FLORENCE, S.C. – The Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University is seeking alumni of the program to participate in its first alumni event, Friday, March 3.
The program, founded in 2002, has graduated three classes. A fourth class will graduate this year.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ervin Dining Hall on the FMU campus. The fee is $15 and includes coffee and lunch.
The day will begin with coffee and networking at 9 a.m. A panel discussion, “How Entrepreneurial Spirit Accomplishes Great Things in Non-Profits,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Panelists will include Dr. Virginia Uldrick of the Governor’s School for the Humanities, Deborah Smith of the Newberry Opera House, Brad Smith of the Souper Bowl of Caring, and Erin Hardwick, formerly of SCANPO.
After a luncheon, a public policy forum will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Panelists will include state Sen. Gerald Malloy, state Rep. Harry Ott, and state Sen. Hugh Leatherman.
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 Jane Madden at 843-661-1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the alumni event.
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