Benevilla, the West Valley’s premier human services nonprofit, named Amber Hughes as the recipient of the tenth annual Benevilla Legacy Champion Award at the annual Benevilla Professional Friends Luncheon recently held at the Surprise Rio Salado College campus. The Legacy Champion Award recognizes professionals who support Benevilla by providing services to the community, volunteering in the community, and giving back to those they serve professionally. Amber, a local estate planning attorney with Ryley Carlock and Applewhite, was recognized for her outstanding leadership, dedication and support to Benevilla and the community.
Amber’s practice focuses on the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration. She also practices in the area of business formation. Before joining Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Amber worked as an associate attorney at a small Arizona estate planning firm and also clerked at the Arizona Superior Court for the Honorable Judge Glenn Davis. Amber is currently serving as elected Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section. Amber served on the Board of Directors for Benevilla from 2014-2016, and also has volunteered her time with Habitat for Humanity, the Girl Scouts of America, Project C.U.R.E., Sun Health Foundation and Crisis Nursery.
In announcing the award, Benevilla president and CEO Joanne Thomson, stated “Amber has always been a great supporter of Benevilla over the years and will continue to be valued for her work within the organization and the community.”
Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for- profit human services agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, intellectually disabled adults, children, and families. Services are provided through a dedicated group of staff and volunteers. For more information on services and volunteer opportunities, call 623-584-4999 or visit www.benevilla.org.