Our Mission

We prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community.

Our Vision

To connect leaders to leaders, leaders to information, and leaders to the community.

Leadership Memphis develops community change agents, connects them with others who have a passion to serve, and empowers them with information and opportunities to make a difference.

Leadership Memphis is the premier community leadership organization in the city. Founded in 1979, the organization has graduated more than 3,377 community leaders and continues to be a ground-breaking innovator with new programs and action initiatives that drive educational achievement, diversity and inclusivity and collective impact.

The organization’s programs develop community leaders at every level from seasoned professionals and emerging talent to front-line leaders.

Leadership Memphis hosts three signature events annually designed to create stronger connections between our alumni, sponsors, community partners and other business and community leaders in support of our vision, mission and goals. Our signature events are The Community Leadership Luncheon, Multicultural Breakfast and Alumni Holiday Party.

Our action initiative, Volunteer Memphis, is undertaken to help enhance our city economically and socially by increasing volunteerism throughout the Mid-South.