Leadership Collier Foundation Celebrates Graduation of Classes '2020 and '2021 at Arthrex Thursday, May 27
ALEXANDRIA D. OLSON, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF) of the Greater Naples Chamber congratulates the 2020 and 2021 class graduates of Leadership Collier and Associate Leadership Collier! A joint ceremony, the largest in LCF's history, was held Thursday, May 27 at Arthrex honoring the four newest groups of engaged community leaders.
Alumni and graduates shared program experiences and how the LCF programs activated their potential as leaders. Over the past year, classes fed first responders, raised money and supplies for families in need, built homes with Habitat for Humanity and wrote thank you notes to our educators for their perseverance and dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Talented and generous leaders, who are willing to volunteer their time, talent, and treasure - may be our greatest resource as a community," said Dr. Aysegul Timur, LC '12, chair of the Leadership Collier Foundation advisory board.
Collaboration was a common theme of the evening, as alumni and attendees talked about the programs' ability to bring a diverse group of leaders together to enact change.
"In a society where people and ideas feel more divisive than ever, we heard time and time again about just the opposite. Throughout our nine sessions collaboration and connection emerged as common themes," said Delaney Carroll, ALC '21. "Collaboration amongst people. Collaboration between organizations. Shared struggles and common problems creating a connection between industries."
Despite facing a variety of COVID-19 related challenges, programs were able to continue thanks to the support of participants, volunteers, businesses and community leaders.
The words "what's next" echoed throughout the speeches. Graduates of Leadership Collier Foundation programs are encouraged to stay engaged through the LCF alumni association and Chamber events.
It is because of you we are able to empower leaders to be informed, engaged and be the difference!
Interested in applying for a future Associate Leadership Collier or Leadership Collier program? Visit www.napleschamber.org/leadership for more information.
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