Leadership Memphis

Leadership Awards Luncheon

Leadership Memphis is proud to announce our 2020 Leadership Awards Luncheon presented by Regional One Health and Sedgwick on March 6, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration Begins at 10:30am.

Leadership Memphis will honor the following awards:

  • David Jordan, President & CEO, Agape Child & Family Services as the 2020 Kate Gooch Leader of the Year
  • Linda Williams, President & CEO, RISE Foundations as the 2020 Distinguished Alumni of the Year
  • RISE Foundation as the 2020 Community Champion

Leadership Memphis will also be honoring 10 Change Makers.

Leadership Memphis considers Change Makers a rare species. While they are mere individuals, they nevertheless changed the lives of others through their actions. Each has impacted our community in a very big and in a very positive way. Their work has helped enhance the quality of life and livelihoods of others, and made Memphis a better place in the process.

  • Raumesh Akbari, Tennessee General Assembly, State Senator
  • Janet Boscarino, Clean Memphis, Co-Founder & Executive Director
  • Carol Coletta, Memphis River Parks Partnership, President & CEO
  • Willie Gregory, NIKE, Director of Global Community Impact
  • Kevin Kane, Memphis Tourism, President & CEO
  • Anne Mathes, Community Legal Center, Executive Director
  • Dr. Isaac Rodriguez, Sweet Bio / Seeding Success, Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
  • Richard L. Shadyac Jr., ALSAC/St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, President & CEO
  • Dwayne Spencer, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, President & CEO
  • Dr. Jan Young, Assisi Foundation, Executive Director

This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Jia Jiang. Jia is the founder and CEO of Wuju Learning, a company that trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. He is also known as the Rejection Guy. Jia’s blog – 100 Days of Rejection Therapy – documents and analyzes his journey to discover and conquer the fear of rejection. He is a newly minted TED speaker. His book – Rejection Proof is a #1 bestseller. Jia holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table of 10. RSVP here or call (901) 278-0016 by February 28.

Event Sponsorships at the $2,500 or $5,000 are still available. Contact David Williams at dwilliams@leadershipmemphis.org for more information.

Seats for Corporate Sponsors and Alumni Donors at the $250 level and above are included in your sponsorship but do require an RSVP. (Check your email for a promo code) If you are an alumni sponsor or corporate sponsor and have not received a code, email Austin Haenmueller at ahasenmueller@leadershipmemphis.org.

Not a sponsor yet? Sign up to sponsor or renew your sponsorship online at leadershipmemphis.org/donate/

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