Sherry Kiyler

Parents of Murdered Children; Arizona Special Olympics; Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods

With only two other volunteers, Sherry started the unheard of (until then) Family Liaison Program at the Phoenix Police Department. Over her career, the FLP has grown in close partnership with Parents of Murdered Children and has had over 300 volunteers pass through its doors. Over the years of its existence, the FLP has helped hundreds of Phoenix families suffering loss as the result of violent crime in the city. Sherry also serves an integral role for the Special Olympics, both locally and nationally. Starting her service with Special Olympics in the late 90’s, and directly due to her influence, the local chapter has raised over one million dollars for 2 of the last 3 years. Sherry has volunteered hundreds of hours with the Arizona Special Olympics for the past eight years. Sherry also volunteers with ICAN (Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods), a program targeting at-risk youth in the Chandler area.