The Allstate Foundation Announces New Nonprofit Leadership Program with Northwestern University’s Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management

The Allstate Foundation Announces New Nonprofit Leadership Program with Northwestern University’s Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management

Participants will hone skills to lead the changing nonprofit sector

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Participants work on development goals at Northwestern University

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:35am

CONTENT: Press Release

NORTHBROOK, IL, June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/– Today, The Allstate Foundation announced a unique program to develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders called Greater Good. Sixteen nonprofit leaders joined the program as a part of a year-long professional development opportunity that kicked off at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus with a three-day development and training session.

Greater Good is a partnership between The Allstate Foundation and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management. The participants represent a diverse set of nonprofit organizations from across Chicago and the country. Each of the participants has more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and has been identified a leader within their organization.

“Having met the Greater Good participants, I’ve seen the passion they have for creating social change,” said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president of corporate responsibility at Allstate. “The Allstate Foundation firmly believes serving the nonprofit sector is not merely about making grants to organizations, but taking a holistic approach to create impact. By providing Allstate volunteers, board members, strategic counsel and opportunities like this one; we hope to positively affect our community partners and the people they serve.”

Greater Good participants will receive access to leadership coaches and development opportunities specifically tailored to their needs, and receive a stipend to attend opportunities above and beyond those offered through the program. Each participant will go through a 360-degree leadership assessment to create their individual professional development plan and identify skill gaps.

“The Allstate Foundation is one of only a handful of corporate funders providing intensive development opportunities for nonprofit leaders,” Liz Livingston Howard, director of nonprofit executive education. “Greater Good aligns perfectly with the Center’s mission to create opportunity and greater capacity for nonprofits. From supporting domestic violence survivors to education on money management, it’s exciting to see such a diverse pool of leaders joining this new program.”  

Additionally, the program will expose participants to experts in the fields of management, communication, technology and fundraising. In total, twelve in-person workshops will be facilitated by professors, faculty and experts affiliated with Northwestern University and Kellogg Executive Education during the program.

Participants in the first Greater Good class include:

Adrian Chavira

Center Against Family Violence Inc.

El Paso


Daisy Feidt

Access Living Of Metropolitan Chicago



Yolanda Fields

Breakthrough Urban Ministries Inc.



Ashlee Graham

Nashville Young Women’s Christian Association



Derek Kellogg

Junior Achievement Of Georgia Inc.



Christopher Mannelli

Victory Gardens Theater



Monica McLaughlin

National Network To End Domestic Violence Inc.



Michelle Palmer

Harbor House



Dana Paull

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence



Brian Pinero

National Domestic Violence Hotline



Kalyn Risker

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment



Ilene Shehan

Hope House Inc.

Lee's Summit


Lydia Stazen- Michael

Women Employed Institute



Amila Tanovic-Muslic

Friendship Home of Lincoln



Julie Walther

Center On Halsted



Cheryl Wisniewski

Mujeres Latinas en Accion (Latin Women In Action)



About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit

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Kyle Donash
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Allstate Foundation