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Spirit of AZCEND Gala 2021 – Join us as we honor Ernie Serrano Jr.

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Spirit of AZCEND Gala 2021


Please plan to join for our annual Gala at which we will celebrate Ernie Serrano of Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants with the Tracey Washington Spirit Award for his two decades of service to people in the community with hot meals for hundreds experiencing homelessness and an annual toy drive to support the Franciscan Sisters of Charity.

AZCEND honors long time community member Ernie Serrano

Ernie Serrano was nominated by a colleague for the Tracey Washington Spirit Award for serving his community with dignity and respect for nearly two decades through his meal service at St Vincent De Paul in Mesa where monthly he provides and serves over 350 meals.  The food is all home made at the Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants.  In addition he organizes an annual toy and supply drive for the Franciscans Sisters Charity at the St. Peter Indian Mission School in Bapchule, that is located south of Chandler. Ernie is very modest about all his service and completely tells us it is all in his family.  He feels he shares this honor with all of them. Did we forget to say he does all this while he and his siblings run the 5 Serrano Mexican Restaurants in the valley.

Annual Spirit of AZCEND Gala, Friday October 15, 6pm  – 9 pm at the Avion Center

Tickets available here: Spirit of AZCEND Gala

The evening emcees will be Mayor Kevin Hartke of Chandler and Mayor Brigette Peterson of Gilbert.

The Gala will include shared testimonial from clients how our programs and services have changed their lives.

Message from our CEO Trinity Donovan.

Online silent auction to open October 1. Can come right to your phone. Register here!

Sponsored by SRPWestern State Bank, Dignity Health1st Bank, American Church Group – Arizona , Toyota Financial Services, First Credit Union

Banner Health, City of Chandler, Economic Development and the Rogerson Family

Beverages donated by: August Imports

For more information, please contact Dara Gibson at 480-963-1423 ext 108 or Dara@AZCEND.org


October 15
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Avion Center
1733 E Northrop Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85286 United States
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(480) 477-5903