Mesa United Way honored Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo as the Employee Campaign Leader of the Year. Villanueva-Saucedo is the Mesa Public Schools community liaison.
Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, community liaison for Mesa Public Schools, was named 2014 Employee Campaign Leader of the Year by Mesa United Way.
“While it’s certainly an honor to be recognized, it’s an even greater honor to help our employees support all the wonderful work being done in our community by organizations like Mesa United Way.”
— Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo
The award was presented by Claudia Walters, Mesa United Way vice president, and Linda Haskell, the organization’s vice president of resource development.
Walters cited several remarkable campaign leaders and companies — Fawnee Lane at Mountain Vista Medical Center, John Soethe of Salt River Project, DMB Associates Inc. and Clean Air Cab. Then Walters asked Haskell to present the Employee Campaign Leader of the Year Award.
‘Deanna has a wonderful attitude, sense of humor and can-do attitude’
“Deanna has organized the school district’s Mesa United Way campaign for years with tireless enthusiasm and dedication — ensuring that each drive outdoes the last — year after year.” Haskell noted.
“Mesa Public Schools is our largest partner. What makes Deanna extra amazing is that she oversees more than 130 individual school and department campaigns under the Mesa Public Schools umbrella.
“She does such a phenomenal job of coordinating all the materials and campaign kick-off events. Our development team is impressed by her wonderful attitude, sense of humor and can-do spirit,” Haskell said.
‘It’s our pleasure to recognize Deanna’s good work’
“Mesa United Way’s annual payroll deduction campaign with Mesa Public Schools has never been a greater success,” said T. Dan Wollam, Mesa United Way president and CEO. “The single biggest reason for this success has been Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo. She deserved this award, and it was our pleasure to recognize her good work.”
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into the giving.” — Mother Teresa