The Mission of the Young Leaders Council is to train diverse, committed individuals to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit organizations and make a difference in the community by replenishing the volunteer leadership base.
YLC is a program founded by the Council of Community Services, in conjunction with the Frist Foundation (formerly the HCA Foundation) and the United Way. It was created in 1985 to address the need to broaden and strengthen Nashville’s volunteer leadership base.
The YLC consists of a eleven-session training program, addressing fundamental board skills and taught by experts in their field. These interactive sessions reflect on such leadership indicators as collaboration, diversity and the role of catalyst deemed crucial for today’s nonprofit leadership roles. The training is followed by a one year internship with a community agency, serving as a non-voting member of a working board.
Participants are between 25 and 40 years of age and come from a broad range of corporate, civic and volunteer backgrounds. They may be nominated by YLC alumni, their group’s management or may be self-nominated with management’s recommendation.
The YLC Alumni Group makes activities available to those who wish to continue their involvement.
Interested in partnering with YLC through a sponsorship? Click here to see our 2020 Sponsorship Guide, which outlines your opportunities as a sponsor including our annual sponsorships, special events sponsorships, Save-a-Seat options, and Leadership Luncheon opportunities!
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$5,000 and over
Fifth Third Bank
Pinnacle Financial Partners
The Memorial Foundation
$1,500 – $4,999
Bank of America
Caterpillar Financial Services
FTB Advisors/First TN Foundation
RSM US, LLP
Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis
$1,000 – $1,499
Ingram Industries, Inc.
Turner Construction Co.
Wells Fargo Bank
$500 – $999
Lipscomb University College of Business (in-kind)
$250 – $499
Nashville Electric Service