Valley Leadership, Arizona’s premier leadership development organization, empowers individuals to strengthen and transform our community by delivering high-quality, multigenerational programming.
Thanks to your unwavering support, another successful year at Valley Leadership has passed. Your investment into our mission accelerates efforts to create quality multigenerational leadership programming that produces a profound and life-long impact on our growing alumni base and our community.
This year, VL focused on expanding our impact to meet the need for more high-quality leadership programming. In its inaugural year, 35 members graduated from our new Valley Leadership Advance (VLA) program aimed at high-potential leaders. VLA participants joined our alumni ranks along with 57 new graduates of our flagship program, Valley Leadership Institute, and more than a dozen high school students from Valley Leadership Youth.
Our expansion continued with the introduction of new tools and resources, including the opening of the Alumni Home Base and the facilitation of Emergenetics beyond the VLI Classroom.
Hundreds of community members filled the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore to honor Dr. Michael Crow and Mrs. Elva Coor as Man & Woman of the Year. Their transformational and servant leadership is an inspiration to us all who strive to do more and be more for our great State.
VL’s future is bright. We are committed to continuing our legacy of impact by providing the skills and connections for civic-minded citizens to advance their passions and accelerate their pursuits while giving back to Arizona in deep and meaningful ways. Our broad spectrum of programming is made possible by your support. We welcome you on our journey as we continue to cultivate agents of change!
VL’s alumni base welcomed 57 new members in June, after this diverse group of leaders graduated from our flagship program, VLI. The “Most Caring Class Ever!” took great care of our community and each other during their nine-month journey, and are committed to keeping their special connection strong for decades to come!
VL introduced a new, experiential learning program aimed at high-potential leaders who are new to Arizona or new to civic engagement. 35 leaders participated in the inaugural year, which provided an orientation to Arizona, connection to civic leadership opportunities and tactical leadership skills.
More than a dozen youth learned about the importance of philanthropy and Arizona’s nonprofit landscape. Through a thoughtful process guided by VLI alumni, the youth awarded thousands of dollars to local charities.
Dr. Michael Crow and Mrs. Elva Coor were honored as Man & Woman of the Year at VL’s 67th Annual Luncheon. Nearly 1,000 people joined the celebration, which netted the most revenue in VL’s history.
Emergenetics is a tool used in the VLI curriculum that helps Class members understand each other and advance their collaboration. After a rigorous certification process, VL now provides this tool to people beyond the VLI Classroom.
Thanks to the generosity of Ellie & Michael Ziegler, Elontec, PWP Capital and so many others, VL moved its headquarters. Our new Alumni Home Base was designed with you in mind. It’s the perfect space for connecting with VL and its alumni.
Dr. David Bolman
University of Advancing Technology
Lincoln Strategy Group
Past Board Chair
Joyce Medina Harper
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Hans-Dieter S. Klose
Phoenix Suns Charities
Tina Marie Tentori
Jenny Holsman Tetreault
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
CopperPoint Insurance Companies
Arizona Supreme Court
Arizona Restaurant Association
Arizona State Universityp
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Arizona Board of Regents
Helios Education Foundation
City of Phoenix
CEO Advisory Circle Facilitator
President & CEO