Central New York Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Sabbatical

July 12, 2016 – The Central New York Community Foundation invites executive directors and senior management staff of nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties to apply for the John F. Marsellus Sabbatical.  The applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. There is no deadline for submission of applications.

The Marsellus Sabbatical offers nonprofit executive directors and senior management staff the choice between a four-week or an abridged two-week sabbatical for professional development and personal renewal. The sabbatical is designed for a nonprofit executive to partake in professional and personal development that stimulates a process of enrichment, refreshment and renewal. In addition to the cost of the sabbatical, $1,000 – $2,000 may be available to the recipients’ organizations to support administrative and other expenses incurred while the Executive Director is absent.

The Community Foundation invites executive directors and senior management staff of nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties to apply for either a four- or two-week sabbatical. Applicants must have served in a senior management position of a nonprofit organization in Onondaga or Madison counties for at least five consecutive years and have the approval of the board of directors of their agency. The application guidelines can be viewed on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cnycf.org/marsellus  or may be obtained by calling the Community Foundation at (315) 422-9538.

This annual grant was established in 2000 in memory of John F. Marsellus, who wished to enhance the leadership capacity of nonprofit executives in Central New York by underwriting an opportunity for personal and professional reflection and development.

 

About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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