Since 1986, Leadership Howard County has successfully grown a community of engaged citizens. Through informative sessions and service projects, the LHC program has had an impressive impact: more than 1,275 graduates have completed the Premier program, and it is estimated LHC alumni have volunteered more than 75,000 hours of support to Howard County nonprofits – equal to an investment of more than $1.8 million in our community.

Each year, LHC offers a limited amount of need-based financial assistance to both Premier and Leadership U applicants. Tuition only partially covers the cost of the program, and many more requests for financial assistance are made than can be filled.  Our goal is to ensure the inclusion of participants from diverse backgrounds and organizations, and sustain the value of the program into the future.Your donation to either of the funds below assists the critical development of future leaders:

Thank You to our Donors

You may also send a check payable to Leadership Howard County (note “30th Anniversary campaign”) and send to:

Leadership Howard County
6760 Alexander Bell Dr., Suite 260
Columbia, Maryland 21046

The Shirley Burrill Leadership Premier Fund for the Future

The Fund for the Future provides financial assistance for Leadership Premier participants. Your support will help ensure the inclusion of participants from diverse backgrounds and businesses, and sustain the value of the program into the future.

Contribute to the Leadership Fund for the Future

The Richard Story Leadership U Fund

The Leadership U Fund provides financial assistance to qualified high school students for the Leadership U program. This is a 6-month program for high school juniors that fosters leadership skills and provides an opportunity for direct and meaningful community service.

Contribute to the Leadership U Fund

Donate directly with an automatic monthly donation through the Paypal button below.


Donations can also be made through payroll deductions with United Way of Central Maryland’s Combined Federal Campaign and Combined Charity Campaign.

United Way of Central Maryland’s Combined Federal Campaign’s Designation Code: 7136
Leadership Howard County is qualified as a 501(c)3 organization by the Internal Revenue Services. Contributions are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. A copy of our current financial statements is available upon request by contacting us at 6760 Alexander Bell Dr., Suite 260, Columbia, MD 21046 or calling us at 410-730-4474.

Please contact us if you have any questions. 

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      Kathleen Hetherington

      President, Howard Community College

      Each year, participants from the college confirm what an invaluable experience Leadership Howard County was for them, engaging them and providing opportunities to meet others interested in serving Howard County!

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