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Love Behind Leadership

Our Love Behind Leadership

We invite you to consider honoring someone who has been the love behind your leadership maybe a peer, your cohort, dissertation chair or committee, staff member, or anyone with a donation to Love Behind Leadership. 

Your celebratory message will not only be a tribute to the graduates, and honor someone special, but will also directly support our Doctoral Program’s Love Behind Leadership Fund.  All donations made in honor or memory of someone special will be recognized on the Love Behind Leadership Honoree website. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Love Behind Leadership Fund.   


“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
- Maya Angelou  

Donate Today Donors and Honorees

About the Love Behind Leadership Fund

The Love Behind Leadership Fund is a valuable and impactful way to support the Manhattanville University Doctoral Program. Donations to the Fund provide (much needed) assistance for special programs and events and enable us to honor and celebrate the achievements of our graduates. It is a highly beneficial and remarkable opportunity to give back to the Doctoral Program and celebrate the success of our students.   

With your donation, you can pay tribute to an individual you wish to honor or remember with an ongoing symbol of gratitude. Making a donation can be a special and meaningful way to honor a Program retiree, a dissertation chair, a loved one you wish to acknowledge, or a cohort peer who helped you to “Finish Strong!” Contributors and honorees will be recognized on the Manhattanville University website and at special events as an enduring remembrance.    

To contribute to the Love Behind Leadership Fund and student awards, please click here and enter the donation amount. No amount is too small. Next, follow the remaining prompts to complete your donation.  Donations are acknowledged and may be used for tax reporting purposes. Your generous donation to this fund is powerful evidence of your 'love behind leadership'.  Consider a supportive donation to the LBL Fund.  

On behalf of our doctoral students and the entire Manhattanville community, thank you for your generosity.  
Ms. Linda Bradt, Ms. Jennifer Cronk, Dr. Andrew Ecker, Dr. Martin Fitzgerald, Ms. Renee Gargano, Ms. Jessica Maricevic, Dr. Shannon O'Grady, Dr. Monique Reilly, Dr. Kaitlyn Sassone




Love Behind Leadership Funding Supported Scholarships and Events

Dr. Jennifer Wesolowski
2021 Inaugural Recipient: Jennifer Wesolowski
Established in 2020, the Ethel Kennedy Award for Human Rights Leadership honors Mrs. Kennedy by recognizing others’ shared passion for promoting human rights, particularly within the field of education.
Dr. Sagrario Reducino-O'Neille
2021 Inaugural Recipient: Sagrario Rudecindo-O’Neill

Established in 2020, the Judith Johnson Memorial Award recognizes a doctoral student whose work reflects Ms. Johnson’s legacy in social justice.

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Scholars in Action: ​Empowering Your Potential to Make A Difference

Held on December 13, 2021, 5 – 7 pm​

With Special Guest​ Sara Kathleen Henry, Ph.D.​
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Heartful Editor


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