Leadership Austin is an amazing organization focused on creating community leaders. Laurie Loew is part of the 2012 Essentials Class and it was a great honor to present Heather McKissick, President of Leadership Austin with a donation to the 2013 Scholarship Fund. Pictured on right is Jennifer Wijangco, Leadership Austin’s Development Director.
This scholarship fund would not have been created without the generosity of the Alter-Suri family and them allowing us to divert a portion of their Give Realty donation ($2500) to start the fund.
Social Entrepreneurship is a new and important component of the betterment of our community and world. Supporting the scholarship fund at Leadership Austin is a wonderful way to give social entrepreneurs in our community the opportunity to attend the Essential Program that Leadership Austin provides.
Three ways to help Leadership Austin:
1. Come to the Best and Brightest Party Ever. Join us May 15 on the Long Center for the Performing Arts City Terrace for the Brightest Party Ever where Leadership Austin will recognize three inspiring local leaders for their ongoing commitment and dedication to Central Texas. You can purchase your tickets here.
2. Learn about Austin’s hottest issues over breakfast. Each month, Leadership Austin presents the Engage Speaker Series at the Long Center, covering the most relevant, timely, and often complex issues facing Central Texas.
3. Make a commitment to your personal leadership development. Consider applying to one of Leadership Austin’s programs. The Essential Class focuses on regional issues, leadership skills, and the building of strong networks to encourage innovative, collaborative solutions to the region’s challenges. The Emerge program prepares young professionals for community leadership roles with skills training and relationship building.