Scottsdale Leadership
March/April 2014
Scottsdale Insurance (stacked)
Thursday, March 13
Applicants Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Phoenician

Friday, April 4
Project Lead It Forward
Showcase & Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hotel Valley Ho 
For more information:
480-627-6710 or


For the first time, Scottsdale Leadership will participate in Arizona Gives Day, this year on Wed., April 9--an easy way to express your passion for worthy non-profit organizations who need support from the community--like Scottsdale Leadership!  We'll send you more details soon.


Read Class 28's blog about the experience and impact of Scottsdale Leadership's Core Program.  What do you think? Comments are encouraged.

A Bird's Eye View of Water and Power By Lois Kinsella


Here are some current Scottsdale Leadership needs:

  • Volunteers to phone alumni to request missing contact data.  A great way to re-connect!
  • An estate attorney to help finalize bequests and planned gifts to Scottsdale Leadership.
Please contact 480-627-6710 or to assist with these needs.

Scott Bradley, Class 27

joined Lockton Companies as Risk Management Business Advisor.


Lexie Carlson Fabor, Class 28

recognized in the latest edition of Az Business as 1 of 40 business leaders under 40 who are changing Arizona business.


Jim Keeley, Class 4

will be inducted into Scottsdale's History Hall of Fame in April.


Darin Shebesta, Class 28

named President Elect of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix.


Jeff Walton, Class 4 

joined Stonegate Mortgage as President of Retail Lendings.


Jason Wong, Class 28

is a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Arizona Chapter's Man of the Year.


Please submit your achievements for inclusion in future newsletters to:


Did you know you can support Scottsdale Leadership just by shopping at Fry's?  It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community RewardsŪ!  



Click here for instructions to enroll your Fry's V.I.P. Card


Once enrolled, you'll earn rewards for Scottsdale Leadership every time you shop! 



Scottsdale Leadership is greatly appreciative of Scottsdale Charros' loyal support!

Scottsdale Charros  

Spring training is the premier annual fundraising event for the Charros.


Welcoming more than 160,000 people to Scottsdale Stadium during the month of March makes it one of the top destinations for spring baseball. Funds raised through the sale of Charro Lodge passes and stadium advertising are donated back to the community.  


Get out to a game now through March 29, 2014!




Scottsdale Leadership is Recruiting for Class XXIX


Thursday, March 13, 2014 
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

This event is generously 

sponsored by 

The Phoenician


Please remind friends and colleagues about this unique 

networking opportunity to learn, meet people, and strengthen our community through Scottsdale Leadership's Core Program.


Please encourage your nominee(s) to attend with you! We hope you will mix and mingle, while sharing your personal Core Program experience with applicants.


This event is free for applicants, dues-paid alumni and 

Advisory Council members; please click here to RSVP by March 7


All others $25; please click here to pay now 



Scottsdale Leadership's Core Program provides the knowledge, connections, skills, and confidence for participants to take on leadership roles in the community. Each year, up to 45 diverse individuals are selected through a competitive process to participate in the nine-month award-winning, interactive program.


Highlights of participation include: access to community decision-makers; opportunities to discuss current community issues; leadership development programming and opportunities; behind-the-scenes tours of community facilities; and connecting with the Scottsdale Leadership alumni "brain trust" of 966 from 28 previous classes.


Visit our website to learn more and to apply


April 11 - Earlybird application deadline; $25 application fee

May 16 - Final application deadline; $100 application fee

A Showcase of Service, Served Up with Some Fun!

The Sands at Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main Street - Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Join us as we celebrate the impact, efforts and achievements of Class 28 as they showcase their work for all guests. 


This inaugural awards showcase recognizes exemplary community service that reflects Scottsdale citizens' needs, wishes and dreams. Class 28 has taken on that challenge through five innovative Lead it Forward (formerly "Pay it Forward") service projects. Celebrate the winning group, selected just hours earlier by a panel of distinguished judges.

  • Reunite with classmates while meeting new friends, dignitaries, and community supporters
  • Help choose the winner of the evening's second and final honor:  the Audience Choice Award
  • Enjoy fine food and beverages in a historic Scottsdale atmosphere

Tickets: $20 All Scottsdale Leadership alumni; 

$25 all others

This event is generously sponsored by

DMB Assocaites, Inc.
Scottsdale Insurance (stacked)  
  Pure Public Relations + Marketing   Scottsdale Republic



Victorious Volunteers: Caring to the Corps
Providing a detailed volunteer recruitment and marketing strategy for Foothills Caring Corps, which provides in-home and transportation services to older adults in Scottsdale and the North Valley who are homebound or disabled.
Project CANdo! 

Raising awareness of hunger challenges facing the Scottsdale community. During Spring Training games at Salt River Fields March 14-16, donations of canned food items create a canned food pyramid for display.  All donations benefit the Vista del Camino food bank.


Amplif(i) It Bash

This inaugural event invited 150 valley kids to enjoy a free evening of fun activities, including zipline, foam pit, raffle, dance and music to celebrate the positive life choices of our youth. Partners include notMYkid, Scottsdale Gymnastics & Trampoline (SGT) and Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Center.

Digital Literacy Program

Providing Title 1 Tavan Elementary teachers and students with devices, knowledge, resources, business partners and support to become digitally literate, because today's K-12 students need digital skills to succeed and become our next generation of leaders. 


Quest for College

Providing Paiute Neighborhood Center students bilingual guidelines to navigate selecting and applying for college. Electronic files have been developed outlining reasons, processes, and resources to successfully guide students from eighth grade through senior year and onto college.  



Scottsdale residents are invited to attend one of six open houses to learn about and comment on the 2014 draft General Plan. 

March 12 - 10:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m.

March 13 -10:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

March 19 - 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Click here for more details 


City of Scottsdale

The city's Economic Development department has launched its new, improved website. Take a minute to 1) visit the site, and 2) complete the short online survey feedback form.  


Spring Training

Through March 29, 2014  


Scottsdale Forward: A Path for Progress

March 13, 2014


44th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival

March 14-16, 2014


Scottsdale Public Library's 2nd Annual Ultimate Play Date

March 29, 2014


Scottsdale Culinary Arts Festival
April 8-13, 2014 


4th Annual Battle of the Badges

Guns vs. Hoses Hope Charity Flag Football Game

April 5, 2014


Fiat of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Spikes & Spokes

April 12, 2014


Scottsdale History Hall of Fame

April 22, 2014 
Partners for Pauite Annual Fundraising Breakfast
April 30, 2014



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