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Non-Profit Leadership Institute at FMU to host alumni event, March 7

FLORENCE – The Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University will hold its annual alumni workshop, Friday, March 7.

The program, founded in 2002, has graduated five classes. A sixth class will graduate in April.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Ervin Dining Hall on the FMU campus. Admission is free to alums and includes breakfast and lunch.

The day will begin with registration and breakfast at 9 a.m. A panel discussion about foundations and grant making will be held from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Panelists will include Bradley Callicott from the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation, Jonathan Kresken from the Waccamaw Community Foundation, Geales Sand from the Bunnelle Foundation and Mindy Taylor from Progress Energy.

After a luncheon, a public policy forum will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Panelists will include Rep. Kris Crawford, Sen. Joel Lourie, Rep. James “Jay” Lucas and Sen. Gerald Malloy.

The institute is a seven-month training program for leaders of non-profits. Funded initially with multi-year grants from the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, the institute now receives major support from FMU, along with a grant from the PSARAS Foundation. 

Fred Sheheen, former commissioner and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, is director of the FMU Non-Profit Leadership Institute. 

Alumni of the program are asked to contact Julian Young at 843-661-4659 or to register for the alumni event.           

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Last Published: March 4, 2008 9:45 AM
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