava Genung

Creighton Hardy

Vanessa Hasten

Donna Hicks

Katie Hogan-Holmberg

Gena Johnson

Barbara Kaplan

Belen Konesky

Dottie Kobik

Claudia Kretchmer

Abby Leadon

Marlena Krueger

Dorie Morales

Rema Salman

Lisa Scanlon

Cheryl Scheidell

June Shapiro

Merin Stoneman

Susan VanHooser

Alexandra Walters

McKenna Wesley

Amy Winski

Chevera Trillo

Carey Conley

The primary fundraising tool for AFW is the annual Awards Luncheon, which provides the support of the Foundation’s annual grant-making, research, and advocacy activities.  Participation by the Angels makes the event such a success through members’ efforts in securing auction items and sponsorship’s.