Golden Rule Banquet – is being rescheduled to early April 2022 due to health concerns

The 15th Annual Golden Rule Awards Banquet is being rescheduled from October 28, 2021 to early April, 2022, due to health concerns. We’re so sad to delay such a wonderful celebration but are moving forward to make the new date all the more special!! The date will be announced ASAP. All tickets purchased will be accepted for this new date.
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15th Annual Golden Rule Awards Banquet

All are invited to attend this uplifting evening to celebrate the Golden Rule being lived out daily here in our great state and beyond.

Mesa Convention Center 201 N Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201, USA map


• Marie Osmond: Paul Eppinger Award
• Dr. Gladys McGarey: Health Award
• Michael Bankston: Character in Sports Award
• Mission of Mercy: Humanitarian Award
• Trevor Gentry: Youth Award

Marie Osmond – Besides being an iconic performer, speaker, author, and philanthropist with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, she has exemplified the Golden Rule through concerts and events in Idaho and Hawaii to promote interfaith understanding.
AZIFM is honored to recognize Marie Osmond for being a global interfaith champion and will present her with the Paul Eppinger Award, which is named after Rev. Dr. Paul Eppinger, Executive Director Emeritus AZIFM.” Dr. Eppinger is esteemed for his Golden Rule vision of an interfaith world that sees no walls or boundaries, instead embraces a sincere love for people of different religions and cultures around the world. 

Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey – An internationally-recognized Mother of Holistic Medicine who at age 85, helped rural Afghanistan mothers have safer birthing practices. Her Golden Rule spirit embraces the whole person and emphasizes prevention as a path to better health.

Michael Bankston – A former Arizona Cardinals Defensive End who now uses his football skills and his Golden Rule character to positively impact at-risk children with multiple organizations as a mentor, court advocate, tutor and philanthropist.

Mission of Mercy – Through the Access to Care Program their volunteer doctors, nurses and interpreters provided over 15,000 Pro-bono hours last year and their “Compassionate Partners” program collaborates with a network of local health care providers to offer prescription medication to the working poor and uninsured free of charge.

Trevor Gentry – A young man with a Golden heart who served hundreds of families in need on a church mission trip. He received a Public Safety Life-saving Award from the Arizona Department of Public Safety for holding on to a man trying to take his own life, — exhibiting care, exceptional courage and extraordinary decisiveness, — thereby saving the man’s life.

Event Details

Location: Mesa Convention Center, Centennial Hall, Building C,
201 North Center St., Mesa, AZ
Time: 6:30 PM, Dinner, Program / Faith Fair will be at 5:30 PM
Tickets: If you purchased tickets for the 2020 event, we will honor them. 
Order before September 15th for a discount!
Regular pricing: $95 / person, $740 / table of 8
Beginning October 18th, tables will be unavailable and individual seats will rise to $120 / person

Banquet Tickets

  • Salad: Wild Field Green Salad with Pear Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Citrus Wedges…with a Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing (No garlic, onions)
  • Entrée: Chicken Picasso with Artichioke, Tomatoes, Green Onions and White Wine Sauce
    • Vegetarian Option: Grilled Vegetable Wellington and Vegetable Du Jour
    • Jain / Hare Krishna / Hindu Option: Navaratan KurmaUthappam, Coconut Chutney, Dal Curry
  • Vegetable: Ruby and Gold Baby Potatoes / Italian Green Beans
    • Jain / Hare Krishna / Hindu Option: Gobi / Manchurian
  • Bread: Rolls & Butter
    • Jain / Hare Krishna / Hindu Option: Parathas
  • Dessert: Triple Berry / Apple Tart
    • Jain / Hare Krishna / Hindu Option: Fresh Fruit Plate

Check out the Golden Rule Honoree Historical Gallery, highlighting incredibly inspiring Golden Rule examples over the years.