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2022 Leadership Luncheon

Young Leaders Council is excited to host the 2022 Leadership Luncheon fundraising event on Thursday, November 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Leadership Luncheon will be held at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee and will welcome more than 400 YLC alumni, corporate partners, and nonprofit colleagues to gather and hear unique perspectives from successful business and philanthropic leaders.

This year, YLC will welcome keynote speakers Courtney Ross (Senior Manager, Community Engagement for Amazon); Marcus Whitney (Founding Partner for Jumpstart Nova); and Tiffany Kerns (Executive Director for CMA Foundation) for a thought-provoking conversation on leadership and innovation. Fox17 Anchor/Reporter, Erika Glover, will serve as moderator for the event.

As the Leadership Luncheon returns to an in-person experience for the first time in 3 years, sponsors and attendees will have the ability to engage directly and network freely with hundreds of community focused professionals and local leaders. By partnering with YLC as a sponsor for the 2022 Leadership Luncheon, your company will enjoy unprecedented access to attendees with the ability to build meaningful professional connections. As a sponsor, your company will be highlighted in all pre and post event marketing and social media materials and receive an array of promotional and event benefits associated with each package listed below.


November 17, 2022

The Leadership Luncheon is YLC’s annual fundraising event and a time to celebrate the monumental impact that the organization continues to make, ensuring the growth and sustainability of the local nonprofit community. Your support is greatly appreciated and supports YLC’s efforts to train the next generation of nonprofit board leaders for many years to come. For more information, please contact Kim James at kim@youngleaderscouncil.org.

Previous Young Leaders of The Year Award Recipients

2021, Maria Amado
2020, Allison Reed
2019, Charlane Oliver
2018, Ron Snitker
2017, Justin Crosslin
2016, Tim Bewley
2015, Jordan Waldron
2014, Dan Hogan
2013, Jill Robinson
2012, Santi Tefel
2011, Brian Taylor
2010, James Crumlin, Jr
2009, Jonathan Cole
2008, David Weil

2007, Melissa Wyatt
2006, Erika Sumner
2005, Paula Roberts
2004, Elizabeth Gerken
2003, Bob Lawhon
2002, Susan Chapman
2001, Patty St. Clair
2000, Derek Young
1999, Debra Asay
1998, Jim Phillips
1997, Marcus Stamps
1996, Robinson Regen
1995, Mitch Petross
1994, Eric Rhinehardt

Thanks to our sponsors!

Tractor Supply Co. logo
mars petcare logo
Dollar General Logo
hca healthcare logo
Turner Construction logo
people 3
lbmc logo
pinnacle financial partners
first bank logo
Nashville Electric Service
AQP Consulting logo
rc mathews contractor logo
alliance bernstein logo
kraft cpas logo
mars petcare logo
truist logo
Brasfield & Gorrie logo

Wilson Bank & Trust

Piedmont Natural Gas

Joshua Livingston

Sarah Rochford Benfield

Luca Business Solutions

2023 Sponsorship

Interested in partnering with YLC through sponsorship?  Sponsorship offers many unique ways that you can engage with our students, alumni, and community partners while supporting our efforts to train tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders!

Please reach out to Kim James, YLC Executive Director, at kim@youngleaderscouncil.org for more information.

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