The Stein Fellowship is committed to developing the capacity of high-performing leaders who have shown a commitment to philanthropy, identified results, and has a desire and potential to grow professionally through mentorship. Leadership development is a critical organizational strategy for ensuring sustainable leadership within our community. Identifying high-performing young philanthropist in our community and providing them the support and increased capabilities enables us to build remarkable bench strength for our city. This is essential for the long-term stability and continued success of Jacksonville and the communities within.
David Miller, Stein Fellowship Chair & Tocqueville Mentor
The Fellowship Program is a year-long immersive leadership and mentorship experience. In collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Jewish Family and Community Services, 15 Stein Fellows are selected annually through an extensive interview and recommendation process. Each Fellow is then paired with an Achiever’s For Life 6th grade student in partnership with BBBS, for mentorship through the calendar school year. In turn, a member of United Way’s most prestigious Tocqueville Society is matched with a Stein Fellow to develop and hone professional skill sets and cultivate relationships toward a common goal.
It is designed to build leadership capacity, hone core professional development competencies and to create strong relationships with a network of peers and mentors. The program is framed within the context of David and Linda Stein’s desire to build a stronger community through multi-generational relationships and by using United Way’s core values, creating a legacy of leaders in our community. It is focused on identifying, engaging, and developing a diverse group of young professionals who are full time Jacksonville residents and have a desire to prepare for success through a philanthropic lens.
The Stein Fellowship is highly selective, limiting the selection to only 15 participants per cohort. Participants are:
Upon graduation, participants join a rich, global, and robust community of tight-knit young professionals who are committed to their community and their philanthropic passions.
*This is only an example representation of the program.
Upon acceptance of the fellowship, all fellows will receive a calendar of events for the upcoming year. It is the expectation that since these dates have been shared ahead of time, this should allow for minimal absences at each engagement.
A selection committee made up of prior Stein Fellows and Tocqueville Society members will review applications. The top 20 selected applicants will receive interviews and the top 15 will be chosen.
All applicants are required to do the following: