Event Details

Save the Family invites you to our 16th Annual Welcome Home Gala

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

6:00pm | Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:00pm | Dinner & Ceremony

8:15pm | Dessert & Entertainment 

$300 per person | Cocktail Attire 

Event proceeds benefit Save the Family’s programs and services


Dr. Steven Gonzales | Save the Family’s Education Advocacy Award honors the unwavering dedication of an individual or organization that champions the cause of underrepresented community members through visionary leadership. This commitment is exemplified through pioneering efforts to broaden access and empower the underserved by fostering certificate and degree programs, thereby significantly improving life prospects and overall quality of life.

Carol Royse | Save the Family’s Spirit of Philanthropy Award celebrates an individual or family embodying the mission and vision of Save the Family by actively supporting our goals and tirelessly promoting awareness of our vital work. Through their generous contributions of time, talent, and treasure they actively improve and build the community at large for generations to come. Carol’s passion for philanthropy has improved the lives of countless families throughout the East Valley.

Maria Wilson

Maria Elizabeth Wilson | Save the Family is proud to recognize Maria’s astounding personal and professional accomplishments as a graduate of Family Scholar House, overcoming immense adversity, earning a law degree and ministry license. Her tenacity has served her and many others as she leads and inspires her community, making a national impact with her advocacy.

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors

(as of 2/2/24)

Presenting Sponsors
Carol Royse Team
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty 
Kimco Realty

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous (2)
Brinshore Development, LLC

Silver Sponsors
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 
Delta Dental of Arizona
Michael Garrison & John Lopez
Brenda & Paul Ludwick
The Mahoney Group
Mario E. Diaz & Associates
Mercy Care
Pacific Office Automation Team
Salt River Project (SRP)
Sono Bello

Bronze Sponsors
Matrese & Henry Avila 
Dignity Health
Gorman & Company
Cindi Harper
INSURICA Southwest
Marsh & McLennan Agengy
MidFirst Bank
Molina Healthcare
National Bank of Arizona
Tofel Dent Construction
The Turnbow Foundation 
Udall Shumway

Community Sponsors
Arizona Lottery
The Book Balancer
The Duffy Group
Osland Financial Group
Cary & Michael Specht

Tribute Book

Honor Dr. Steven Gonzales, Carol Royse or Maria Wilson with a personalized message in this year’s Tribute Book! Click here for Ad specifications.

Please note that you do not need to attend the event to purchase a tribute ad.
$500 full-page Tribute Book ad
$250 half-page Tribute Book ad

We are pleased to have Bobby D. Ehlert with Call to Auction as Fundraising Ambassador
at this year’s Welcome Home Gala.