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We want to change some things.

WE want to help more kids prepare for starting school. WE want OUR neighbors in need to have a better life.

WE want to change the world WE see every day. United Way promotes real, lasting change by focusing on the building blocks of a better life.

WE just want to see more smiles on OUR sidewalk.

Dee & John Whiteman

2007/2008 Mesa united way annual report HOW MESA LIVES UNITED GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.

137 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85201 Ph: 480-969-8601 Fax: 480-834-8184 www.mesaunitedway.org


Here’s How Much This Annual Report

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You’re reading this ad – and the rest of our annual report at absolutely no cost to you or any other Mesa United Way donor. Well, no other donor except one: the East Valley Tribune. The East Valley Tribune subsidiary, Arizona Interactive, donated their time and talent to design this annual report. Then the Tribune printed over 100,000 copies and distributed them as a supplement to their newspaper. All for free.

That’s what it means to be a Corporate Cornerstone Company.

We can thank companies whose names appear here.

Corporate Cornerstone Companies contribute dollars or in-kind services to cover Mesa United Way’s overhead; like administrative, campaign and some communication costs. Thanks to them 100% of our overhead was covered in the 2007 campaign year.

If you’re a company doing business in Mesa, let us tell you more about the advantages of joining these leading businesses by becoming a Corporate Cornerstone Company. Call Campaign Director Kris Trojan at (480) 969-8601.

Mesa United Way is well on the way toward reaching this goal once again in 2008!

The next time you patronize one of our Corporate Cornerstone Companies, be sure to say “thank you” for us.

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Silver – ($5,000 - $14,999) Able Steel Fabricators, Inc. AmeriCopy Arizona Republic Berge Ford Cox Communications DMB Associates, Inc. G.W. Investors, LLC LarsonAllen, LLP Nammo Talley, Inc. Perkinson Reprographics, Inc. Qwest Communications Target Stores TRW Vehicle Safety Systems UPS Waveyard Development Wells Fargo Bank

Copper – ($2,500 - $4,999) Emerson Network Power General Motors Proving Ground JacksonWhite, P.C. Davis Miles, PLLC Medical Aide Corporation Mesa Bank Northern Trust Bank Schmidt Westergard & Company

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Julie Moreno Publisher, East Valley Tribune As a member of the Mesa United Way Board of Directors, I’m excited to showcase our new marketing campaign, LIVE UNITED. This message clearly captures how the work we do on behalf of our community’s residence influences all of us. We all succeed when a child does well in school, or an unemployed person finds a job, or a homeless family gets back on their feet and on track for a better life. This is not just the work of a few. Working together – LIVING UNITED ­– is the only way to create lasting change in the lives of those around us. And by doing so, we make our own lives so much better. I challenge you to get involved with United Way in the broader sense of the word. If you are a donor, consider volunteering through Mesa United Way. If you advocate for an issue that you believe in, consider investing your dollars in its success right here in our community. If you are new to United Way or to this community, dig in. Make an impact. Be the change. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.

me s a united w ay ’ s statement of purpose What happens in Mesa depends on how united we are in meeting the challenges that we face as a city. When a child or elderly person goes hungry, a neighborhood falls into disrepair, or a victim of abuse has nowhere to go, our community turns to Mesa United Way for solutions. Our goal is to create lasting change in the lives of our community members that prevents problems from occurring in the first place. Our sole purpose is to serve Mesa’s needs. We bring together people who want to help, because working together is the best way to make lasting change. Cornerstone Companies cover 100% of our fund-raising and administrative costs. This allows your entire gift to go directly to meet local needs. Local volunteers evaluate those needs, and decide where your dollars will have the most impact. We invite you to be part of changing lives by giving, advocating or volunteering through Mesa United Way. Together we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Working together to improve our community. That’s what it means to Live United.

Tell us how you Live United – Take the LIVE UNITED Challenge Anyone can send in how they, or someone they know, or a specific group (such as a club, church, scout troop, group of friends) LIVE UNITED. Selected entries will be posted on our Blog as we get them. All entries will be judged in April 2009, with the winning entries being announced at our campaign finale luncheon in May. Categories include a written story with still photography or a video story. They can be emailed to juls.davis@mesaunitedway.org or U.S. Postal mailed to Mesa United Way, Attn: LIVE UNITED Challenge, 137 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona, 85201. There will be one grand prize of a $250.00 Westcor Mall Shopping spree and several $50.00 Westcor Mall Shopping certificates for honorable mentions (Both Fiesta and Superstition Springs are Westcor). Want to get the shirt? Download a LIVE UNITED T-shirt order form by going to our website at mesaunitedway.org. You can mail the form to Mesa United Way, 137 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona, 85201 or send the form by fax (480) 834-8184 or call Juls Davis at (480) 834-2102. The T-shirts are $12.00 each (which includes shipping and handling) or $10.00 each if you get one in person from Mesa United Way. To see examples of LIVE UNITED stories please visit our website, mesaunitedway.org.

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2008 Mesa united way board of directors Beth Coons, Community Volunteer - Past Board Chair * Kirk Adams, The Adams Agency Brian Allen, Udall, Shumway, & Lyons, PLC F. Roc Arnett, East Valley Partnership Denny Barney, Landmark Companies Dee H. Burton, Alliance Bank of Arizona Susan Carland, Realty Executives Patrick M. Cassidy, Pollack Investments Brent Cope, St. Luke’s Medical Center Michael Cowan, Mesa Public Schools Charlie Deaton, Mesa Chamber of Commerce Sally Downey, Ph.D., East Valley Institute of Technology Debra Duvall, Ed.D., Mesa Public Schools Mike Elliott, Nesbitt Contracting John G. Ford, Southwest Ambulance John Giles, Law Office of John C. Giles, P.C. - Campaign Chair * Lillie Gould, The Palms on Southern Tony Ham, The Boeing Company John Harrington, Banner Baywood Heart Hospital Fred Himovitz, Himovitz Properties Keith Hjelmstad, ASU Polytechnic Michael Hughes, A New Leaf Mike Hutchinson, Community Volunteer - Community Investment Chair * Kyle Jones, Mesa City Council Wendell Jones, Henry & Horne, LLP - Ethics Officer, Audit Committee Chair* Jim LeCheminant, Mesa Bank David E. Luna, Mesa Public Schools Jeff Mirasola, Qwest Paul Maryniak, The Mesa Republic - Marketing and Communications Committee Chair * Dea McDonald, DMB Associates Robert McNichols, Daedalus Real Estate Advisors LLC Christian Mendivil, The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Julie Moreno, East Valley Tribune Joel Neitch, Wells Fargo Bank Dave Palmer, Farnsworth Companies Shouan Pan, Mesa Community College Scott Perkinson, Perkinson Reprographics Gary Pierce, Arizona Corporation Commission Paul Sanders, Business Journal Thomas Schildgen, Ed.D., ASU Polytechnic Campus - Board Chair * Gary Smith, Community Volunteer - Partnership Committee Chair * John R. Soethe, Salt River Project Scott Somers, Mesa City Council Don Stapley, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Dean M. Taylor, Taylor Made Services PLLC Grant Taylor, Empire Southwest LLC - Secretary * Wilford Taylor, Wilford L. Taylor, P.C. Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, Mesa Public Schools/MCC - Safe & Stable Neighborhoods Chair * David Wade, Mount Calvary Baptist Church Ron Wells, Cox Communications Kim Westenskow, The Boeing Company Lynn C. Westergard, Schmidt Westergard & Co. - Treasurer * Mary Jo Whalen, Community Volunteer Richard White - JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law Ben Whiting, Whiting Dental Jo Wilson, Mesa Community College at Red Mountain John Wright, Larry John Wright, Inc. Jan Zale, Leisure World Community Association *Members of the Executive Committee

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LIV ES UN I T E D As a university professor I LIVE UNITED by helping students earn their college education and advanced degrees so that they can be successful in their careers and family lives. I work to help them understand the importance of giving back to those who are less fortunate. Having served on Mesa United Way’s Community Allocation Committee, I learned first hand the importance of awareness and empathy to better serve as your Mesa United Way Board Chair. My name is Tom and that’s how I LIVE UNITED. Dr. Tom Schildgen, Board Chair

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Living in communist China as a child we often had only one meal a day. I knew what it meant to go to bed hungry. I give to United Way because I know that my dollars stay right here in my community, helping those in need. My name is Dr. Shouan Pan, President of Mesa Community College, and I LIVE UNITED.

how beth LIVES UNITED Even though I feel the same anxiety that everyone feels during these uncertain economic times, continuing my gift to Mesa United Way is the best way that I know of to ensure the most important services in our community continue. Many agencies in our community are facing a downturn in available funds. But because United Way volunteers will be looking at their budgets and learning of their needs in detail, I know that my gift will go where it’s most needed. Giving to Mesa United Way is just one way I LIVE UNITED.

THE LIVE UNITED CAMPAIGN The new LIVE UNITED campaign is about the power of unity.

LIVE UNITED is a credo, a mission, a goal. It’s a constant reminder that when we as individuals think outside ourselves, we have the power to facilitate change. When we think of others’ lives as linked our own, our compassion grows. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change lives of those

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who walk by us every day. It’s a call TO GIVE; TO ADVOCATE; TO VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED gives direction and it conveys the purpose of United Way. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Living united means being a part of the change. Let us know how you LIVE UNITED! Visit our website at mesaunitedway.org to view stories and learn how to send us your story!

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Provides a homeless child with shelter, clean clothes, healthcare, counseling, and three nutritious meals.

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Teaches four people with disabilities the job skills needed to lead independent productive lives.

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Delivers a warm, nutritious meal and daily companionship to a home-bound elderly person.

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mesa community f oundation T he I nve s tment o f a L i f etime

Strengthening Mesa by helping people improve their lives and care for one another “We give a lot to our community through Mesa United Way – our time, talents and financial support. I am asking for another kind of giving. We’ll call it a future gift … a small part of your estate through a bequest in your will or a planned gift. The Mesa United Way has formed a partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation to create the Mesa Community Foundation (MCF). MFC provides you with a variety of estate planning options that can benefit both your tax situation and our community. A planned gift from you would help assure our future and mark your continued legacy in the remarkable Mesa United Way story. Together, we can continue making a difference in meeting so many needs, both now and in the years to come!” – Mike Elliott Mesa Community Foundation Chair Mesa United Way Board Member

Cliff and carol harris a lifetime-lasting legacy When you mention Cliff and Carol Harris, talk quickly turns to the legacy they’ve created over the past 54 years of marriage – the family they’ve raised, their leadership in Mesa’s health initiatives, and the time and resources they’ve given to strengthen this community. The Harris’s have invested in the lives of the people of Mesa in many ways, and they have perpetuated their gifts well into the future. “Having worked with United Way, I know how difficult it is to replace those dollars every time a Leadership Giver passes away or relocates or every time we lose a company,” Carol said. “We live in a fluid society. Planned Giving to the Mesa United Way makes what we’ve worked for all these years a more solid contribution to the community.”

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Marie Eklund McFarland passed away on January 16, 2008. She was 95 years old. She was a retired partner of Eklund Clothing Company in Minneapolis. A dedicated daughter and employee, she cared for her parents until their death, putting aside her own dreams. In 1964 at the age of 52, she married her long time friend, Walton McFarland of Kansas City, Missouri. Walton died in 1972. Marie stayed in Missouri for 3 years to care for his mother. In pursuit of a new life she ventured to Arizona were she had a passion for bowling, golf and cards. To her credit she had three holes in one, and after the age of seventy scored two perfect spare games. She also landed a 170 lb. marlin at age 52! Marie was noted for her kind heart and charity for others. Although she never had children, she left $500,000 for hunger and children’s programs. Mesa United Way is grateful to Marie for her lifetime of gifts and her legacy of caring. She will be dearly missed.

Find out more about planned giving at www.mesaunitedway.org and click on GIVE.

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Below is a list of our Funded Partner Agencies for the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. Foundation for Blind Children Gabriel’s Angels Gene Lewis Boxing Club Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. Grand Canyon Council, Inc. - Boy Scouts of America Marc Center of Mesa, Inc. PREHAB of Arizona, Inc. Save the Family Foundation of Arizona Shoebox Ministry, Inc. Sirrine Adult Day Care of Mesa, Inc. Teen Lifeline, Inc. The Salvation Army Valley of the Sun Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)

A & A Cottages, Inc. AASK - Aid to Adoption of Special Kids Advocates for the Disabled, Inc. Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Arizona Hemophilia Association Assistance for Independent Living, Inc. Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Catholic Charities Community Services Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. Child Crisis Center Community Information & Referral Community Legal Services, Inc. East Valley Senior Services, Inc.

Mesa United Way also works in our community in many other ways. We receive grants and targeted funds that help in our schools and other organizations. Among these schools are Irving, Jefferson, Stevenson, Taft, Longfellow and Holmes Elementary schools - to name just a few. We also work to ensure that other community organizations – not just Mesa United Way – receive funds they may be eligible for. That’s another way Mesa United Way LIVES UNITED! Space keeps us from listing everything we’ve done this year. So visit our website at www.mesaunitedway.org.

How Would You Choose What to Fund?

Mesa United Way looks at our community holistically. We want our children to be safe and to have activities that encourage the educational, emotional and social growth necessary to become productive citizens. We want to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable citizens, and to improve lives by moving individuals and families away from being dependent upon services to being able to lead self-reliant lives. For those who truly can’t be physically selfreliant, our goal is to help them live to their greatest potential and enjoyment.

To achieve this we focus on three approaches:

First: We support a safety-net of care to ensure that basic needs are met today and to provide some assurance that future needs can be met if the individual works toward success. Second: We support an array of programs that work with individuals and families to address the barriers to success. For a disabled person, it may be a specific type of training; for a high school dropout, it could be a combination of education, job training and instruction in basic personal finances; for an abused mother it could be a blend of counseling, child care and job training or education. Third: We support services and programs that provide opportunities for the emotional and social development of our children and their families, our neighbors with disabilities and our senior adults. We recognize that healthy and safe communities are made up of healthy and safe families.

Our process:

All programs go through a stringent review process to ensure that they are will be addressing the greatest needs in our community and will demonstrate a measurable, positive impact on people’s lives. This is a rigorous process, but it reflects Mesa United Way’s dedication to maximizing your charitable dollars by having the greatest impact on the quality of life in our community. Mesa United Way is committed to accountability, strong leadership and measurable results, making United Way the best investment in our community.

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HOW CALISTA LIVES UNITED Instead of having a garage sale, I gathered all of my families clothes that no longer fit and all of the toys that my brother, sister and I no longer play with and helped my mom bring them to Mesa United Way so we could donate them to the Child Crisis Center of Mesa. I know those toys and clothes will be put to good use. My name is Calista and that’s how I LIVE UNITED.

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To Live United...CONSIDER the following: Give

Invest your dollars in the people that you live and work with. Provide a meal, pay for a night’s shelter, give the gift of learning to read! So much good can come from your decision to GIVE.

Advocate

Anyone can champion a cause. Whether you’re educating others about the needs of our most vulnerable citizens, or reaching out to work with members of our city council, or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. So go ahead and ADVOCATE for a better Mesa. You’ll be glad you did!

Volunteer

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Whether it’s reading to children, or leading financial literacy classes for hard-working families, or delivering meals to homebound seniors, there are hundreds of volunteer options available every day. Give the gift of you. Volunteer.

It Takes All Three Why does Mesa United Way encourage you to GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER? Because each action is part of a process that creates lasting change in the lives of those we care about.

born and continue strong today. The manner in which we treat the disabled today is just one demonstration of the power of advocacy. We all owe a debt of gratitude to those who have challenged us to see things as they should be instead of how they are.

For example, let’s look at what it means to be an ADVOCATE.

What does it mean to VOLUNTEER?

It was not that long ago that people with disabilities often ended up in institutions when, with just a little extra help, they could have actually held down meaningful jobs and lived independently. It took the voices of everyday, ordinary people to question how our society treated our disabled neighbors. The actions of those advocates caused others, in turn, to also think about how detrimental it could be to relegate disabled persons to institutions when all that was really needed was a bit of understanding and a helping hand. Because of these advocates, programs such as Foundation for Blind Children, the MARC Center and Advocates for the Disabled were

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In Alexis de Tocqueville’s book, Democracy in America, the author states, “America is great because she is good, and if she ever ceases to be good – she will cease to be great.” No nation on earth values its volunteers more than our own. Whether it’s delivering a meal to a home-bound senior or organizing a food drive at work, Americans demonstrate with their actions that they understand that which connects us as a people is far greater than anything that proposes to divide us. Volunteerism enhances the dollars available for services, allowing those who we care about to have a better life while returning to the volunteer the greatest reward – knowing the simple pleasure of helping someone else.

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If I volunteer, why do I need to GIVE? Perhaps at some time you have participated in a food or clothing drive for an emergency shelter. If so, your generosity has directly benefited someone in need. However, if that shelter were to receive only canned food and used clothing, at some point it would eventually have to close its doors. Why? Because somehow the light bill has to be paid--along with the rent or mortgage. And then there’s the staff person who’s there at 2 o’clock in the morning to help a child in need or a woman with her children on the run from a domestic abuse situation. Yes, as important as advocacy and volunteerism is, the simple truth is that without adequate funds to run a program, many services just won’t happen. By giving your financial support you help to ensure that essential services will remain available to those in need.

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2 0 0 7 M e s a U nited Way Le aders hip Giving Societ y Mesa United Way salutes over 1,600 donors who give $500 or more annually to Mesa United Way. The strength of these Leadership Giving Society members lies in their belief that the people of Mesa are worthy of significant personal investment. Their generosity reflects a strong commitment to the mission of Mesa United Way: to increase the ability of the people of Mesa to care for one another and ensure that core services for children, the disabled, the elderly, and the needy are available in our community. Their leadership and vision are improving lives one person at a time. Should your name be on this list?

2 007 Tocq ueville S o cie t y M em b e r s * ($10,000 and above) “America is great because she is good, and if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.”

– Alexis Charles-Henri Clerel de Tocqueville Mesa United Way is pleased to count 25 Mesa families, foundations or individuals as members of this distinguished group.

Kirk and JaNae Adams in memory of their son John Thomas Adams John Thomas Adams was born on February 27, 2005 to Kirk and JaNae Adams. He brought with him a sweet and loving spirit that filled the entire home. John died on February 6, 2006, three weeks short of his first birthday. He is missed every day by mom and dad, his four brothers Glade, Dallin, Ben, and Parker, and sister Emma. It is in memory of John that his family gives this gift to the Mesa United Way. And in the hope that through the efforts of the Mesa United Way, other children will be loved the way they love John. Steve and Joan Adams Steve and Joan Adams have been Mesa citizens or Mesa business owners for almost 35 years. They own three AlphaGraphics Centers in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the largest being in Mesa. Their combined Centers consistently rank within the top 60 quick print operations in the U.S. Joan also works as a Registered Nurse at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa. Steve has been active with various organizations for many years and currently serves as Vice President of the Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Steve has also served as Chairman of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, President of the Mesa Rotary Club, a member of the Mesa Arts and

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Entertainment Alliance-Communications & Cultivation Committee, Treasurer of Phoenix Little Theater, President of the ASU Accounting Circle, Vice President of the East Valley Boys and Girls Clubs, President of the Mesa Town Center Corporation and a past member of the Mesa United Way allocation committee. Joan works on various committees at Banner Desert. Steve and Joan have three grown sons, two of whom are working in the business and one is a Mesa Firefighter. They also have three granddaughters and two grandsons. Wayne and Kathye Brown Wayne & Kathye Brown are the principals of Brown Evans Distributing Co., one of Arizona’s largest wholesale fuel and lube distributors. Kathye is the immediate Past President of the Arizona Petroleum Marketers Association and both Browns have served on the boards of national trade associations over the past 25 years. Wayne served as Mesa’s Mayor from 1996 to 2000 and served on the Mesa City Council from 1968 to 1976. In 2000, the Browns were presented Mesa United Way’s Spirit of Mesa Award in honor of their commitment to improving the community and Mayor Brown’s long history of community service. He has recently served on the Mesa Convention and Tourism Board and the ASU Alumni Association Board. He is a founding Board Member and former Chairman of the Marc Center; founding Board Member of Family Emergency Services Center (La Mesita, a family homeless shelter); and former Board Member for Mesa United Way. Wayne and Kathye played a key role in one of the largest capital project undertaken in the history of Mesa: the Mesa Arts Center Complex in downtown Mesa. They co-chaired a private capital campaign that raised approximately $5 million for the complex. Kathye spent hundreds of volunteer hours over several years as a member of the Mesa Arts Center Design Committee, which saw the building of the Arts Center through to completion. Wayne and Kathye have three children and 18 grandchildren. Chad and Beth Coons Chad and Beth Coons are both active, caring residents of Mesa who have focused much of their time and resources on improving the lives of children in the East Valley. Chad moved to Mesa from California after receiving his degree in Business Finance from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He currently serves as President of R & K Building Supplies in Gilbert. He served for many years as a scout master, and is currently the immediate past Chair of the Mesa District Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, Theodore Roosevelt Council. Beth is a native of Mesa. She served for eight years on the Mesa Public School Board. She is the immediate past chair of the Mesa United Way Board of Directors and Chair of the Southeast Maricopa County FTF Council. The couple live in Mesa and are both active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have eight children and 19 grandchildren.

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Michael and Deborah Elliott have been married 32 years and have three adult children. Both taught in the Mesa Public Schools in the 1970s. Michael is co-owner and Executive Vice-President of Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc., a heavy and highway construction firm based in Tempe. Michael and Deborah are active members of First United Methodist Church in downtown Mesa. Michael served as Board Chairman of the Arizona Employer’s Council from 1994 through 1996 and has served as Board Chair of Southwest Shakespeare Company, an important affiliate arts group performing in the Mesa Arts Center. Deborah and Michael served on the Mesa Arts Alliance Board and helped raise funds for the capital campaign to build the Center. For its first six years Deborah co-chaired Art on the Move, the signature annual gala fundraiser for the Mesa Arts Center. Deborah also serves as a Board Member on the MARC Center Board of Directors and on the Board of the Mesa Historical Museum. Michael is currently Vice-President of the recently-formed Mesa Community Foundation, the endowment arm of the Mesa United Way. Mike and Debby are enjoying their involvement with MUW and are proud of what it has accomplished. Ross and Anita Farnsworth have been active in civic and church affairs for decades. As Chairman and CEO of the Farnsworth Companies, Ross developed four retirement communities in the East Valley over the past forty years: Dreamland Village, Sunland Village, Sunland Village East and Sunland Springs Village. In 2001, the Farnsworths received Mesa United Way’s Spirit of Mesa Award for their firm commitment to improving Mesa. Ross served on the Board of Directors of Mesa United Way for over twentyfive years, and was Board President and Campaign Chairman. He is a former board member of the Maricopa County Community College District and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce; Past President of the East Mesa Rotary Club; Founding Chairman of La Mesita Homeless Shelter; and 1978 Mesa Man of the Year. Anita volunteered for many years as a reading tutor for children and adults. She previously served on the Mesa Historical Museum Board. She is a former co-chair of Arizonans for Home and Family, a former member of the Brigham Young University Alumni Board and of the BYU steering committee for the Lighting the Way Capitol Fundraising Project. The Farnsworths have been married for over 50 years. They are both active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are parents to 12 children, and enjoy many grandchildren. Ms. Joanie Flatt Ms. Joanie Flatt has worked to improve the quality of life for the residents of Mesa and the East Valley for more than thirty years. Her accomplishments were recognized when Joanie was honored as Mesa’s 2000 Woman of the Year. Ms. Flatt has earned her stripes in the public relations industry as President of Flatt & Associates, Ltd., an East Valley public relations and public affairs company. Her tireless efforts on behalf of East Valley communities included service as a board member and past president of the East Valley Partnership. Joanie was also instrumental in the formation of the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance and the Valley Business Council.

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Joanie’s positive impact on the community has surely had far-reaching effects. Through her Joanie L. Flatt Family Foundation, she works diligently on behalf of many causes about which she feels passionately. She was instrumental in the design and building of the Mesa Arts Center. Joanie’s commitment to the arts includes service on the Childsplay, Arizona Theatre Company and Mesa Arts Center Foundation boards. As the first female Board Emeritus of the Marc Center, she continues to lobby for additional funding for citizens with developmental disabilities, as well as other issues related to behavioral and mental health. She is the proud mother of two children, daughter Rachel and son Joshua. John C. and Dawn Giles John and Dawn Giles met and married 25 years ago while attending Brigham Young University. They are the parents of four daughters and a son. Dawn graduated from Brigham Young with a degree in Health Education. For the past sixteen years she has taught art masterpiece in Mesa Public Schools and has served on the district’s art masterpiece council for the past five years.. She is currently PTO president of Stapley Junior High. She is also active in her church, serving in organizations for children and young women. After graduating with a B.A. in International Relations from Brigham Young University, John obtained a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law where he was a Pedrick Scholar. John has served as a member of Mesa City Council from 1996-1998 and as Vice Mayor from 1998-2000. Within the last ten years he has served on the Board of Director/Trustees of Mesa Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Mesa Town Center Corporation; Arizona Community Foundation; Mesa Public Schools Employee Benefit Trust; Citrus Valley Playhouse; Arizona Interfaith Movement and as President of the East Valley Bar Association. Dawn volunteered for the American Heart Association for ten years and has served as a volunteer for Mesa United Way’s “Building a Healthier Mesa” program; John has served as Mesa United Way’s Board Chair and is currently the Campaign Chair. John was honored as Mesa United Way’s volunteer of the year in 2005. Alan and Donell Heywood have been married for thirty-five years and have seven children and thirteen grandchildren, soon to be fourteen. Mr. Heywood is the President and CEO of Prime Investments, Incorporated, of which AmeriCopy is a subsidiary. He has served in many leadership positions including several national advisory boards, councils, and committees for companies such as Ford Motor Company, Sony Corporation, Alpine Electronics, Kenwood Corporation and others. Mr. Heywood has been very active in the community and served in many capacities including Mesa Schools PABDAC, SIAC, and Principal selection committees, Boy Scouts of America, YMCA and is a board member of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. In 2000 he was named Mesa Baseline Rotarian of the Year. He has been involved as a consultant in many elections inside and outside of Arizona, and has played a significant role in nearly every public election in Mesa.

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Mrs. Heywood, while raising seven children, has been active in the community and her church. She has served as Stake Young Women’s President and as President of both the Ward Primary and Relief Society organizations. Alan and Donell have traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world.

health programs for children. Kim has been a member of Desert Club in Mesa, and is active with volunteer work in church. Scott and Kim are the parents of three children, Ryan (Heidi), Brandon and Megan, and have three grandchildren: Scarlett, Skousen and Sutton.

Ms. Norma Mercer is a true Mesa treasure. Her generous philanthropy has enhanced our community tremendously, and Mesa United Way is particularly grateful for her support. As a resident of Leisure World Community Association, Ms. Mercer was instrumental in pushing their 2002 campaign over the top with a whopping $60,000. Ms. Mercer’s generosity is not limited to the Mesa United Way. As a strong champion of the Banner Baywood Development Office, Ms. Mercer was honored with the recent dedication of the Norma E. Mercer Emergency Department at Banner Baywood Medical Center. Her support of the Nursing Scholarship at the Banner Baywood Development Office led her to assume the chairmanship of this committee. Other organizations that have benefited from Ms. Mercer’s kindness include Child Crisis Center, East Valley; Sunshine Acres Children’s Home; and the Arizona Humane Society. Scott and Kim Smith Scott and Kim Smith are long-time Mesa residents. Scott is serving his first term as the Mayor of Mesa. Scott has worked professionally as a CPA, business consultant and attorney. He was also president and owner of Great Western Homes, a Mesa-based new home builder, and served as regional president for K. Hovnanian Homes, a homebuilder listed on the NYSE. Scott and Kim have also been active in the community. Scott has served on the board and as campaign chair for Mesa United Way, on the Superstition Vistas Steering Committee, as president of Mesa Community Foundation, and on the board of directors of Esperanza, Inc., a Phoenix-based organization that provides

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Dee and John Whiteman are actively involved in various community organizations in the Valley. John is a native of Pendleton, Oregon. Moving to Arizona in 1961, he graduated from Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts in 1963 and completed postgraduate business studies at Indiana and Arizona State Universities. Having retired as Chairman and CEO of Empire Southwest, one of the largest Caterpillar Dealers in the U.S., he now serves as Chairman of the Whiteman Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to the health, education, and welfare of children. He also cofounded Educare-Arizona a world class educational child care facility currently in development. Previously John served as Chair of Mesa United Way’s Ready to Learn committee and was honored with the Spirit of Mesa Award in 2002. He also was chair of Mesa United Way’s 1994 Campaign Drive and the 2000 event co-chair for the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley annual fundraiser. A native of Gustine, California, Dee received her degree with honors from the University Minnesota. She has worked for a number of companies during her career, and retired in 1999 after more than twenty-five years in business. Her responsibilities ranged from being a general manager of a chemical manufacturing company to leading the Human Resources activities in two prominent Valley companies. She is now engaged in state projects that promote acceptance, tolerance, and understanding. Together, John and Dee are involved in many other community projects and activities. They have five children and 15 grandchildren. Not pictured Ron and Karen Peters

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Hi There! I know I may not look like one of the usual Mesa movers and shakers, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Along with thousands of my buddies, I’ve been working on my early brain development stuff, doing large and small muscle exercises and, well, let’s just say sleeping through the entire night. As I see it, all of this is preparation for the day when I’ll take over as, maybe, mayor. Or as an elementary school physical ed teacher. Or maybe even as president of Mesa United Way. And that day’s going to be here sooner than you might think. But in the meantime, I’ll just continue doing my best to inspire, motivate and love you big people into making good decisions about my future. My name’s Braden and that’s how I LIVE UNITED. Oh, yeah, Hi Mom!

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$5,000 - $9,999 Benefactors Engel Ranches Rodney and Janelle Engel Law Office of John C. Giles, P.C. John C. and Dawn E. Giles Mesa United Way Mark and Carol McCormack realty executives Susan Carland

$2,500 - $4,999 Roundtable Individuals Marilyn Jean Eaton Michael T. and Marcie Hutchinson Jonathan Peach Wallace and Karen Rave Marilyn and Ralph Wilson Arizona State University Anonymous (2) Banner Health Anonymous (1) City of Mesa Larry and Carol Culp Melissa E. Jones Bryan G. Raines Anonymous (1) Farnsworth Companies Craig and Amy Ahlstrom General Dynamics C4 Systems Karen Gieske Anonymous (1) Henry & Horne, LLP Wendell and Carolyn Jones Merrill Lynch Jack S. Gunter Mesa Public Schools Larry and Carol Culp Nationwide Karen E. Davis Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Anonymous (1) Tribune Julie and Carlos Moreno Udall Shumway & Lyons PLC David K. Udall and Louise M. Udall Wells Fargo Bank Timothy Jayne Ron and Zoe Rozga

$1,000 - $2,499 Heritage Circle Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Behrens William H. Dunkak Jr. Lawrence Evans Jim and June Hedge Kay Henry David Huffstutler Laurence LeMieux Debra Montgomery Christina Moore Gordon A. and Christine M. Price Mary L. Rice and Robert Gottsfield Leon and Sylvia Ricks Virginia Ritter Steve Rizley Ken Sakshaug Linda K. Shepard

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George N. Smith The Gene and Marvell Taylor Family Lynn and Randy Walti Adam Weitzell Anonymous (1) 3M Unitek Corporation Lawrence R. Doxsee A New Leaf Bridget Talty Alliant Techsystems James W. Cates American Cancer Society, Great West Division Inc. Kathleen M. McCulla Arizona Public Service Arnel Federico Michael B. Thompson Arizona Republic Paul C. Maryniak David Harold Neibergall Robert C. Schuster David Seibert Arthur Jennings Thomason Arizona State University Charles and Judith Backus Billie J. Enz Jean Humphries Glenn Irvin Paul Patterson Thomas E. Schildgen Vinette Williams Anonymous (8) AT&T Kevin Duffy William J. Kieffer Bank of America Craig R. Bottolfson Cynthia Ann Brimacombe Mark D. Guthrie Elizabeth and Dwight Lear Vinny and Danielle Lorenzo Kimberly and Robert Mussey Banner Health Kathleen A. Cutolo Darlene M. Friedman Frank M. Gallo III Catherine K. Grady Nancy Jo Hall John L. Harrington Marjorie M. Holzinger David S. Kaubisch D’anna R. Matney Diane J. Miner Joanne Nelsen Cheryl A. Ralls Laura B. Robertson Michael T. Smith Anonymous (30) Bashas’ Donald S. Adams Beneficial Financial Group Ronald and Edith Wiltbank Boeing Company Don Goodrum Steve Larsen Nancy Reynolds Tony Tumminello Anonymous (3) BOEING Don Goodrum Steve Larsen Nancy Reynolds Tony Tumminello Anonymous (3) Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Ramon Elias Child Crisis Center, Inc. Frank and Chris Scarpati City of Mesa Karen A. Anderson Chief Harry Beck Brett C. Bigelow Randall R. and Martha Booze Catherine M. and Warren D. Bowman

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Christopher J. Brady Michael J. Brown Anthony R. Cadorin Mary A. Cameli Dale M. Furnas Joe and Kellie Gillespie Karen D. Goff William F. Haney Larissa Hansen Mark S. Jaconelli Eric Kask Robert F. Katz Karolyn Kent Steven L. Ketchum Ronald R. Lopez Denise E. Miles Gilbert A. Otanez David and Pamela Plumb Kathryn Sorensen Sunnee D. Spencer Michael J. Talty Claudia and Steven Walters Nancy A. Wolter Combined Federal Campaign Veronica Vallejo Community Bridges Lyle Bourgeous Margarita S. Cano Peggy A. Haroldson Peggy Chapman Jorgensen R.N. Gary C. Mahr Frank and Chris Scarpati Costco Anonymous (1) Cox Communications Edward E. McPhail Larry Palmer Craig J. Prentis Duane A. Stclair Anonymous (2) Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Gerard Anulao Edward Gardner Jordan Gossen East Valley Partnership F. Rockne and Sydney Arnett East Valley Senior Services Inc. Daniel H. Taylor Empire Southwest LLC John D. Helms II Rick and Trina Scott Kathryn J. Worth Christopher W. Zaharis Farnsworth Companies Paul Cotrell Jr. Michael Dillon Joe Farnsworth Corina Nimmo David and Kathy Palmer Nathan Scott Marv Turley Federal Express John D. Alfonso Fennemore Craig C. Webb and Nan M. Crockett Frank Bennett Realty Franklin L. Bennett Sr. and Barbara G. Bennett Freescale Semiconductor Charles D. Howell Anonymous (1) FUJIFILM Electronic Materials USA Inc. Anonymous (2) Gallagher & Kennedy P.A. David L. Decker Gateway Commercial Bank James E. Christensen David and Nola Beth Tininenko Mary Jo Whalen General Dynamics C4 Systems Donald Borden Julia Kahsin Patricia Lawrence Bill Lipka Terri Murray

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Anonymous David Presley William Rau General Motors Desert Proving Ground John D. Blair Jim Hamilton Steve Hastings Bob Holso Rick Minne Anonymous (2) Health Net of Arizona Charles A. Tomkinson Honeywell Eric A. Coons IASIS Healthcare Nancy Pickler Kitchell Corporation Randall Monroe Anonymous (1) Leisure World Community Association Dorothy Benson The Dr. Lloyd and Kay Chapman Charitable Foundation Robert S. Dunbar Howard and Mary Rubin George and Doris Russell Marc Center of Mesa, Inc. Pat Gilbert Mesa Community Colleges SueAnne and John Lucius Jo and Don Wilson Anonymous (1) Maricopa County Viola D. Lambert Merrill Lynch Gregory J. Ashcraft Monica L. Ely Mesa Materials, Inc. Anonymous (1) Mesa Public Schools Katherine and Loren Bareiss John and Jill Benza Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bonar Dr. Michael and Amy Cowan Judy Crosby Debra Duvall Ed.D Tina Oluyi Beverly K. Potter Michael D. Switzer Anonymous (1) Mesa United Way T. Dan Wollam MGC Pure Chemicals America Inc Jim and Cindy Rose Motorola Ernest Borgoyne Jr. John and Michelle Clundt Andy Flucker Susan L. Harris Stephen Rockwell Rodney Threadgill Joseph W. Walsh Nammo Talley, Inc. Anonymous (2) National Bank of Arizona Jay W. Hathcock Nationwide Larry Darwin Goodyear Denise M. Milby Terry and Richard Parsons Thomas G. Sumpter Nesbitt Contracting Michael Gilbert Bera James L. Nesbitt John A. Nesbitt Paradise Valley Unified School District Chick and Judi Willis Phoenix Heliparts, Inc. Gary and Jeanette Smith Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Lynn and Jane Kusy PW Consulting, LLC Paul A. Wenbert

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QuikTrip Michelle L. Hiley David L. Parker Sallie Mae Inc. Claudia and Steven Walters Salt River Project Anonymous (8) Schmidt Westergard & Company PLLC Anonymous (1) St. Luke’s Medical Center Anonymous (1) Sun American Mortgage Company Anonymous (1) Superstition Springs Toyota Scion Ann Merritt Anonymous (1) Taylor Made Services, PLLC Dean and Sabrina Taylor Tribune Dennis Howe Monica McLean TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Harry Blomquist Daniel and Suzanne Lazorcak Mark and Julie Nienas Anonymous (1) UPS David Guanell Eric Jones Andy McLean Ian Sanders Garry Slaughter Ronald Smith Kevin Sotomayor Anonymous (1) US Airways Alan R. Davis Wade Adam Guthrie Lyle W. Hogg Mele Teine Kefu Larry LeSueur Kevin Peter Riccoboni Thomas J. Trenga Lori J. Tully Valero Energy Corp George L. Engle Anonymous (5) Wachovia Peggy Klimek Wells Fargo Bank Patricia Berck Patricia K. Bolster Ruthann Couch Elizabeth G. Derfus Gregory R. Fine Sandra K. Fortney Kevin S. Keplinger David Kitchen Theresa K. Lambert Sally Jo Nichols John J. Osterhoudt Carol J. Stotko Judith A. Van Camp

$500 - $999 Patrons Circle Individuals Jeffery Cave Hon. Mark Chiles Peggy and Bob Dittberner Gary W. Eden D.O. Darlene D. Hagan in memory of Aaron Hagan Senter Jack and Diane Hough Karl Krause Vern and Joyce Loland Pat and Jan Marrs Jeff Messervier Sarah E. Moorhead Sam Napolitano

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Charles W. Wirken Charles and Helen Yale Anonymous (1) A New Leaf Polly Bond Tom Hutchinson Beth Noble Leslie Schneider Able Steel Fabricators Inc. Charles J. Clark Jr. Jerry Hagner Ward Jennings Steven Lomax Anonymous (2) Alliant Techsystems Diane K. Beauchamp James P. Lamb Arizona Federal Credit Union Walter Jacks Paige L. Reyes Patti Sutton-Betzer Arizona Republic Elizabeth J. Beard Harold L. Hughes Sara E. Kempke Diane K. Rutherford Arizona State University Ryan T. Brown Michael A. Chiricuzio Deborah S. Combs Nancy J. Cooke Scott Danielson Ben Fasano Ann Sebren, Ed.D. Anonymous (11) Auto-Owners Insurance Mary Thurnbeck Bank of America Mary F. Anderson-Downey Diane M. Brown Michelle R. Coleman Robert G. Connelly Irene G. Evans Mitchell L. Gutierrez Brenda M. Maldonado Dick W. McGrath Margaret L. and Richard Monarrez Donna L. Shannon Elizabeth J. Steiner Carl A. Waltz and Patricia M. Waltz Banner Health Maria V. Abreu Lynn Delong Claire Everson Barbara A. Hexem Barbara J. Hill Jodell Dorothy Juen Linda C. Murphy Jay Willis Stallings Catherine A. Strange Stephen G. Treinen Lori Carswell Wiemers Anonymous (7) Bard Peripheral Vascular Anonymous (1) Bashas’ Eric Brinkley Nancy Beth Fry Donald E. Grace Alice Itsell Gene Logan Craig Mcdade Anthony Mendoza Keith Pierce Tom Proulx Shirley A. Reagan-Church Boeing Company Carlos Cardenas Chacha Olmos Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Krystina Alexander Chase Anonymous (1)

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Child Crisis Center, Inc. Dave and Terry Hines Cigna Healthcare of Arizona Jennifer Day CIT Group Inc. William D. Robinson City of Mesa Josephine C. Abrams Louis R. Abril Christopher D. Baer Theodore B. Bailey Jim C. Barnhart Kasey T. Beal Teresa J. Becker William T. Black James D. Bloomer Steve A. Blum William T. Bradford Lester J. Brown Joseph V. Catone Gary D. Cullen Kay E. Cusack Gilbert P. Damiani Robert A. Dana Daniel R. Darms Barry R. Davis Lesley Davis Lawrence William Dougherty Gregory M. Edwards Renate Ehm Ellen G. Endebrock Steven Feldkamp Jack C. Friedline Eric W. Hagerman William A. Hayes Theodore S. Heyer Jr. Vickie J. Hoff Jerry B. Howard Philip C. Hutchings Michael S. James Bryan N. Jeffries Kent J. Kasik Peter W. Knudson John W. Locklin Debra Maxwell Bruce S. McGregor Jr. Shawn McMurray Debra L. Minton Holly Oesterle Victor and Elizabeth Ortiz Gerald and Elizabeth Paulus Joann R. Pogreba-Dykstra Donald R. Porter Regan W. Robbins John T. Roberts Mary K. Rota Wendy Saadi Donna M. Salemi Robert L. Sandoval Steve A. Schureman Genevieve E. Sheppard Lanty C. Snelson Steven Russell Stettler Charles E. Stewart Clyde Tappy Eric G. Tipton Christy and Joel Trevino Sean M. Tuschmann Fernando D. Valenzuela Maria E. Vega Brian K. Walters Annmarie Webster James W. West Thomas David Willard Burt E. Williams Terry L. Williams Heather D. Wolf Drew R. Young Robert A. Young Brian P. Yox Debra K. Zander Rebecca Donofrio Zusy Anonymous (13)

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Clinica Adelante Inc. Nicolas A. Gonzalez M.D. Combined Federal Campaign Troy Bastin Daniel J. DeGracie Melinda A. Mahoney Justin Robot Community Bridges Barbara Affinito Karen M. Burton Michael Fisher M.C. Little Jr. Kristen and Jon Polin The Turak Family Anonymous (4) Community Legal Services Stanley Silas Costco Mark W. Bennett Rodney Burruss John Ellis Michael and Janet Embree Greg Ferrero Catherine Fiebka Mr. Michael Jeras and Family Ariel Mena Alissa Valente Wendy Wakefield Anonymous (2) Cox Communications Starr Demetro Arturo R. Granados James E. Krylowicz Julien Lopez Cesar U. Vivas Areas Ron Wells Anonymous (1) Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Bonnie Dase Laura Gonzalez Shannon Memberto Wendi Smith Crystal Young Dillard’s Barbara Barnhill Andrew Burwell Sandra Hemmenway Michaela Hopkins Janis Horner Debra McAuley Melissa K. Morris Ann Shotzbarger Carla Stieker T. Valdez Anonymous (1) East Valley Senior Services Inc. Anonymous (1) Empire Southwest LLC Alan D. Binkley John C. Bolton Andrew M. Brown Tanner E. Callan John K. Chauvin Cody J. Hoes Brandon Hoshnic Dale B. Huizingh James R. Kell James F. Kubica Randy and Karon Lamb Steven D. Larsen Melissa A. Lazok Timothy D. Leedy Richard Maudsley Woody L. Mckey Laurie A. Medina James M. Miller Michael H. Rayala Mitch H. Ross James E. Smith Nathan T. Smith Dennis D. Sorensen Grant Taylor

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Rebecca R. Turner in loving memory of Bonnie L. Cook Steven L. Utter Jeff and Holly Whiteman Anonymous (13) Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Fleet Services Patrice B. Beiswanger Whitney A. Slater Farnsworth Companies John Arnett Linda Lipovsky Joseph Martinez Jim Nichols Tim Nielsen Patrick Ray Mark Shill Mike Wood Federal Express Deidre D. Brown John F. Casey James L. Collier Gail R. Davis Steven P. Leverentz Jeffrey A. Mazur Francis J. Miller Robert H. Purvines Robert W. Rollins Lindsey S. Schrader Craig S. Soer Carla J. Washington Ford Motor Credit Marilyn Cooper Lynne C. Niepage Freescale Semiconductor Terry A. Clark Robert D. Colclasure Robert E. Hayes Miles Sakauye Clifford Vaughan Fry’s Food Stores Nydia Black Larry Perlstein FUJIFILM Electronic Materials USA Inc. The Carrube Family Georganna Lagen Eric and Kim Murray Anonymous (4) Gateway Commercial Bank Diana Coplen Alice J. Wilcox General Dynamics C4 Systems George-Phillip Amadi Lyle E. Barnard Michael Dandini Victoria Van Tongeren Anonymous (5) General Motors Desert Proving Ground Donald W. Knight II Dan S. Smith Anonymous (6) Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine Council Pat Fugate Greenlee Textron Inc. Anonymous (2) Honeywell Daniel Lombardi Andrew D. Stramiello IASIS Healthcare Rosa V. Heeley Kathy Lovato Anonymous (1) JacksonWhite Eric M. Jackson Anonymous (1) Kitchell Corporation Russon Hale David C. Lane Law Offices of Wilford L. Taylor Anonymous (1)

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Leisure World Community Association Jon L. Devner Eleanor M. Finlayson Richard Flamini Ray and Agnes Havig Sheryl Mumford Dr. William C. Woyda in memory of his wife, Dorajane J. Woyda Mike and Jan Zale Lohman Company PLLC Marty, Cati and Jack Piorkowski M & I Bank Magnus J. Ahlstromer Luc Bouchard Marc Center of Mesa, Inc. Anonymous Randy and Julie Gray John and Debi Moore Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous (3) Mesa Community Colleges Ann M. Cox Janet O. Felton Rosanne W. Gilbert Dr. Jose Leyba Susan K. (Skip) Pollock Jack and Lynn Twitchell Anonymous (6) Maricopa County Herbert J. Miller Donald T. Stapley Jr. Merrill Lynch Martin Jakubowski Ronald L. Mabry Chris A. Schneck Mesa Bank Neil and Patti Barna Susan Haverstrom Rita E. Leaf Jim and Michelle LeCheminant Mesa Materials, Inc. Brian Boseck Amanda West Daryl Zanter Anonymous (1) Mesa Public Schools Ron and Cheryl Adams Ronald and Ruth Argabright Hector P. Benitez Patricia A. Benitez Jane D. Carretta Brent and Stacey Case Robert G. Chambers Kenneth F. deMasi Marylu I. Ernzen Barbara L. Johnson Julie J. Mahoney Carol S. Mulford Janet D. Parker Dr. Allen L. Quie Dr. Janice Ramirez Helen D. Riddle Gary L. Sauerbrunn Debora J. Schuh Anonymous (9) Mesa United Way Ruthanne Buchanan Allison and Greg Johnson Kris Trojan MGC Pure Chemicals America Inc. Scott W. Hancock Gene Tokraks MICA Barbara Martin Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments Patrick M. Cassidy Nammo Talley, Inc. Anonymous (2) Nationwide Jacque L. Burm

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Penny Sue Cordeiro Ronna G. Green Larry A. Leger Nesbitt Contracting Aaron R. Lucchesi Jack Lee Sawyer Ruben R. Trujillo Northern Arizona University Richard Wiggall Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport James P. Maguire III Williams Gateway Airport Booster Club Member Anonymous (3) Principal Financial Group Foundation Inc. Terry Reed QuikTrip Kevin J. Ashton Alicia V. Bailey Tyler P. Blaine Anthony Christenson Joshua L. Class Brandon Dewitt Emily A. Dosal Nathaniel R. Garcia Stephanie D. Greenwood Brett Hawn David J. Heathers Michael J. Hinckley Bobby J. Holland Ethan Jones Lance M. Jones Amy Kutak Ashley R. Lehman James R. Lisman Jessica L. Malloy Catherine L. Moreno Chris P. Pettit Justin M. Rawleigh Jonathon A. Reyes John J. Storer John A. Surette Jesse E. Wilfong Robinsons May Dan Heese Salt River Landfill Rory W. Thomas Salt River Project Anonymous (40) Schmidt Westergard & Company PLLC Dan and Jannalee Evans Chris and Emily Jones Corey and Merilana Kennedy Mark and Melinda Kyger Greg and Sandi Obolewicz Lynn and Jana Westergard Anonymous (2) Schreiber Foods Inc. Daniel Contreras Scottsdale Healthcare Marialena Murphy Sirrine Adult Day Care Center Anonymous (1) Southwest Ambulance-Rural Metro Corporation Anne Marie Bielecki Jack E. Brucker John G. Ford David I. Hays Jr. Marliese I. Morris Cathy L. Thanner James Edward Thomasson II Stryker Medical Troy A. Daley Sunshine Acres Children’s Home Sara McLaws Rebecca Stiffler Rick and Becky Stiffler Town of Gilbert Tami L. Ryall

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Tribune Alicia Coleman Diana Cox James Hawkins James and Pamela Ripley Rosie Wainscott Shelly Webb Anonymous (2) TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Pattie Baker Joyce Calen Victor M. Coronado Bob Dirvonas Holly Duckworth Alan L. Goats Jeff Jeffrey Klages The McKnight Family Jan Morales Andrew James Morrison John Paul and Kim Perez Brian Pitstick Ray A. Riley Jr. Mary Salinas Bob Shindell Dan Smith Anonymous (6) Udall Shumway & Lyons PLC Jeannine and Brian Allen Barry Dickerson Denise and Bill Lowell-Britt Stephen L. West Anonymous (1) United Food Bank Richard D. Bambauer Bob and Mary Evans UPS Stephanie Biel Alicia Burgmeier Brian Creech John Daniels Gregory Harmon Kyle Parry Lawrence Seger Sterling Weldon Anonymous (4) US Airways Migdalia Ballester William D. Burke Sarah E. Colby Kathleen I. Dege Beverly G. Dieme David W. Hagan Tammy L. Harrington Sharroll L. Murphy Mark A. Pascavis Kelly M. Union Thomas E. Volante Thomas M. Webb Valero Energy Corp Dustin R. Helsel Mike Schutz Anonymous (3) Wells Fargo Bank John C. Benedict Katherine Bomar Shelley Cenci Trevor Eisley Heather L. Fontenot Charles D. McClure Karina A. Miller Alberto Nieto Denny and Barb Pagel Thomas E. Palen Carole S. Phillips Margaret A. Zientara Anonymous (1) Western Agricultural Insurance Company Katherine Daughenbaugh

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What Happened with Your Money? Numbers in a financial statement don’t really tell the story of your gift. What really matters is the impact of that gift on the lives of our neighbors.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

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Examples of that impact: ■ ■ ■

1,545 homebound adults received home delivered meals, allowing them to continue to live in their own homes. 4,046 homeless adults and/or children received shelter, food and counseling services. 675 homeless preschool and school aged children received child care while their parents worked or looked for work.

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325,275 boxes of food were given to individuals and families in need of assistance 1,879 people with disabilities received services such as training to improve their self reliance or job training and placement or assistance for independent living

To see more of the impact your dollars have made, see our website at mesaunitedway.org

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2007/2008 Marketing & Communications Committee Wendell Jones,

Henry & Horne LLP

Hon. Claudia Walters, City of Mesa

Paul Maryniak

John Wright,

Paul Sanders,

Jan Zale,

The Arizona Republic The Business Journal

Scott Smith,

G.W. Investors, LLC

Grant Taylor,

Larry John Wright, Inc. Leisure World Community Association

David Ziegler,

Qwest Communications

Empire Southwest, LLC

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Mesa United Way Staff Members: The members of the Mesa United Way staff bring with them an amazing array of talent in a variety of disciplines. Some have strong business backgrounds while others have devoted their entire careers to helping others. However, they all share one thing in common – their dedication to the people of our community. Carol McCormack President, Chief Professional Officer

Anna Buchanan Finance & Human Resource Manager

T. Dan Wollam Vice President for Community Solutions

Allison Davidson Database Administrator

Juls Davis Director of Public Relations

Dale King, BSW Senior Community Development Associate

Ann Leszczuk Event Planner & Volunteer Coordinator

Maria Gongora Senior Community Development Associate

Kris Trojan Director of Resource Development

Lindsey Robles Family Outreach Coordinator

Bonnie Alcala Administrative Assistant

Ruthie Bailey Administrative Assistant

Richard James Director of Finance

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