Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship
The Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship was established by The Leadership Conference Education Fund to honor Carol Pitchersky, a social justice fundraising pioneer who passed away in 2004. The purpose of the Fellowship is threefold:
Expanding the fundraising capacity of the nation’s social justice community, which safeguards the civil rights, human rights and civil liberties of all Americans;
Offering opportunities for career training and advancement to minority professionals engaged in development efforts regarding social justice;
- Furthering the understanding of our nation’s diversity within the science of development and donor relations.
Eligibility Requirements: The Fellowship program identifies and supports persons of color who are U.S. citizens with at least an undergraduate degree, who are aspiring development professionals, have demonstrated a commitment to social justice, and wish to advance their careers in nonprofit fundraising.
Fellowship Description: The award consists of a minimum two-year placement with the development staff of The Leadership Conference Education Fund. The Fellow enhances his/her skills in fundraising by participating in the efforts surrounding the various revenue streams that comprise nonprofit fundraising. The Fellow may be placed on periodic assignments to the development sectors of member organizations of the civil and human rights coalition and is also introduced to institutional advancement of the social justice movement by collaborating with the leadership of The Education Fund and the coalition member organizations. During this period, the Fellow will serve as an associate member of the fundraising team in The Education Fund, assist in overall development operations, receive mentoring, and deepen his/her knowledge and understanding of the social justice community.
The Pitchersky Fellowship is under the direction of the Pitchersky Advisory Committee, which provides oversight for selection and mentorship of the Fellows, as well as fundraising initiatives to sustain the program.
Donations: The Fellowship is funded by foundations and individuals who share Carol’s passion for an equal and just society. Donations can be made online or by mailing your contribution to:
The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Attn: Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship
1629 K Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Please memo your check, “Pitchersky Fellowship.” The Leadership Conference Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations are tax-deductible.
For more information, contact The Education Fund Development Office at (202) 466-1887 or email .