Welcome Cohort Four! HelpAge USA, Jerrold Keilson
The Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program seeks to develop a robust pipeline of leaders who possess not only subject matter skills and expertise, but also the soft leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace, and who understand and value the importance of collaboration for humanitarian and development organizations to increase effectiveness throughout the sector.
This year the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows. Jerrold Keilson is one such Fellow joining Coalition member HelpAge USA, an organization that wants everyone who reaches old age to have a healthy, safe, and secure life.
Read on to meet Jerrold and learn how he will plug into HelpAge USA in order to grow as a future humanitarian leader over the course of his fellowship.
WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE AT HELPAGE USA?
I am working with them to conduct a donor landscape analysis, and develop advocacy materials in support of their mission.
WHAT ABOUT HELPAGE USA’S MISSION APPEALS TO YOU?
There are two aspects to their mission that are of interest. First, they work with a neglected population, extremely vulnerable in humanitarian crises, and often under-served in non-crisis situations. Second, all people have a right to age well, and HelpAge is raising visibility around that issue.
YOU ARE A PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMANITARIAN LEADERS. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO LEAVE A MARK AT HELPAGE USA?
My hope is that my work will enable HelpAge USA to expand its programming support.
About the Hilton Prize Coalition
The Hilton Prize Coalition is an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. The Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat, Global Impact.
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