As this year has passed, I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as Executive Director for the Masters Leadership Program. I am blessed to be associated with such compassionate and knowledgeable leaders! While 2021-22 was a demanding year, what inspired me was the love, devotion, care, resources, and energy each of you gave to address the nation’s health, social, and economic challenges. Proudly, MLP has emerged stronger than ever because of the support of our Board of Directors, Community Investment Partners, Sponsors, agency partners, staff, and friends. MLP would not be where we are without you.
Like many nonprofits, MLP was challenged by economic uncertainties. And we found ways to do business and ensure the long-term viability of the organization through simplification and financial practices. By expanding electronic communications, virtual meeting spaces, and integrating new technologies to improve back-office operations, MLP remains ready and committed to do more to serve the nonprofits and civic organizations in our community.
This is a special time in MLP’s history. Nineteen years ago, cars, the dress code, culture, movies, books, and even sports teams were different. Yet, MLP’s mission remains the same; “prepare proven leaders for nonprofit board service…” A great achievement is the 862 MLP graduates serving on more than 3,000 boards and civic organizations. As we prepare to celebrate MLP’s 20th anniversary next year, visibility will be focused on the memories, progress, people, organizations, and contributors that have helped MLP achieve its goals.
I am committed and looking forward to working with you to strengthen collaborations, fill the gaps, and advance ideas to increase the impact our graduates have on the nonprofits we serve.
The dynamic MLP staff supports program class members, MLP board of directors, and over 860 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.