Designed to help individuals from diverse backgrounds gain the knowledge and experience necessary to assume leadership positions of increased responsibility in the philanthropic arena, the year-long program provides senior philanthropic leaders with virtual and in-person instruction, networking events, and career training. Participants graduate from the program with the knowledge, experience, and professional networks needed to be more effective in their current roles and more deliberate in their contributions to the field of philanthropy more broadly, positioning them to compete successfully for senior/executive level foundation positions.
"This was an extraordinarily competitive year for the program, and the 2017 Career Pathways cohort is truly outstanding," said Council on Foundations president and CEO Vikki Spruill. "These twenty-four individuals are remarkably talented and have shown themselves to have a deep commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a calling to be of service to the field of philanthropy. Career Pathways will prepare them to be the next generation of leaders who will drive the sector’s efforts to improve lives and build vibrant communities."
For a list of the 2017 Career Pathways participants, see the Council on Foundations website.