Supporting individual leaders has been at the core of the Bush Foundation for nearly 50 years, dating back to the days when founder Archibald Bush himself was guiding the Foundation. Our work has changed through the years, but our Bush Fellowship Program continues to provide individuals with opportunities to increase their understanding of, capacity for and practice of leadership to work with others to improve the quality of life in their community. There are more than 2,200 Bush Fellows since 1965.
We've also created a leadership development program for individuals focused on Native nation-building. Since 2010, the Native Nation Rebuilders Program has selected four cohorts of individuals to learn about nation-building and to deepen their leadership skills. Applications open July 1 for the next cohort.
We recently announced the launch of the MCF Fellowship Program, which aims to increase the number of of people from under-represented communities holding leadership positions in philanthropy. Visit BushFoundation.org/MCFFellows for more information or to apply.
In 2013, we are taking our leadership work to the next level so that we can support and develop more leaders who are better equipped and better networked to effectively lead change.
We'll also be offering opportunities for leaders to connect. Stay tuned for further developments!