It is with heavy hearts that we must tell you of the passing of Donna Lewis, our 2016 WICT Southeast Director at Large – By Laws. She worked in the area of corporate law. Donna was a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. She previously worked as SVP and Chief Legal Officer of Turner Entertainment Group. She was a graduate of the prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, was a lively and tenacious supporter of WICT and women overall. She was an enthusiastic and generous mentor at our Speed Mentoring Atlanta event. Donna was full of dreams and love for her friends and family. She made a profound impact on the many lives she touched and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Donna’s life was held on Friday, April 15, 2016, at the Central Congregational United Church of Christ, Atlanta, Georgia, followed by family services over the weekend. She is survived by her wife, Jill Jacobs, and children, Jack, Seth, and Sarah. The family requested that donations be made to the Ovarian Cancer Institute in Atlanta.
According to the Ovarian Cancer Institute, in the United States alone, more than 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed annually. Early detection is key. Through their research and partnership with GA Tech they continue working to develop early diagnostic testing and treatment.