The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce its upcoming Daughters of Greatness speaker: Jamillah Ali Joyce, daughter of Muhammad Ali. Jamillah will speak on Friday, January 19th. The event will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The Daughters of Greatness series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement, and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond.
Jamillah Ali Joyce was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois where she majored in communications. Upon graduation Jamillah began her career by serving as the primary marketing director for the MARC Corporation in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Heeding a call to public service Jamillah returned to Chicago to work for the State of Illinois under Illinois’ longest serving Secretary Of State Jesse White. Secretary White acknowledged Jamillah’s work ethic and effectiveness in the performance of duties in the office by appointing her to her current position as the sole Illinois Secretary of State Employment Counselor in the City of Chicago.
Oftentimes Jamillah has represented her father at local, national, and international civic and charitable functions. Included among the many charitable endeavors Jamillah has regularly supported the Ed Kelly Youth Sports Program, the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls “For Mercy’s Sake”, Chicago Cubs World Series Champion Coach Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation, and the St. Baldrick’s Conquer Kid’s Cancer Foundation’s “Fight for a Cure.” Jamillah remains very active in helping worthy causes by making appearances and promoting the Ali “Service to Others.”
Jamillah and her children are active members of the Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center which regularly provides food and hygienic products to the underprivileged and homeless in the city of Chicago.
Jamillah currently resides in Chicago with her husband, attorney Michael Joyce and their three children: Nadia, a senior at the University of Notre Dame; Amira, a freshman at the University of Louisville; and Jake, a kindergarten student at St. Cajetan.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 for Ali Center members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students. Tables of 8 and 10 are also available. Information about our 2018 Breakfast Club and Sponsorship Opportunity is available here. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available here or by contacting Erin Herbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.