Civic Leadership Award 2022-2023
Since 2016, CFSA’s Civic Leadership Award has honored members of our community who have gone above and beyond to make Southern Arizona a more inclusive and welcoming place to live. These remarkable individuals have inspired others through their work, volunteerism, and advocacy efforts with diverse or underrepresented communities.
2023 Award Recipient – Dr. William Horst
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is honored to recognize Dr. Horst with the 2023 Civic Leadership Award and to celebrate the many lives impacted through the Splendido Residents Association Scholarship Fund. Through his work as a volunteer and leader with the Splendido Residents Association, Dr. Horst has inspired others to give, to learn, and to be active participants in supporting access to education at every level. Dr. Horst has truly gone above and beyond to create opportunities for continued professional development and economic stability that would not have been possible without his generosity, leadership, and dedication.
When Dr. Horst was notified that he had been selected for this award, he shared, “It is an honor to be the recipient of CFSA’s Civic Leadership Award. I am grateful for the award, especially since it recognizes my many years of service as a founder of the Splendido Residents Association Scholarship Program. This program has been very successful and changed the lives of many Splendido employees and their children. A total of 284 scholarships have been awarded since 2009 with a value of more than one million dollars.”
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- 2020: Shay Beider
- 2019: Marcia Berger
- 2018: Bishop Emeritus Gerald Kicanis
- 2017: Ray Davis
- 2016: Martha Ortiz + Noel Matkin
- Nominees must live in Southern Arizona.
- Nominees have inspired others through either their work, volunteerism, or advocacy efforts with diverse or underrepresented communities. This work is not limited to those serving through nonprofit organizations.
- Nominees must be able to participate in public relations before, during, and after the event and be willing to speak to the attendees at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Annual event.
- Nominations may be made by anyone familiar with the nominee
- Before submission, nominee(s) must agree to be nominated; verification is included on the application.
- Up to three letters of support, no more than 1 page in length may be uploaded along with the application. A minimum of one letter is required.
- Only fully completed nominations with no more than three letters submitted by the deadline will be considered.
- A review committee selected by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona shall be appointed to determine the recipient from among the nominees.
- All nominees will be notified prior to the event.
- Please tell us about the nominee.
- Describe why this individual should be nominated and how they have inspired others through either their work, volunteerism, or advocacy efforts with diverse or underrepresented communities.
- What impact has their leadership had on the community? Letter of Reference (please upload three)
Please contact Enedina Miller, Program Manager, Awards Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at 520-209-1525 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding this process.