Twelve Fellows are selected for CMF’s first social enterprise. In collaboration with Dwight Hall at Yale University, and modeled after the Dwight Hall SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) Fund, this program aims to foster leadership skills and equip the next generation to use their wealth to have a positive impact on their community. Learning modules are delivered by leading industry professionals, which include:
1. Managing your wealth: understanding personal financial management,
2. Growing your wealth: principals of markets and investments,
3. Investment strategies for creating change: an introduction to ESG, principals of socially responsible investment, non-profit leadership,
4. Hands-on learning: visit CMF program sites in rural China, develp fundraising pitch delivered to a corporate audience, daily interaction with senior business leaders passionate in nurturing tomorrow's leaders.
At the end of the 4 week program, Fellows continue to work as a team to fundraise and to monitor their Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund with guidance from an Investment Committee and individual mentors selected from seasoned finance and legal professionals. In Year 2 and 3, Fellows return to expand their understanding of finance, investments and nonprofit leadership and will secure an internship in Year 3.
CMF is incubating this program to build nonprofit leadership capacity and nurture life-long commitment to community service for our young leaders. This selective program targets high-achieving high school students who speak English.