Community Foundation congratulates the 2017 LEAP graduates

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and Danosky & Associates, LLC congratulates seven new graduates of the Leadership Enrichment for Advancing Professionals (LEAP) program. The graduates completed the intensive eight-week program designed toward building skills in all areas of nonprofit leadership.

Consisting of 7 three-hour sessions and 1 six-hour session, the eight-week program is designed to build a foundation of skills and awareness for nonprofit professionals. Facilitators share their experience, expertise, and insights while engaging participants in presentations, group discussions, research and case study analysis, simulations, home assignments, and action-planning activities that explore leadership, board governance, finance management, human resources, fundraising and budgeting.

​​Graduates of the 2017 class include (from left to right) Rachel Tway-Grant of Winsted Area Child Care Center, Michelle Anderson of EdAdvance, Lori Paradis Brant of Steep Rock Association, Elena Simoes formerly of the Northwest Connecticut YMCA, Dawn Whalen of Norfolk Foundation, Sarah Leathers of Healing Meals Project and Eileen Marriott of KidsPlay Children’s Museum.

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.