Positive Paths Announces East Valley Man and Woman of the Year

Honorees Dr. Maria Hesse, Vice-Provost of Arizona State University and Honorable Harry Mitchell spotlighted at Postive Path's Life is a Masquerade, A Night of Heroes Gala
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MESA, Ariz. - April 2, 2014 - PRLog -- The Positive Paths’ Board of Directors announces the 2014 East Valley Man and Woman of the Year.  Dr. Maria Hesse, Vice-Provost of Arizona State University and President Emeritus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, and the Honorable Harry Mitchell, former Mayor of Tempe, State Senator and U.S. Representative for Arizona’s Congressional District 5, will be honored at its 3rd annual gala on May 1, 2014 at the Mesa-Phoenix Hilton.

“Both Dr. Hesse and Mr. Mitchell are known throughout the East Valley for their commitment to education, helping the less fortunate, and for sharing their leadership to make a difference in the lives of others,” declared Sandra Hudson, President of Positive Paths and President of TrustBank.  “Positive Paths is an organization dedicated to women in crisis throughout the East Valley,” said Kathy Tilque, Vice President for Positive Paths and President/CEO of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce.  “We believe we can be most effective by focusing our efforts on making these key connections for women and raising money to provide scholarships for those ready to take their lives to the next level.”

Hudson said, “Maria Hesse has been instrumental in changing educational opportunities in the Southeast Valley for decades and continues to advocate for women and families through her volunteer efforts.  We want to honor the contributions of Harry Mitchell as a local, state, and national advocate for quality education and health care issues, to name a few, at our event. We couldn’t honor two more deserving people for their tireless commitments.  And we couldn’t be more proud that they are accepting this honor.”

Positive Paths will direct proceeds from this year’s annual Life is a Masquerade, A Night of Heroes Gala, on May 1st from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Phoenix-Mesa Hilton to its scholarship program.  Costs to attend are $125 per ticket, table sponsors are $1,250.  The evening will include a silent auction, live action, and awards ceremony.  Visit www.positivepathswomen.org for more information and to register for the event.

Positive Paths (formerly the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation East Valley Executive Council) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building life bridges for women by removing barriers that prevent them from success, as well as, empowering them with accessibility to job training and education. We have a vision to ensure more women in the East Valley of Phoenix, AZ learn self-sustainability through encouragement, job training, education, and HOPE to move forward with a rewarding and fulfilling future, no matter what their past.  By acting as the liaison to the resources in our community, we guide women on a path towards a future without government assistance or having to be dependent on anyone other than the wonderful confident woman that she is capable of being!

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