Invest in Emerging Leaders: a summary of the Emerging Leaders 2017 Spring campaign

This year, AlumniCorps took a new approach to raise money for our Emerging Leaders program, galvanizing six years of Emerging Leaders alumni to join together to raise $6,000. As further incentive, the Harris Finch Foundation generously provided a one-to-one match challenge for the first $6,000 raised. Thanks to 48 donors, we exceeded our match and raised $7,058 for a total of $13,058!

EL NYC 2016-17
The 2016-17 cohort of Emerging Leaders in NYC at their closing celebration with program facilitator Yael Sivi (far right)
EL DC 2016-17
The 2016-17 cohort of Emerging Leaders in Washington, D.C. at their closing celebration with their program facilitator, Hilary Joel ‘85 (far left)

At each closing celebration, a few Emerging Leaders spoke about the impact the program had on them. A few excerpts from the NYC celebration:

A.J. Taylor reflected: “… the mere fact that I’m up here speaking to you today is a direct result of all the things I learned from the program… Emerging Leaders literally and figuratively helped me find my voice.”

Annabel Barnes of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation said, “The course was, somewhat uncannily, giving me every lesson that I needed, just when I needed it… Emerging Leaders modeled the kind of team that I hoped to one day lead and be a part of.”

“When I reflect on the past nine months in Emerging Leaders, my primary response is gratitude for the privilege of participating in a program I didn’t even know I needed,” said Jesse Bassett of Good Grief, Inc.

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