06/09/2004 in Careers

First Foundation Fellow Named

CLEVELAND, OH — Jill Paulsen, a recent graduate of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, has been awarded the first George Gund Foundation Fellowship. 

The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising young professionals to work inside the foundation, an organization that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. Through this new initiative, the Foundation will award a fellowship each spring. Each fellow will work at the Foundation for two years. The Foundation received 142 applications from across the country for the inaugural fellowship.

Ms. Paulsen is the recipient of the 2004 Mandel Center Student of the Year Award and the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award. Prior to receiving her Masters of Nonprofit Organizations from the Mandel Center, Ms. Paulsen worked for the Cleveland-based Ohio College Access Network and the Minnesota AIDS Project in her hometown of Minneapolis. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Grinnell College with degrees in French and sociology.

For Further Information Contact:
Deena M. Epstein (216.241.3114)