Golf Tournament Honorees
This recognition honors outstanding individuals who
have contributed to their communities
as well as to past Swinging@AIDS benefits.
We remember these persons & the love,
joy, and service they generously gave to others.
Roy DeBise Loomis - 2022 Golf Tournament Honoree
2022 Swinging@AIDS is dedicated to the memory of Roy DeBise Loomis, Oro Valley, Arizona, who died unexpectedly July 29, 2022. He and his husband of 41 years, Rolly, were long-time friends of the Center for Health and Hope. Roy, along with Pat Fox, provided key leadership with Claudia Svarstad during the first two Tucson Swinging@AIDS benefits. He also helped initiate the Tucson Concerts that supported both the Center and TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV and AIDS Network).
Herb Bacon- 2021 Golf Tournament Honoree
The 2021 Swinging@AIDS Golf Benefit was dedicated to Herb Bacon, age 90, Grand Junction, Colorado, who died January 6, 2021, after a struggle in recent years with Alzheimer’s disease. Herb was a truly great humanitarian and philanthropist! A banker by profession, he served since the Center’s inception on its International Advisory Committee and offered assistance for global programs. He helped organize three Swinging@AIDS benefit golf tournaments in Grand Junction.
He and his wife, Laura May, were generous donors to the Center, funding many programs. The Bacon Family Foundation has continued this philanthropy.
Bill Stevenson- 2020 Golf Tournament Honoree
Bill Stevenson, 67, died unexpectedly in June 2020. A golfer and supporter of the Center from the beginning, Bill as a lawyer, served as general counsel for the National Farmers Union Insurance Company and then the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. A lifetime supporter of civil rights and rectifying social injustice, his recent focus was initiating cooperatives for family farms in Colorado. Founder of the Kindness Foundation, he graduated with a Master of Divinity from The Iliff School of Theology in 2019.
Judge Wiley Daniel - 2019 Golf Tournament Honoree
Judge Wiley Y. Daniel, 72, served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Denver. Nominated by President Bill Clinton, he was confirmed by the US Senate on June 30, 1995. A vital supporter of the Center for Health and Hope, he golfed at every Swinging@AIDS benefit. Well known in the the Denver community, he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Iliff School of Theology and was active at Park Hill United Methodist Church.
Richard Moore - 2017 Golf Tournament Honoree
Richard Moore, a Denver businessman, was a very active member of the Warren United Methodist Church. Along with his wife, Pat, he was supportive of the Center for Health and Hope. In his honor a home was built for an AIDS family in Maua, Kenya.
Alice Washington - 2014 Golf Tournament Honoree
Alice E. Washington, 73, was a dedicated educator in the Denver Public Schools and a vocal advocate for HIV and AIDS education, especially among African-American women. She served as an Ambassador of the Center for Health and Hope, volunteering her skills for various fund-raising events like the annual Swinging@AIDS golf benefit and promoting an annual educational event for women.
Dr. Paula Murphy- 2012 Golf Tournament Honoree
Dr. Paula J. Murphy, 77, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Health and Hope. A psychotherapist by training, she specialized in counseling related to human sexuality. For many years she was an adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Social Work. She led many church workshops on sexual ethics. With her husband, Rev. Paul Murphy, they traveled to India for to speak at AIDS workshops organized by the Center.
Dr. Stephen McCeney- 2010 Golf Tournament Honoree
Dr. Stephen K. McCeney, 53, earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Denver. A licensed clinical and school psychologist, he served in the Denver Public Schools until he died from AIDS in 2010. He was an active Board member of the Center for Health and Hope and was primarily responsible for writing the Center’s mission statement. In his part-time private practice, he specialized in gay and lesbian issues, relationships, chronic and terminal illnesses, and depression.