Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves Named
Chief Volunteer Officer at Lighthouse Guild
Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves
NEW YORK (October 27, 2020) – Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves has been named Chief Volunteer Officer at Lighthouse Guild, the leading organization dedicated to providing exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals. Ms. Pemberton-Graves will be responsible for leading and implementing the strategy for building and retaining a diverse corps of volunteers that advance the mission of Lighthouse Guild. Ms. Pemberton-Graves joined the organization in 2007, and most recently served as director of volunteer resources.
Ms. Pemberton-Graves has extensive experience in
volunteer management, community development,
philanthropy and government. This includes building
volunteer programs and client services for nonprofit
organizations, providing consulting services to
community development corporations throughout the
country, managing operational audits of multi-million-
dollar public/private/nonprofit organizations and
establishing nonprofit organizations in Brooklyn and
Manhattan. She has worked with the former Deputy
Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Arthur O. Eve;
State Senator Kevin Parker; former Bronx Borough
President Fernando Ferrer, and former City Comptrollers.
Ms. Pemberton-Graves serves on several nonprofit boards including The Cultural Arts Academy Charter School, The Priscilla E. Pemberton Society of The Bank Street College of Education, and The Five Pearls Foundation, where she is the Chairperson.
Her commitment to philanthropy has resulted in her being featured in two online chats, hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Bolder Giving, on “Inspiring African-American Donors to Give”. In 2019, her commitment to service was recognized by the Williamsbridge NAACP Child Development Center, the U.S. Congress, and the New York State legislature.
About Lighthouse Guild
Lighthouse Guild is the leading organization dedicated to providing exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals. We provide coordinated care for eye health, vision rehabilitation and behavioral health as well as related services. It recently launched a new podcast series, “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts,” which provides information and insights about technological innovations that are tearing down barriers for people who are blind or visually impaired. For more information, visit Lighthouseguild.org.