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WLA Program Partner Generation Wins 2018 WISE Award

October 23, 2018
WLA partner Generation has won the 2018 WISE award for their innovative and impactful solutions on youth unemployment around the world. Generation is one of six organizations to win the award out over 400 organizations that were nominated.   In four years of existence, the non-profit has success graduating 22,541 students, 55% being female. Generation...

Philanthropic Conference to Focus On Delaware Based Initiatives

September 18, 2018
The Philanthropy Delaware Conference kicks off Tuesday, September 25th. This event has come to light thanks to Philanthropy Delaware (previously known as Delaware Grantmakers Association.) This conference will focus on bringing together grantmakers, foundation trustees, government funders, corporate giving programs, community foundations, nonprofit staff, and board members and other philanthropic organizations, partners and community leaders...

Class is in Session: Week 1 of the Generation Universal Banker Program

August 20, 2018
“This is groundbreaking.” Chris Fullman opened up to the Wilmington Leaders Alliance while surrounded by young adults eagerly awaiting what came next in the day. The successful ex-professional baseball player, Wilmington local, self-employed financial coach and account manager is now the mentor of the first cohort of future Wilmington bankers. He recently began working with...

Millennial Summit Draws Over 600 Workforce Professionals to Wilmington Riverfront

August 09, 2018
“If you have no failure you’ve tried nothing at all.”   – Alisa Morkides, Owner of Brew Ha Ha! and Brandywine Coffee Roasters An Innovative Workforce Summit Professional advice, career guidance and inspiring stories were shared from dozens of speakers to over 600 young professionals at the Wilmington Riverfront for the second annual Millennial Summit on August...

Young Professionals and Leaders to Take Over Wilmington Riverfront

July 31, 2018
Image courtesy of the Millennial Summit. Wilmington, DE, July 18, 2018 – Wilmington will again be the host of over 350 young professionals and leaders from over seven states in town for the second annual Millennial Summit. The #MILLSUMMIT, as described in the WilmToday article, is “a one day experience designed to help connect young...

Wilmington Leaders Alliance Names New Chairman and Executive Director

May 22, 2018
Wilmington DE (May 21, 2018) — The Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA) today announced that There du Pont, President of Longwood Foundation, has been named Chairman of WLA’s Executive Board. WLA also announced that Robert W. Perkins, Executive Director of the Delaware Business Roundtable, has been named Executive Director of WLA. Mr. du Pont follows Paul...

Y Innovation’s Natural House in Wilmington Update

May 10, 2018
Last month, we discussed Y Innovation’s plan to build the first ever natural house in Wilmington. Although, to some, this may have seen very far-fetched, local innovators and now University of Delaware students Brennan Stark and friend Steve are making that thought a reality. Their groundbreaking ceremony was a success, welcoming volunteers and observers to...

Member Spotlight: The Longwood Foundation

May 10, 2018
The Longwood Foundations Legacy Leadership in Delaware is of evergreen value. Without leaders, our community would not be able to progress and achieve the economic growth, livability, education, standards it has set into place. In order for leaders to progress, they need people to believe in them and support their endeavors. The Longwood Foundation, led...

WSFS Executive Leadership Promotions – Lisa Brubaker and Peggy Eddens

May 09, 2018
WILMINGTON, Del., May 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lisa Brubaker is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank.  Additionally, WSFS’ Peggy Eddens has assumed expanded responsibilities to oversee the growing role of the Company’s customer experience team as Executive Vice President and...