"Memphis is a city where we must all be invested in doing better, for everyone. It doesn’t matter if we’re pulling hard if we’re all pulling in different directions. We have philanthropic investment here like you do not find anywhere else. We have people who are committed to the mission and the work. We have an opportunity that is unique and spectacular."

-Lesley Brown Rawlings

"Everyone can be a leader, in the right circumstances. All communities, families, workplaces and organizations need leaders – at every single level. And when we keep people in the forefront, we all win."

-Tobi Merschat

"Memphis is a magnet. Once you’ve lived here, it’s impossible to stay gone."

-Josh Roberts

"One of the best things about Memphis and the South in general: Around here, we always want to help each other. We have a very symbiotic relationship with a lot of local creative and design groups."

-Bobby Meeks

"Memphis is a city that wants to dream big, and we owe it to everybody to work as hard as we can. "

-Josh Herwig

"I’m glad I’m here at this time in Memphis when there’s so much activity and collaboration. I think we have a ton of opportunity to grow. I think we have nothing but opportunity to grow."

-Chantal Drake