“McNees Wallace & Nurick believes in the value of community programs that cultivate our future leaders. Leadership Harrisburg Area directly benefits the community we serve and the individual graduates inside and outside our firm. We look forward to continuing to support LHA as we develop the next generation of lawyer-leaders as they integrate their LHA education and experience into our firm’s culture and the community at-large.”
David Kleppinger, Chairman, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
As with all non profit organizations, Leadership Harrisburg Area provides mission-based programs and services that are not financially self-supporting. Such programs and services rely on a combination of corporate donations, sponsorships, and individual contributions. As community needs grow and requests for our services increase, YOUR support is critical for LHA to maintain quality programming and to manage our support services to hundreds of community programs.
Here is a comprehensive summary of our annual outreach.
Leadership in Mission
- Forty One leaders are currently enrolled in the Community Leadership Series (CLS). Tuition scholarships totaling $8,500 were provided to representatives of nonprofit organizations to support their participation in the program.
- CLS Team Projects currently assist the Community Action Commission, the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, LGBT Community Center Coalition, The Salvation Army, and Tri County Association for the Blind. Team Projects provide critical outcomes for the nonprofit as well as experiential learning for the CLS participant ~ often providing practical training in areas outside of his/her professional scope.
- A special Team Project is dedicated to creating a comprehensive community resource directory for Arts, Culture, and Recreation across Central Pennsylvania.
- At an annual operating loss, LHA facilitates the Youth Community Development Team, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, for the benefit of juniors and seniors in Harrisburg Schools. Thirty five students are currently enrolled.
- The annual Non Profit Conference is scheduled for April 4 and will provide content focused on the needs of nonprofit staff and volunteers, as well as providing critical connections between LHA alumni and nonprofit organizations.
- Twenty two leaders graduated from the Executive Leadership Series on November 15.
Leadership by Example
- LHA collected and donated supplies and uniforms for students in the Harrisburg School District.
- A total of $12,000 cash and in-kind donations was leveraged for 6 nonprofit organizations in the Allison Hill Mentoring Partnership through the Walk & Roll Fundraiser ~ a product of LHA’s Class of 2011.
- LHA Board of Directors’ annual service project assisted Channels Food Rescue this year in preparing backpacks filled with weekend food items for students at the Boys and Girls Club.
- To assist the Medical Outreach Center at Christ Lutheran Church in Allison Hill, LHA collected and donated medical items and, with class members and alumni donations, leveraged over $12,000 in addition to in-kind donations of a fetal Doppler monitor, a snow blower, industrial carpet runners, and four computers and monitors.
- The CLS Class of 2012 collected and donated a magnitude of supplies to the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg after visiting the center in January.
Leadership in Service
- LHA connects board members and volunteers with service opportunities by making personal references, social media announcements, and targeted communications. LHA has recently helped BARAK, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Women’s Fund at TFEC, among other groups.
- During the economic downturn, LHA has leveraged its business and community connections for alumni seeking employment. We continue to post and share monthly job announcements.
- LHA provides educational presentations on servant leadership and effective community service for students, professional associations, and service clubs. Recent presentations have included the Harrisburg School District’s First Annual Cultural Diversity Summit, Harrisburg Chapter of Credit Unions, Latino Hispanic Professional Association, and the American Society for Industrial Security.
The official registration and financial information of Leadership Harrisburg Area may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.