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Madison Nonprofit Leader Earns Allstate Foundation Scholarship: Tony Gibart

Tony Gibart, executive director at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, will join 30 other nonprofit leaders from across the country to participate in the Allstate Foundation Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership program. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin seeks to prevent and eliminate domestic violence, abuse and oppression in the state. The organization works with advocates and allies in the field to bring about education, training, public awareness, advocacy and more. Educational and leadership programs are also available for victim advocates and survivors.

Now in its fourth year, the Greater Good program is designed to help nonprofit professionals develop their leadership skills. More than 400 finalists applied for this program that pairs nonprofit leaders with renowned academic practitioners.

This Greater Good cohort will meet in-person three times through May 2018. “I want to be a more responsive and self-reflective leader. I’m looking forward to this education and getting to know my nonprofit peers from across the country,” says Gibart.

Each participant has more than 10 years nonprofit experience and is a known leader within their region. This unique educational opportunity provides a combination of cohort-based academic instruction and one-on-one executive coaching from Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Nonprofit Management, as well as travel and lodging to attend sessions in Chicago, Illinois. Each participant also receives a stipend towards additional education and development programming.

“The Allstate Foundation is committed to providing a unique program, created specifically to develop these leaders to further transform their organizations, their communities and the nonprofit sector as a whole,” said David Woolwine, director of reputation and corporate citizenship at Allstate. “It’s prestigious both in the quality of instruction and in the competitive selection of these participants, who are passionate about creating positive change.”

Surveys show participants continue to thrive in their positions, taking on new responsibilities and sharing their knowledge among co-workers and within personal networks. In its history, Greater Good has helped more than 1,000 leaders develop their abilities.

A diverse set of nonprofit organizations represent this latest class, including: arts and culture, economic empowerment, education, health and human services, safe and vital communities, support services, violence prevention and youth empowerment. The entire roster of the 2017-2018 Greater Good class is found here:

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