Community Foundation congratulates the 2019 LEAP graduates

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and Danosky & Associates, LLC congratulates 10 new graduates of the Leadership Enrichment for Advancing Professionals (LEAP) program. The graduates completed the intensive seven-week program designed toward building skills in all areas of nonprofit leadership. Since 2014, The LEAP program has educated nearly 50 nonprofit employees from 40 different nonprofits in the Northwest Corner.

Consisting of seven three-hour sessions and one four-hour session, the seven-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 2019 class include (from left to right) Richard Heys of Music Mountain, Rufus de Rahm of Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, Julissa Martinez of KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Nicole Kilduff of Family Strides, Abigail Cusick of Little Guild of St. Francis, Sarah Marshall of Kent Memorial Library, Gretchen Hachmeister of Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Kris Griffin of Winsted Health Center Foundation, Jacque Williams of Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and Nicole Downes of Northwest CT YMCA.

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