Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund

For more than thirty years, Barbara Burt demonstrated outstanding commitment to and leadership of Allen County charitable and philanthropic organizations.

To celebrate the contributions Mrs. Burt made to the leadership of nonprofit organizations, both public charities and private philanthropy, the Foellinger Foundation Board of Directors established the Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund.

The purpose of the Fund is to:

  • Encourage exceptional nonprofit board governance
  • Support adaptive thinking within nonprofit organizations
  • Promote exchanges about best leadership styles and practices within nonprofit organizations

Board members may use these funds to access or attend conferences, workshops, or webinars. Requests must be received no later than 30 days before the start date of a conference or a webinar. See PDFs for full information, requirements, and frequently asked questions about the Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund.

Contact Jennifer Kasmier, the Director of Leadership Engagement at the Foellinger Foundation to see if your board training project qualifies for the Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund. Jennifer can be reached at or 260-422-2900.  

To learn more, please contact:

Lisa Pickerman
Director of Grants and Scholarships

You can also contact another member of our Grants and Scholarships team.