LEAD Maryland is a partnership program.

The University of Maryland Extension, the LEAD  Maryland Foundation, and many others give funding and other support to provide the LEAD Maryland Fellowship Program.  Thank you to all LEAD Program partners, funders, participants, and volunteers.

The LEAD Maryland Class X (2017-18) application period has ended and the application form is no longer available online. 

Quick Link:  Reference Form (Use this form to supply a letter of reference for a LEAD Fellowship applicant.)

Photos: LEAD Class IX Fellows (2015-16) completed a 3-day seminar, Dorchester County, September 2016. Image Credits: Edwin Remsberg/Remsberg Photography;

Thank you for making a donation to the LEAD Maryland Foundation.

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 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.

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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The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
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