Arizona lost an extraordinary man this week. Bruce Halle passed away at the age of 87.

Bruce was a highly successful businessman as founder and owner of Discount Tire. What many may not know is that Bruce, and his wife, Diane, also shared a deep commitment to our community.

Just this summer, UMOM New Day Centers opened the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation Women’s Center. It was, and is, an innovative first: Arizona’s only shelter designed specifically for women. In this special place, women who have experienced every manner of trauma, including homelessness, have a safe place to stay with the privacy, support and services they need and deserve.

UMOM CEO Darlene Newsom said, “Bruce and Diane preferred to work quietly, without much recognition. But once you know what to look for, you’ll see evidence of their overwhelming sense of caring throughout the metro area.”

We certainly feel a deep sense of loss with Bruce’s passing. But we also hope you’ll join us in our profound gratitude for who he was and what he accomplished.

UMOM Board of Directors and Staff hold Diane and their family in our hearts.