May/June 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Class XXX Application
Final Deadline

Friday, May 15, 2015
Class XXIX Graduation
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
DC Ranch Homestead
18600 N. 98th St. Scottsdale 85255 

Tuesday, May 19
Scottsdale'e Museum of the West
Alumni Behind the Scenes Tour 
5:00-7:30 PM
3830 N Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Register here 

Friday, September 11, 2015
Class XXX Welcome Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Friday, December 11
16th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location TBD


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.


Informed & Involved

By Adam Mamerow



Kelly Henderson, Class 29 named one of National Association of REALTORSŪ 30 under 30


Linda Walton, Class 26

Published her first book, "Lessons To Share With the Daughter I Never Had"   

We invite you to include Scottsdale Leadership in your estate plans (such as wills and trusts).
For more info, contact Margaret Leichtfuss at 480-627-6717 or margaret@scottsdaleleadership.org


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 and you'll earn rewards for Core Program scholarships 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 to enroll today and earn rewards for Core Program scholarships every time you shop! 



POSA is continuing to partner with 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:
Saturday, May 30, 2015 

Walmart - 15355 N. Northsight 

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.



This event was planned by a committee of alumni volunteers:
 Chair Wyatt Bailey, Class 27

Vice Chair Gabi Enriquez, Class 27

Anna Mathews, Class 27

Gretchen Caraway, Class 28

Lois Kinsella, Class 28

Anna Mathews, Class 27

Jeff Miller, Class 27

Jennifer Pastiak, Class 28


If you would like to join this committee and plan future alumni events, please contact gabrielle.enriquez@dcranchinc.com.



Please remind friends and colleagues the deadline to apply for Class XXX is this Sunday, May 10.


Visit our website to learn more and to apply  


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, interactive program.


We commend Class 29 for stellar Lead It Forward projects. The five teams showcased significant impact, efforts and achievements on April 24. 
A panel of distinguished judges selected Team Possibilities 5.0: Multi-Sensory Environment to receive the cash award to benefit their stakeholder, Scottsdale's Adaptive Recreation Services.

Class 29 honored The Victim Next Door with the inaugural Peer Award.


Visit our website to learn more about each project.

See more pictures from the Lead It Forward Competition. Pictures from the reception will be posted on Faceboook next week.


Stamp Out Hunger - benefiting Vista del Camino food bank 

Saturday, May 9


Douglas G. Price, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Phoenix Division Presentation

Scottsdale Rotary Club is extending a complimentary invitation to Scottsdale Leadership alumni to join them for lunch at noon on Monday, May 18 at the Millennium Scottsdale, Lake Room (7401 N Scottsdale Rd). RSVP to charlie@yukondigital.com.

City of Scottsdale's 40th Mighty Mud Mania 

Saturday, June 6 - Volunteers needed!


Workshops for Youth & Families Summer Workshops

Footprints (ages 9-12): June 7-12

Trailblazer (ages 13-15): June 21-26

Pathfinder (ages 9-12): July 12-17

The Journey (ages 15-19): July 19-24


More details on upcoming community events



These organizations are currently recruiting Board Members:


Audrey's Angels enriches the lives of the elderly in small group homes through live music. For more information or to apply, contact Kathy Jorgenson at 602-501-1899 or



Scottsdale Historical Society, a non-profit, volunteer organization housed in the Little Red Schoolhouse on the Scottsdale Mall, is seeking a new Treasurer. Knowledge of Peachtree Software is a requirement. Duties include maintaining accounts, writing checks, and giving a financial report at the monthly board meetings on the third Monday night of each month. Estimated time involved is approximately two hours/week. For more information, contact 480-945-4499 or info@scottsdalemuseum.com.


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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