Rising Leaders Council
The Rising Leaders Council is a remarkable group of young professionals committed to the mission of The Gathering Place. They harness their talent and passion to become the organization’s next generation of leaders through fundraising, friend-raising, volunteering and empowering professional development.
Their fundraising initiatives and events raise more than $25,000 annually in support of The Gathering Place’s programs and services offered free of charge to those impacted by cancer.
Their objectives are:
- Partner with The Gathering Place to engage and attract the next generation of leaders to support the organization
- Plan and host a signature fundraising event and sports related fundraisers that will provide financial support for the organization
- Volunteer and participate in The Gathering Place special events
- Raise awareness about The Gathering Place in the community
- Enhance professional development, leadership skills and knowledge about board membership
If you are interested in volunteering with the Rising Leaders Council, please submit an application here. For more information or for questions, contact Simone Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 216.455.1522.
Chair - Julie Gurney, Benesch
Vice Chair - Lisa Hacker, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Governance Committee, Chair - Lora Brand, Falls Communications
Race for the Place Committee, Chair - Jennifer Lynch-McKinney, Cleveland Zoological Society
Signature Fundraiser, Co-Chair - Khalia Lucas, Pepsi Co.
Signature Fundraiser, Co-Chair - Zachary Lucas, NASA Glenn Research Center
Sports Related Fundraisers, Chair - Joe Sass, The Riverside Group
Volunteer Committee, Chair - Leslie Brandon, Buckeye Relief
Ashley Butler, Flavorseal
Courtney Conn, Hyland Software
Erin Dreyfuss, The Vanguard Group
Frank Ferritto, Baird
Whitney Hadler, UH Rainbow Babies
Lauren Klein, Cleveland Clinic
Jana Rossman-Lazarus, Swagelok Corp
Khalia Lucas, Pepsi Co.
Zachary Lucas, NASA Glenn Research Center
Amy McMullen, Lincoln Electric
Antwan Steele, Student Navigation
Deana Stein, Benesch