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 applicants in both the Premier and Leadership U programs. 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 any of our funds assists with the critical development of future leaders.

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 LHC’s signature program into 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, a 6-month program for high school juniors that fosters leadership skills and provides an opportunity for direct and meaningful community service.

General Fund

Donate to our General Fund to help broadly support Leadership Howard County to fulfill its mission.

Service Projects

Donate to our Service Projects Fund to help support Leadership Howard County’s “Service Friday” initiatives.