Nonprofit Leadership Development Program Graduation
December 16, 2011
Today, seven nonprofit leaders across South Carolina graduated from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina's Nonprofit Leadership Development Program through its Carolina Academy for Nonprofits. The Nonprofit Leadership Development Program is an intensive leadership development program designed for a wide range of nonprofit leaders in organizations across the state.
2011 graduate Kristi King-Brock gave graduation remarks at today's ceremony. She spoke on behalf of the 2011 Nonprofit Leadership Development Program graduating class, “I thank God I was in this class; it was the right place for me. It was a timely and enriching experience and the program provided a safe environment where we could share our challenges, frustrations, successes, fears and dreams. We were able to challenge each other as we grew as leaders. The program has equipped us with the tools necessary not only for our personal leadership skills, but also for the leaders in our organizations.”
Gwen Jobes Hampton, South Carolina School Board Association director of leadership development, served as graduation speaker. “I believe there is one quality that distinguishes good leaders from great leaders,” Hampton remarked. “That quality is the ability to exercise courageous leadership and make a difference right where they are.”
2011 Leadership Development Program Graduates:
Kristi Coggins, executive director, The First Tee of Columbia
Amy Coward, vice president public relations, Palmetto Health Foundation
Janice Grizzard, executive director, McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah, Inc.
Cynthia Jackson, executive director, Arts Business Civic Coalition of Summerville/Dorchester County, Inc.
Kristi King-Brock, executive director, Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Marga McKee, executive director, Interfaith Community Services of South Carolina
Genevieve Waller, executive director, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Board of Trustees Chair Yvonne Orr offered congratulatory remarks, “Always be ready to seize the moment. You were not a part of the Nonprofit Leadership Development Program by happenstance; you were supposed to be here.”
The Nonprofit Leadership Development Program is designed for a wide range of nonprofit leaders in organizations across the state. The five-month program was developed to provide nonprofit leaders the opportunity to enhance personal leadership skills, knowledge and frameworks to lead within nonprofit organizations in an ever-changing diverse society.
Applications are currently available for the 2012 Nonprofit Leadership Development Program. The deadline to apply is June 29, 2012. For more information on how to apply and program information, visit the Foundation's Web site.
About the Carolina Academy for Nonprofits
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s Carolina Academy for Nonprofits leverages training and educational opportunities to meet the needs of multiple nonprofit organizations addressing poverty in South Carolina. The Foundation goes beyond grantmaking and provides nonprofits with tools and resources for success in different areas. This includes free day-long workshops including board governance, ethics, evaluation, financial management, grant writing and partnerships and sustainability. Additionally, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will cover tuition and costs for both the Leadership Training Certificate Program and the Leadership Development Program. For more information on the Carolina Academy for Nonprofits and its offerings, visit the Foundation’s Web site.