January 16, 2020

Tucson Convention Center Ballroom (8:AM Registration, 9AM Program 10:30 Keynote Workshop)

Volunteers are ESSENTIAL to the well-being of our community and we want to recognize the extraordinary volunteerism of individuals, youth, and corporate volunteerism programs with your help! By nominating others, you are highlighting the important work of amazing volunteers, administrators, and organizations and helping us celebrate the outstanding spirit of volunteerism in Southern Arizona. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Nominations are open from July 1, 2019 – August 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Deadline is absolute! (Click Here)

Keynote Speaker Dana Litwin, CVA, and President of Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE), will share her thoughts on volunteerism in 2020 and beyond. This year we are excited to add a Keynote Workshop immediately following the Awards breakfast for a limited number of registrants.

The Sponsorship Package PDF contains more details about the event and the benefits provided to sponsors including the exclusive opportunities to purchase tickets and register for the Keynote Workshop before tickets go on sale September 10th.  A W-9 is available here for corporate sponsors.

Tickets will go on sale September 10, 2019 immediately following the public announcement of our award winners! 

Shea Lynn Fernald (TEP), Theresa Ulloa (Emerge Center Against Domestic Violence- Volunteer Administrator of the Year) and Bob Shogren (Governor Ducey’s Office of Youth Family and Family

Our inaugural SAVMA Awards 2019 was a success with 400 registrants, 20 honorees and 5 major awardees! Check out the photos and more information.

  • Volunteer of the Year 2019, Mary Ohrazda
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program of the Year, Literacy Connects
  • Corporation or Group of the Year, Tucson Electric Power Company
  • Youth or Youth Group Volunteer of the Year, El Rio Teen Reproductive Health Access Project Volunteers
  • Volunteer Administrator of the Year, Theresa Ulloa

We simply would not have been successful without the support of our sponsors; Tucson Electric Power Company, Tucson Foundations, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Allwell, Banner University Medicine, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Hughes Federal Credit Union, Raise the Bar Consulting, and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.