Former Carefree Mayor Named “Humanitarian of the Year”

MayorFoothills Caring Corps announced that David Schwan is the recipient of its 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award. Schwan will be honored at the much anticipated fundraiser and social event, the Taste of the Foothills Celebration and Cash & Caring Raffle March 31, at el Pedregal.

“We are thrilled to shine a bright spotlight on David Schwan’s many years of generous support of the Foothills Caring Corps’ mission to promote elderly independence,” says Foothills Caring Corps executive director, Debbra Determan.

Schwan is best known for his time as mayor of Carefree. He is also well known for supporting many community programs in the Carefree, Cave Creek and Scottsdale area. In the early years of the Foothills Caring Corps, he helped keep the computers and software functional and efficient. Later, he served on the advisory board and board of directors.

The Taste of the Foothills Celebration [click here to see full story on page 45] has evolved into a benchmark nonprofit event. The evening festivities feature mouthwatering tastings from local restaurants, live and silent auctions, as well as on stage music performances. Learn more at

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