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Leadership Delaware, Inc. (LDI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-partisan, nonprofit, organization which recruits and mentors outstanding young leaders who have the “stuff of leadership,” those with the potential, passion, and courage to excel at community, nonprofit, political, professional, and corporate leadership within the First State. Our graduates have the knowledge, vision, integrity, and networks to significantly impact and transform our communities.

Testimonials From Our Fellows

Bailey Borzecki

Bailey Borzecki ’18
Boston Beer Company


“Even though I have moved on from the great first state, Leadership Delaware will forever be a part of shaping who I am as a coworker, friend, family member and human. I learned so many invaluable things about the way a state functio
ns: from education to government to business, and I can bring that with me wherever I go. In addition, I’ve gained the confidence to be more engaged in my company and community, because I have collected and connected the dots so carefully laid out for us by LDI.”

Casey Kenton

Casey H. Kenton ‘09,
Investors Realty, Inc.


“LDI is a network like no other, especially in a small community like Delaware. As a graduate from the inaugural class of 09’, I have elected to stay involved in the program for the past 11 years. LDI has paid immeasurable dividends to me as a result of the ever growing sphere of colleagues, friends and family.

I owe a lot to the program and I will forever be grateful.”

Christine Eisenhauer

Christine Eisenhauer ’18,
Relay Graduate School of Education

“I knew a lot about my own field (education) before joining Leadership Delaware, but being a fellow took my understanding of the interconnectedness and intersectionality of my work with different facets of government and the private sector to another level.  As an alum, I often reflect on how Leadership Delaware gave me access to other leaders within their own professions.  As a result, my network is significantly expanded and my understanding of and ability to do my own work is stronger.”

Jerome Rogers

Jerome “JR” Rogers ’20
Delaware Air National Guard


Having been continually developed over the last 16 years as a leader in the military, I know much about professionalism, discipline and camaraderie; my experience with LDI has taken these elements to new levels. I am truly excited going into every session and every new challenge.”

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