Our 2017 Quest for the Best Gala was oh so sweet...

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Quest for the Best Gala

*The 2017 Quest for the Best Gala was held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale on September 9th, 2017. Thank you Phoenician Resort for hosting a fabulous dinner honoring academic excellence!*

Held each Fall at a beautiful Scottsdale resort, this event showcases the great academic, athletic, scientific and artistic achievements of select SUSD alumni, who are inducted into the SUSD Foundation’s Hall of Excellence. By honoring selected alumni plus two students, teachers and principals each year from different fields, the Foundation accentuates the diverse paths to greatness that can emerge from the educational and extra-curricular activities that make SUSD a destination school district.


We are thankful for our great sponsors and over 400 Scottsdale business leaders that attend each year, raising more than $150,000.


SUSD Foundation Hall of Excellence

Each year, the SUSD Foundation recognizes 2 Scottsdale Unified School District alumni of various ages and backgrounds that recognize their time at SUSD as valuable and a platform for continued success in their respective field.

They are inducted into the SUSD Foundation Hall of Excellence by attending the fall Quest for the Best Awards Gala as a guest of the foundation and accept the induction during the event.

Hall of Excellence Inductees


Charles Keating IV, Navy SEAL


Heather Morris, Actress and Dancer


David Schweikert, US Congressman


Dr. Eric Meyer, Arizona Representative


Vice President Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the Unites States


Michelle Mitchell, Olympic Diver


Dr. Jeff Trent, President & Research Director, TGen


Lynda Carter, Actress


Community Sponsors

We have some serious fun while supporting Scottsdale schools!