LEADERSHIP COLLIER FOUNDATION™ PROGRAMS
The mission of the Leadership Collier Foundation™ (LCF), a 501(c) 3 corporation, is to build a broad-based network of community leaders who enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. The Foundation accomplishes this through:
Through the work of the LCF Alumni Association™, graduates continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County through nonprofit organizations, local government boards and our schools while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders.
The LCF Board of Directors sets policy for all of the leadership programs produced and/or administered by the LCF.
The Chamber believes knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Consequently, the primary objective of Leadership Collier is to educate local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today. Through hands-on experiences, participants explore local government, education, economic development and the arts. With the benefit of new perspectives and connections, participants are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders.
GROWING ASSOCIATES IN NAPLES (GAIN)
Growing Associates in Naples™, also know as GAIN™, is a program specifically designed for emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County of ages 21-40. Participants learn about local government, charitable organizations, arts, commerce, law enforcement, tourism, education and other resources so that graduates can become involved and be effective community contributors.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP COLLIER
The mission of Youth Leadership Collier™ (YLC) is to develop ethical leaders committed to active community involvement. The seven-day summer program empowers students to become effective leaders, showcases Collier County, and encourages students to consider coming back to their community to begin their careers and families.
To learn more about the Leadership Collier Foundation, contact Amanda Beights, VP of Leadership Collier Foundation, email firstname.lastname@example.org