Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Leadership Council

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council members serve as community champions on behalf of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Council members ensure the Center's success by providing input regarding community needs and concerns.

Contact

Inquiries about the Leadership Council can be directed to Jan Rosemergy.

Fall 2012 Leadership Council Photo Gallery

leadership council members

Overview

Council members usually serve a three-year term, which can be renewed, and participate in working groups, including the Hobbs Society, Lunch and Learn, Major Gifts, Marketing and Development, and Nominating Committees. Council members play an invaluable ‘friend and fund’ raising role, helping to identify diverse sources of partnership and support for the Center.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council Committees

Hobbs Society

Members of this committee work with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center staff to identify donor prospects to support Center programs. They meet twice a year, and they host an annual reception to recognize members.

Lunch and Learn

This committee plans two or three events a year to promote Vanderbilt Kennedy Center programs. The committee invites board members and current and prospective donors to learn about the Center at these events. The group meets two or three times a year.

Major Gifts

This group identifies individual or corporate prospects and assists in cultivating donors. Committee members host small receptions or dinners for 10-12 guests to introduce Elisabeth Dykens, Laura Pevahouse, and other key leaders at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. This committee meets quarterly.

Marketing and Development

Committee members are responsible for educating and raising awareness in the community about the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and its programs. With leadership from VKC Communications and the Development Office, this committee provides advice and support on strategic marketing initiatives. This group develops community partnerships to support the goals and objectives of the VKC, and will explore the potential founding of a young leaders group. This committee meets twice a year, and holds additional meetings as needed. Inquiries about the Nominating Committee can be directed to Jan Rosemergy at jan.rosemergy@vanderbilt.edu.

Nominating

The Nominating Committee conducts an annual review of the membership on the Leadership Council, identifies and recommends prospective members, and assists in recruitment of members. This group meets once a year. Inquiries about the Nominating Committee can be directed to Jan Rosemergy at jan.rosemergy@vanderbilt.edu.

Officers

  • Mrs. Donna G. Eskind, Chair
  • Mrs. Cathy S. Brown, Past Chair
  • Mrs. Annette S. Eskind, Past Chair
  • Mrs. Barbara Gregg Phillips, Past Chair
  • Members

    • Mrs. Honey Alexander
    • Mrs. Melinda Balser
    • Mrs. Jean Ann Banker
    • Mrs. Melissa Beasley
    • Mrs. Ann Bernard
    • Mrs. Barbara T. Bovender
    • Mrs. Linda Brooks
    • Ms. Mary L. Carlson
    • Mrs. Elizabeth Ginsberg Dreifuss
    • Mrs. Ann Eaden
    • Mr. Glenn Funk
    • Mrs. Bernice Gordon
    • Mrs. Carol Henderson
    • Mr. Robert W. Henderson, Jr.
    • Ms. Bethany Jackson
    • Mrs. Gail Gordon Jacobs
    • Mr. Robert E. Landreth
    • Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Becky Link
    • Mrs. Lorie Hoppers Lytle
    • Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin
    • Mrs. Thomas E. Nesbitt, Jr.
    • Mrs. Pat Patten
    • Mrs. Andrea Blake Sanders
    • The Honorable Andrew Shookhoff
    • Mrs. Shirley F. Speyer
    • Mrs. Sue Spickard
    • Mrs. Mary Layne Van Cleave
    • Mrs. Patricia W. Wallace

    Ex-Officio Members

See Also...

Media

  • Hobbs Society Reception, May 9, 2012
    The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council thanked members of the Nicholas Hobbs Donor Society at a reception on May 9 at the home of Donna Eskind and Dr. Jeff Eskind. The generosity of Hobbs Society donors supports innovative research on the causes and treatments of disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and other genetic syndromes. Photos by Tommy Lawson.
  • Hobbs Society Donors Honored by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council thanked members of the Nicholas Hobbs Donor Society with a reception on April 1. Their generosity supports innovative research on the causes of treatments of disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and other genetic syndromes. Photos by Tommy Lawson.