A Night of Honoring Heroes Gala

APRIL 29, 2017 • PHOENIX, AZ



Saturday April 29, 2017

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by open dance floor

Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ  85282

There will be both a silent auction, dinner, awards, and more! 

From out of town? Make your hotel reservations here

A Night of Honoring Heroes is a celebration of the progress that has brought dignity, healing, and justice to the greatest social justice issue of our time. We hope you will join us as we honor the work of Pastor Tommy Barnett, founder of the Dream Center, and Sgt. Domenick Kaufman along with the Mesa PD Human Exploitation and Trafficking Vice Squad. We will also be recognizing the graduates of our Elevate mentoring program.

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The awards dinner and charity benefit will be an evening of inspiration as we celebrate work that has been done in the movement and a time of hope as we join together to make a difference across America. Join us, as we continue to equip frontline advocates, assist victims in finding escape, and mentor survivors through the Elevate Academy. We promise to have fun along the way. 

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Special Guests

Pastor Tommy Barnett, Founder of The Dream Center, Honoree


Mesa Police Department SVU

Lauren Trantham, Advocate

The event will feature: 

Brittany Dawn Brannon, Miss Arizona USA 2011 as the MC

 Shanna Parker, Survivor Leader, Keynote

Rebecca Bender, RBI Founder & CEO

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this evening possible!

Would you like to be a sponsor of this celebration? Find sponsorship opportunities and information here. Contact Kerry Ploeser at kploeser@rebeccabender.org for more information on how to partner with the Rebecca Bender Initiative as a sponsor.