NEXUS Leadership Luncheon

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March 22, 2018 - March 22, 2018

The Annual NEXUS Leadership Luncheon will take place on March 22 at Second Presbyterian Church. We will recognize those that share our passion for mentoring with the Memphis Mentoring Awards. We are excited that the Commercial Appeal’s Geoff Calkins will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon will begin at 12 noon. Tickets are $30, purchase tickets HERE.

Geoff Calkins is the lead sports columnist at The Commercial Appeal and the host of The Geoff Calkins Show from 9-11 a.m. on 92.9FM ESPN.

Calkins — the eighth of nine children from Buffalo, N.Y. — graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, clerked for the Hon. James L. Buckley of the D.C. Circuit, and worked for the D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson before deciding to chuck his legal career to become a sportswriter.

Calkins has been the columnist in Memphis for 22 years and has been named the best sports columnist in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors four times. He’s a member of the Scripps-Howard Hall of Fame and and the author of a collection of columns called “After the Jump.” Calkins has three sons and three shaggy Bernese Mt. Dogs.

Location :

Second Presbyterian Church


A few highlights of my time in NEXUS. The Speakers are world class, community outreach is very effective, and the mentor/mentee relationships are well matched. My experience has led me to believe the real value in NEXUS is found in the community that you are i...
Patrick Bingham, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
I'm elated to have been a part of the NEXUS experience. I've been paired with someone who has helped me grow professionally and personally. It's a mentor relationship that will go far beyond the program, and I am very blessed to have that.  Deidra Brooks,...
Deidra Brooks, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
The NEXUS experience has enriched my view of Memphis and I have gained a clearer vision of the opportunities in this great city.  After hearing one of the monthly speakers, I took inventory of the plans I have for my life and how they will affect a small piec...
Sharon Bailey, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2017 -
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