The Lead365 Foundation

The Lead365 Foundation was established to “empower collegiate leaders and professionals who are dedicated to developing student leaders, and to build leadership capacity in student and higher education professionals.”  It is a 501(c)3 public charity established in Massachusetts.

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Lead365 Foundation Initiatives

The Foundation serves as the umbrella organization for national leadership awards, scholarships and program initiatives (like the Lead365 National Conference) designed to advance collegiate leaders and improve career preparedness and new professionalism.

Under the capable guidance of Foundation President Dr. Susan Salvador and her board, the Foundation raises funds and seeks grants to support the initiatives noted below.

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National Leadership Awards

As one of the foundation’s initiatives, funds are raised to support a $500 monetary award to an undergraduate or professional in higher education who exemplifies true leadership. The foundation is also responsible for the solicitation of nominees and selection of the award winner.

The first cash prize of $500 was awarded in 2017 to Jared McClean from Monmouth College. The 2018 awards were given to Louis Coplin, Hudson Valley Community College, and Sean Tolbert, Oklahoma State University.

Applications are accepted year round in the search for an undergraduate or professional who contributes above and beyond.

Lead365 National Conference

To date, the primary program offered by the foundations is an annual leadership conference called, The Lead365 National Conference; The mission of the conference is simply to assist undergraduates, graduate students, leadership educators and new professionals in being better equipped with the knowledge, competencies, perspective and desire to improve 365 days a year. 

Whether a student leader, staff member, leadership educator or new professional, the conference curriculum continually adjusts to meet the competency development needs of the workplace while instilling a sense of obligation to serve the greater social good.

Travel Scholarships

Getting to the conference can be expensive. The Foundation provides $200 to those representing a need for assistance. These funds are issued after the scholarship winner has registered. Complete the application and note the deadlines. Funds are released on a first come, first serve basis.

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