Rich Collaborative History of Leadership Rochester
Established in 1991, Leadership Rochester is a tiny nonprofit with broad connection in our community, Leadership Rochester was founded by collaborative leaders from across the business, nonprofit, and government sectors. These leaders believed that leaders and influencers could better serve and strengthen the community if they were provided the opportunity to come together across sectors to learn and educate themselves about the community's strengthens and issues.
- Founding Sponsors: Leadership Rochester's founding sponsors included the City of Rochester, County of Monroe, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greater Rochester, Urban League, Junior League, Rocheter Labor Council, Industrial Management Council.
- Founding Board Leaders: In addition to the senior leaders of the sponsoring organizations, founding Board Members included the President of St John Fisher College, and senior leaders of the Rochester City School District, Rocheter Police Department, Rochester Gas and Electric, Rochester Telephone Corp, St Joseph's Villa, Puerto Rican Youth Development, Rochester Area Multiple Sclerosis, Print It! Inc, Career Development Services, Bausch & Lomb, Monroe County Legislature, and Rochester City Council.
- Please view our 25th Anniversary Celebration Video to learn more from some of our early founders and class members.