Silverman family

The Silverman family, including Lee and Ray and their son, Tom, pictured here, and Richard and Carole, have been named the 2015 Diversity Champions; they will be honored at Scottsdale's 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration on Jan. 14.

The Silverman family – Ray and Lee and their children Tom, Richard and Carole, owners of Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale – have been named the 2015 Diversity Champions by the nonprofit group Community Celebrating Diversity. They will be honored at Scottsdale’s 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream celebration 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.

Frances Ann Burruel, a retired educator who has dedicated her life to addressing civil rights issues, will also be honored at the event.

Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $60. Visit or call 480-312-3030.

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