John R. McDonald Awards

AWARDS

John R. McDonald Award

The John R. McDonald Award was developed to honor prominent Tucson Attorney John R. McDonald who passed away in 2012. McDonald, who was once president of the Arizona School Boards Association, left a legacy of dedication to improving education. Those honored with this award have reflected the spirit of John R. McDonald. This award is presented to an attorney each year who is considered a leader in public education for outstanding contributions to Arizona.

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John R. McDonald Award

This award is presented to an attorney each year who is considered a leader in public education for outstanding contributions to Arizona. The John R. McDonald Award is presented at the ASBA Law Conference held in September.

2020 Recipient

This year, we wanted to honor our past award recipients, and celebrate all that they have done to support the one million students in our public schools across Arizona. View video here.

2019 Recipient

2018 Recipient

2017 Recipient

Denise Lowell-Britt, Attorney and Equity Partner of Udall Shumway PLC

2016 Recipient

Timothy M. Hogan, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in Public Interest

2015 Recipient

Donald M. Peters, Attorney of Peters, Cannata & Moody, PLC (ret.)

2014 Recipient

Denise M. Bainton, Attorney of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

2013 Recipient

Susan Plimpton Segal, Attorney of Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.

2012 Recipient

John C. Richardson, Attorney of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

2011 Recipient

Janis Sandler Merrill, Attorney of Tri-District Counsel (Tempe Union High School District, Kyrene Elementary School District, Tempe Elementary School District) (ret.)

2010 Recipient

Thomas W. Pickrell, Attorney for Mesa Public Schools

2009 Recipient

Robert M. “Max” Jarrett, Attorney of Udall Shumway (ret.)

2008 Recipient

C. Benson Hufford, Attorney of Peters, Cannata & Moody, PLC (ret.)

2007 Recipient

A. Dean Pickett, Attorney of Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden (ret.) 

2006 Recipient

John R. McDonald (dec.), Attorney of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

Additional Information

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