Emerging Leaders Learn from Seasoned Nonprofit Professionals – Winter 2018

The Emerging Leaders program is designed to help aspiring leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors develop the leadership capabilities, management skills, and confidence to advance their professional contributions and accelerate their careers. Emerging Leaders is currently offered in New York City and Washington, DC. The program is designed to accommodate those with full-time jobs and requires employer cooperation as well. The program runs for a total of eight full-day, monthly sessions from June-February (skipping August). All sessions are held on weekdays in each city. Fees for the program are based on the budget size of the applicant’s organizational budget.

You can learn more about the program and start an application here. The application deadline is March 12th, 2018. Please contact Caryn Tomljanovich, Director of Programs and Strategy at ctomljanovich@alumnicorps.org

In Washington, DC (pictured above, left to right):

  • In November Amber Romine, an executive coach and leadership development consultant, coached participants on presentation skill-building and practice. The session also covered emotional agility, networking, and learning conversations.
  • In December Amy Nakamoto, Senior Director, Corporate Education Partnerships at Discovery Education, spoke about executive perspectives on nonprofit financial management. Amy has spent her career working in education, nonprofits, fundraising, and youth development.
  • In January, James Siegal, President of KaBOOM!, joined Alex MooreDC Central Kitchen’s Chief Development Officer, to speak about inter-organizational collaboration.

In New York City (pictured above, left to right):

  • In November Andrew Nurkin, Deputy Director for Enrichment and Civic Engagement at the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and former AlumniCorps Executive Director, spoke about storytelling and public speaking.
  • In December Joan Carty, President and CEO of the Housing Development Fund in Stamford, CT spoke about non-profit financial management.
  • In January Peter Daneker ’95 Board Vice Chairman of DREAM Charter School (formerly Harlem RBI), and Laurie Williams, Executive Director of Reach Out and Read spoke about board/staff and executive director/chair roles and relationships.

    Peter Daneker ’95 Board Vice Chairman of Harlem RBI, and Laurie Williams, Executive Director of Reach Out and Read (both at the head of the table) spoke to the NYC cohort in January 2018.

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert (Bob) Myrl Amick ’55

Dear AlumniCorps Community,

We were deeply saddened to learn last week of the death of Dr. Robert (Bob) Myrl Amick ’55 on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Bob died peacefully in his sleep after persevering through myriad health issues over the years. Bob and his wife Carol Ruth Jockers Amick were true friends of AlumniCorps; Bob served on the Princeton Project 55 Board from 1999 to 2005 and, as late as 2014, generously donated his time to mentor Fellows in the Boston area. AlumniCorps is truly grateful for his years of service and very generous support of Princeton AlumniCorps.

Bob had an accomplished career in medicine and medical administration. He received his MD from Yale Medical School in 1959, which is also where he met Carol. He interned at Cincinnati General Hospital and after a residency served in the Army at the Fort Chaffee, Arkansas station hospital. He completed his military service in June 1965 and moved with his family to Boston, where he worked in cancer chemotherapy at the adult clinic of the Children’s Cancer Research Foundation, a division of Boston Children’s Hospital. Bob moved to Veteran’s Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA in 1967, where he was promoted to staff physician and then appointed Chief of Staff in 1974. He received a Master’s Degree in Management Science from MIT’s Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow in 1979. He returned to Veteran’s Hospital as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education, which he held until his retirement in 1998. He also held an academic post at Boston University School of Medicine as well as membership in various regional and national VA advisory groups. Bob exemplifies the contributions the members of the Class of ’55 have made to society themselves and, through Project 55, now AlumniCorps, through succeeding generations of Princetonians.

Bob’s classmates and colleagues described him as generous, quiet, and solid. Mike Lee ’55 had the privilege of attending Yale Medical School with Bob – Mike fondly remembers their experiences as lab partners. George Hackl ’55 said, “Bob was admired by his classmates for his integrity, his intelligence, his wit, and the fundamental goodness of his heart.” Kenly Webster ’55 noted he has “never known a more genuine person, dedicated to fairness and the highest ethical principles.” Steve Boyd ’55 remembered that while Bob did not attend the founding meeting of Princeton Project 55, Steve traveled soon thereafter to Boston and successfully recruited Bob to sign on to the nascent organization’s cause. Pete Milano ’55 remarked, “Bob was a person of the highest ethical and moral standards imaginable, always with a caring and insightful demeanor in his approach to people and in addressing issues of consequence. We will sorely miss him.” Anne-Marie Maman ’84 credits Bob for making her feel welcome when she was first introduced to AlumniCorps through the Boston Area Committee.

Bob is survived by his wife, Carol, of Brookline, MA; son Robert (Charlie) Amick and his wife, Tamra, of Sunnyvale, CA; daughter Helen Amick of Sunnyvale, CA; daughter Joan Kelly and her husband, Steve, of Newton, MA; daughter Lisa DiAdamo and her husband, Rob, of Brookline, MA; brother James Amick of Princeton, NJ; eleven grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Donald Amick of Warren, NJ; his sister-in-law Helen Bradley of Center Tuftonboro, NH, and a niece.

A memorial service in celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at 10:30 am at the Union Church in Waban – 14 Collins Road, Waban, MA 02468. There will be a luncheon to follow at The Country Club – 191 Clyde Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Bob’s quiet leadership and dedication are a model for us all.

In Community,

Liz Duffy ’88, Board Chair
Debra Kushma ’80, Vice President
Kef Kasdin ’85, President & Executive Director

A Note from the President & Executive Director – Winter 2018

Princeton University in the winter

As a board member and volunteer in the Princeton area for the past several years, I had always looked forward to January and the opportunity to interview applicants for the Project 55 Fellowship. This year, I had the privilege of conducting the interviews as a staff member and it gave me a deeper appreciation not only for the countless hours the staff and our volunteer alumni interviewers spend reviewing applications materials and asking thought-provoking questions, but also for the potential impact of this, our flagship program, to transform the applicants and our partner organizations. As I marked the nine-month anniversary of assuming the Executive Director role, I told every applicant I interviewed that it is (still) one of my favorite parts of the job. This year we invited about 120 Princeton University seniors to interview for over 70 placements with many longstanding partner organizations as well as several new exciting opportunities. Students took time from their busy Reading Period and exam schedules to trek in the cold and snow to our office at 12 Stockton Street. Our staff is joined by AlumniCorps volunteers as we assess which placement might best fit each candidate’s skills, passions, career goals, and specific interests. The energy of these young people is palpable and contagious, not only in our interview rooms but throughout the office. In the midst of tumultuous domestic and international news, the earnest determination of these students gives us a sense of hope for the future.

One applicant I met with is a Dreamer who has already had a profound impact on her communities. Incredibly smart, caring, and capable, she is passionate about college access and is already an accomplished poet and artist. Another demonstrated great empathy and sensitivity while reflecting on the impacts of the Swim Team scandal last year and lit up when describing his thesis research. He met with successful asylum seekers to the US who are here because of persecutions for gender identity. We met a young woman determined to be a pediatrician who remained resilient and positive despite losing her mother to breast cancer while our applicant was a Princeton undergraduate. I spoke at length with another applicant about arts as cultural narrative, storytelling, and personal expression.  This brilliant senior from a family of educators believes strongly in the ability of theater to develop empathy. As I listened to the students share their passions and future plans, I was reminded of why we do what we do and why we seek to mobilize these soon-to-be-Princeton graduates for the public good.

AumniCorps ED Kef Kasdin ’85 (center, in blue with sunglasses) and other members of Rachel’s Network near the current Mexico-US border wall, November 2017.

I thrive on the personal interactions with our community and January was just the icing on the cake of a busy fall making connections in our network. In keeping with our Bold Idea Initiative’s focus on immigration issues, in November I traveled to the Mexico-US border with Rachel’s Network. As the Board Chair of Rachel’s Network, I liaised with grassroots leaders working for fairer outcomes for immigrant populations and safer, healthier environments for border communities. You can learn more about the trip on Rachel’s Network blog, here: https://rachelsnetwork.org/borderlandstrip.

In October I traveled to the Bay Area with our Director of Programs and Strategy, Caryn Tomljanovich. We met with current and prospective partner organizations, and the Area Committee hosted a get together with volunteers and Fellows in Oakland, CA at NewSchools Venture Fund.

As February approaches and our Fellowship candidates interview with the partner organizations to which we will have referred them, we switch focus to our Emerging Leaders program, which concludes with Closing Celebrations in New York City (February 13) and Washington, DC (February 15).  It’s amazing how time has flown since we selected these 32 high potential young managers last spring and kicked off the program in June.  The Closing Day and Celebration allows for reflection on and sharing of their experiences with each other, supervisors, family, and the broader AlumniCorps community, which welcomes them to continued learning, impact, and transformation. The Program builds capacity for these dedicated and self-aware leaders, both in themselves and for the nonprofits they are preparing to run.

Each opportunity to engage with our program participants and committed volunteers brings a renewed sense of purpose and energy to the work that we do at 12 Stockton. If you are reading this Shared Effort newsletter/ blog, then you are considered a part of the great ‘fishnet’ that is the AlumniCorps family. Here’s to another year of mobilizing people, organizations, and networks for the public good.

Development Update January 2018

The Endowment and our Keystone Society

Did you know that Princeton AlumniCorps has an endowment? Our endowment fund is professionally managed by TIAA, and had a market value of $1,470,584 on December 31, 2017. Each year, a portion (up to 4% maximum) of the fund is drawn on to support our current programs, with the balance reinvested to build for the organization’s future financial needs.

The endowment is funded by our supporters’ gifts of cash and appreciated securities, gifts from retirement accounts, and through important Keystone Society bequests of similar gifts and pledged life insurance.

A few of our Keystone members at the Keystone Breakfast in February 2017.

The Keystone Society is comprised of our most generous and forward-thinking donors, members who have committed to ensuring the stability and long-term health of Princeton AlumniCorps. They understand the power of a planned gift. They know that the assets they leave to AlumniCorps will continue to grow, mobilizing people, organizations, and networks for the public good for generations to come. In 2017, we welcomed Lewis Miller ’49, Judith Hole Suratt s’55, and J. Rogers Woolston ’55 as our new Society members. Thank you for your pledge of support! New members will be inducted this February at our Leadership Circle Breakfast.


J. Rogers Woolston ’55 was inducted into the Keystone Society at the February 2017 breakfast.

Leadership Circle Breakfast 2018

Each year Keystone Society members are honored with a small gathering featuring noted speakers. This year we are expanding the scope of the event by hosting a Leadership Circle Breakfast for all those who have demonstrated their commitment by giving significant time, talent, and treasure to AlumniCorps. Past guest speakers have included Nobel Prize-winner Professor Angus Deaton, noted first-amendment authority, Professor Margaret ‘Peggy’ Russell ’79, and last year we heard from well-known writer, documentarian, and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff ’83.

Leadership Circle Breakfast 2018 Speaker, Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06

Our 2018 speaker is new AlumniCorps board member Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06Dan-el is Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University. He is currently finishing his latest book entitled Divine institutions: religion and state formation in middle republican Rome. His 2015 memoir Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to Ivy League received an Alex Award from the American Library Association.

For more information on how you can ensure your legacy with AlumniCorps, please visit the Keystone website.

Thank you to our 2017 donors!

Thank you to the following donors who made gifts between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017! Our fiscal year ends June 30, so if you don’t see your name on this list, start 2018 by making your annual donation now.

Bob Adelstein ’55
Caroline M. Adkins s’55
Blessing Agunwamba ’10
Jessica Aisenbrey ’05
Moriah Akers ’14
Karen Ali ’78, in memory of Ruth Ali, my mother
Thomas D. Allison, Jr. ’66
Ari G. Altman ’97
Helen H. Amick ’87
Robert M. Amick ’55 & Carol R. J. Amick
Vincent P. Anderson ’65
Nicholas Apostolakis ’55
Jacob P. Arechiga ’05
Denise B. Aronzon ’99
Malena Attar
Marie-Jouvelle Aubourg
Joseph H. Bacheller III ’55
Kristen Bancroft ’89
Christina Barba ’02
Hollis Barber ’11
Sarah Barbrow ’05
Lew Barker ’55
Jayne W. Barnard s’55
Lauren W. Barnett ’92
Daniela Bartalini ’15
Bishop George Bashore ’55 and Carolyn Bashore
Jesse Bassett
John T. Beaty Jr. ’66
Ry Beck
Lisa Bennett ’05
Paul Berger
Estelle Berger ’78
Ann D. Berkowitz k’55, in honor of Harry Berkowitz ’55
Marjorie M. Bhavnani s’55, in memory of Ashok M. Bhavnani ’55
David W. Bianchi ’55
Melissa Bissell p’17
Linda Boachie-Ansah ’02
Michael Boisvert ’84
Justin S. Borntraeger ’02
Justin S. Borntraeger ’02
Thomas D. Boyatt ’55
Christopher Boyd ’87 k’55
Stephen M. Boyd ’55
Markley H. Boyer ’55 & Barbara Millen Boyer
Owen Boyle
John D. Bredehoeft ’55
Kate Bryan
Judith and William Burks ’55
Elizabeth W. Cain
Dale Caldwell ’82
Katherine S. Canning ’97
Edie Canter ’80
Adrianna Carlesimo
Lydia Carlis
Noelle Carne
Sharon Carver ’82, k’55
Heather F. Cassidy ’00
John W. Castle ’55
Veneka Chagwedera ’09
Steb Chandor ’55
Christine D. Chang ’04 and Sid Gupta
Victoria Y. Chang *07
J. William Charrier ’69 & Anne Charrier h’69
Haoqian Chen ’08 s’08
Lisly J. Chéry ’03
Cynthia M. Chin ’93
Suzanne Chipkin
Emily Chiswick-Patterson ’05
Edwin M. Clayton ’55
Jasmine Clerisme ’02
Caroline Coburn
Charles W. Coker Jr. ’55
Laura Collins ’99
Harold Colton-Max ’91
Anna Condella ’12
Stanley Cook
Cristina Ritchie Cooper ’96
Lizanne Cox and David Gibson p’14
Frank T. Crews Jr. ’55
Rory Riggs and Margaret M. Crotty ’94
Jennifer Daniels ’93
D. K. Davidson ’55
Pyper Davis ’87
Jennifer Davis ’13, s’14
Laurence C. Day ’55
Noemi de la Puente *86, s*89
Vajira Gunawardana and Ruwini de Silva p’14
Donna J. Dean h’55
Rebecca Deaton ’91
Lindley DeGarmo ’77, p’17 in honor of Ellie DeGarmo ’17
Samantha DeKoven ’94
David Dieck ’78
Kerry E. Dinneen ’77 and Sam Sutphin
James J. DiOrio ’73
Eric Dobosh ’16
Sally Dorman
Cynthia Drakeman
John A. Gutman ’83 & Elizabeth A. Duffy ’88
William Dutton ’76
Laura Elbogen ’07
Ryan Elliott ’14
James S. Farrin ’58
Ramie Fathy ’16
Lindsay L. Warner Ferrer ’01
Kathryn Fiorella ’06
Stephanie Blackburn Freeth ’97 and Tim Freeth ’95
Julian Forde
Trevor E. Forde ’74
David Fort ’10 and Michelle Fort’10
Claire Fowler and Michael Lapp p’15
Marie Francois ’03
Maria Fregoso
Winifred S. Freund s’55, p’83, p’87
Richard A. Frye ’55
Jing Fu ’11
Andrew Garland ’01 & Anne Gordon ’01
David & Deborah Garr p’06
Austin H. George ’55
Lisa Swedensborg Getson ’93 & Jeremy M. Getson ’94
Leslie S. Gewin ’97
Roger Gilbert Jr. ’55 & Marion M. Gilbert
Wilmot G. Gilland ’55
Lelabari A. I. Giwa-Ojuri ’14
Phillip E. Gladfelter ’55
Sarah Gladstone ’93
Steven L. Glauberman ’73
Jason Gold ’81
Anne Goldstein ’79
Lorraine Goodman ’83
A. R. Gordon ’55
Richard Gorelick
Celine Gounder ’97
Amb. (r.) Thomas Graham, Jr. ’55
Julianne Grasso ’10
Ms. Sarah Green
Alix M. Greenwald ’10
James A. Gregoire ’69 & Jane K. Gregoire
Dunrie A. Greiling ’92
Lewis B. Gustafson ’55
George C. S. Hackl ’55 & Ann W. Hackl
Gilmor S. Hamill IV ’55
C. R. “Bud” Harper ’55
Timothy Harr ’72
John R. Hastings ’55
Clark C. Havighurst ’55
Peter P. Hawryluk ’55 & Ann M. Hawryluk
Donald C. Hellmann ’55
Carol H. Henn s’55
Darlington P. Hicks ’94
Herbert B. Hilty ’55
Albert P. Hinckley Jr. ’55
Judith Hole Suratt s’55 in honor of Samuel T. Suratt ’55
Holly Holzer Bass ’92
Peter D. Horne ’55
Stephen A. Houser ’91
John R. Howell ’55 & Dorothy C. Howell p’91, p’93
Rita Alles s’55
Kirsten O. Hull ’99
Leonard H. Inker ’55
Jessica Jardine ’10
Jasmine A. Jeffers ’11
Peter Jefferys ’55
James C. Jehle ’55
Hilary W. Joel ’85
Jessica D. Johnson ’98
John G. Johnson ’72
Allen S. Johnson ’55
Timothy B. Johnson ’73, p’12
Landon Y. Jones, Jr. ’66 & Sarah B. Jones
William A. Jordan Jr. ’95
Thomas S. Jordan ’55 in memory of  Charles Bray ’55
Brandon Joseph ’12
Kelsey Kane-Ritsch ’16
Emile Karafiol and Virginia Robinson
C. J. Karalakulasingam ’98
Kef Kasdin ’85 & Jeremy Kasdin ’85
Stanley N. Katz h’21, h’80
Daniel S. Kaufman ’92
Herbert J. Kaufmann ’55 and Nancy E. Kaufmann
Benet J. Kearney ’05
Sharon Keld ’80
Dennis Keller ’63
Eunice Kim ’05
Yoni Kirsch ’16
Richard Kitto ’69 and Christine Kitto
H. Felix Kloman ’55
Katie E. Ko ’09
George Kovatch ’55
Marty Krasney ’67
Jaimie Krause
Greg Kuhns ’55 & Joan Kuhns
Debra Kushma ’80, s’79, p’13, k’55 and Michael Kushma ’79, s’80, p’13
Anne G. LaLonde ’90
Shoshana M. Landow ’91
William F. Landrigan ’76 in honor of Tom Magnus ’77
Rose Lapp ’15
Carla Laroche ’06
Evan K. Larson ’13
William J. Lawlor ’56 & Blair S. Lawlor
William R. Leahy Jr. ’66 & Christine M. Leahy
Julie A. G. Leary ’12
Elliott D. Lee ’74
Myron S. Lee ’55
Seth Lesser ’83
Stephanie B. Levey ’97, k’55
Mikaela Levons ’04 and Jaquan Levons ’03
Aiala Levy ’07
Connie Lewin ’05
Karen Li ’05
Stuart and Gwen Lichtman ’76, p’07
Yuhwen Ling
Ethel E. Lipsitz s’55
Charity Lisko ’01
David Lloyd
Elizabeth Hackl Lurie ’85, s’85, k’55
John H. Lurz, III ’03
Kathryn Lusk
James D. Lynn ’55
Eric Macey ’73
Robert F. Magnus ’55 and Claire S. Magnus p’77
Thomas B. Magnus ’77, k’55
Dana Malman Warren ’03
Anne Z. Malone
Charles F. Mapes ’55 & Doris K. Mapes
Thomas Markham ’55
Karenna Martin ’15
Ed Mason ’55
Richard H. May ’55
Melissa F. Mazin ’91 & Craig Mazin ’92
Dana S. Mazo ’01
Stacy B. McAuliffe ’98 in memory of John Fish ’55
Robert C. McClanahan Jr. ’55
Kate McCleery ’75 & Robert Martinez ’75, p’11
Peggy McGinnis Colucci
James Cooke McGough ’55
Ann E. McGowan ’92
Arthur McKee ’90 & Nancy E. McKee
Steve ’55 and Kay McNamara
Edward R. McNicholas ’91
Cheryl McQueen ’77
J. W. McRoberts ’55
Hella and Scott McVay Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation
Wendy McWeeny ’92
George Meier ’55 and Nan Meier
David Mejias ’98
Joseph Mendrala
Ellison S. Ward ’04
Ricardo A. Mestres Jr. ’55
Dominic F. Michel ’70
Robert & Susan Michelotti
Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01
Peter T. Milano ’55 & Christine M. Milano
Oral O. Miller ’55
Lewis Miller ’49, p’77
Willis Mills ’55
Courtney Monk ’01
Helen J. Moran ’94
Paula J. Morency ’77 & Paul Dengel ’76
Kevin H. Moriarty ’99
Roland Morris ’55
Roger V. Moseley ’55
Frank F. Mountcastle Jr. ’55
Olympia Moy ’05
Amy Muehlbauer ’05
Sandra Mukasa ’12
Michael T. Mullaly ’04
Mary P. Murley ’76, s’72 and Robert Murley ’72, s’76, p’07, p’10
Antoinette Seaberry ’05
Sonal Nadiadhara
Gary B. Nash ’55
John R. Nealon ’77
Paul Nehring ’10
Rebecca Neill ’16
Rebecca L. Nemec ’05
Richard Nenno ’72 & Mary Ella Nenno p’08
Christopher Nenno ’08
Samuel P. Newbold ’02
Rosemary Nidiry ’91
Erin E. Ebbel Niemasik ’06
Michael Noveck ’08
Andrew C. Nurkin
Richard F. Ober, Jr. ’65 and Carol M. Ober h’65
Kate Reid ’04
Amy Olivero ’13
Robin D. Olsen ’00
Charlene Huang Olson ’88
Anna Maria Ortiz ’95
Benjamin Oseroff ’11
J. Rollin Otto Jr. ’55
Juana Pacheco ’90
Samuel Page ’10
Janet S. Paul s’55
A. Glenn Paul ’79
Arlene S. Pedovitch ’80, p’11
John T. Perkins ’55
Tom Perlmutter ’85 and Trish Perlmutter ’85, p’15, p’17
Elizabeth Perriello Rice ’90, s’89 and Kenneth Rice ’89, s’90
Helena Phillibert ’03
Howard Piggee, III ’96
James C. Pitney, Jr. ’71
Alan A. Platt ’65
Charles J. Plohn Jr. ’66 & Dorothy Plohn
Francis J. Pogan ’55
Andrew Protain ’08
William E. Pugh ’96 & Molly Pugh ’98
Kathy Qu ’13
Anthony C. E. Quainton ’55
Jospeh V. Quarles III ’55
Richard Quay ’71
Stephanie L. Ramos ’00
Mr. Clinton Stuart Raynor ’55
Julie M. Raynor-Gross ’75
Scott E. Regenbogen ’97
Kevin Reich ’00
Thomas R. Reid III ’66
Kathleen Reilly Streicher
Kathryn Reimann ’79
Marisa Remez ’16
Jonathan F. Remley ’95
Bill Richardson Jr. ’73
Antonio Riera, III ’00
Lois O. Robbins s’55, p’83, p’85, p’91, gp’10, k’28
Juli Robbins ’83, k’55, p’10 & Daniel Greenwald ’81, p’10
Alysa Rollock ’81
John P. Roos ’55
Margarita Rosa ’74
Jeffrey H. Rosalsky ’85 and Gail Shuttleworth ’86
Jessica Rosenbaum ’92
Bruce D. Rosenberg ’69
Carol Rosenfeld ’05
Marsha Rosenthal ’76 & Michael Buchman
Michael Rosskamm ’02
Robert J. Ruben ’55
William D. Ruckelshaus ’55, p’83, p ’87 and Jill Ruckelshaus
Cameron Ruffa ’16
Margaret Russell ’79
Nili Safavi ’01
Judy Safian k’55 and Brian Demers, in honor of Chet Safian ’55
Jennifer P. Safian s’55
William J. Salman ’55, in memory of Michael D. Robbins ’55 and Harry W. Berkowitz ’55
Michael Salmanson ’82
Eloise C. Salmon ’07
Barry Savits ’55
Edward L. Sawyer, Jr. ’55
Walter W. Schanbacher ’73
James M. Seabrook ’55
Robert Sellery ’60
William C. Shafer ’55
Jeff Sharp ’80 & Liz Sharp
Arti Sheth Thorne ’08 & Jack Thorne
Caroline Shifke ’12
Robert M. Shoemaker ’55
Jim Sidford ’55
Robert B. Silverman ’55
Misha B. Simmonds ’97
Paul G. Sittenfeld ’69
Yael C. Sivi
Warner V. Slack ’55 & Carolyn P. Slack
Benjamin Slaughter
Kristofer L. Smith ’98
Lucia Smith ’04
Kristen N. Smith ’03
Schuyler L. Softy ’11
Ann and Otto Spaeth ’55
Whitney Spalding ’07
Douglas Sprankling ’10
Jeffrey Sprowles ’69
Sitraka Andriamanantenasoa ’11
Anne W. Stahel s’55
Sue Anne Steffey Morrow h’83, h’88, h’03
Sarah Stein ’97 & Michael Cohn
Rachel Steinberg
Stuart Steingold ’66
Lauren Stillwell Patterson
Richard P. Strickler ’55
David J. Strozzi ’99
Sue Suh ’96 and Chad Livingston
Patrick A. Sullivan ’02
Tina Sung ’71
Rachel Sverdlove ’11
Elizabeth Lees Taggart ’78
Avion Tai ’10
Patrick Yao Tang ’07
Scott F. Taylor ’75 & Courtney F. Taylor
Jeanne Teutonico
Katie M. Thaeder ’09
Richard E. Thompson ’55
Rebecca Thorsness
M. Jay Trees ’66
Emilee Tu ’16
Ajay Tungare ’12
Reina Utsunomiya
Robert Uvanovic
Anna M. Varghese ’01
Kristin L. Vassallo ’97
Jennifer Vettel ’86, k’55
Marcos Vigil and Ana Vazquez
Carrie & John Vomacka ’02
Maya Wahrman ’16
Richard O. Walker III ’73 & Deborah Walker
Richard C. Walker ’55
Mrs. Susan Walker
Lindsay M. Wall ’02 & Jeremy Wall ’02
Travis Walls
Elizabeth Warter
Christopher P. Watts ’99
R. Kenly Webster ’55
Camille Logan Weekes ’95
Dana L. Weinstein ’12
Charlotte Weiskittel ’06
Henry Wendt III ’55
John R. West ’55
Deborah K. Weyl ’06
Rebecca Garr Whitaker ’06
Timothy and Angela White p’13
James R. Wiant ’55
Robert H. Wier ’55
Nelson H. Wild ’55
John S. Wilson ’55
Julie R. Wingerter ’92 & Seth Lieberman
Robert Wolk ’91
Richard C. Woodbridge ’65
Madeleine Woodle ’13
Arthur P. Woolley ’55
Rogers Woolston ’55
Shelia Ann Wright
Artilie Wright ’06
Amy Yang and Qi-Huang Zheng p’15
Julie Yeh
Blaine Young ’55
Suzanne Yudell and Carl R. Yudell ’75
Lydia Zaininger ’83
Sunny Zhang ’16
Sean Zielenbach, Jr., Ph.D. ’90
Anonymous (3 donors)
Note: Several donors made multiple gifts


American Express Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
BlackRock, Inc.
Collaborative Coaching
Edward S. Moore Family Foundation
Facebook, Inc.
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Giving Assistant
Google, Inc.
Harris Finch Foundation
Irving and Sara Selis Foundation, Inc.
Jockers Family Foundation
McCarter & English, LLP
MCJ Amelior Foundation
Moskowitz Foundation
The GE Foundation
The James E. and Diane W. Burke Foundation
The Nassau Club
The Rockefeller Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Tungare Manohar Family Foundation

Emerging Leaders Alumni Lunch and Learns

Emerging Leaders alumni from the 2015-16 NYC cohort at an informal gathering last year. Left to right: Caroline Coburn, Yiannis Avramides, David Nelson, Margie Cadet, Benjamin Delikat, and Jess Jardine.

This Fall, Emerging Leaders facilitators Yael Sivi (New York City) and Hilary Joel ’85 (Washington, DC) invited Emerging Leaders alumni in NYC and DC to attend brown bag lunch and learn sessions. The facilitators used these opportunities to host two-hour peer coaching labs. They circulated a leadership article in advance and used the reading as a starting point for discussion.

In New York City, participants read a First Round Review article entitled “The Most Dangerous Leadership Traps — and the 15-Minute Daily Practice That Will Save You” which outlines the work of Chris Holmberg, an executive coach and founder of Middle Path Consulting. The article contained nuggets from Holmberg such as:

Leaders who have never failed are fragile… They see the world divided between winners and losers, and they desperately want to avoid falling into that latter category, so they never try new things. When a manager empathizes with failure, they don’t point fingers or chastise anyone. Instead, they say, ‘I get it. Let’s talk about why this happened.’ 

The article offered an opportunity for lunch attendees to do some peer coaching. Yael reports that everyone had an impactful time. The Emerging Leaders alumni who attended are already looking forward to the next professional development session. One participant said, “I’m appreciative of you all for creating a safe and supportive space. It was well worth the two hours.” Another attendee echoed this sentiment: “Emerging Leaders was incredibly valuable for all of us, and to have the opportunity to re-immerse in the experience, even if only for a couple of hours, was excellent. I do think this is a wonderful way to sustain the growth and learnings of Emerging Leaders. Thank you for arranging this!”

Stay tuned for more information about future lunches!