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Welcoming the Inaugural Cohort of EPIP-YNPN Leadership Institute Participants

YNPN-TC and EPIP-MN have partnered to launch a 10-month cohort learning experience for young professionals working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. The experience is aimed at encouraging exploration of participants’ big career questions while doing some serious skill swapping and network weaving across the local foundation and nonprofit worlds. We were thrilled by the overwhelming number of truly stellar applications, but are only able to manage logistics for a small number of participants in this year’s pilot program. We look forward to exploring the ways we can work together to create a broader array of these kinds of opportunities in future, now that you, the YNPN-TC members, have demonstrated such strong interest. (If you are interested in joining in this exploration and planning, we'd love to hear from you!)

We are excited to announce our roster of 2014 participants:

Andy Brown, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Anthony Parrish, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Courtney Algeo, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Desralynn Cole, Project for Pride in Living

Eleonore Wesserle, Line Break Media

Elizabeth Fei, Minnesota Humanities Center

Eriks Dunens, University of Minnesota Extension

Erin Gavin, The McKnight Foundation

Erin Sapp Leitheiser, Target Corporation

Gina DiMaggio, Pohlad Family Foundation

Jennifer Song

John Fetzer, Bush Foundation

Joni Chacich, The McKnight Foundation

Julia Quanrud, ServeMinnesota Action Network

Kara Balcerzak, Corporation for National and Community Service

Kate Thomas-Tielke, Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Kyle Bozentko, Jefferson Center

Lauren Ignaut, Guthrie Theater

Naaima Khan, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Salena Acox, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota

Seth Goodspeed, Carleton College

Tara Kumar, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Tiffany Wilson-Worsley, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Yaomee Xiong

The institute will kick off in April 2014 and continue through January 2015. YNPN-TC and EPIP-MN are excited for this year’s pilot and hope to offer applications for a second cohort in early 2015. Stay tuned for updates on the adventures of this year’s participants!


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