Community Food Bank’s CEO Bill Carnegie Receives State Bar of Arizona’s 2013 Award of Appreciation

Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s President/CEO received the State Bar of Arizona’s 2013 Award of Appreciation at an award ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, June 21, 2013.bill-carnegie-300-dpi

Mr. Carnegie received the award for his leadership of the Tucson Together Fund, an umbrella fund that combined various community groups established for the victims of the Tucson Tragedy of January 8, 2011.  He chaired the fund’s board to assist victims, families, and witnesses to cope with the trauma and expenses associated with the tragedy.

“Having Bill Carnegie volunteer to manage the Tucson Together Fund greatly assisted the prosecutors, advocates and victims of this terrible tragedy,” said Barbara LaWall, Pima County Attorney.  “He is an unsung hero who provided an invaluable service to the community at a time of great chaos and is most deserving of the State Bar of Arizona’s 2013 Award of Appreciation.  I will always be grateful to him for his exemplary leadership and his willingness to serve the community.”

Mr. Carnegie has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, since January 2006.  He has over 20 years’ experience in food banking, previously working in South Bend, Indiana and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He served in the United States Coast Guard as a Finance Officer, retiring in 1990 after a twenty-year career and sits on several local area nonprofit boards of directors.  Carnegie holds a B.S. in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

The State of Arizona Bar established the Award of Appreciation in 1989 to recognize individuals who are not members of the Bar.  It is given in recognition of outstanding service toward the creation of a better public