Hero Awards


2016 HERO Awards
February 27, 2016, 6pm

Montelucia Resort & Spa
Alhambra Ballroom
4949 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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What do you get when you put 450 of the Valley’s most passionate animal lovers together in one room, at the Montelucia Resort?
The 13th Annual HERO Awards!

This inspiring evening celebrated animal and human heroes alike, and regaled the crowd with stories of survival, companionship, and acts of heroism – all in the name of raising money for life-saving spay & neuter. Thanks to their support, Friends will be able to provide approximately 4,100 spay & neuter surgeries in Maricopa County, which will in turn, save over 2,200 lives!

The 2016 HERO Awards would not have been possible without the support of some special people and organizations:

Nicole Bidwill – Honorary Chair

We are pleased to have Nicole Bidwill, Vice President of the Arizona Cardinals, as honorary chair.

sminor4Sentari Minor – HERO Chair

Sentari currently serves as Director of Engagment & Education for Social Venture Partners, a network of philanthropists who invest time, money and expertise in local non-profits. He discovered his love for animal welfare as the former Development Officer for the Arizona Humane Society where he oversaw corporate and foundation relations and steered major fundraising campaigns.

Click here to learn how you can be a HERO by sponsoring the 2016 HERO awards.

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor:


Thank You to Our Top Dog Sponsor:


With Special Thanks To:
  • Pack Leader Sponsor

HERO 2016 Videos