Julie Heraghty, Chief Executive Officer of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDF), has been awarded the prestigious Harvard Club of Australia Nonprofit Fellowship for 2013. As a result of this, she will attend the prestigious Harvard Business School in the United States, where she will undertake the course Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. Ms. Heraghty was nominated by Elizabeth Carr, Chairman of MDF.
“It is a great honour to be awarded this Fellowship which supports the continued growth and development of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia,” said Ms. Heraghty. “The Fellowship also fulfils my own personal goals and my strong commitment to education”.
The Harvard Club Nonprofit Fellowship has three aims: to help bring enhanced leadership skills and performance to the Australian nonprofit sector; to assist nonprofit leaders to examine their mission, develop new strategies and improve the effectiveness of their organisations; and to leverage the experience of those who are selected to benefit the Australian community.
Since its inception in 2001, there have been 32 leaders of nonprofits awarded a nonprofits fellowship from a vast array of organisations.
The Fellowship is valued at AUD$10,000 providing for travel, tuition and accommodation at Harvard University in July 2013.