of Southern Arizona
25th Annual Luncheon
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tucson Convention Center
Announcing the 2018 Honoree: Gail Giclas
A true champion for women and girls in our community and a leading woman in finance here in Southern Arizona, Gail started her career as a financial advisor in 1983, working with Boettcher and Company, Shearson Lehman Brothers/Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America before joining Raymond James & Associates in 2017 to open their Tucson Branch. Active with numerous organizations in the Tucson community, Gail served as a trustee on the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Board of Trustees and is currently an Advisory Council member of WFSA. Gail has also served as event chair of the Annual Gala Committee for the Arizona Theatre Company. She and her daughter co-founded a grassroots Mother/Daughter Giving Circle that helps young women and their mothers become involved in local philanthropic causes. Originally, from the Kansas City area, Gail has been proud to call Tucson home since 1983. She and her husband, Patric, have two children, Eli and Emma, from whom she learns daily.
2018 Laura Penny Community Impact Award Recipient: Anna Harper-Guerrero
For the past 16 years, Anna Harper-Guerrero has dedicated herself to serving her community by working to end violence against women and girls. She has worked in a wide variety of positions focused on addressing sexual assault and domestic violence, including her current role as Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. Her leadership at Emerge led to the organization’s distinction by The Non Profit Times as one of the Top 50 Non Profit Employers in the United States. Her appointment to the Safety + Justice Collaborative through the Arizona Supreme Court has already influenced statewide criminal justice reforms and will result in future laws that create positive change for women and girls. For many years, she has taught social work courses as a faculty associate at Arizona State University’s School of Social Work, serving as a role model for women (and men, too) in the field. Anna has spent her life helping individual women and girls find safety and hope for the future.