Couple to receive Humanitarian Award by Scottsdale nonprofit

It will be a night to celebrate as Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services honors the work and dedication of Patricia and Anthony LaBue, who have tirelessly contributed their time and talent to advance the work of STARS for over a decade.

According to a press release, the LaBues will receive the 2015 Humanitarian Award at this year’s 42nd Annual Fiesta at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Parkway.

The STARS Humanitarian Award is the organization’s highest honor. The award is presented during the annual STARS Fiesta and was created to honor those outstanding individuals who have made significant, enduring contributions benefitting adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities.

The Humanitarian Award is not an annual honor—it’s reserved for those who have demonstrated exemplary commitment and dedication to the mission and values of STARS, according to the release.

“Pat and Tony LaBue have been involved with STARS for well over a decade, selflessly giving of their time, talents and treasures as volunteers and as the parents of a participant in order to advance the work of the STARS in the community. As an organization, we are profoundly grateful for their leadership, support and their friendship,” said Toby Amir Fox, STARS Director of Development.

That night will also see the launch of the Virginia Korte Fund, which will honor the visionary leadership of longtime President and CEO and Scottsdale City Council Member, Virginia Korte.

Guests at the celebration will enjoy a festive evening under the stars, including a fantastic multi-course dinner, live entertainment, and an elegant silent auction.

STARS provides adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities the tools they need to reach their full potential in a nurturing and supportive environment, where they can learn a job skills and earn a wage, make new friends, explore their creative side and develop friendships with their peers and others in the community.

Throughout its 42-year history, STARS has committed itself to providing an array of high-quality, integrated services to adults with disabilities in the metro Phoenix area in three primary program areas: Day Programs, Vocational and Employment Services and Transition Services.

According to the release, STARS serves 200 individuals every day. Programs are available at both of our Scottsdale locations: the Osborn Campus at 7507 E. Osborn Road and at the Cholla Special Needs Community Campus at 11130 E. Cholla Street.

Tickets to the Fiesta STARS celebration are $250 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. For additional information about Fashion STARS, or to purchase tickets, please contact Toby Fox at 480-994-5704 or visit

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