Pictured above are participants in The Wexner Foundation Mentoring Program previous cohort.

Mazal tov to the 34 alumni of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program who have been selected for Cohort 4 of the Mentoring Program!

The Mentoring Program was designed to leverage the deep and diverse talent that has been nurtured by thirty years of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program and to provide a framework for ongoing support and guidance of Wexner alumni for Wexner alumni.

The vision for the Mentoring Program, which is now beginning its fourth cohort and is funded in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation, is to provide a tremendous opportunity for alumni to expand their professional capacities and engage in strategic growth through either serving as a mentor or being mentored.  

Since the Mentoring Program began, over 140 alumni have benefited from the ongoing professional coaching, personalized learning and, most importantly, from the reflective, trusted and committed relationships that are created within in each pair.  Alumni tell us again and again that the impact of the program has strengthened them individually, improved their leadership work in their respective organizations and created a sustainable program structure for alumni to give back even more deeply than before to the greater Jewish world with the skill sets and knowledge they have received from the Foundation.

Cohort 3 will mark its commencement during the WGF Alumni Institute which will take place in January in Sanibel, FL.  Orientation for Cohort 4 will immediately follow the Alumni Institute.  The Mentoring Program is facilitated by WGF Alum Rae Ringel, a certified executive coach, founding President of The Ringel Group and the founding director of a new program at Georgetown – a certificate in the Art of Facilitation and Design – which will launch in winter 2016. The Wexner Mentoring Program for WGF alumni is coordinated by Foundation VP Cindy Chazan. For further information about the Mentoring Program and how it can be adapted to other organizations and alumni communities, please contact Cindy at cchazan@wexner.net