2016 Clay Leadership Link Class

The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida offered the “Clay Nonprofit Leadership Link” program for the third year in early 2016, combining peer networking and leadership programming to increase the skills, effectiveness, and collaboration of Clay County nonprofit leaders. The program is funded by a grant from The Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation.

The 2016 class, consisting of 10 executives from nonprofits that serve Clay County, benefited from professional development, networking, and sector strengthening activities. The participants met for a total of six program days and two organization tour days between January and April 2016 to:

  • Develop leadership skills and specific skill abilities through advanced sessions targeting areas of greatest need based on nonprofit sector research.
  • Network and build relationships with their nonprofit, Clay County-based peers in both formal and informal ways.
  • Identify opportunities for cross-organization learning, resource sharing, and collaboration.
  • Learn and practice tools and skills that will help them collectively create a sector-wide culture of collaboration and sharing.

2016 Clay Leadership Link Participants:

  • Kathy Berger, Development Director, Penney Retirement Community
  • Brigitte Flemming-Jones, Director of Corporate Giving, Community Connections of Jacksonville
  • John Green, Education Coordinator, Seamark Ranch
  • Lili High, Director of Emergency Assistance, Catholic Charities Bureau
  • Sara Huke Alford, Vice President of Programs, Big Brother, Big Sister of NE Florida
  • Leslie Kruzicki, Fundraising Chair, Art Guild of Orange Park
  • Eleanor Lanza, Project Manager, Pink Ribbon Symposium
  • Stacy Manthos, Senior Director of Mission Delivery and Membership, Girl Scouts of Gateway
  • Khawar Qureshi, President, Islamic Center of Orange Park
  • Destani Shadrick, Executive Director, PACE Center for Girls

CONTACT: Leah Donelan, 904.390.4007, ldonelan(at)NonprofitCtr.org

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