Leadership Allegany Receives Grant from the Allegany County Area Foundation

IMG_0179Houghton, NY – The Allegany County Area Foundation is pleased to announce a $750 grant to Leadership Allegany. This grant money was made possible by the A. Horbert Shear Memorial Fund which was created by the family of A. Norbert Shear to provide grants to groups serving Allegany County. This grant money will be used to sponsor a participant in Leadership Allegany’s current cohort which began in April.
Leadership Allegany is a joint initiative of Houghton College and the Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce. The program provides a dynamic learning environment where adult professionals who live, work or have vested interest in Allegany County grow their leadership abilities, create connections, and impact their communities. Participants meet two times a month for ten months, including a full-day opening retreat.
Industry days provide participants with an in-depth, insider’s view of Allegany County industries through the professionals who lead them – including government, the judicial system, manufacturing, agriculture, and many more. They engage in site tours, hear from speakers, and enjoy panel discussions.
Curriculum sessions challenge participants to dig deep into their leadership values using the Social Model for Leadership, developed by the Higher Education Research Institute of UCLA. They begin by exploring their own personal strengths, moving gradually from the self to small group engagement to community impact.
Participants work in small groups throughout the year to plan an industry day and conduct a community service project that supports individuals or service organizations in the county. More information about Leadership Allegany can be found on their web site at: http://www.leadershipalleganyny.org/.
Grants such as this one are made possible through the generous gifts of Allegany County residents. The ACAF Grant Committee, chaired by Rodney Bennett, awards grants to worthy non-profit organizations in Allegany County.  The application due date for the next grant cycle is on June 30th. Non-profit organizations may apply online at: www.alleganycountyareafoundation.org. Please call 585-808-8444 or e-mail: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org for more information.

In the picture: Denis Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation and Phyllis Gaerte Chair of Leadership Allegany.