January/February 2015
Wells Fargo
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Applicants Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Phoencian 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Class XXX Early-bird Application Deadline 

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

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Class XXX Final Application Deadline
For more information:
480-627-6710 or


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

Committed and Passionate About Public Service

By Ron Bayne

by Lindsey Baird



Tom Avery, Class 28

Named Interim President and CEO at Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) effective Jan. 1.

Virginia Korte, Class 3, is retiring from the position.

Mike Beck, Class 28

Hired as Chief Librarian of the Glendale Public Library


Bridgette Haley, Class 28

Hired as Major Gifts Officer of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 


Kelly Kaminskas, Class 29

Welcomed baby boy Bennett into her family


Liz Kaplan, Class 27

Hired as Executive Director of Arizona Coyotes Foundation 


Adam Mamerow, Class 29

Welcomed baby girl Claire into his family


Randy Nussbaum, Class 4 

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. received the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Small Business Sterling Award 


Please submit your achievements for inclusion in future newsletters to:


Scottsdale Leadership needs: 

- 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.
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

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:

Jan. 24, 2015

Feb. 28, 2015

Mar. 28, 2015

Apr. 25, 2015

May 30, 2015


Walmart - 15355 N. Northsight 

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.



City of Scottsdale  

Jan. 10, 2015
Hazardous materials turn in

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


Feb. 7, 2015

Electronics recycling 

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


9191 E. San Salvador Drive 


Artisan Coulour


Thank you to Artisan Colour 

for hosting Scottsdale Leadership's Advisory Council meetings in November!


Bill Schrader, Todd Hornback (Class 13), Sydney A. Allen, and The Phoenician (David Richard, Class 21) received top honors at the 15th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon, Dec. 12, 2014.

View more event pictures


View award recipient videos


Thank you to our event sponsors!

City of Scottsdale
Merrill Lynch
Prestige Cleaners
Scottsdale Insurance
Sonoran Studios


Do you know individuals who have the drive to become great community leaders?  If so, please nominate them for the Core Program. 


Click here to provide candidate name(s) and contact information. We will mail your nominee(s) information about the Core Program and Applicants Reception. 


Please plan to join your nominee(s) at the Applicants Reception on Wednesday, March 18 at The Phoenician.



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, Jan. 16 - Class 7 and Class 22
Friday, Jan. 30 - Class 8, Class 15 & Class 21
Friday, Feb. 13 - Class 9 and Class 20
Friday, Feb. 27 - Class 10, Class 14 and Class 19

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.


Sincere thanks to alumni who have already supported the 2014-15 dues campaign! 

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Scottsdale Leadership is greatly appreciative of Community Celebrating Diversity's loyal support!

Wednesday, January 14
5:30 pm
Chaparral Suites

Featured Guest Speaker
Coach Marv Levy 

The Scottsdale MLK Dinner was initiated by CCD's founding member, Sandra Rembrandt. In the early 1990's, members from across the valley traveled to Phoenix to celebrate Dr. King's birthday. Ms. Rembrandt had a passion for Dr. King's legacy and felt citizens from the Scottsdale community would take pride in hosting a celebration in its own community. Today, Scottsdale's celebration serves as a signature celebration for the entire valley that includes national renowned speakers representing a myriad of diversity perspectives honoring the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Shoe Drive
Drop off your used shoes today at Scottsdale Leadership - 10533 E. Lakeview Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.

Keep Scottsdale Beautiful hopes to collect 49,000 shoes by the Super Bowl. Still wearable shoes will get to people in need. Worn-out shoes will be made into rubberized surfaces for playgrounds and athletic courts.

During Super Bowl week, the mound of shoes will be on display at ESPN Fan Fest at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Volunteers will gather to count shoes on January 30. Keep Scottsdale Beautiful will resurface the basketball court at Family Promise Homeless Shelter with a surface made from recycled shoes.

Allegra Scottsdale awarded $15,000 in marketing, strategy, data and print services from its 2015 FootSTEPS Fund«. Six non-profits were selected: Crisis Nursery, Arizona's Children Association, Phoenix Conservatory of Music, David's Hope, OCJ (Opportunity, Community and Justice for Kids), and Seed Spot. 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Dinner Celebration

January 14, 2015


Women in Leadership

February 11, 2015


Fresh Start Fashion Gala

February 21, 2015 


Spring Training

March 3 - April 4, 2015


Family Promise Gala

March 7, 2015 


Scottsdale Forward

March 26, 2015 


Ultimate Play Date
April 4, 2015 


More details on upcoming community events



Organizations currently recruiting Board Members:

Gabrielle's Angels

Gina's Team

Hirsch Academy

Phoenix Chorale

Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, Inc.

Support Education & Employment for Vets (S.E.E.4Vets)

Valley Youth Theater

Waste Not


Local non-profit Support Education & Employment for Vets (S.E.E.4Vets) is seeking approx. 250 sq. ft. of donated office space to run their operations.  Please contact Ray Torres at 480-385-2590 or ray@see4vets.org if you can help.


For a full list of opportunities, visit our website


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

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