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Foellinger Foundation announces new Executive Leader Program cohort

Friday, January 26, 2018
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Foellinger Foundation is all about supporting, strengthening and inspiring nonprofit leadership. In 2016, to further this commitment, the foundation created the Helene Foellinger Leadership Development Initiative, supporting the Foellinger Leadership Lab and Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund.


The Foellinger Leadership Lab is home to two programs: Executive Leader Program and Rising Leader Program. The Executive Leader Program is a custom-tailored, 18-month program that builds adaptive leadership skills. This January, the foundation welcomed the second cohort to the Executive Leaders Program. Participants include:




Aisha Arrington

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of Northeast Indiana

Anna Bogdon

HearCare Connection

Jonathan Busarow

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir

Annette Dufor

Euell A. Wilson Center

Jessica Henry

Allen County SPCA

Joe Jordan

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

Jennifer Kasmier

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services

Alex Kiefer

Lutheran Life Villages

Jason Kissel

ACRES Land Trust

Sharon Pohly

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

Anna Ross

Audiences Unlimited

Dee Szyndrowski


Ruth de Wit

Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana



“We developed the Executive Leader Program specifically for executive directors of nonprofits. We are pleased to welcome our second cohort and look forward to supporting these leaders as they continue to demonstrate the depth of their commitment to Allen County,” said Cheryl Taylor, Foellinger Foundation President.

The Executive Leader Program includes classroom work, out-of-classroom work and several different experiential learning opportunities. To learn more visit,

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