Karl Eller

Longtime Phoenix businessman, entrepreneur, sports fan, and civic leader.

A pictorial celebration of a life that touched so many for 85 years.


Arizona Council on Economic Education

In October of 2016, Karl was called “A Champion for Education” by the Arizona Council on Economic Education and was presented with their “Leadership Award.” The award honors Karl’s outstanding contributions and commitments to education [...]


Arizona Heritage Award

In March 2016, Karl was honored by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce with the “Arizona Heritage Award”. The award celebrates Karl’s enterprising and philanthropy commitment that have enriched the people of Arizona.



In 2013, Karl & Stevie gave a major gift to Barrow Neurological Foundation to enhance the Goldman Auditorium with 3D technology. The Ellers have made many contributions to Barrow over the years including funding for [...]


Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

In 2013 Karl, (at ceremony with friend Jason Watts), was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Karl was acknowledged for his involvement with U of A Football, Fiesta Bowl Founders and as original [...]


Arizona Centennial

In February 2012, Karl and his wife Stevie, chaired the fundraising effort for the Arizona Centennial for the entire state.


Advertising Hall of Fame

In 2004, Karl was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame and was presented his award that year in New York City.