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2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Tammy B. Denbo

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Tampa Division is pleased to honor Tammy B. Denbo, an attorney, humanitarian, and youth advocate, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

Dedicated to supporting Tampa’s youth, Ms. Denbo has organized multiple volunteer projects at Hope Children’s Home, an orphanage that receives no federal or state funding. Ms. Denbo rallies volunteers to paint schools, clean buses, revitalize landscaping, and provide birthday parties for orphans. As chair of the Make-a-Wish Foundation advisory board, she meets children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families and strives to grant nearly 100 local wishes per year. Through the Junior League of Tampa, Ms. Denbo regularly reads to kindergarteners in impoverished schools and provides the children with books—often the first they have ever owned.

Ms. Denbo is the vice-president of People for Haiti, a local nonprofit organization that completes regular medical mission trips to Haiti. She raised nearly $15,000 in two months to provide a clean water filtration system to an orphanage in Haiti to help protect the children from cholera. Ms. Denbo is the president of the Tampa FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA), and she also serves on the board of directors of the National CAAA as national vice-president of governance and compliance and as a senior regional vice-president.

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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Las Vegas
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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