Who is Don Carlos?

The award is named after Tempe’s founder, Charles Trumbull Hayden – known affectionately by the Spanish pioneers as “Don Carlos” – who spent his life working to help those in need. The Don Carlos Humanitarian Award embodies Hayden’s legacy and spirit, and is considered one of Tempe’s most prestigious distinctions. Winners of this award exemplify true humanitarianism and have made Tempe a better place for everyone.