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July 7, 2015 | News

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center Renamed to Honor Mrs. Bush

In recognition of the Foundation’s 15 years of generosity to the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center at Rollins Crummer Graduate School, the Center was renamed the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership. “Rollins and Crummer have been both honored and humbled by the support of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation,” said Margaret Linnane, Executive Director of the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership. “We’re united by our shared commitment to making Central Florida a better place for all, and we look forward to the Institute’s continued growth and support of Central Florida’s nonprofit organizations.”

“The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has a 42-year commitment to increasing the management and leadership capacity of non-profit organizations in Florida,“ said David Odahowski, President & CEO of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. “We are pleased that our founder’s name is now a part of the organization dedicated to the advancement of Florida’s non-profit community.” 

The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, part of the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business Center of Excellence, was established to build the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance.  Each year over 3,000 nonprofit professionals from Central Florida and around the country engage with the Institute to help build a nonprofit sector that is valued by the community for its innovation, leadership, and integral role in determining quality of life. In conjunction with the dedication ceremony, the Institute has launched a new website which will serve as a trusted go-to resource for those in the nonprofit community to learn about the Institute’s custom programs and online training.

A dedication ceremony was held June 24 at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation staff and board members attended, along with members of the Central Florida nonprofit community. Rollins President Craig McAllatster, Crummer Dean Thomas McEvoy, Margaret Linnane and David Odahowski spoke as part of the program, which celebrated the Edyth Bush Chartiable Foundation and the newly-renamed Institute.