NEW BRUNSWICK – The Provident Bank Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Rutgers University Foundation to support the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School and its “Leaders Common Ground” program. The grant will cover two scholarships for the program as well as general expenses.
“We are most grateful for The Provident Bank Foundation’s support and look forward to using the Leaders Common Ground program to positively affect the long-term development of nonprofit leaders,” said Sandro Tejada, development director, Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership.
The Leaders Common Ground Program brings 10-12 nonprofit senior executives together for monthly peer group sessions to mutually explore challenges they face as leaders of nonprofit organizations. The sessions are moderated by an Institute for Ethical Leadership facilitator, who leads participants through a discussion of real life issues of governance, board and staff relations, ethical leadership, strategic planning, fundraising skills, financial management skills and program development and management.
In the seven years of the program’s history, more than 50 participants have benefited from the program, many of whom have participated for two or more years.
“Strong leadership is crucial for the success of nonprofit organizations that serve our community,” said Jane Kurek, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are thrilled to support the Leaders Common Ground Program and help cultivate excellence in nonprofit leadership for years to come.”
More information about Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership is available at business.rutgers.edu/IEL.