2014 Annual Report To Develop Diverse Leaders bn.mclp.org
The impact of our graduates and your support is beyond our imagination! Our mission is to develop diverse leaders with the passion to serve their communities. We define “communities” to include family, organizations, town, state, country, and world. Why the world? Who knows where our leaders will go and serve? We do not limit our imagination when dreaming of our graduates’ impact as authentic servantleaders. They have the leadership courage to do the right thing wherever they are. We also believe that an appreciation of diverse views and backgrounds adds to the innovative vitality of any community. It is our sponsors, supporters and volunteers, who provide each MCLP class with the amazing diversity of experiences and perspectives to build leaders who are strong and confident in the face of complex challenges. Each year, you devote 8,000 volunteer hours to supporting the MCLP class experience. Each year, you donate the monies that allow us to carry out our program year and build for the future. Your support makes the dreams of our individual graduates come true. Your support allows MCLP to pursue its dream of developing outstanding leaders who make a positive difference. In the report that follows, notice the circle of support that empowers each graduate throughout the program. You are a part of that circle. Notice the five community partner projects completed by this year’s graduates—helping local non-profits to diversify their audience, broaden outreach, identify funding, raise awareness and improve cultural sensitivity. Internally, we established more sustainable MCLP organizational processes, strengthened our board of directors, and continually enhance our curriculum. We are pleased to announce, just after our program year’s close, we have met our initial $100K start-up goal for the MCLP Endowment, creating a more financially stable base for future MCLP classes. At the end of our first five years, we are encouraged and grateful for each person and organization who made the MCLP dream a reality. The future had not yet unfolded when the first class started in mid-2009. Five years later—and 121 graduates strong— the accomplishments of our supporters and alumni are beyond our imagination. We know, with certainty, that with your support, MCLP will continue to develop diverse leaders who will serve our communities in ways we cannot yet imagine today. Thank you for being a partner in that future! by Sonya Mau, Executive Director – on behalf of MCLP Advisory Council, Board of Directors & Committees
Behind every successful leader is a circle of support.
Endowment Fund What is the MCLP Endowment Fund? It is the gift that keeps on giving. The MCLP Endowment Fund is a general endowment fund supported by charitable gifts. The fund is invested and managed over time to provide a sustainable income stream for MCLP, while maintaining the gift’s purchasing power in perpetuity.
Why is this endowment being established? The fund will ensure a financially stable base to fund future MCLP classes and participant scholarships. It will allow MCLP to continue developing leaders for our community’s long-term needs.
How does it work? The initial goal is $100,000 by the end of April 2014. MCLP will begin the fund with $50,000 from donations received over the last four years. The fund will be opened and maintained through the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to leverage the value provided by their 15 years of experience and larger endowment portfolio.
We are proud to announce: we achieved our initial goal of $100,000 by the end of April, 2014! We still have far to go. All MCLP endowment gifts are welcomed and tax deductible. All amounts are welcomed and tax deductible. We thank you for your support.
Endowment gifts can be mailed to: Illinois Prairie Community Foundation—Attn: MCLP Endowment Fund, 2401 E. Washington, Suite 300B, Bloomington, IL 61704
Make checks payable to IPCF-MCLP or to “Illinois Prairie Community Foundation” and cite “MCLP Endowment Fund” as the beneficiary.
You may also endow online at www.bn-mclp.org. Click on the “Endow” button on the right navigation page.
Founding Members MCLP Endowment Founding Members as of May 31, 2014 All Founding Members will be listed permanently on the MCLP website and in future program material.
Individuals $1,000+ Andrea and Don Thorpe
Julie and Bob Dobski
Arlene Hosea and Ben Ryburn
Kari Sandhaas and Mike Matejka
Brian and Consuelo Cunningham
Laura and Bryan Leaver
Carol (d) and Earl Reitan
Carole and Jerry Ringer
Chantal and Carl Sneed
Michael Wolf and Justin Vickers
Christa and Josh Staley
Paul and Sandra Harmon
David and Paula Mitchell
Deanna Frautschi and Alan Bedell
Diana and Dave Hauman
Roger and Mary Hunt
Sandeepa Sangras and Phani Aytam
Sonya and Ben Mau
Sonya Gong Jent
Gene and Leslie Harding
Steve and Deb Wannemacher
George and Myra Gordon
Tammy and Kyle T. Vancil
Hank and Mary Campbell
Tim and Cindy Golliday
Janet M. Hood
John and Jan Wohlwend
Organizations $5,000+ COUNTRY Financial
MCLP thanks all who have helped us with our endowment goal for 2014! 3
Making a difference... …to the community and sponsors By building stronger, well rounded community members, our community as a whole is strengthened. MCLP small-group projects provide low-cost solutions to key issues affecting our community. By emphasizing diversity, MCLP produces leaders who are equipped to collaborate in building a stronger community—a community that designs inclusive solutions to address complex issues, a community with programs reflecting the diversity of the people living in it.
…to employers Employees who complete MCLP will develop greater diversity of thought and core leadership skills that are effective both inside and outside of their place of work. Employees gain a better understanding of their community and establish meaningful contacts within powerful networks throughout McLean County.
…to participants Participants develop leadership competencies and benefit from a robust learning experience through their class sessions, mentoring relationships, and hands-on community service projects. They are exposed to new thoughts and views to address complex issues, while also learning more about the community in which they live and work. They walk away better prepared to be effective employees at their jobs and take on leadership roles in the community to serve the local organizations.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree
What is MCLP? MCLP is an intense, professional development curriculum that provides a framework to those with an interest and potential to step into leadership roles within our communities. Participants attend class sessions and carry out community projects over an eight-month period. MCLP strives to prepare skilled individuals for leadership positions in public, private, educational, political, and non-profit sectors. MCLP is offered annually to develop community leaders. The MCLP selfexploration framework is designed to help each participant examine the answers to these questions:
Who are you? What are your strengths and passions? What are you going to do now?
It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve...then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. â€”Robert Greenleaf
Servant leaders are different from other persons of good will, because they act on what they believe. â€”Robert Greenleaf
The MCLP Curriculum focuses on five key areas: Self-Awareness The first step to becoming a community leader is to become self-aware. In MCLP, each participant completes a Myers-Briggs evaluation, Strengths Finder and Leadership 360. These evaluations assist participants in completing a comprehensive study of their leadership style and leadership strengths. Class sessions round out opportunities for self-exploration, including emotional intelligence, relationship building, and life-balance topics.
Community Service Each participant works with a small group of diverse individuals on a community project specially selected for their group. Participants learn invaluable skills, such as leveraging the strengths of team members, communicating a concise point of view, and contributing to the common goal of the team. In addition to helping a community organization, the team dynamic itself is a gratifying learning experience. At the end of the class, each group finishes a service project meeting an identified community need.
Leadership Skills All aspects of the leadership experience and skills building are explored during this intense eight-month class. Some of the topics in leadership include strategic thinking, team building, managing conflict, change management, crisis leadership, and situational leadership. Each topic is presented by experienced facilitators who encourage both class participation and spirited debate.
Social and Community Awareness Social and community awareness is a primary focus of MCLP. Panel discussions are interspersed throughout the program on topics such as health care, sustainability, politics and social justice, and education. Panels are comprised of distinguished community leaders who share their unique opinions and experiences. The class also participates in a humbling and eye-opening poverty simulation experience.
Servant Leadership One of the most valuable concepts explored in MCLP is servant leadership. This is the foundational core of the program. The central meaning of servant leadership is that a great leader is first experienced as a servant to others. This simple fact is central to the leaderâ€™s greatness: true leadership emerges when the servant leader has the courage to step forward and lead when asked by those he or she serves. 7
Class Participants Name
Principal Consultant, TEKsystems
Enterprise Associate, State Farm
Director of Volunteer Services, OSF
President, Majestic Interior Design Inc.
Staff Counselor, Illinois State University
Dr. Dipti Hattangady
MBA Student, Illinois State University
Senior IT Consultant, NTT Data
Lola Thomas Albright
Office/Transportation Specialist, Heartland Head Start
Analyst/Claims C.E. Strategies, State Farm
Project Leader/ Business Analyst, State Farm
Supervisor, COUNTRY Financial
Academic Advisor/Lecturer, Illinois State University
Implementation Coordinator, TEKsystems
Program Coordinator, Labyrinth
Member/Retail Employment Manager, GROWMARK
Director, Faith in Action of Bloomington-Normal
Phyllis Glover-Webster Case Manager, TEKsystems Sateesh Nallamothu
Data Specialist, State Farm
Project Analyst, COUNTRY Financial
Assoc. Dir./Alumni Relations, Illinois State University
Business Intelligence Analyst, State Farm
Business Analyst, Exelon
Android Test Lead, State Farm
VP of finance, Advanced Medical Transport
Emily Vigneri Mike Wolf 8
Class Facilitator Class Facilitator
Class of 2014
Class after Graduation—April 2014
Class during Community Leadership—December 2013
Graduation Celebration A “call to serve” was the theme as MCLP marked its fifth year with a memorable celebration on April 5, graduating the class of 2014 and celebrating servant leadership. Over 500 people filled Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center as this year’s 25 participants walked on the stage and completed their intensive eight-month effort together. Ivan Hall spoke for the class, commending MCLP for being “intentional about whom they put in front of you” but ending with the traditional MCLP challenge to his classmates and the audience, “What are you going to do now?” Keynote speaker Chris Marvin, of “Got Your Six,” an organization that encourages returning veterans to community service, examined the divide between civilian and military life. He noted that many people thank veterans for their service, but few ask veterans the same question that Hall raised, “what are you going to do now?” Chris felt that “veterans are not living up their potential, because no one is asking them. …If we want to have a new greatest generation, it has to be civilian and military together.” The “call to serve” and work together were exemplified in this year’s service award winners, Hank and Mary Campbell and Tim Golliday. Hank and Mary were the first couple to receive the MCLP Community Service Award. Both echoed the MCLP theme of involvement and team work. These two retired Illinois State University faculty members have a long history of community service. Their current project is Labyrinth Outreach Services for Women, aiding women returning from prison. Labyrinth was a MCLP Class of 2013 project and Mary noted how much her MCLP team’s effort aided Labyrinth. “What you can accomplish as a member of a team is amazing. Volunteering to make lives better for others has the amazing result of making you better.” Tim Golliday, MCLP class of 2012, received the Alumni Award. During his year with MCLP Class of 2012 he worked on an Ecology Action Center (EAC) project. Now Tim serves on the EAC board and helped establish the EAC’s “We Care” halfmarathon which raises funds for local non-profits. He also serves as event chair with current MCLP class sessions and volunteers at Home Sweet Home ministries. Advisory board members and MCLP founding supporters, Willie Brown and Deanna Frautschi, spoke as “proud parents” seeing MCLP pass its fifth anniversary, encouraging support for the MCLP endowment. MCLP encourages community service as a core servant leadership responsibility. This year’s class completed projects aiding the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Faith In Action, the Baby Fold, the Community Cancer Center and Heartland Head Start. 10
Graduation Celebration While serving as a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot in Afghanistan in 2004, Chris was severely wounded in a helicopter crash. During his four-year recovery, he would require ten major surgeries. As a wounded veteran, Chris learned first-hand the danger of creating a cultural narrative on veterans that was based on charity and pity. Since that time, Chris has worked on a series of projects to help shift the way our country views veterans by bridging the civilianmilitary divide. Chris is the Managing Director of Got Your 6, a collaborative campaign to ensure that veterans are Chris Marvin 2014 Key Note Speaker perceived as leaders and civic assets. In the military, “Got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” It refers to the six o’clock position as the rear of a military formation. It also stands for loyalty, trust, and commitment—values that military veterans bring to a community. To change the national conversation about veterans, Got Your 6 works with the entertainment industry and nonprofit organizations that empower returning veterans to help make our communities stronger. Chris’ work at Got Your 6 has been recognized by the National Conference on Citizenship, the Clinton Global Initiative, Points of Light, and Goodwill Industries. Stories of the success of Got Your 6 and its partners have aired on 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, Fox and Friends, and other national outlets. The campaign has also been fortunate to leverage numerous Hollywood stars—including Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, and Brian Williams—to participate in public service announcements, events, and projects. Chris served for more than seven years as a U.S. Army officer. His military awards include the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He also serves as a commissioner for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform, as a Truman National Security Fellow, and as a Presidio Institute Cross Sector Leadership Fellow. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Chris currently resides with his wife and two daughters in Philadelphia, and his parents still live in Bloomington. 11
2014 Community Service Award Recipients Hank and Mary Campbell Hank and Mary Campbell have a life-long legacy of servant leadership to Illinois State University, their local community, and beyond. Leading lives of genuine commitment to community service, Hank and Mary have been true role models—fostering respect and community partnership in response to the needs of the underserved. Both are retired from ISU—Hank taught in Industrial Technology, Mary in Social Work—leaving numerous graduates whom they guided and inspired. Both regularly involved their students and peers in community activities, providing first-hand experience bridging the “town-gown” divide and resourcefully addressing day-to-day human needs. Hank and Mary frequently spearheaded new programs with lasting impact. Hank established the “Global Vision and Problem Solving Scholarship” at ISU, and has used his construction skills to direct 18 ISU/IWU Habitat for Humanity Collegiate houses, volunteers for Bloomington’s West Side Tool Library and many Rotarian activities. Mary helped develop Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women, a program aiding women returning from prison. She also helped establish the Baby Fold’s Intact Family Services Program and the Pass It On effort—which gathers clothing, non-perishable food and other items from ISU students at semester’s end for community redistribution—and volunteers as a Master Naturalist. Together, this couple has made an extraordinary difference in their community and the lives of so many they have touched.
Each year MCLP presents an award to two individuals who live the principles upon which the Multicultural Leadership Program was founded. The individuals are selected from nominations received from the community. The MCLP Community Service Award is a person from the community at large. The MCLP Alumni award is an MCLP graduate. Both are selected based on the following criteria: 1. Demonstrated history of making a positive difference in our community 2. Takes action with a drive to serve others and the courage to lead when needed 3. Leave those he or she works with better off — either wiser, healthier, richer, happier
2014 Alumni Award Recipient Tim Golliday Tim Golliday is a quiet man of action and few words. Tim has no interest in being recognized for his efforts, often choosing the supportive role that insures things get done and people grow. Tim applied for the Multicultural Leadership Program because he wanted to become a better leader. When he graduated in 2012, Tim said, “It was truly a transformative leadership journey.” Now, having tested his strengths and values during MCLP, Tim’s focus is working with teams who can make a major impact on the world. Tim is deliberate about the organizations he joins and the roles he chooses. He knows great change happens one day at a time and one choice at a time. Sometimes life’s challenges can cause a person to become negative. Tim’s challenges made him more determined than ever to be positive, to help others rise above their challenges and to add the maximum value to his community. Tim is seen as a valuable mentor and friend by many. He was part of an MCLP team that worked with the Ecology Action Center (EAC) to diversify the organization’s outreach and increase recycling awareness in Bloomington neighborhoods. He is now an EAC board member where he was instrumental in establishing the annual We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon, led by EAC to benefit many not-for-profit organizations in this community. He is active with Home Sweet Home Ministries, teaching whatever topic is needed for the clients of HSHM. Tim continues to lead and serve as an event chair for MCLP. Tim works at COUNTRY Financial, where he is known as a man who is organized, on-time, and focused. He expects others to be the same. Yet, Tim is also always ready to listen, to help, and to provide positive encouragement to a co-worker. Tim is married to his best friend and best supporter, Cindy Golliday.
Advisory Council Andrea Thorpe
Rob B. Fazzini (Chair)
Sonya Gong Jent
Judge Elizabeth Robb
Board of Directors Anand Bhende
Committee Members Alie Koenig
Paul Hursey Jr.
Carlos T. Miranda
Stephanie Kohl Ringle
Sonya Chu Mau, Executive Director Kelly Neptune, Program Coordinator Linda Bollivar, Program Director* * Linda Bollivar, was selected as MCLP Program Director in this newly created position, effective July 7, 2014. * The Program Coordinator position has been redefined as an Office Assistant position, effective July, 2014.
Presenters, Panelists, and Moderators Annette Martinez
Dr. George Gordon
Dr. Barry Reilly
Dr. Janet Krejci
Dr. Paul Pederson
Dr. Richard Wilson
Rob B. Fazzini
Dr. Connie DeVeer
Dr. Shermain Woodhouse
Dr. Lori Adams
Dr. Tari Renner
Dr. Tim Flanagan
Dr. Mary Campbell
Dr. Gary Niehaus
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Mentors Adam Garey
Dr. Herschel Hannah
Rob B. Fazzini
Judge Elizabeth Robb
Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci
Sonya Gong Jent
Dr. Tari Renner
Dr. Gary Niehaus
Board Experience Partners Community Cancer Center Community Health Care Clinic Ecology Action Center Illinois Symphony Board Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women League of Women Voters Marcfirst Red Cross Salvation Army The Baby Fold United Way of McLean County West Bloomington Revitalization Project YMCA
Community Involvement MCLP is a catalyst for our alumni to remain involved with community organizations after graduation. Alumni serve in leadership roles for the following organizations as board members, advisors, volunteers, and employees.
100 Black Men Aktion Club—Kiwanis Program American Red Cross Associates for Women in Communications Autism Society of McLean County The Baby Fold Back to School Alliance Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Black Business Alliance Bloomington Kiwanis Bloomington-Normal Daybreak Rotary Boys & Girls Club of BloomingtonNormal The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Collaborative Solutions Institute Community Cancer Center Community Health Care Clinic Conexiones Latinas de McLean County Crossroads Global Handcrafts David Davis Mansion Foundation District-87 Ecology Action Center Easter Seals Emmanuel’s Unitya Faith in Action Friends of the Arts Juvenile Extended Day Program Habitat for Humanity of McLean County Habitat ReStore Healthy Start Heartland Head Start Heartland Community College Foundation Home Sweet Home Ministries HOPE worldwide Humane Society of Central Illinois Illinois 4-H Youth Development Program
Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
Illinois Shakespeare Festival Illinois Symphony Orchestra Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women
League of Women Voters of
McLean County Make-A-Wish Foundation Marcfirst March of Dimes McLean County Arts Board McLean County Indian Association McLean County Planning Commission Board McLean County Recovery Court Advisory Board Minority & Police Partnership Multicultural Leadership Program Next Professionals of the Chamber of Commerce Normal Human Relations Commission Organization of Chinese Americans Inc., OCA CIL OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation Peaceful Schools Prevent Child Abuse - Illinois Project OZ Rebound The Salvation Army Stepping Stones Unit-5 United Way Unity Community Center West Bloomington Revitalization Program Western Avenue Community Center WXRJ YWCA
Community Projects MCLP participants engage in eight-month leadership journey beginning in July each year. Throughout this journey, MCLP promotes its philosophy that community involvement is not an option for leaders — it is a fundamental responsibility and key leadership competence. One element of the program that reinforces the learning around community involvement and team-building is the completion of a community project for a non-profit agency whereby the participants can make a difference for a non-profit organization while practicing their skills in a safe learning environment. In addition, participants will begin to learn about non-profit organizational structures and nuances of community-based organization versus a for-profit or bottom-line driven corporation. This year’s participants worked with the following five non-profit organizations: Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Faith in Action, The Baby Fold, Community Cancer Center, and Heartland Head Start.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival Provide Illinois Shakespeare Festival with information and recommendations on how to diversify their audience to reflect McLean County’s demographics.
Project Sponsor: Annette Martinez Project Liaison: Richard Folse Group Advisor: Jean Lawyer
To Be or Not to Be Kristen Manzi Phyllis Glover-Webster Tammy Vancil
Lauren Eckhardt Sateesh Nallamothu
Faith in Action Develop a business plan to increase Faith in Actionâ€™s diversity among the board of directors, volunteers, care receivers, faith base groups, and partnering organizations.
Project Sponsor: Carol Csanda Project Liaison: Lori Harvey Group Advisor: Kristen Sand
Divine Drivers Cheryl Hussain Ivan Hall Tim Beccue
Dr. Dipti Hattangady Julie Navickas
The Baby Fold Research and determine available sources of funding to provide for long-term viability and sustainability of the Healthy Start program.
Project Sponsor: Dale Strassheim Project Liaison: Karen Major Group Advisor: Carl Davis
Baby Boomers Bobbi Hynes Kiranmayi Konam Tejas Jani
Jerin Thomas Lola Thomas Albright
Community Cancer Center Educate Community Cancer staff on cultural sensitivity and cultural differences between the U.S. and India. Provide recommendations for outreach to the Bloomington-Normal Asian Indian Community.
Project Sponsor: Joe Prosser Project Liaison: Cat Woods Group Advisor: Madonna Courtright
Letâ€™s Care Alyssa Bisanz Linda Bollivar Sheena Bedi
Emmanuel Calmes Seena Bhende
Heartland Head Start Increase the awareness of Heartland Head Startâ€™s comprehensive community services, partners, and families to increase recruitment of families into the program.
Project Sponsor: Karen Bruning Project Liaison: Karen Bruning Group Advisor: Barb Nathan
Future Stars Ajay Kalavala Joy Born Tara Brown
Dakesa Pina Stephanie Duquenne
Our Graduates Are Our Legacy
Class of 2013
Class Facilitators: Brian Cunningham and Gina Palmer Alex Moncrief
Stephanie Kohl Ringle
Our Graduates Are Our Legacy
Class of 2012
Class Facilitator: Theresia Taylor Anand Bhende
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Our Graduates Are Our Legacy
Class of 2011
Class Facilitator: Gary D. Williams Anita Moore
Paul Hursey Jr.
Our Graduates Are Our Legacy
Class of 2010
Class Facilitator: Phani Aytam Bert Neptune
Mandava V. Rao
Carl L. Davis
Gary Donell Williams
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MCLP Statistics & Financials Distribution of Revenue
* 29% 33.3% 19.8%
*Actual 2013-14 revenues is $113,985, including tuition payments for two classes. This occurred because, we moved our tuition deadline from late July to June, 2014. For the chart above, we are using $88,975, which excludes tuition from the second class. This is more reflective of our MCLP revenue trends.
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Thank you to our sponsors! Visionary Sponsor Gold Sponsors
Friends of MCLP
Ann and Carl Frautschi Scholarship Fund Nadine and Joe Yurieci Scholarship Fund Willie Brown Scholarship Fund
MCLP Endowment Fund Susan Noble Endowment Fund
Individual Donors Annette Martinez Bill Snyder Carol and Mark Csanda Deanna Frautschi and Alan Bedell Emily James Judy Markowitz
Kelli and Jeff Hill Marilyn and John Freeze Roshaunda Ross Tim Leighton Vicki and John Robertson Willie Brown
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