In 2000, Pam Gaber founded Gabriel's Angels, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. She recognized the pressing and documented need in the community to enhance the lives of neglected and abused children through the application of pet therapy. The organization was named after Pam's young Weimaraner, Gabriel, who began his career by visiting the children residing at the Crisis Nursery in Phoenix. During these visits Gabriel offered unconditional, non-judgmental love, teaching the children empathy, compassion and respect. By watching Gabriel help the children to trust again, Pam understood that something special was happening and felt compelled to reach more children. The triumph of Gabriel's Angels is manifested by Pam's leadership position as CEO and her daily involvement in the development, growth and vision of the organization. Presently there are 162 Pet Therapy Teams serving over 115 agencies and reaching 13,000 children annually. The organization has also expanded into the Southern Arizona region and the Prescott area.
Her achievements include winning the 2008 Hon Kachina Volunteer Award, being recognized by Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of the Women Who Move The Valley, and being named a 2010 Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal and a 2011 Phoenix Chamber Athena finalist. In 2011 she was chosen the YWCA Woman of Excellence in the nonprofit sector and voted Most Influential Nonprofit Executive by Arizona Foothills magazine. In November of 2011 Gabriel's Angels was selected as the Scottsdale Chamber's Sterling Award Honoree for Nonprofit.
She resides in Phoenix with her husband Mike and her two dogs, Jack and Noah
Go to: www.GabrielsAngels.org to learn more
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