MARCH 24, 2011

Scottsdale Leadership celebrates 25 years with $25K community gift and keynote from Kurt Warner

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Leadership, a non-profit organization that develops community leaders, will give a $25,000 gift back to the community in honor of its 25th anniversary at a celebration featuring keynote speaker Kurt Warner.

The dinner event, which will be held at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch on April 14 at 6 p.m., offers Scottsdale Leadership supporters and guests an exclusive opportunity to interact with football legend, Kurt Warner, alongside business leaders, City officials and Scottsdale Leadership graduates.

Scottsdale Leadership’s sizeable donation will be presented at the event to support the Best Buddies program through the Scottsdale Unified School District, which creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, the Best Buddies program exists at Chaparral & Coronado High School. 

“We look at this milestone year as a way to celebrate the success of our alumni and organization but also as a way to focus on the future. Our financial gift to the community, an inspiring leadership message from Kurt Warner and the creation of an endowment fund speak to the success of Scottsdale Leadership’s next 25 years,” said Doreen Reinke, board president.   

Over the past 25 years, Scottsdale Leadership graduates have made a significant impact on the Scottsdale community, spearheading preservation of open space, improving the education system, championing public art and mentoring at-risk youth, among many other accomplishments.

Tickets are $150; Scottsdale Leadership dues-paid alumni are $125. VIP tickets are available for $500 each and include a special reception with Kurt Warner and preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 480-627-6710.