The Wheelhouse Talks - Leann Arkema
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Empathetic supporter of the sick and grieving, leading solidarity and laughter in Grand Rapids. First president/CEO of Gilda’s Club GR, where she arrived on day one with her own desk in tow. Now serving more than 10,000 visitors per year. Founder of LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter.
When & Where
The Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University
Inspired by Ralph Hauenstein, we seek to provide a platform for emerging leaders in all three major sectors of public life – business, government, and nonprofit. We promote civic engagement that (1) honors the Founders’ vision of a constitutional republic; (2) builds on existing democratic institutions that promote justice, freedom, opportunity, sustainable prosperity, and the rule of law; and (3) envisions the possibilities for creating better communities.