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Nov 13, 2017
This year's fall retreats in New England and California offered Fellows and the Foundation an opportunity for new learning and thinking about leadership and what it means to lead with respect for difference as we define our common ground for the common good. Each year the fall retreats include time...Read more >
Apr 24, 2017
We are all aware of the threats to environmental protection and community health, and assaults upon open government and transparent policy processes under the Trump administration. As Switzer Fellows, we had an opportunity on Earth Day 2017 to unite in support of our core belief that science, and...Read more >
Nov 2, 2016
At the fall retreats held in New England and California this year, we welcomed the 2016 Fellows and were joined by alumni and colleagues over the weekend. The fall retreats have evolved over recent years to be part of an intentional leadership training program for all new Fellows. While the spring...Read more >
Jun 29, 2016
In the last few months, we have hosted a whirlwind of events celebrating the Foundation’s 30th anniversary. When Robert and Patricia Switzer established the Foundation, they knew they were committed to helping environmental leaders get the academic training they need to solve real world...Read more >
Apr 15, 2016
In March the Switzer Foundation hosted a second workshop on Diversity and Inclusion led by Visions Inc. of Roxbury, MA, to help Fellows and invited colleagues learn to work with the internal biases that lead to racism, sexism, ageism and other forms of oppression. We learned that many of our...Read more >
Apr 14, 2016
On March 13-14, 2016, staff and Fellows convened in Washington, DC, for our second annual Policy Communications training with our partners at COMPASS! We kicked off the training with our 30th anniversary receptio n at which nearly 70 alumni, Switzer family, and close colleagues gathered to...Read more >
Feb 3, 2016
In today’s media-inundated world, we know that stories resonate for people, regardless of the format in which a story is presented. The ways in which we try to share our stories and connect with others, in hopes that they too can share our passion for an issue or commitment to act, are many...Read more >
Nov 17, 2015
The annual fall Switzer Fellows retreats concluded in early October and were enriching experiences for the new 2015 Fellows and alumni who participated. We are pleased that the ongoing relationship with Rockwood Leadership Institute continues to attract Fellow alums to the retreats, enhancing the...Read more >
Nov 17, 2015
For the last few years, the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) , which is the national affinity group for environmental funders, has opened some of its funder-only gatherings to Switzer Fellows. Our partnership with EGA has evolved as we seek to offer new kinds of professional development...Read more >
Aug 26, 2015
Each year, the Foundation shares its pride in the success of each Fellow and his or her commitment to environmental improvement through science, policy, research and activism. In 2016 we will celebrate the Foundation’s 30th anniversary and are proud to recognize our long-term investment in...Read more >

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