Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Committee of Pinal County

Members of the Cesar E Chavez Memorial Committee of Pinal County.

Committee’s Mission Statement - The Cesar Chavez Memorial Committee is committed to supporting the values of Cesar Chavez with emphasis on the areas of education and promoting cultural awareness.

Members:

  • Ralph Varela, Chairman - CEO, Pinal Hispanic Council
  • Paul Anchondo - Recreation Director, City of Eloy
  • Lisa Fitzgibbons - Director of Marketing and Business, Fitzgibbons Law Offices
  • Joanne Kramer -Principal, Palo Verde Elementary School
  • Jeff Lavender - Leadership, Casa Grande Elementary School District
  • Gloria Leija - City Clerk, Town of Wickenburg
  • Ana Medina - Chief Operating Officer, Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens
  • Robert Quinones  - Principal, Cactus Middle School
  • Mary Lou Rosales - Executive Director, Community Action Human Resources Agency
  • Dolores Underwood - Retired Principal & Casa Grande Elementary School District Board Member
  • Fernando Cornejo
  • Rachel Hernandez-Hanes - Teacher
  • Louie Sanchez - General Manager, Wal-Mart Distribution Center
  • Jennifer McClintic - Principal, Ironwood Elementary School
  • Sylvia Gibson - Director of Accreditation & Quality Initiatives, CAC

Scholarship Application

The Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Committee of Casa Grande is awarding educational scholarships for a maximum of $1,000 for the 2022-23 school year.

  • Mail to Jeff Lavender at Villago Middle School, 574 E. Lakeside Parkway, Casa Grande, AZ 85122. The application must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
  • Scan to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application must be e-mailed before midnight on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Click here to download the scholarship application in Word Format

Click here to download the scholarship application in PDF Format

Sponsor Opportunities

Prestige Sponsor

The Prestige Sponsor for the Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Event will receive

  • Sponsor’s logo and name will be included in the Committee’s website.  If desired, the Sponsor’s direct link to their website can be added.
  • Sponsor’s logo will be given cover recognition on the Invitation and program for the Celebration Dinner.
  • A banner will be displayed at the dinner with the Sponsor’s logo and name.
  • Sponsor will receive 16 tickets for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor will be given the opportunity to speak at the Dinner.
  • Sponsor will be allowed to place promotional material on the dinner tables (with approval of the Committee).
  • Sponsor’s logo, name and brief message or photograph will appear on a power point presentation to be presented at the dinner.
  • All Advertisement for the Celebration will include the Prestige Sponsor’s logo.
  • Scholarships will include the Prestige Sponsor’s logo, and will be invited to assist with the Scholarship presentations.

Platinum Sponsor $4000.00

THE PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR ($4,000) WILL RECEIVE:

  • Sponsor’s logo and name will be included in the Committee’s webpage. If desired, the Sponsor’s direct link to their webpage can be added.
  • Sponsor’s logo will appear on the inside of the Invitation and program for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor will receive 10 tickets for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor will be allowed to place promotional material on the dinner tables (with approval of the Committee).
  • Sponsor’s logo will appear on a power point presentation to be presented at the dinner.
  • All Advertisement for the Celebration will include the Platinum Sponsor’s logo.
  • Scholarships will include the name of the Platinum Sponsor.

Gold Sponsor $2500.00

THE GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR ($2,500) WILL RECEIVE:

  • Sponsor’s logo and name will be included in the Committee’s webpage. If desired, the  Sponsor’s direct link to their webpage can be added.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on the inside of the Invitation for the Celebration Dinner
  • Sponsor will receive eight tickets for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on the inside page of the program for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor’s Logo and name will appear on a power point presentation to be presented at the dinner.
  • All Advertisement for the Celebration will list the Gold Sponsor’s name.
  • Scholarships will include the names of the Gold Sponsors.

Silver Sponsor $1000.00

THE SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR ($1,000) WILL RECEIVE:

  • Sponsor’s name will be included in the Committee’s webpage.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on the inside of the Invitation for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor will receive four tickets for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on the inside page of the program for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on a power point presentation to be presented at the dinner.
  • Scholarships will include the names of the Silver Sponsors.

Bronze Sponsor $500.00

THE BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS (500.00) WILL RECEIVE:

  • Sponsor’s name will be included in the Committee’s webpage.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on the inside of the Invitation for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor will receive two tickets for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on the inside page of the program for the Celebration Dinner.
  • Sponsor’s name will appear on a power point presentation to be presented at the dinner.
  • All Advertisement for the Celebration will list the Bronze Sponsor’s name.
  • Scholarships will include the names of the Bronze Sponsors.

Core Values of Cesar E. Chavez

Cesar Chavez Core Values

  1. Service to Others - Service that is predicated on empowering others; engendering self-help, self-determination, and self-sufficiency versus charity. “When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of [people] we are. It is my deepest belief that only by givingour lives do we find life.”
  2. Sacrifice - Sacrifice that is spiritual; that is courageous and steadfast in its willingness to endure great hardshipfor others. “I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness, is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice. To be [human] is to suffer for others. God help us to be human.”
  3. A Preference to Help the Most Needy - A concerted effort to support programs that reach the most needy, the most dispossessed, the most forgotten people in society no matter how difficult the challenge that choice may bring. “We are tired of words, of betrayals, of indifference …the years are gone when the farm worker said nothing and did nothing to help himself…now we have new faith. Through our strong will, our movement is changing these conditions…we shall be heard.”
  4. Determination - Determination that is characterized by an attitude that with faith, steadfast commitment,patience, and optimism, human beings can prevail against all odds.“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.”
  5. Non-Violence - Invoking non-violence as the most powerful tool for achieving social/economic justice and equality; action that requires boldness and courage versus meekness and passivity. “Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak …Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.”
  6. Acceptance - An essential ingredient for success in organizing diverse forces to achieve social change, create community, and actualize democracy is the acceptance of all people; an absolutely indispensable necessity to the well-being of this country. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens … this nation.”
  7. Respect for Life and the Environment - Respect that holds as sacred the land, the people, and all other forms of life.“However important the struggle is and however much misery and poverty and degradation exists we know that it cannot be more important than one human life.”
  8. Community - Sharing the joyous and respectful expression of cultural diversity through the reinforcement of the values of equity and responsibility to and for one another. “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community …our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”
  9. Knowledge - The pursuit of self-directed learning and the development of critical thinking and constructive problem solving skills; overcoming ignorance through education.“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves and be free.”
  10. Innovation - A creative capacity to find pragmatic strategies and tactics to resolve problems and situations that often seen insurmountable to others. “A lasting organization is one in which people will continue to build, develop and move when you are not there.”

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