The LEAD Maryland Foundation, in a collaborative partnership with the University of Maryland Extension, provides the LEAD Maryland Fellowship Program.

Thank you for making a donation during LEAD Maryland Foundation's participation in Giving Tuesday.  Funds received are supporting the LEAD Class IX Seminar being held in Annapolis, February 2-5, 2016. Additional funding will support other 2016 seminars.

Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which this year is December 1. Giving Tuesday is a movement that has created a national day of giving to kick off the giving season. Giving Tuesday was started as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). 

Please make a donation to the LEAD Maryland Foundation. Funds are used to support the educational seminars for the current LEAD Class.

Make a donation here through LEAD's PayPal online account. (You do not need your own PayPal account to use LEAD's.) The link takes you to the "Make a Donation or Payment," the same as the tab above. Look for the yellow donation button.

Need help in working a LEAD donation into your giving budget?  You may set up your PayPal donation to make reoccurring donations throughout the year at a level that works for you.

LEAD Maryland Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, all donations are tax deductible.

According to Mobile Cause, a fundraising and communications promoter, about one third of all nonprofit donations occur in the month of December!

We also support rural community, farm, and agritourism businesses benefiting from Shop Small Saturday.

Meet the 23 Men & Women of the current class, LEAD Class IX (2015-16). 

An image of the brochure is below. A downloadable, printable brochure is available by clicking here.

Congratulations to everyone in the class. This is a terrific group of Fellows, all deserving of our support.

LEAD Maryland Class IX 2015-16

LEAD Maryland Class IX 2015-16

LEAD Maryland increases the numbers and capacity of leaders serving agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.

LEAD Maryland awards a two year fellowship to selected participants, creating classes of 20-25 emerging leaders.  The LEAD Fellowship curriculum focuses on providing public issues education, skills building, leadership development, and personal growth.

Through program participation, Fellows become more equipped to solve problems, identify resources, engage and educate others, lead communities, and to shape public policy.

Photo above: LEAD Class IX Fellows (2015-16) completed a 4-day training in Washington DC, November 2015. Image Credit: Edwin Remsberg/Remsberg Photography

Thank you to the many individuals, businesses, and organizations for funding the LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. 


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