The 20th Annual HERO Awards


The 20th Annual HERO Awards on March 4, 2023

Event Details

It is our greatest hope that you will join us for our 20th Annual HERO Awards on March 4, 2023, at the Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa!

Take a life-saving leap with us and attend this magical evening celebrating animal and human heroes alike all in the name of improving (and saving) the lives of both people and pets in our community. We invite you to attend our dinner and cocktail event, and together we can share in the astounding resilience and heroism of this year’s human and pet honorees.

The 20th Annual HERO Awards is presented by Lulu’s Fund!

Do you know a cat or dog deserving of a HERO Award you’d like to nominate? Fill out the HERO Award Nominations form.

Date: March 4, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Registration, silent auction, and cocktails

7:00 – 9:30 PM – Dinner and program

Location: Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa

Attire: Formalregister link

How You Make an Impact

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you know the comfort, joy, and healing they provide. We believe those benefits should be available to all.

Your support and attendance of this fundraiser help our community’s most vulnerable residents—including veterans, the elderly, domestic violence victims, and the homeless—with basic care for them and their beloved pets.

Our revolutionary programs have impacted over 150,000 pets and the people who need them most. Together, we will help even moreJoin us to make the 20th Annual HERO Awards our best yet!


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Emcee: Ian Schwartz

Keynote Speakers: Diaz Dixon

Keynote Speakers: Vincent Medley

Vincent Medley Headshot

Honorary HERO Chairs: Chris and Lori Harder

Please join us in congratulating Chris and Lori Harder as this year’s Honorary HERO Chairs! Each year, The Arizona Pet Project selects honorary event chairs based on prominent community members who support our mission and play a key role in ensuring the success of our event.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor:

Top Dog:

Wrigley Mansion logo The Hormel Family logo

Tail Wagger:

Fred and Jami Pryor FoundationPetSmart Charities

Pack Leader:

Pet Partners:

Arizona Cardinals logo

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