40 Hours for Forty Acres: Support Student Professional Development

Nonprofit Portfolio students are ambitious and dedicated.  They seek out opportunities to advance their careers: opportunities to be, and make, positive social change.  During this year’s 40 Hours for Forty Acres celebration, the RGK Center invites you to support these four students cover the registration costs of attending the Council on Foundation’s annual conference and Mission Capital’s new Emerging Leadership Academy. 

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Heather Henry, Student in the Nonprofit Studies Portfolio

Name: Heather Henry
Degree Program and Expected Graduation Date: Master of Public Affairs, May 2018
Conference Attending: Emerging Leadership Academy hosted by Mission Capital
Reason for Choosing this Conference: I would like to attend the Emerging Leadership Academy because I would like the opportunity to network with individuals in the nonprofit sector. This workshop is targeted towards people who are recently starting out in their careers in the nonprofit sector, so getting to know peers in the industry prior to graduation would be incredibly beneficial to my professional development. I am also excited to learn more about leadership styles and how to leverage different strategies throughout my career.
 

Peggy Kemp, Student in the Nonprofit Studies Portfolio

Name: Peggy Kemp
Degree Program and Expected Graduation Date: MPAff, May 2018
Conference Attending: Mission Capital Emerging Leadership Academy
Reason for Choosing this Conference: I am looking forward to attending the Mission Capital Emerging Leadership Academy for the opportunity to connect with other nonprofit leaders while learning more about my leadership style.  I hope to walk away with a better understanding of how I can strengthen and deepen my leadership skills with an organization that recognizes the necessity of a systems approach to social impact and problem solving.
 

Paige Menking, Student in the Nonprofit Studies Portfolio

Name: Paige Menking
Degree Program and Expected Graduation Date: MPAff, 2018
Conference Attending: 2017 Council on Foundations Conference
Reason for Choosing this Conference: Understanding nonprofit funding mechanisms is key to a successful career in nonprofit administration. I hope to gain important insights into current funding trends and network with potential future donors.

Suchi Sundaram, Student in the Nonprofit Studies Portfolio

Name: Suchi Sundaram
Degree Program and Expected Graduation Date: MBA, May 2017
Conference Attending: 2017 Mission Capital Emerging Leadership Academy
Reason for Choosing this Conference: I wish to attend this academy to develop better leadership skills and understand the nature of owning a nonprofit. In the future, I wish to work in sustainable investing (hence why I joined the RGK program). This opportunity would be indelible for me to meet like-minded individuals, understand my leadership strengths and areas for improvement, and develop a better understanding of how I can contribute to society. As I am graduating, this academy would be the start of my professional journey into this field.

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If you are interested in helping our students attend conferences this spring, please make a tax-deductible donation here.  Funds raised will be allocated equally among these four students.  Thank you!