Golden Rule Banquet 2020




Mesa Convention Center201 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA map 

Banquet Hall

On April 16, 2020 please join us for the 15th Annual Golden Rule Awards Banquet.

It’s an evening filled with hope, inspiration and ideas, as those who have found the principle of the Golden Rule as their way of life and practice will be honored. Hall of Fame broadcaster Pat McMahon will be the Master of Ceremonies.

We are so pleased to announce the entire slate of honorees that will receive the prestigious Golden Rule Awards:

• 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

A short description of each honoree’s GOLDEN work is below…

Event details:

Location: Mesa Convention Center, Centennial Hall, Building C,
201 North Center St., Mesa, AZ
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM, Faith Fair Reception / 6:30 to 8:45 PM, Dinner, Program / VIP Meet and Greet 8:45 PM
Tickets: Early Bird Special – $90/person, $700/table of 8 and for 5 or more tables,
a volume discount of $680 is available through March 5th.
March 6th: $95 /person , or $740/table of 8. (No volume discount)
After April 8, $120/person only.

VIP Meet and Greet – $60 through March 5, $75 on March 6

Tickets are on sale!
— For Credit Card payments click here,
— For mailing a check, print the payment card here, and mail to our office at 2406 S 24th Street, #E-214, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Highlights from the 2019 Golden Rule Banquet here.

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

A few words about why our Golden Rule Honorees are being celebrated:

Marie Osmond is well known as an iconic performer ~ singer, dancer, actor, television host, author and public speaker.” Rev. Larry Fultz, Arizona InterFaith Movement’s Executive Director said, “We are thrilled to shine a light on her philanthropic work::
• She was recently awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service by a 4-star General
• She co-founded. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals where she helps raise funds for children’s hospitals, medical research as well as raise community awareness of children’s health issues.
• She has acted on her keen interest of helping Interfaith enterprises around the globe bring awareness to the great need of respect for one another.
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 is internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine. She has tirelessly pioneered work in holistic medicine, natural birthing, and the physician-patient partnership. Among Dr. Gladys’ innovations for natural birthing was the Baby Buggy Program founded in 1978, featuring a fully-equipped paramedical and emergency transport vehicle for home deliveries. Her efforts worldwide continue to receive international acclaim.

Michael Bankston is a former pro football Defensive End star who played for the Arizona Cardinals and finished his career with the Cincinnati Bengals. Today Michael Bankston works at Canyon State Academy, a school in Queen Creek with a mission to help at-risk children develop into productive adults. He is a sought after speaker and is involved in numerous community events and activities.

Mission of Mercy, after 20 years of service in Arizona, is the only completely FREE mobile medical clinic in Arizona that “brings the doctor to the people”, providing primary health care to the uninsured and underinsured. Their two 40-foot mobile medical units carry their pharmacy and have built-in private exam rooms. All clinics are located in neighborhoods with the highest poverty and uninsured rates and are fully bilingual.

Trevor Gentry – 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 exceptional courage and extraordinary decisiveness, while ignoring his own safety, — thereby saving the man’s life.
All are invited to attend this uplifting evening to celebrate the Golden Rule being lived out daily here in our great State and beyond.

Nominate someone or an organization or business for a Golden Rule Award!! HERE.

Menus: (from last year…New Menus coming by March)

Wild Field Green Salad with Pear Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Citrus Wedges…with a Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

Main Menu…

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 Entrée Option…
Grilled Vegetable Wellington and Vegetable Du Jour

Vegetable: Ruby and Gold Baby Potatoes / Italian Green Beans / Rolls & Butter

Dessert: Triple Berry / Apple Tart / Coffee Carafe on Each Table

Jain / Hare Krishna / Hindu Menu. . .

Salad: Wild Field Green Salad with Pear Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Citrus Wedges…with a Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing (No garlic, onions)

Entrée: Navaratan Kurma, Uthappam, Coconut Chutney, Dal Curry

Vegetable: Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian (veggies) and Parathas (bread)

Dessert: Fresh Fruit Plate

Ticket Prices:

Before March 6:

5 or more tables – $680
Table $700
Individual $90
March 7 – April 3:
No multiple table discount
Table $740
Individual $95
After April 3:

Additional information


Individual, Table, 5 Tables, Extra discount table (add on after 5 Tables purchased), VIP Meet and Greet