VALLEYLIFE's Director of Fund Development Named Woman of the Year by Two Valley Women's Groups!
Congratulations Margaret Stephens-Reed!
VALLEYLIFE’s Director of Fund Development, Margaret Stephens-Reed, started 2018 with some exciting events. First, Mrs. Stephens-Reed was recognized as the 2017 Woman of the Year by East Valley Women on Tuesday, February 20th. A breakfast was held by East Valley Women, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, to celebrate her hard work and dedication. Then, Mrs. Stephens-Reed was honored as the F.O.X.Y. (Fearless, Outrageous, X-ceptional, and Yearning to make a difference) Woman of the Year by Foxfire Events. Her accomplishments were celebrated at the F.O.X.Y. Women and Wine meeting on April 11th at the Blue Martini in Phoenix.
“Margaret Stephens-Reed has been a tremendous asset to VALLEYLIFE since joining our team in February of 2009. It is an honor to have Margaret on our Senior Management Team. She continuously raises awareness for individuals with disabilities through fundraising campaigns and personal outreach. Margaret has a real passion for creating a better life for our Members and making a difference in our community.” Cletus Thiebeau, President & CEO of VALLEYLIFE.
February marked Mrs. Stephens-Reed’s ninth year at VALLEYLIFE. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University of Cheney, Washington, and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Central Phoenix Women, East Valley Women, North Phoenix Women and Women of Scottsdale. Mrs. Stephens-Reed serves on the Arizona State Oversight Board for Defensive Driving Schools and is a Board Member of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona and The New Foundation. She was recently honored as a Strathmore’s Who’s Who and as the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona’s Banking on the Future Mentor in January 2016. She is married to retired educator Phillip Reed and the parent of a very spoiled cat named Boola.
At VALLEYLIFE, everyone matters. No person in our community should ever be overlooked or ignored because of a physical or mental disability. Sadly, every day here in Arizona, that’s exactly what happens.
Without VALLEYLIFE, many of those we serve would be forgotten, abandoned, or become homeless or imprisoned.
VALLEYLIFE is a nonprofit organization that provides premier services to individuals with disabilities to enhance their quality of life. We are committed to helping people with disabilities in our community by enriching their lives with rewarding experiences and valuable opportunities. We enable them to live a life with choices, independence and dignity. Our services are delivered through our caring and dedicated staff, specialized programs and advocacy.
VALLEYLIFE is a 501(c)3 organization. Since 1947, we have been assisting individuals with disabilities in the greater Phoenix community in the pursuit of a full and meaningful life.
VALLEYLIFE also operates a commercial printing company, Williams Express Document & Print Services, as well as an on-site production center, and janitorial, landscaping and pool services.
Our members represent diverse ethnic backgrounds and range in age from one to more than 86 years old. VALLEYLIFE members’ diagnoses range from physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities, to behavioral health diagnoses, age-related conditions, mental illness and traumatic brain injury.
We service a full range of disabilities and by supporting such a broad spectrum of individuals; we have an in depth understanding of how disability affects each person’s life and what support they need. This allows us to successfully customize our state-of-the-art, innovative offerings to fit the unique goals of each and every person we serve. Additionally, without focusing on a specific disability, we are able to serve a greater number of people.
At VALLEYLIFE, we understand that while our members may all have very different diagnoses, they all share the need to live full, happy and independent lives, and we are dedicated to ensuring their success.
Our main campus is located in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix, AZ. We are located at 1142 W. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85021. Please come by and take a tour. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the “Contact Us” page of our website for a map and driving directions.
Fry's V.I.P Card Helps Support VALLEYLIFE
You can support VALLEYLIFE just by shopping at Fry's! Through the Fry's Community Rewards Program, you can register your V.I.P Card and earn rewards for VALLEYLIFE every time you shop.
In order to continue your support of VALLEYLIFE, you will need to re-enroll your Fry's V.I.P Card each year, beginning in August.
To re-enroll, or to enroll for the first time, click the link below. Thank you for your support!