Margaret Ziefert – 2023 Inductee

She is a native New Yorker who moved to Fountain Hills in 1995.

Margaret has two daughters, a stepson and stepdaughter, is a grandmother to nine and her first great-granddaughter was born in October 2022.

In 1998 she became an independent travel consultant and still operates CruiZee’s Travel.

For many years Margaret supported Fountain Hills Unified School District students — first as a substitute special needs teacher and then as a teacher of the homebound who needed lessons due to their long-term illnesses.

She has also served as a foster owner for rescue dogs to prepare them for adoption, working with cast-off cockers and continuing still with the Ari-zona Humane Society.

Many consider Margaret as the “soul” of the Sunset Kiwanis Club in terms of policy, bookkeeping, finances and Kiwanis District and International regulations.

Without Margaret, the club would not be able to continue its annual sup-port for activities that support Key Club, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, FH Youth Theater, Sunshine Acres Orphanage and the newly-opened Inspiration Academy.

She also is a long-time member of the Four Peaks Women’s Club, which coordinates many hands-on projects that benefit women and children.

Margaret represents all the dedicated, “silent” volunteers who serve our communities without fan-fare rather knowing their efforts have made a difference for many with their service.