An important message from our Chief Relationship Officer, Andra Pool

To our Greenhouse Scholars community,

Our supply of resilient, entrepreneurial, and effective leaders is our most critical national resource.  More than stockpiles of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, or canned foods, we need leaders at every level and across every industry who are proactive and solutions-oriented in the face of rapid change and uncertainty.

The work we’re doing to support and connect truly extraordinary leaders to one another here at Greenhouse Scholars is more important than ever.  Each of you, from our Scholars to our mentors, staff, volunteers, alumni, corporate and foundation partners, and supporters of every kind – you give me hope and optimism for our shared future.

Consistent with our values of leadership, community, relentlessness, and accountability, our organization is committed to the following:

  • We will work harder than ever to over-deliver on your expectations.  That’s especially true for our Scholars who are directly affected by university closures.  We will stay focused, be accountable, and remain communicative and collaborative.  If you perceive that we do not rise to the occasion in any way, we want to know.
  • The Greenhouse Scholars program delivers quality services across broad geographies in a highly-customized manner.  Our holistic program components, from mentorship to professional networking, internship, skills modules, impact, and financial support, will continue uninterrupted.
  • Every day, we meet with our Scholars and contributors to understand your circumstances, learn from your perspectives, and support your goals.  We will now be sharing excerpts of these conversations more broadly, so we can all stay better connected and informed about one another.  Please ensure that you follow Greenhouse Scholars on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube so you can be included.
  • Events are significant for our budget, and we’ve already had to cancel many of our plans.  We are re-forecasting and cutting expenses to ensure we are accountable to you and financially healthy for the long-term.

We are committed to being catalysts for change, and we are in this together.  We have an excellent team, proven results, a fine-tuned program, dedicated supporters, and inspiring stories of success.  We need you, and we need your support, right now.  Please consider not the minimum, but the maximum that you can give to support Greenhouse Scholars at this historic time. 

Sending gratitude and good health,
Andra Pool
Chief Relationship and Community Officer
Greenhouse Scholars