Hull Fellows Program

PRIORITIES Leadership & Career Development Hull Fellows Program

The South’s Premiere Philanthropic Leadership Development Program!

If you look at today’s leaders in Southern Philanthropy, you’ll see men and women from all walks of life. They work at a variety of foundations, all with different visions and missions. 

Increasingly, however, these leaders have one thing in common – they were members of SECF’s Hull Fellows program. Of the more than 300 graduates of our premiere leadership development program, dozens now serve as CEOs and senior executives throughout the region. 

Over the course of a year, these three elements are delivered through in-person and virtual programs that explore the history of the South, the latest trends and best practices and the major issues facing foundations today.

What makes the Hull Fellows program so successful?
There are three key reasons:




Hull Fellows not only learn what makes a good leader but, over the course of a year-long program, get to put those lessons into action by working with peers to study the issues shaping philanthropy today and forming their own ideas on how grantmaking should evolve in the years and decades ahead.




The Hull Fellows program may only last a year, but the bonds you’ll build last a lifetime. By serving as a Hull Fellow, you gain a personal and professional network of people who care deeply about grantmaking and the South. Plus, you’ll be plugged into the existing Hull Alumni Network, benefiting from 17 years of collective wisdom.




Each Hull Fellow is paired with a mentor that will serve as a guide not only for one year, but for many years to come. Fellows form strong bonds with experienced practitioners who are eager to share their advice, knowledge and perspective.

Special thanks to Truist Foundation for its ongoing support of SECF’s Hull Fellows Leadership Program


Contact Tiffany Friesen, Vice President of Programs & Partnerships, at or (404) 524-0911.

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