Martha LeeWelcome to KFLA’s next venture in communicating with you electronically.
No more snail-mail newsletter.

We’re excited to be sharing information with each other in a quicker more precise way allowing us to share opportunities for collaborations as soon as we hear of them.

The Year of the Horse brings great energy for collaboration and opportunities for new ventures. KFLA is ready.

To share a few examples: KFLA is working with Kellogg Fellow John Burkhardt (KNFP-10) who is the Director of the Center for Institutional Diversity – he is providing Fellows with opportunities to participate and help beta test several projects he is working on. 

If you are interested in similar opportunities of involving Kellogg fellows in your projects, please let us know.

In collaboration with six other fellowship programs that have global alumnae, KFLA is co-designing a global women's summit for 2015 entitled “Sisters under the Same Sky.” If you have expertise in gender issues and want to be part of this summit and or work on the co-design of this event, please let me know.

In September, Foro 2014 (second annual Latin American & Caribbean Leadership Forum ) will take place in Panama. It has been well received and we have reached registration capacity for certain groups.

Through the commitment of Dr. Larraine Matusak, the Matusak Courageous Leadership Awards has become an international award and will be awarded at Foro 2014 in Panama. I encourage you to submit an individual who has exhibited Courageous Leadership.

The Kellogg Foundation has selected 120 fellows to be part of its new leadership program – the Community Leadership Network Fellowship Program. This new fellowship program starts May of this year under the direction of Kellogg fellow Esther Nieves (KNFP-16).

Please login at and update your profiles as we move forward, we want to involve you in upcoming collaborations.


Matusak Courageous Leadership Award
Nominate a leader at »

Open until May 16, 2014

Matusak Award Winners
Previous Matusak Award winners Susan Sygall (KNFP-14), left, and Nancy Guarneros.
Susan was awarded in 2011 for her leading role as an advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and Nancy in 2012 for speaking out on behalf of undocumented immigrant students, while risking arrest and deportation.

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Featured upcoming events & gatherings


MAY 1, 2014 | Health Call to Action begins

MAY 16, 2014 | Nomination Deadline: Matusak Courageous Leadership Award

JUNE 2014 | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hosts Betty Overton (KNFP-09), David Fike (KNFP-15), and John Burkhardt (KNFP-10) are planning a gathering of Kellogg Fellows in June, 2014. Contact Betty for details.

MAY - JUNE 2014 | Lansing, Michigan
Hosts Andrea Collier (FSPF-06), Maria Garcia Santana (KNFP-13), and Kevin Walker (KNFP-15) are planning a gathering of Kellogg Fellows in May or June. Contact Andrea for details.

JULY - AUGUST 2014 | Washington/Oregon Region
Host Larry Nyland (KNFP-07) is planning a gathering in late summer. Contact Larry for details.

JULY - AUGUST 2014 | California Bay Area
Hosts Dick Fletcher (KNFP-08), Dana Hughes (KNFP-15), and Bill Reckmeyer (KNFP-09) are planning a second Kellogg Fellows gathering in late summer. Contact Dana for details.

TBD | New Orleans, Louisiana/Delta Region
Host Barrie Stokes (KNFP-05) is putting together a gathering of the Delta region. Contact Barrie for details.

TBD | Washington, D.C.
Hosts Kathy Bonk (KNFP-09), Darryl Jones (KNFP-13), and Herma Williams (KNFP-07) are planning a gathering of Kellogg Fellows.