Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Dalila Gamper
who has received the “Calling, Character, & Commitment National Mentor Award”. It honors those who exhibit servant leadership and dedication to the Elevate Phoenix mission. It’s awarded by Elevate USA.

“As my personal mentor over the years, I have witnessed Mrs. Dee to be the epitome of “servant leadership by example.” She has consistently led her life as someone who deeply cares for others and works relentlessly to impact the lives of everyone she is in relationship with.

She is not only an inspiration to me, but to so many! She shows up and genuinely goes out of her way to make you feel special at every opportunity she can find or create, all with her beautiful smile that lights up a dark room! She gives hope and can be trusted to always do the right thing, especially when no one is looking!

I cannot think of a more deserving person to receive this highly honored award. I love and appreciate the woman that she is!”

Jazmine Hall,
Development Director
Elevate Phoenix

“Dalila Gamper has ‘walked the talk’, impacting thousands of urban students for over a decade as a founding Teacher Mentor for Elevate Phoenix, Education Director and now Executive Director. She is the ‘real deal’ living out a creditable life of character, values and demonstrating the life skills Elevate teaches.”

Tim Cleary
Founding Executive Director Emeritus
Elevate Phoenix

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“Dalila thank you for the person you are and the work you have done for the staff and kids of Elevate. You are a wonderful role model to everyone.


It is fitting that you should be recognized by the national organization of Elevate for your outstanding contribution to the work, success, and growth of the Elevate model.  You have my most sincere admiration and appreciation.”  

                                                                                               Bob Barbee
                                                                   Executive Board Chairman
                                                                                       Elevate Phoenix