Hillsdale, Michigan – October 25, 2019

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation introduced a new leadership program to Hillsdale County on October 9th during the Trends Luncheon at the Michindoh Conference Center. Leadership Hillsdale County is a leadership program that shapes the community’s future leaders. The HCCF partnered with Hillsdale County Economic Development Partnership and Spring Arbor University to develop the program.

            Leadership Hillsdale County prepares individuals for leadership roles in various business, civic, citizen and nonprofit organizations within the Hillsdale Community. The program includes eight classes, held the second Wednesday of every month from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, excluding July.

            Each session is centered around a different topic with speakers that are experts in the subject. Participants have the opportunity to learn about nonprofit governance, ethical leadership, levels of local government and more. As a part of the program, participants work with a group of classmates on the completion of a service project to benefit a Hillsdale County nonprofit.

            Each class is a diverse mix of representatives from the community, and individual applicants are selected based on leadership skills, community involvement, interests, commitment and letters of recommendation. The class size is limited to twenty.

            For more information or to apply, visit the HCCF website, abouthccf.org, or request an application at the HCCF office located at 2 South Howell St. in Hillsdale. Applications are due November 14th.

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation was established in 1991 “For good. For ever.”  As a community grant-making foundation, it provides seed money to organizations and institutions that have identified problems and have designed constructive action programs aimed at solutions. A majority of the Foundation’s grant making is focused on the areas of youth, leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism.