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Scottsdale Leadership 25th Celebration includes Kurt Warner and $25,000 Gift to Community


Scottsdale Leadership will mark its 25-year milestone on April 14 with a special dinner event featuring Kurt Warner, former NFL great, as the keynote speaker. To be held at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch, the evening also includes a presentation of Scottsdale Leadership's $25,000 gift to the community.


Kurt Warner


Date: April 14 at 6 p.m.

Location: Hyatt Gainey Ranch

Tickets: $150; $125 dues-paid alumni

VIP tickets: $500 includes VIP reception with Kurt Warner, photo opportunity with Kurt Warner, one pre-autographed photograph of Kurt Warner and preferred seating at dinner.


Tickets are now available online at 

Share the Experience of Scottsdale Leadership

Do you know someone who has the drive and potential to become an exceptional community leader? If so, send their name, e-mail address and phone number to and they will be sent information about Scottsdale Leadership. This years Applicants Reception will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.


Prospective applicants for Class XXVI are invited to meet with Scottsdale Leadership Advisory Board, Board of Directors and alumni as learn more about the nine-month, interactive Core Program.


Applicants Reception 

Date: Wednesday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 East Princess Drive

Tickets: Free to prospective applicants and dues-paid alumni 


RSVP by Wednesday, March 17 at or call 480-627-6710.  


Motivation Doesn't Grow On Trees      

Zack Barna, Guidelight Marketing 

By ZACK BARNA, Class 24

Owner, Guidelight Marketing 


As I sat down to write my New Year's Resolutions for 2011, I found myself thinking not only about goal-setting, but also how motivation and fulfillment played into achieving those goals. While certain endeavors seem to spark an innate motivation in me, other tasks seem destined for the perpetual back burner.  

Motivation is paramount to accomplishing goals in every aspect of our lives - but what fuels it?


The  blog can be viewed at: 


In This Issue
Opportunities to Lead
Leadership Skill Development
Community Events
Updates and Brags
Calendar of Events
March 11 Core Program, Safe Communities
Location: Police and Fire Training
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March 23 Class XXVI Applicants Reception
Location: Fairmont Princess
Time: 5:30
RSVP Required by March 17

March 24 Core Program, State Government
Location: State Capitol

April 1 Core Program, Diversity
Location: Scottsdale Insurance Company
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

April 14 25th Anniversary Celebration
Keynote speaker: Kurt Warner
Location: Hyatt Gainey Ranch
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.

For tickets or information,
call 480-627-6710 or online at   
Save the Date
May 6 Class XXV Graduation 

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Opportunities to Lead

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) is currently looking for volunteers for The Scottsdale Arts Festival on March 11-13. For more information: Randy Nussbaum, Class IV, chairs the SCPA board of directors.   


Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is looking for board members. Scottsdale Leadership alumni who have experience or interest in supporting youth and the arts are encouraged to contact the VYT about open board positions. For more information: Hope Ozer, Class III, is a VYT board member. 

Leadership Skill Development

Nonprofit Sustainability

On March 26, the Nonprofit Management Institute will present a 1/2 day workshop on Financial and Environmental Sustainability, to explain how to enhance the financial sustainability of your favorite nonprofit organization. This workshop is taught by Certified Public Accountants and will help identify barriers and ways to overcome them. For more information: 

Community Events

Comedy Night with Mark Cordes

On March 10, Scottsdale Prevention Institute will host a comedy night fundraiser at Chaparral Suites. Bob Howard, Class I will be opening for comedian Mark Cordes.  For more information:  


Celebrate Youth of the Year

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale at Celebrate Youth Gala & Auction on Saturday, March 26, at Talking Stick Resort.  The event concludes with the announcement of this year's Youth of the Year. The event co-chair is Abbie Fink, Class XVII. For more information:  

Updates and Brags

Two Alumni Recognized for Work in the Arts

Carolyn Allen, Class I, has been honored as co-winner of the Shelley Arts Advocate Award from the Arizona Citizens for the Arts.

Randy Nussbuam, Class IV, has been elected chair of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts advisory board and appointed to the board of trustees of the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

Scottsdale Leadership

10533 E. Lakeview Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Ph. 480-627-6710