November/December 2014
AZ Lottery
Friday, December 12, 2014
15th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Resort

Friday, April 24, 2015
2nd Annual Project Lead It Forward
Showcase & Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Sands @ Hotel Valley Ho
For more information:
480-627-6710 or

Scottsdale Leadership is seeking an experienced, dynamic Executive Director. 

If you know a strong candidate, please encourage them to apply by Nov. 21. 

We invite you to include Scottsdale Leadership in your estate plans (such as wills and trusts). We have a new team of experts to help!  
For more information, contact Cynthia Wenstr÷m at 480-627-6716 or cwenstrom@scottsdaleleadership.org


Read Class 29's blog about the experience and impact of Scottsdale Leadership's Core Program.  What do you think? Comments are encouraged.



Scottsdale Leadership needs:

- Raffle items for the Dec. 12 Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon (i.e. dining and experience gift certificates, wine, jewelry, art)

- Class 29 breakfast and/or lunch sponsors

Volunteers to phone alumni for which we no longer have email and/or address information 


Please contact 480-627-6710 or info@scottsdaleleadership.org

to assist with these needs.

Wyatt Bailey, Class 27

Upward Projects opened a fourth Postino location in Tempe near the ASU campus


Scott Bradley, Class 27 

Married Lori Jolley, Class 28 on 

Sept. 8


Jacky Burke, Class 24
ried Alexander Cherney on Aug. 10


Dan Costello, Class 17

Joined the Board of Directors of Phoenix Suns Charities


Kim Hanna, Class 27
Will be a regular on Great Food Good Neighbors, a new weekly TV program featuring local restaurants and gourmet camp cooking beginning Nov. 29 on AZTV Channel 7 (Cox Cable 13)

Matt Lehrman, Class 6

Named interim managing director of Arizona Theatre Co., Phoenix


Jason Mayer, Class 21

Joined National Bank of Arizona as a commercial banker


Jeff Miller, Class 27

Married Risa Friedman on Aug. 31


Please submit your achievements for inclusion in future newsletters to:


Young Women's Forum Featuring Courtney Klein, Seed Spot  

November 6, 2014 


Sterling Awards

November 14, 2014


Fashion STARS

November 23, 2014 


Empty Bowls

December 3, 2014 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Dinner Celebration

January 14, 2015


Fresh Start Fashion Gala
February 21, 2015


Family Promise Gala
March 7, 2015 


More details on upcoming community events


Fry's Community Rewards

Did you know you can support Scottsdale Leadership just by shopping at Fry's?  

It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards«! 


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! 


If you enrolled last year, you must re-enroll for the 2014-15 giving cycle.



AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.


Click here for enroll todayOnce enrolled, you'll earn rewards for Scottsdale Leadership every time you shop! 



POSA is continuing to partner with the Walmart and Cintas to shred documents. Donations are requested at $3 per box to help with POSA OUTREACH children's programs like Shop with a Cop, Book'em and Kid Care ID pictures and fingerprinting for parents.

Drop off your shredding on any of the following Saturdays:

Nov. 22, 2014

Jan. 24, 2015

Feb. 28, 2015

Mar. 28, 2015

Apr. 25, 2015

May 30, 2015


Walmart - 15355 N. Northsight 

7:00 - 10:00 a.m.



Friday, December 12, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(reception and raffle 11:00 a.m. - noon)


DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Ballroom 

5401 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

$1,000 per table of 10; $100 per seat or $75 per seat for dues-paid alumni.  Click here to register by Friday, December 5.


Presenting Sponsors

Arizona Lottery & Scottsdale Insurance Company


Supporting Sponsors

City of Scottsdale & Sonoran Studios


Luncheon speaker Ray Anderson, ASU's new Vice President for University Athletics / Athletic Director, will share his experiences in the NFL and beyond in a high-impact message to inspire your leadership! 

Scottsdale Leadership thrives because of people - and their leadership. Help us honor four leaders who've made an impact in the community. Meet and greet friends, be inspired, win fabulous raffle prizes and have fun...while helping Scottsdale Leadership!


2014 Honorees


Todd Hornback, Class 13 
Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award
presented by 
Prestige Cleaners 


Bill Schrader
Drinkwater Leadership Award
presented by 
Merrill Lynch 


Sydney A. Allen
Youth Leadership Award
presented by 
Cox Communications 

The Phoenician
Corporate Leadership Award
presented by 


A food drive to benefit Vista del Camino will take place during this event; please bring non-perishable food items. Items of greatest need include: canned tomato (crushed, diced, whole), canned vegetables (carrots, potatoes, peas, mixed vegetables), prepared boxed meals (Rice-A-Roni, mac & cheese, Hamburger Helper, stuffing, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes), and tomato sauce/tomato paste. 



Alumni from 2-3 different class years will be invited to join Class 29 members at day-end networking receptions throughout the year! Each reception will start at 5:00 p.m. We're keeping it simple and informal: no RSVPs, no entry fees, and no program - just a chance to reconnect with friends, meet the new class and start the weekend with some fun. Why are we doing this?  Recent alumni survey results indicate a desire to reconnect with classmates as well as the Core Program. Locations for receptions will be determined and communicated via email about one week in advance.


Upcoming dates:
Friday, Nov. 7 - Class 4 and Class 25

Friday, Nov. 21 - Class 5 and Class 24
Friday, Jan. 16 - Class 6 and Class 23 


Click here to see the full 2014-15 schedule



Please stay engaged through paid alumni dues! Your renewal helps provide the educational and networking experiences that you benefited from, extending the unique impact of Scottsdale Leadership to many more friends.


Pay Now

 Thank you to those who have already

supported the 2014-15 dues campaign!


Doug Aitken, 27

Andrea Aker, 28

Jeanne Alspaugh, 21

Tom Avery, 28

Wyatt Bailey, 28

Katie Barnes, 10

Vicky Behne, 28

Tom Billard, 26

Jim Bissonett, 21

Jane Blacker, 19

Terri Blau, 26

Marc Blonstein, 24

Kimberly Bogues, 16

Tammy Bosse, 15

Deanne Boynton Grupp, 24

Carol Brecker, 5

Ken Brooks, 25

Kurt Brueckner, 2

Sam Campana, Founder

Katherine Cecala, 12

Joy Cervantes, 26

Patti Counce, 17

James Cramer, 15

Angela Creedon, 19

Carol Damaso, 21

Dan Daniel, 27

Marty Day, 22 

Zhara Dean, 1

Leslie Diamond, 11

Kevin Donovan, 26

Vanessa Dreyer, 21

Alexandra Duemer, 28

Mark Eberle, 6

Daryl Eckman, 18

Kim Edwards, 14

Manuela Emmrich, 28

Gabi Enriquez, 27

Joan Fudala, 9

Emily Ginzl, 27

Kathleen Glenn, 24

Patti Goodrich, 23

Barry Graham, 28

Susie Goetze, 2

Betsy Goreham, 19

Rebecca Grossman, 27

Bridgette Haley, 28

Kim Hanna, 27

Cindy Hill, 25

Michelle Hawkins, 22

Bud Heintz, 28

Kay Henry, 9

Joe Holmes, 26

Bob Howard, 1

Bob Howard, Jr., 01

Liz Kaplan, 27

Jim Keeley, 4

Theresa Keeley, 5

Karolyn Kiburz, 23

Lois Kinsella, 28 

Jeffrey Klefstad, 25
Mike Kobashi, 28

Sona Koltookian, 24

Virginia Korte, 3

Rebecca Knight, 28  
 Andrea Kranitz, 27

Kelley LaBarbera, 22

Cathy Lake, 27

Karen Loftus, 19

Braden Love, 26

Eric Luoma, 9

Tatum Luoma, 19

Kristina Luoma-Dyrr, 25

Verle Martz, 28

Janice Marvin, 25

Anna Mathews, 27

Mary Masters, 27

Jason Mayer, 21

Patrick McDermott, 7

Sylvia McDowell, 24

Check McGrath, 26

Lori Meyerowitz, 28

Linda Milhaven, 8 

Francis Mills-Yerger, 16 

Judee Morrison, 17

Aiessa Moyna, 17

Rick Mueller, 5

David Nelson, 24

Mike Nolan, 27

Randy Nussbaum, 4

Hope Ozer, 3

Suzanne Paetzer, 24

Scott Palmer, 22

Pele Peacock Fischer, 25

Gayle Pincus, 21

Charlie Popeck, 24

Sue Pollick, 27

Denise Pruitt, 11

Teresa Quale, 20

Jami Reagan, 23

Doreen Reinke, 17

David Richard, 21

Mike Saini, 22

Gordon Samuel, 28

Jerry Scheirer, 26
Harry Schlegelmilch, 23

Camille Schmidt, 17

Sara Schnirring, 28

Bridget Schwartz-Manock, 24

Mike Seiden, 24

Darin Shebesta, 28

Maire Simington, 12

Cindy Slick, 4

Diana Smith, 3

Bonnie Sneed, 22

Roxanne Song Ong, 5

Bill Spain, 10

Jay Spector, 20

Neil Sutton, 27

Doug Sydnor, 2

Siena Sydnor, 27
Ted Taylor, 26

David Valencia, 24 

Ruth Valencia, 28

Drew Vallorano, 25

Suzanne Walden-Wells, 16

Linda Walton, 26

Katherine Weaver, 18

Sharon Wolf-Furman, 27

Julius Williams, 24

David Wilson, 28

Tres Winius, 13

Jan Ziff, 23

Raoul Zubia, 22



International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides comprehensive services to assist newly arrived refugees, victims of human trafficking and survivors of torture resettle and rebuild their lives. They seek help with the following:

  • Adopt-a-Family Program: donors, individuals and/or community groups to adopt families this holiday season.
  • The New Routes Bicycle Program: donors, individuals and/or community groups to donate bicycles, helmets, locks, lights and/or help implement bike safety classes on a regular basis.   

To assist, or for or more information, contact Neal Hallihan at 602-433-2440 ext. 175 or  Neal.Hallihan@Rescue.org.


Valley Youth Theater (VYT) is expanding its Board of Directors. Ideal candidates should have access to resources, be willing and capable of fundraising, have connections and influence in the community, and be excited about what VYT provides for the Valley's youth. Hope Ozer, Class 3 and Founder & Chair Emeritus of VYT's Board of Directors is happy to share more about her passion for the organization - hope@phoenixmanhattan.com. For more information about Board Membership opportunities, please contact Jim Rough, VYT Vice-Chair and chair of board development committee at jrough@navigant.com or 602-528-8001. 


For a full list of opportunities, visit our website


Please submit volunteer & board member opportunities for inclusion in future newsletters to: info@scottsdaleleadership.org

Inform. Inspire. Empower.