The Trustees of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund are currently accepting applications for the class of 2015. DEADLINE: November 7, 2014 ! Lefcoe Leadership Program Application Class of 2015 The mission of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund is to identify, educate and encourage future leaders within the City of Portsmouth. By inspiring civic awareness, responsibility and pride within the emerging leadership corps we will provide the City of Portsmouth with a succession of leaders to ensure a bright and prosperous future for the City and the region. All candidates who are willing to learn how to
The Virginian-Pilot's September 21, 2014 edition featured a story detailing the Roc Solid Foundation's recent project at a young family's Chesapeake home. Please click here to see more. Roc Solid is the creation of Lefcoe Leadership alumnus Eric Newman, who has worked with the continuing assistance of several fellow Lefcoe alumni to windows ultimate key nurture and grow this formidable organization. Please click to read more about Roc Solid.
Inside Business' annual recognition of talented, motivated young Hampton Roads residents includes, for 2014, three alumni from the Portsmouth Partnership's Lefcoe Leadership program. Brad Hunter and Ross Morgan, both with TowneBank, serve on a number of boards including the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority, Starbase Victory, and others. Eric Newman is Executive Director of the Roc Solid Foundation, whose board includes no fewer than four Lefcoe Alum. Congratulation to all of you from all of us at the Partnership!
How best to capitalize on Olde Towne Portsmouth's historical treasures while having fun, raising money, and connecting with friends? The Lefcoe Alumni Association chose a competitive historical scavenger hunt, complete with prizes, to get alumni and their friends out into Olde Towne's shady streets on Saturday, April 26. Individual teams donned costumes (also subject to competitive judging) and, questionnaires in hand, set out to see how many quirky and arcane details they could chase down within a two-hour time limit. Music, food, beverages and prizes greeted competitors at the end of the day. The day's efforts were all directed toward
The weather man has tried his best to interfere with the Lefcoe Leadership Class of 2014's schedule this year but, in the end, he has proven to be no match for the group's grit, determination and organizational skills. In just over 11 weeks the group has planned, financed and completed their "hands-on" project a toddler playground at the Ida Barbour Early Learning Center. Mulch and boxes of playground equipment arrived on Friday, March 21, and by noon on Sunday the class of volunteers had put the 648-232 finishing touches on the project - complete with mulch and trees. Just in time,
In addition to its construction of a toddler playground at the Ida Barbour Early Learning Center, this year's Lefcoe class was able to offer the TowneBank box at ODU to families of children served by EDMARC. Read more in the Portsmouth Partnership's March 2014 newsletter about how the group met Globetrotter team members, and even received signed basketballs . . .
The Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Program Class of 2014 has chosen to support Ida Barbour Early Learning Center (IBELC) as their community service project. IBELC is in the Prentiss Place neighborhood of Portsmouth. A United Way agency, IBELC serves 60 children aged 6 weeks to 7 years in a safe, clean and nurturing environment. The Lefcoe Class of 2014 is raising funds to build a new playground to serve the toddler age group. The toddlers, too small to play on the existing equipment, currently have recess in an open field with toys. The new structure will provide an opportunity
Our session on "Effective Team Communications" is always a favorite for each Lefcoe class. This year we again welcomed CDR R. Malcolm Fortson, III (Ret.), Organizational Development Specialist with Huntington Ingalls Industries to facilitate an interactive discussion on personality traits and their application to business and leadership roles. The class participants completed the DiSC assessment to determine their leadership style and how to best communicate with styles different from their own. Learn more about the DiSC assessment HERE.
The Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership class of 2014, comprised of 30 energetic new members, got underway on Wednesday evening, January 8. Greetings were offered by Mayor Kenny Wright, Kevin Lefcoe (nephew of Vann, pictured above), and Lefcoe Foundation President David Tynch as the group got acquainted and gained a peek into what the 12-week course has in store.
The Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Foundation class of 2013 was, at 34, the largest in Lefcoe's 17-year history, and it took on an appropriately large hands-on project: the refurbishment of the Charles Peete Little League's concession stand, improvement of the grounds, and more.