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Applications open for Bingham Fellows 2020, “Making Louisville a Top-Tier City”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Each year, local leaders selected for the Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows program are tasked with an issue of importance in the community and asked to tap into their imagination and talent for gathering critical resources to create social change. The topic for the 2020 Bingham Fellows will be Making Louisville a Top-Tier City.

Applications for the Bingham Fellows Class of 2020 are being accepted through Monday, Oct. 21 at www.leadershiplouisville.org. Individuals who want to experience an unmatched practicum in change management and group dynamics while using their broad knowledge base and range of experience to move the needle on this important community issue should apply. The upcoming program year begins in January and ends in December 2020. For more information, contact Aimee Jewell at (502) 561-0458 or [email protected].

The Center is hosting two opportunities to learn more about the program, the 2020 topic, and the application process:

  • Bingham Fellows 2020 Overview – Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Leadership Louisville Center, 707 W. Main Street.
  • Meet and Greet Happy Hour with Bingham Fellows staff and alumni – Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Old 502 Winery, 120 S 10th Street.

Both are free to attend, RSVP at https://www.leadershiplouisville.org/bingham-fellows/bingham-fellows-2020-topic/

The Bingham Fellows Class of 2020 will gather influential leaders to study what it means to be a top-tier city and the steps that must be taken to get there. The class will take a meaningful look at the data, study issues of revenue and spending, explore what’s happening with philanthropy in the community, and review what other cities have learned about growth. They will build connections to bring more people and groups into the conversation and take on the challenge of moving us into action.

The Bingham Fellows program is the advanced leadership program of the Leadership Louisville Center. Created in 1988 through a $500,000 endowment from the Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. Fund, the Fellows are social entrepreneurs who have the imagination and talent needed to gather critical resources and create social change. Side by side with peers, participants work to develop dynamic and innovative solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges. The 2020 cohort will be the 28th class, and the Bingham Fellows have had an impressive track record of providing community issues with visibility and momentum.

The Bingham Fellows Class of 2019 is currently exploring ways that the community and businesses can positively impact student achievement and will announce their projects around the topic, “It Takes a Village – Mobilizing Community for Student Success,” in January 2020.