Leadership Initiatives

We are devoted to developing the next generation of municipal leaders.


Mayoral Leadership Programs

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

With the David Bohnett Fellowship Program at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, outstanding graduate students in public policy, social welfare and urban planning are given hands-on responsibilities in the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s office.
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NYU Wagner

At NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship gives three Fellows per year the opportunity to engage in the challenges of governing New York City.
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UM Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

David Bohnett Leadership and Public Service Fellows apply the academic training they receive at the Ford School to benefit the people and government of Detroit, Michigan.
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Senior Leadership Program

Harvard’s Kennedy School

At Harvard, the David Bohnett Leadership Fellows program — in partnership with the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute — is designed for progressive senior and mid-career executives from state, county and local governments, as well as their elected counterparts. Because the program and its curriculum thrive on the political expertise and real-world experience of its esteemed participants, Fellows for each class are chosen to represent a full spectrum of governmental levels, functional responsibilities, geographic distribution and diversity in the LGBT community.

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Recent Grant Recipients In This Giving Area

Jun 28, 2018

Carr Center For Human Rights Policy / Harvard Kennedy School

Mar 19, 2018

University Of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy

Aug 25, 2017

NYU Wagner

Jun 2, 2017

NYU Wagner

Mar 3, 2017

Coro Southern California Inc

Dec 15, 2016

Boston College Law School

Aug 3, 2016

California Calls Education Fund

May 15, 2016

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Mar 14, 2016

University Of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy

Jan 18, 2016

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs