Kartemquin goes to Harvard

Our own Justine Nagan is among the three Chicago-area nonprofit executive directors to be awarded the 2013 Harvard Business School Club of Chicago Fellowship.

Every year the fund awards its fellowships to a select group of Chicago’s leading non-profit executives. The fellowship winners are awarded attendance to the Harvard Business School (“HBS”) Strategic Perspectives for Non-Profit Managers (“SPNM”) course held on the School’s campus each July.

SPNM is one of the world’s most prominent graduate-level programs for nonprofit executive directors allowing 140 nonprofit leaders from around the world to work with HBS faculty to refine their missions and develop new creative, entrepreneurial strategies for succeeding in these challenging times.

Co-President of the HBS Club of Chicago, Bruce Mumford, added, “Chicago is remarkable for the talent and commitment that hundreds of local nonprofit leaders bring to our community. It is our privilege to recognize only a few of the talented leaders that live in our area.”

Justine was selected from a pool of 30 other highly qualified applicants and has this to say about the fellowship, "Opportunities like this are critical for the professional development of non-profit leaders, where funds are tight and need is great. They have the ability to build the organizational capacity of an institution exponentially." Justine adds, "I’m honored by, and excited for the fellowship - for Kartemquin and for me.”

We are thrilled for Justine and excited about her exceptional leadership as she continues to move us forward as a home for independent media makers who seek to create social change through film and spark democracy through documentary.