J.K. Lee City Youth Martial Arts Program (CYMAP) is happy to announce the honorees at our 2021 Gala! Every year we honor a companies or individuals who provide an outstanding representation of leadership and character.
THE GRAND MASTER J.K. LEE LEGACY AWARD
Through this award, J.K. Lee City Youth Martial Arts and J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy honors Grandmaster J.K. Lee’s commitment to community and the cultivation of respect in our everyday treatment of others.
We are proud to be honoring Master Susan Miller with the 2021 Grand Master Lee Legacy Award! Master Miller began studying martial arts in 1974. She has trained in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Milwaukee. As a teen she competed in eastern USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. She has been training, teaching and helping at J.K. Lee since 1990. She implemented a Tae Kwon Do program in the Milwaukee Public School where she works as a school psychologist. It was a forerunner to our CYMAP programming and an example of what we could achieve in the community. When she started at J.K. Lee Brookfield, Grand Master Lee’s holistic concern for the health and well being of his students impressed her and she wishes to continue that work. Master Miller believes that Tae Kwon Do is an effective tool for bringing out the best in children and for the self. If you'd like to learn more about Master Miller's journey, click here: Martial Arts and More Podcast with guest Master Miller.
THE SHEL GENDELMAN AWARD FOR ETHICS AND INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS
CYMAP Co-Founder, Master Jeff Gendelman and his sister, Founders Board Member Ms. Lori Gendelman, established this award on behalf of the Gendelman family in memory of their father, Shel Gendelman, to honor his integrity and ethically consistent treatment of everyone he touched, whether in business or his personal life, with outstanding dignity, wisdom, warmth, and humor.
CYMAP is proud to recognize the Mr. Gregory M. Wesley, JD for 2021’s Shel Gendelman Award for Ethics and Integrity in Business! Mr. Wesley is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development at The Medical College of Wisconsin He currently serves on the Board of Directors for MHS Health Wisconsin, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., the Greater Milwaukee Committee, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Teach for America Milwaukee, Versiti, Inc., among others. He is a trustee of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and a Milwaukee County supplemental court commissioner. Mr. Wesley is a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and has been regularly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©. He is a former member of the Wisconsin State Bar Blue Ribbon Task Force on Diversity, and a past member of the National Bar Association Board of Governors.
Mr. Wesley seeks to nurture, deepen and create relationships with strategic partners, burgeoning enterprises and alliances, and others that support and create opportunities for MCW’s long-term growth in Milwaukee, Madison and communities partnered with its regional campuses in Green Bay and Wausau.
Be a part of the celebration! Join us on Friday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m for our annual gala. Learn more about how our program serves the community while enjoying great food and company! Help support Milwaukee youth and families! Tickets are available here: http://cityyouth.givesmart.org
CYMAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our annual gala supports our mission to provide Milwaukee youth and families an opportunity to learn and experience the benefits of martial arts within a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect, confidence, discipline, and good sportsmanship, while promoting mental health, physical fitness, focus, and well-being.