MB Foundation establishes leadership fund


Leadership Generation Fund offers scholarships for young adults

MB Foundation news story

MB Foundation announces that beginning in 2017, $50,000 is available per year to promote leadership development. Leadership Generation Fund (LeadGen) will be granting annual scholarships ranging from several hundred dollars to $3,000 to encourage leadership development through the local church, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, MB Mission and Tabor College. Other opportunities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The goal of LeadGen is to serve as a catalyst to call out leaders, provide funding for leadership development and to become a key component to providing more young people trained and ready for Mennonite Brethren pastoral ministry.

“We aren’t interested in starting a leadership program but want to provide funding to encourage utilization of existing MB academic institutions and leadership training programs,” says Jon C. Wiebe, president and CEO of MB Foundation.

LeadGen will offer three progressively increasing scholarship levels. Each scholarship level will require additional application requirements. LeadGen is designed to provide scholarships to young adults from high school to graduate student exploring ministry leadership opportunities in our Mennonite Brethren family.

An awards committee has been formed to vet the applications and determine award levels. In addition to Wiebe, the committee incudes Marci Bertalotto, of Fresno Calif., Wendell Loewen, of Hillsboro Kan., Don Morris, of Edmond, Okla., and Brian Wiebe, of Fresno, Calif.

For more information about LeadGen, please visit www.mbfoundation.com/leadgen. Questions may be directed to leadership@mbfoundation.com.


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