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The 2017 Orange Ball, United Food Bank’s Gala Fundraiser, was held on September 30th, 2017 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe.

You can see pictures from the event, courtesy of Bill Brassow here: 2017 Orange Ball Photos

It’s orange for a reason: orange is the color of hunger awareness, and September is Hunger Action Month. What better way for the community to come together to help celebrate all the achievements that have been possible through our partners in ending hunger.

Sponsored by

Salt River Project

This year’s Spirit of Philanthropy award is awarded to the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation. Please join us as we honor Bruce and Diane for their years of support to UFB


Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation Diane & Bruce Halle

United Food Bank is pleased to announce their 2017 “Spirit of Philanthropy Award” honorees, Bruce and Diane Halle. Mr. Halle is the founder and chairman of Discount Tire and Mrs. Halle serves as chairman and president of the Bruce & Diane Halle Foundation, which was founded in 2002 to champion educational initiatives, access to the underserved, women’s and children’s issues, medicine, and the arts

United Food Bank’s “Spirit of Philanthropy Award” is bestowed upon individuals, corporations and foundations whose passion for supporting the community is exemplified by their leadership, generosity and commitment to our mission to fight hunger, which continues to make a significant difference in the lives of people throughout the East Valley and Eastern Arizona.

Through the Bruce & Diane Halle Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Halle have been supporters of United Food Bank’s Backpack Program, which helps eliminate hunger as a formidable barrier to school-based learning in order to enhance a child’s ability to achieve their fullest potential. The Backpack Program is central to United Food Bank’s mission to break the cycle of poverty and offer low-income children enrolled in Title 1 Schools throughout our community a fighting chance for a better life through proper nutrition and education.

Orange Title Sponsor:

Salt River Project

Salt River Project

Schedule of Events

 6 PM
Cocktail Reception

7 PM

7:30 PM
Program and Award Presentation

8:30 PM
Live Auction and Dancing

9 PM


Roasted Golden Beet Salad
with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Maple Orange Glaze

Vegetarian entrée – Vegetable Lasagna

Red & White Wines,
Blue Moon and Coors Beer – Hosted

Oreo Cake for Dessert

Have questions about sponsoring the 2018 Orange Ball? Contact Jackie Shelley at (480) 398-4442 at