Welcome Community Leaders
As the new Executive Director, I am very excited to be leading such an important organization, one that I have been a Member of since 2019 (Class XV). I honor and celebrate the legacy of Jane Phipps (Founder) and Kathy McNaughton (retired Executive Director), who have produced an enduring product that will live on for many years to come. The work that MLP has done and continues to do is more important now than ever before. I look forward to collaborating with you to leverage new opportunities and assist the many nonprofits and civic organizations in San Antonio.
Even though I am still getting settled and learning more about MLP, I wanted to share my thoughts about the future of MLP. MLP has two main goals: 1) support our nonprofit agencies; and 2) board skills development of people committed to using their professional skills to serve our community, nonprofit, civic, and government agencies. To achieve these goals, MLP will continue to offer top notch programs that provide insight to the strengths and challenges in our community and build nonprofit board skills. This will include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, professional learning programs, and fund development activities.
Yes, the Covid-19 pandemic posed a challenge for all nonprofits including MLP. MLP’s engaged Board and staff comprised of a diverse group of community, public and private sector leaders were able to find creative ways to use technology to deliver a meaningful and successful program for Class XVII. Looking ahead toward 2022 with optimism and resolve, as outlined in our mission, MLP remains committed to doing our part to help San Antonio’s nonprofit organizations thrive. None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors, community investment partners, alumnae, and funders, for which we at MLP are immensely grateful.
I know that community is the key to fueling the power of connection, and I am looking forward to connecting with you soon. Most importantly, I look forward to connecting with you to enable transformative contributions that will continue to benefit San Antonio and the surrounding nonprofit community.
Stay safe and healthy!
The dynamic MLP staff is a dedicated four-person team. They support program class members, MLP board of directors, and over 800 graduates. Our staff helps equip community leaders with the information and skills necessary to serve our beloved greater San Antonio community by working with donors and sponsors, as well as over 200 local nonprofit and civic partners.
Our board members are experienced professionals specially selected for their areas of expertise, their passion for improving our community, and their invaluable contributions to San Antonio and surrounding areas. They collectively oversee and maintain an operating budget of $275,000 derived from corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, tuition payments by participants, and other philanthropic donations from generous individuals.
MLP Emeritus Board
Conferring the honor of “emeritus board member” is not done casually at MLP. MLP would not be what it is today without the historical influence of these individuals. Their impact in previous years as MLP graduates and board members have contributed to the culture and legacy that is MLP.