University of Phoenix was the 2013 Humanitarian Partnership Award recipient at the Silicon Valley Chapter Petals of Hope Gala because of their significant efforts in partnering with the Red Cross. University of Phoenix has supported our Service to the Armed Forces members and their families, promoted nurse volunteering, assisted with providing disaster relief and promoted lifesaving blood donations.
Arra Yerganian, Chief Marketing Officer and the architect of the synergy between University of Phoenix and the Red Cross, committed significant funding towards the Red Cross mission of delivering critical humanitarian programs and services. Additionally, University of Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni have committed significant volunteer hours and are providing blood donations to the Red Cross throughout the year. The American Red Cross is only able to provide its services through working with partners, like the University of Phoenix.