The Cowgirls Historical Foundation is honored to present Debbie Gaby of Sleep America as an Honorary Cowgirl. We are grateful for her support and advocacy of our mission and have enjoyed the priviledge of partnering with her in many community service events.
President, Sleep America
Debbie Gaby is President and co-founder of Sleep America, the largest mattress retailer in Arizona, with 44 locations throughout Arizona. In addition to overseeing a successful business, Debbie coordinates Sleep America's efforts to positively impact the community and serves on many committees for community agencies and activities, including hosting fundraising events. In 2004, Debbie co-founded Sleep America Charities, which provides assistance, support, and other resources to deserving Arizona charities and organizations in need. Prior to co-founding Sleep America, Debbie was one of the top realtors in the state of Texas for over fifteen years. Whether her efforts assist people getting a good night's sleep, protecting the environment, or inspiring others to give back to the community, she has been guided by her passion to help others improve their quality of life! She currently serves on the board of directors of four non profit agencies: Florence Crittenton, Phoenix Suns Charities, Arizona Youth Development, and the Salvation Army along with serving on several advisory boards including Arizona Woman's Magazine. In 2006, Debbie co-chaired Sojourner Center's 11 million dollar Capital Campaign. In January 2007, Debbie was honored to co-chair Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano's second Inaugural committee, co-emceeing the Inaugural reception with broadcaster Hugh Downs. Recently, Debbie and her family received the "Philanthropist of the Year" Award from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. In 2006, Debbie received the World of Community Service Award from the Girl Scouts of Arizona, the Florence Crittenton Center named a garden after her, Banner of Hope honored her with the "Hope" Award, the YWCA named Debbie as "The Business Leader of the Year" and Working Women Magazine honored her for Entrepreneurial Excellence. She has also received the 2000 Golden Heart of Business Award, 2000 Arthritis Awareness Award, 2000 Vera Beaton Volunteer Award, the 1999 Spirit of Philanthropy Award and the 1999 Crohn's & Colitis Women of Distinction Award.