The Scholarship Fund

Your gift to the Scholarship Fund will help underwrite participant fees. This fund enables us to increase access, so that each Leadership Worcester class is representative of our diverse community, including those who may not be able to pay the full tuition fee.  Applications are considered on a need blind basis. Financial aid is awarded to those selected from the program representing nonprofit organizations, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 through generous support from The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, George I. Alden Trust, Stoddard Charitable Trust, The Hoche Scofield Foundation, Fletcher Foundation and Lois and Scott Rossitier.

I'd like to support Leadership Worcester, get back to me on how I can help!

Thank you to our advisory committee members who help make Leadership Worcester possible.

Kola Akindele

Anthony Dragga

Shirley Konneh

Hilda Ramirez

Edward Augustus Jr.

Patty Eppinger

Ann Lisi

Joe Salois

Eric Batista

Marco Estrella

Sue Mailman

Bill Wallace

Paul Belsito

Tim Garvin

Tim McGourthy

Chick Weiss

Chris Collins

Sheila harrity

Tim Murray

Helene Winn

Jennifer Davis Carey

Kathy Zingg Hunter

Kevin O’Sullivan

Jan Yost

Peter Dunn

Robert Jones

Steve Pitcher

Alex Zequira

Check out our Alumni Directory to see the businesses and organizations who have supported their employees!

Interested in seeing which individuals, businesses and groups have presented? Look beneath each class listing for a full list of partners.

Participating Employers/Organizations

Adelante Worcester


Assumption College

Auburn Public Schools

Barkan Management

Becker College

Bottom Line Worcester

Bowditch & Dewey

Central MA. Housing Alliance

City of Worcester

Clark University

Commerce Bank

Community Health Link

Community Legal Aid

Conservation Services Group

Creative Hub Worcester

Cutler Associates Inc.


Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Edward Street Child Services

EXL Services

F.W. Madigan Co. Inc.

Fallon Health

Fletcher Tilton

Fontaine Bros., Inc.

Girls Inc. of Worcester

Lamoureux Pagano & Assoc.

Latin American Health Alliance


MA College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

MASSHIRE Central Region Workforce Board

Merrill Lynch/Bank of America

Mirick, O’Connell

Morgan Stanley- The Kenary Group

Mountain Dearborn

National Grid

Nativity School of Worcester

Niche Hospitality

Nitsch Engineering

Pernet Family Health Services

Petricore Inc.

Polar Beverages

Redemption Rock Brewery Co.

Reliant Medical Group

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.

Seder & Chandler LLP

Self-Origin Consulting

Seven Hills Foundation

Shawmut Design & Construction

Small Business Insurance Agency

Sustainable Comfort Inc.

The Hanover Insurance Group

The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts

The Health Foundation of Central MA.

The Learning Hub

The Sprinkler Factory

The TJX Companies

UMASS Memorial Healthcare

UMASS Medical School

United Way of Central Massachusetts


Veterans Inc.

Webster Five

Worcester County Food Bank

Worcester Earn-A- Bike

Worcester Education Collaborative

Worcester Housing Authority

Worcester Public Schools

Worcester State University

Worcester Wares

YMCA of Central Massachusetts

YOU Inc.

Session Hosts & Presenters

Acoustic Java

American Antiquarian Society

MA Audubon Society

Bull Mansion

Cafe Reyes

City Councilor Mo Bergman

City Councilor Dr. Sarai Rivera

Clark University

Coalition For a Greater healthy Worcester

Department of Public Works & Parks

Discover Central MA.


Greater Good Brewing Co.

Greater Worcester Community Housing Connections

Family Health Center

Ivy Corset Building

Living in Freedom Together (LIFT)

MA. Department of Public Health

MA. Health Policy Commission

Main South Community Development Corporation

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

Mercantile Center

National Grid Sustainability Hub

Nativity School of Worcester

Rail Trail Flatbread

Regional Environmental Council

Rennie Center for Education & Public Policy

State Representative Daniel Donahue

State Representative Hannah Kane

Table Talk Pies


The Bridge of Central MA.

The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts

The White Room at Crompton Collective

Trinity Financial

UMass Medical School

United States District Court

US Congressmen James P. McGovern

Walk Bike Worcester

Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Board of Health

Worcester Bravehearts

Worcester Business Development Corporation

Worcester County Courthouse

Worcester County House of Corrections

Worcester Police Department

Worcester Polytechnical Institute 

Worcester Public Schools

Worcester Regional Transit Authority