2022 Leadership Cleveland Graduation & Alumni Association Scholarship Luncheon
Join us for the 2022 Leadership Cleveland Graduation and Alumni Association Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, May 24, at noon at the Cleveland Country Club as we honor the graduates of the current year's program and raise funds to provide a non-profit executive with a scholarship to the program.
Each year, if funding is available, the scholarship committee of the Leadership Cleveland Alumni Association awards a scholarship for the Leadership Cleveland program to a non-profit executive in Cleveland and Bradley County. The funds raised at this luncheon along with alumni donations support that scholarship.
Our speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony is Joel Henderson. Joel has served much of his professional career in some component of leadership with a focus and passion for healthcare and community betterment. He currently serves as the Executive Director for Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) located in Chattanooga. Volunteers in Medicine health ministry provides primary care access to the medically underserved – with compassionate and personalized care provided at no cost to patients by 85 volunteer healthcare heroes and a small yet herculean staff of 5 employees.
Joel has a great love for the community – having served in a leadership volunteer role on numerous civic and non-profit boards and committees, including Rotary International, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, United Way of Central Florida, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Grant Professionals Network (GPN) of Central Florida, Cleveland Media Association, City Fields – Blythe Oldfield Community Association and COVID-19 Regional Task Force.
Joel is a graduate and proud alumnus from the Disney Leadership Institute, Leadership Osceola, Leadership Orlando, Leadership Chattanooga and Leadership Cleveland. He is a recipient of the prestigious Life Inspiration and Leadership Excellence Awards from the American Cancer Society, the 2009 Alumnus of the Year from Georgia Cumberland Academy and Community Leader Honoree from Leadership Osceola. He has received Professional Excellence Peer Awards from both the GPN of Central Florida and PRSA Lookout Chapter.
He is a 1994 graduate from Southern Adventist University where he met his wife, Teri – also a healthcare professional. Joel and Teri are blessed with a daughter, Emma Grace – a senior at Collegedale Academy, who plans to attend Lee University in the Fall.
Joel enjoys traveling and has a particular passion for the arts and gardening. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, May 17. All members are welcome to support the alumni association efforts by attending the luncheon.
Date and Time
Tuesday May 24, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Cleveland Country Club
345 Kyle Lane NW
Cleveland TN 37312
Individual tickets—$45, corporate table of eight—$375 (This event does not qualify for admission credit use).