News and Announcements

Dave Brown

A Message from Valley Leadership: Our Commitment to Our Community

The deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Dion Johnson here in Phoenix – among many others – have been heartbreaking. It is important to us that you, as our community, know that we are angered by these deaths and that we stand together in solidarity to root out racism from our systems. We believe that Black Lives Matter.

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Valley Leadership

Announcing 71st Man and Woman of the Year and Person of the Decade

Valley Leadership announces Kenneth J. Schutz and Karrin Taylor Robson as the organization’s newest Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the Annual Man & Woman of the Year event along with the late Sen. John McCain, who will receive the inaugural Person of The Decade award.

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Valley Leadership

Bridget Jones, Vice President, Leadership Development Announcement

Valley Leadership (VL) has hired Bridget Jones as Vice President, Leadership Development. This first-ever head of learning position will oversee Valley Leadership’s leadership cultivation programming to empower Arizona leaders to tackle the most pressing issues facing our state. Jones will design and implement learning curriculum to grow the knowledge, skills and network class members need to make immediate and systemic change in Arizona.

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Valley Leadership

The Pivot to a Sound Investment in Arizona Future

Read the guest commentary that appeared in the Arizona Republic about our Pivot to Impact from the partners who made it possible: Steve Seleznow of the Arizona Community Foundation, Paul Luna of Helios Education Foundation, Gene D’Adamo of Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Mary Jane Rynd of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, and Suzanne Pfister of Vitalyst Health Foundation.

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Valley Leadership

Valley Leadership Raises $1 Million for Its Innovative Pivot Toward Impact

Today, Valley Leadership announces the next milestone in its 40-year history. Five local philanthropic partners have collectively agreed to invest in the organization’s Pivot Toward Impact, a strategic change that shifts the focus from a leadership program that individuals start and finish, to developing a leadership culture within Arizona that seeks to impact long-term issues.

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