LM Receives Crimsonbridge Foundation Grant for EL Scholarships for Nonprofit Professionals


Leadership Montgomery is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Crimsonbridge Foundation to provide partial and full scholarships for nonprofit professionals of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in the 2020 class of Emerging Leaders.

Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders is a dynamic, professional development program which provides rising leaders between 25-35 years of age with the skills and connections necessary for success. “We are thrilled to begin this partnership with Crimsonbridge Foundation,” says Leadership Montgomery President & CEO, C. Marie Taylor. “The county’s nonprofit sector provides so many resources and strengths and employ a pool of talented people. Many of the Emerging Leaders graduates have gone on to take the new connections and skills gained and make meaningful contributions to the county.”

The Emerging Leaders program began in 2014 and is an interactive experience that includes hands-on learning, in-depth discussions, and mentoring. The program brings together professionals from the public, private, and nonprofit sector to drive effective, large-scale change for the county.

“The Crimsonbridge Foundation invests in building diverse, inclusive, and representative leadership in Greater Washington’s nonprofit sector,” explains Danielle Reyes, Executive Director. “We are proud to provide an opportunity for emerging leaders to go through a program that will inform, educate, and connect them. We hope the business community also sees this as an opportunity to invest in leadership diversity in the county’s nonprofit sector.”

If you are interested in providing a scholarship for a nonprofit professional to participate in the Emerging Leaders program, please contact Dana Pauley, Vice President of Philanthropic Investments at dana.pauley@leadermont.org or 301.881.3333.

Applications for the Emerging Leaders program are due on April 12, 2019.