UNITY Receives “Non-Profit of the Year” Recognition for Work with Native Youth
American Indian Chamber to honor UNITY at annual awards ceremony on December 11
Mesa, Arizona – December 2, 2015 – The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has been selected as the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year for their outstanding work with Native youth throughout the country. The announcement was made this week by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAZ) as they revealed the recipients of their 8th Annual Business Awards.
“What a great surprise it was to be notified that UNITY was selected for this wonderful honor,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY’s Executive Director. “Our goal at UNITY is to constantly challenge ourselves to provide the best experiences and resources for the Native youth we serve. To be recognized for our efforts is never expected, but does give us encouragement that we are on the right track,” added Titla.
“We are excited to have UNITY as the recipient of the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year award,” said Loren Tapahe, CEO of the AICCAZ. “UNITY has done outstanding work with youth programs and has developed a national reputation for helping and educating Native youth throughout the country,” added Tapahe.
Other 2015 award recipients include:
- American Indian Business of the Year: Pima Awards & Promotional Products, Inc.
- Corporate Partner of the Year: Arizona Public Service (APS)
- Business Member of the Year (Non-Tribal): APN Staffing & Employment Solutions
- Diversity Program of the Year: Salt River Project (SRP)
- Tribal Enterprise of the Year: Salt River Materials Group (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community)
The award presentation will take place on December 11, 2015 during the chamber’s annual Holiday Awards Luncheon, Silent Auction and Toy Drive at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. MT with the program starting at 11:30 a.m. MT. Tickets are $40 with a toy donation or $55 without a toy. For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, visit the AICCAZ website at www.aiccaz.com.