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The Center for Collaborative Leadership, although housed at the College of Management within the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a fully self-funded organization. 

One of the most important aspects of the Center for Collaborative Leadership is that we enhance cross-sector networking. In our research we found that leadership development strategies that work for businesses also work for nonprofits and for those in the public sector—all face similar issues and all benefit from knowing and working with those in other sectors. Our Emerging Leaders Program fellows find enormous value in expanding their networks so that emerging leaders in business network more frequently with those in nonprofits and with those in other business fields. The synergies created are an unanticipated but profound finding. When emerging leaders become more familiar with other sectors, understanding is enhanced and new and lasting connections are forged.

Ways to Support Our Work:

Pay It Forward Campaign

The Pay It Forward Campaign was officially launched in 2011 by Emerging Leaders Program alumni board chair Jodi Wolin. When she went through the program, she worked for the Children’s Trust Fund, and they needed financial support to partially fund the program fee. Luckily, she received the support and was a fellow in the 2006 cohort. After the program, she wrote, “ELP serves as a means to meet a diverse group of professionals, dedicated to making Boston a better place to live and work. The program has helped connect me with many resources in which to further my organization’s efforts as we work to prevent child abuse.” Thus, when she became alumni board chair in 2010, she decided to create a sustained alumni giving program called “Pay It Forward.” The annual campaign has raised over $31,000 since 2011, which has helped subsidize a multitude of nonprofit participants. 

Donate to the Pay It Forward Campaign.

Many Thanks to Our 2020 Pay It Forward Donors!

Adanta Ahanonu (’16)

Deborah Avery ('19)

Victor M. Carballo (’05)

Philip J. Carver (’06)

John F. Ciccarelli 

Rosemary C. Ciccarelli

Cathal Conlon (’17)

Michael Crowley (’07)

Lisa DeAngelis (’03)

Katherine DePasquale (’18)

Victoria L. Fahey

Susan Fahmy (’14)

Annis R. Gill-Miller (’02)

Alec Griswold (’19)

Carmine Guarino (’04)

Matthew Hunt (’20)

Rita Jones-Hyde (’20)

Susan Livingston

Michael Metzger

Anita Jo Miller

Kristen Murphy (’16)

Mary-Kay Mykytyn (’20)

Michael M. Penney

Geoffrey Phillips (’13)

Marita Prater

Maija Pratt-Rojas (’10)

Jennifer Putzbach (’11)

Patricia Quint (’07)

Teresa Rodriguez (’07)

Dylan Semple (’17)

John Sullivan (’11)

Jennifer Thibadeau (’11)

Mariama White-Hammond (’02)

Nina Wolfendale (’08)

Jesse Wong (’09)

Deanna Louisa Yameen (’03)

Christie G. Young (’04)

The Center for Collaborative Leadership, although housed at the College of Management within the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a self-funded organization. 

Center for Collaborative Leadership
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Boston, MA 02125

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