Steuben County Community Foundation Honors Trine Partnerships
Friday, March 1, 2024

STEUBEN COUNTY - The Steuben County Community foundation announced their gratitude for their partnerships with Trine University.

A press release from the SCCF said they have conducted around 50 leadership workshops for non-profit organizations in the local area over the last year.

They said the majority of these workshops took place on Trine's Angola campus.

"We are thankful to Trine and their staff for graciously allowing us to utilize their extraordinary facilities,” said Lisa Biers, vice president of programs at Steuben County Community Foundation.

“Trine's updated buildings feature state-of-the-art technology, enhancing the learning and development experience for our community’s non-profit professionals.”

The release said the workshops are free to nonprofit organizations and cover various topics such as board development, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and strategic planning.

These topics were developed based on feedback from local non-profit board members and staff.

“Nonprofit organizations require skilled and knowledgeable leaders at every level to perform their roles effectively,” said Carmyn Hottell, director of community engagement and leadership at Steuben County Community Foundation.

“Training and development programs provide these leaders with the necessary tools to improve efficiency, productivity, and performance, and retain their best employees.”

The Foundation recently opened workshops to businesses and community leaders for a nominal fee. One such event was the "Emotional Intelligence in Leadership" session at Trine's MTI Center.

The session saw an increase in attendance with 46 registrants and was led by Linda Cooper and Linda Conley, professors from Trine University's Ketner School of Business.

When asked about the reason for the surge in attendance for this event, Hottell replied, “Topics are chosen by attendees from survey responses and by utilizing a great community asset like Trine University.”

Hottell continued, “Trine offers the tools and essential resources to empower leaders and bolster our community.” 

For more information or to register for upcoming training workshops, please visit LINKA.

Steuben County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps individuals and businesses support the causes they care about through philanthropic services, strategic investments, and community leadership. With over $49 million in assets, our mission is to connect people who care with the needs that matter to our community. We work towards improving the quality of life by assessing, supporting, and coordinating philanthropic giving and endowment building. Our vision is to serve as a community leader in this regard. To learn more about the Foundation, visit our website at LINKB.