October Champions of Leadership Presentation


Our Signature Class will kick off their Session Days this year on Wednesday, October 4th with History & Philanthropy Day. This Champions of Leadership Breakfast Presentation will be held at the Wellington Fraternal Order of the Eagles 2051. Our Speaker for the day and breakfast are included with your registration. Our Champions of Leadership Speaker is for October is Brian Frederick, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County.

October’s Breakfast and Presentation will be held at the Wellington Fraternal Order of the Eagles 2051, located at 631 S. Main Street, Wellington, OH 44090.  This event is open to everyone so please feel free to join us. Registration is $15.


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** If you are a Bronze level or higher level Alumni the Champion’s of Leadership Breakfast Series is included in your membership. Please RSVP to Chris@LeadershipLorainCounty.com to reserve your seat.


Brian Frederick 


Brian became the President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County in 1998 and holds a Masters in Social Work degree from Western Michigan University. Brian is involved in many local and regional civic efforts including serving as Chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future, a regional consortium of philanthropy promoting the economic competitiveness of NE Ohio, and as an Advisory Board member for the Cleveland office of the Foundation Center.  Brian was the founding Board Chair of The Civic Commons leading that organization to successfully merge into Ideastream, and the Governance Committee Chair for the Board of Team Lorain County.


He has served on numerous committees for Philanthropy Ohio and the Council on Foundations.  Brian was involved for eleven years with the creation and implementation of the certification process for National Standards for Community Foundations, was a founding board member of the Community Foundation National Standards Board and later served on the Appeals Committee.  He is a faculty member and teaches Community Foundation Fundamentals for the Center for Community Foundation Excellence and served as Board Chair of the Midwest Community Foundation Ventures, a four-state collaboration to promote innovation in community philanthropy. From 1999 to 2011 he was one of eleven U.S. ambassadors with the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network and was a founding member of the advisory committee to the German Marshall Fund for the Community Foundation Transatlantic Fellowship.  Brian was the 2013 recipient of the Ohio Philanthropy Award and is the 2014 recipient of the Eric Nord Award for Excellence in Leadership.


The Community Foundation of Lorain County stewards more than $130 million and is among the largest 2% of foundations in the United States. The Community Foundation of Lorain County was the first to be certified in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. The foundation manages over 620 endowment funds and awards more than $5 million in grants and scholarship annually.  While only thirty-seven years old, the Community Foundation of Lorain County has earned an international reputation for quality and innovation.  It truly fulfills its mission to connect people who care with causes that matter.

Join us!

Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am with Cecilia speaking at 8:30 am. Reserve your seat for $15 by calling Chris Kish at (440) 366-4704, online by clicking the “Register Now” button above, or if you’ve already renewed your membership with LLC at a Bronze level or higher your seat is already waiting for you – just let us know you are coming.

Now is a great time to renew your membership. Join us on October 4th in Wellington. Seats are limited.