Dr. Amanda Wood, Brenda Olivas Receive Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Devereux Advisory Board members honored at Philanthropy Leadership Awards Luncheon

Dr. Amanda Wood and Brenda Olivas, advisory board members for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award at the Celebration of Philanthropy Leadership Awards Luncheon on Nov. 7. The event was held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown.

Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter, the annual event recognizes and celebrates individuals, groups and organizations who give back to their community through contributions of time, effort and/or resources.

Brenda Olivas

Wood, founder and executive director at Phoenix-based Young Mind Center, has served on Devereux’s advisory board for five years. She is also co-founder of Young Mind Community Center, an Arizona nonprofit and one-of-a-kind transdisciplinary preschool for children with and without autism. During her tenure with Devereux, she has helped raise more than $120,000 and provided more than 500 volunteer hours.

Olivas, vice president of Alliance Bank of Arizona in Tucson, has served on Devereux’s Advisory Board for nearly a decade. An advocate for children, youth and their families, Olivas has been instrumental in expanding Devereux’s donor and sponsorship base, helping raise hundreds of dollars and providing more than 500 volunteer hours.

PHOTO COURTESY DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ARIZONA

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