York Federal Fellows

York Federal Fellows Class of 2019, pictured with Fellowship Facilitators, Carolyn Warman and Bob Pullo.

York Federal Fellows Class of 2019, pictured with Fellowship Facilitators, Carolyn Warman and Bob Pullo.

The Fellows Program offers outstanding nonprofit executive leaders the opportunity to spend a year developing professionally and personally while expanding their leadership skills.

The Fellows Program offers outstanding nonprofit executive leaders the opportunity to spend a year developing professionally and personally while expanding their leadership skills. With a grant of up to $5,000, executives can pursue their development and connect with other executives during regular workshop sessions throughout the year.

Time Commitment: In addition to the yearlong professional and personal development program, each York Federal Fellows class meets quarterly for a half-day facilitated session with their cohort, and also meets periodically in a social setting with

Alumni: Once you have completed your Fellowship year and join the York Federal Fellows alumni, you are invited to join in annual activities with other alumni.

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The York Federal Fellows is the legacy of the York Financial Corporation and York Federal Savings and Loan. The York Federal Foundation gifted its assets to York County Community Foundation in York, PA in 2005 so that local nonprofits would continue to benefit from the York Federal Foundation.

Applications for the York Federal Fellows Program open in August with a submission deadline of October 4.


The Fellowship

You design your own plan of professional and personal development customized to fit your needs and personality. Seminars, retreats, coaching, or any form of professional development that helps you grow as a community leader will be considered. Class cohort size can be between 3-5 Fellows per year.

Fellows may apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to be completed in a 12-month period. Additionally, the Fellows will participate in quarterly group sessions with a selected consultant and York Federal Fellows founder Bob Pullo.

The Fellowship will:

  • Strengthen the ability of experienced nonprofit executives to lead their organization.

  • Strengthen the connections among York's nonprofit executives.

  • Make York County nonprofits stronger.

  • Meet community needs.


Selection Criteria

Applicants must be current executive directors, CEO's or in a position of strategic leadership in nonprofit organizations, educational institutions or government in York County, PA. Class cohort size can be between 3-5 Fellows per year.

The selection committee seeks applicants with strong and relevant professional and personal goals. Priority is given to applicants who have:

  • Demonstrated strategic leadership in their field.

  • Demonstrated a collaborative approach to leadership within the York Community.

  • A number of years of leadership with current or prior nonprofit, educational or governmental institutions.

  • Plans that meaningfully increase the applicant’s capacity as a leader in the community both professionally and personally.

  • Programs that stretch boundaries or are otherwise unattainable without the fellowship.

  • Plans that will add value to the executive’s nonprofits and the York County, PA community.

Applications for the York Federal Fellows Program open in August.