Profiles of Success 2017


This award gives special recognition to an individual for his/her significant philanthropic contributions, support for a nonprofit organization, and community development.

Carlos Galindo-Elvira

Carlos Galindo-Elvira is the Arizona Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), where he is responsible for fundraising, program delivery, leadership development, communications and government relations to advance the ADL’s mission of protecting the Jewish people and securing justice and fair treatment for all.

Carlos’ impact on human rights began as a councilperson, then Mayor, in his hometown of Hayden, Arizona, a small mining town with a population of about 900. There he sponsored and wrote anti-discrimination legislation, support for a paid Martin Luther King Day Jr. holiday, and popular vote of the town’s Mayor.

In 15 years as Chief Development Officer for Valle del Sol, Carlos initiated numerous community-building programs, including the annual Latino-Jewish Seder. Carlos is the winner of numerous awards including the MLK Living the Dream Award in 2010, Arizona Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Fundraising Executive 2012, and Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2006.