Chief Executive Officer, Julie Heraghty, has been awarded the prestigious Harvard Club of Australia Nonprofit Fellowship for 2013 to attend the Harvard Business School to undertake the course Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. Julie was nominated by Elizabeth Carr, Chairman of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia.
On being granted the fellowship Julie Heraghty stated, "It is a great honour to be awarded this Fellowship which supports the continued growth and development of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia. The Fellowship also fulfils my own personal goals and my strong commitment to education".
In her acceptance speech Julie stated, "It’s important to never stop learning and to never stop sharing and helping others. There is in my view a lifelong commitment to continuing to grow, to be open to new ideas and to take every opportunity that comes your way to be better informed and to be better educated."
The Harvard Club Nonprofit Fellowship has three aims: to help bring enhanced leadership skills and performance to the Australian nonprofit sector to assist nonprofit leaders to examine their mission, develop new strategies and improve the effectiveness of their organisations to leverage the experience of those who are selected to benefit the Australian community.
Since its inception in 2001, there have been 32 leaders of nonprofits awarded a nonprofits fellowship from a vast array of organisations.
Applicants were interviewed from across Australia by the Harvard Club of Australia and three successful applicants will be attending the course through the generosity of founding patrons Mr William Ferris AC and Mrs Lea Ferris.
The Fellowship is valued at $A10,000 providing for travel, tuition and accommodation at Harvard University in July 2013.
Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1636 by the Massachusetts Legislature.
26 June 2013