Boy Scouts of America “Building Leaders” Campaign Dinner

“Building Leaders” Campaign Dinner

Thursday, May 6, 2021 

Honoring the memory of Lem Griffin &

Honoring Phoebe for their work during Covid-19

Social at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream at 7:15pm

 Can’t attend this event in person? This years event will be Live Streamed. For more information contact your table host, visit the event link or scan QR code

Hasan Temple – Albany, GA Business Casual Attire

Mr. Griffin was born in Leary, GA on December 1, 1942 to the late William Marcellus Griffin and Mildred Maxine Long Griffin. His early years were spent in the Calhoun County community of Bullneck and his teenage years in Mitchell County, GA. He enjoyed fifty-two years in the refrigerated warehouse industry, the last twenty years of his career he was CEO and co-owner of Flint River Services.

A man with a BIG heart for his family and community, he served as Chairman of the Board of Phoebe Putney Health Systems, served on the Board of Directors of Security Bank (now Synovus) and he was a lifetime member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. He served on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years and was a past President and was also on the Foundation Board of Albany Technical College. Mr. Griffin was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Albany Lodge # 24 F & AM and a member of the Hasan Shriners.

Lem was married to Linda Merritt Griffin for 58 years and they have two children, Kay and Van, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


In just the first 100 days of their coronavirus pandemic response, Phoebe treated more than 2,700 COVID-19 patients and admitted more than 900 of them to their hospitals. As they continue to fight a year later, the Phoebe team has shown unparalleled dedication, perseverance, and support for the community. Their healthcare team has gone above and beyond to protect patients and residents with quality care, compassion, and innovative initiatives like making more than 70,000 hand-sewn masks. Every Phoebe team member has made an enormous impact in keeping the communities they serve safe and making every life they touch better.