Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship

The Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship was established by The Leadership Conference Education Fund to honor Carol Pitchersky, a social justice fundraising pioneer whose vision for equality is reflected in the Fellowships goals.

Development Fellowship Goals:

  • Expanding the fundraising capacity of the nation’s social justice community, which safeguards the civil rights, human rights and civil liberties of all Americans; and
  • Offering opportunities for career training and advancement to persons of color engaged in development efforts regarding social justice.

Eligibility Requirements:

The Fellowship program identifies and supports persons of color who are U.S. citizens. These persons are at least an undergraduate degree, who are aspiring development professionals, have demonstrated a commitment to social justice, and wish to advance their careers in nonprofit fundraising.

Fellowship Description:

This award consists of a minimum two-year placement with the development staff of The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Each Fellow enhances his/her skills in fundraising by participating in the efforts surrounding the various revenue streams that comprise nonprofit fundraising. The Fellow may be placed on periodic assignments to the development sectors of member organizations of the civil and human rights coalition and is also introduced to institutional advancement of the social justice movement by collaborating with the leadership of The Education Fund and the coalition member organizations. The Fellow serves as an associate member of The Education Fund’s fundraising team, assisting in overall development operations while receiving mentoring, and deepening his/her knowledge and understanding of the social justice community.

The Pitchersky Fellowship is guided by the Pitchersky Advisory Committee. This committee provides oversight for selection and mentorship of the Fellows and steers fundraising initiatives to sustain the program.


The Fellowship is funded by foundations and individuals who share Carol’s passion for an equal and just society. Contributions can be made online, or by mail to:

The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Attn: Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship
1620 L Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Please memo your check, “Pitchersky Fellowship.” The Leadership Conference Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

For more information, contact The Education Fund Development Office at 202.466.1887 or email