The evolution of Scottsdale's MLK Celebration was initiated by CCD’s founding members, Sandra Rembrandt and Don Logan. Their vision was for Scottsdale to host its own Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. In the early 1990’s, members from across the valley traveled to Phoenix to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. They 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 nationally renowned speakers representing a myriad of diversity perspectives honoring the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thank you for attending the 28th Annual MLK Celebration dinner.
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Patricia Russell-McCloud


A renowned motivational speaker, Patricia Russell-McCloud has been preaching her gospel of respect, empowerment, and self-determination to spellbound audiences nationwide for nearly two decades. As national president and longtime member of The Links, Inc., Russell-McCloud works with other professional black women to help create an environment in which high achievement among young African Americans is the rule rather than the exception.

2022 MLK Celebration
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