April 15, 2021– Memphis, Tenn.) Actress, author, talk show host, activist, and philanthropist — Holly Robinson Peete — is the keynote speaker for the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) 2021 Annual Tribute Luncheon & Leadership Symposium.
WFGM’s largest signature fundraising event will be held virtually on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will begin with the Leadership Symposium, where guests will attend breakout sessions featuring topics to advance the mind and career. The sessions will be led by local, women leaders with years of experience impacting the community.
The Symposium will wrap up with a keynote by Holly Robinson Peete. Whether discussing her son’s autism or how she maintains a successful work-life balance, Robinson Peete delivers inspiring keynotes that offer audiences vital tips and roadmaps for managing life and career. Her current family docuseries For Peete’s Sake on OWN—the Oprah Winfrey Network—follows the lives of the Peete Family with humorous, intentional, and honest story lines. The first season of the show has struck a chord with viewers, especially with those impacted by autism.
Individual tickets are $125 and can be purchased at wfgm.org. All proceeds directly support grant-making centered on the mission of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis — to encourage philanthropy, foster leadership among women and support programs that enable women and children to reach their full potential. Proceeds will also support our 38126 COVID-19 Response Project and make it possible for the Foundation to fund programs that enable women and children to reach their full potential.
FedEx is the presenting sponsor of the Annual Tribute Luncheon and the Leadership Symposium is presented by Baptist Memorial Health Care. The signature scarf, designed yearly and specifically for WFGM by renowned designer Hilton Hollis, is sponsored by Independent Bank.
“FedEx has long embraced a culture of giving, and we’re pleased to celebrate our 21st year as a sponsor of the Annual Tribute Luncheon. The path to a better life can be challenging for thousands of women and children in our community. As a champion for change, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis combines philanthropy, leadership, grant-making, research and advocacy to help create a culture of opportunity for families living in the 38126-zip code. When women are empowered, families are stronger. When families are stronger, our communities can thrive,” said Monica Skipper, Vice President Marketing, Global Brand and Reputation.