Positive Paths Names 2018 East Valley Woman and Man of the Year!

2018 Mar 12

Please join us in congratulating Joan Saba and Howard Rudge on being named the 2018 East Valley Woman and Man of the Year!  Both will be honored at the Positive Path’s Night of Heroes Gala on April 26, 2018.

Mrs. Saba is successful businesswoman and philanthropist.  She enjoyed a long career at Saba’s Western Wear and has given of her time and talents to an impressive number of organizations including: the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chandler Service Club, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation East Valley branch (that grew into Positive Paths), and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. 

Mr. Rudge, a long-time friend and client of TrustBank, is a chemical engineer and a lawyer, retired senior vice president and general counsel of DuPont Corporation, and the founder and a trustee of The Rudge Foundation.   He has given of his time and talents both with organizations including Positive Paths, Neighbors Who Care, Sun Lakes Rotary, Dignity Health’s Power to the Purse; and on an individual level regularly visiting senior centers to make one-on-one connections and granting scholarships to Bucknell University and George Washington Law School. 

Read more Mrs. Saba and Mr. Rudge’s lengthy list of accomplishments here.

Positive Paths exists to support East Valley women in need by providing a life-bridge to economic stability, personal growth and professional achievement.  They do this through mentoring programs, scholarship with individual mentors, and supportive services.  It is their vision to encourage others to invest in the futures of East Valley women in need, and to support East Valley women to be resilient, positive contributors to their communities. 

TrustBank’s Sandra Hudson, CEO Wealth Management is the co-founder of Positive Paths and Marie Fotino, Personal Banking Manager proudly serves on the Positive Path board of directors.  We look forward to attending the 2018 Gala and celebrating these two incredible individuals!