Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center Renamed

The newly named Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership honors a long-standing partnership between the College and the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation.

McAllaster (left) and Odahowski (right) at the renaming ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation) McAllaster (left) and Odahowski (right) at the renaming ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation)

On June 24, Rollins College hosted leaders from the Central Florida nonprofit sector at a dedication ceremony honoring the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. In recognition of the Foundation's 15 years of continued generosity to the Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center at Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business, the Center was renamed the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.

The ceremony at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park was attended by nearly 200 nonprofit leaders from across Central Florida, including Rollins College Acting President Craig McAllaster, Crummer Dean Thomas McEvoy, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation President & CEO David A. Odahowski, and Margaret Linnane, the executive director of the newly-named Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College.

The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, one of four Centers of Excellence within the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, was established to build the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance.

Each year, more than 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 launched a new website which will serve as a resource for those in the nonprofit community to learn about the Institute's custom programs and online training.

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