Organization Overview:

Newman’s Own Foundation (NOF) is an independent, private foundation formed in 2005 by Paul Newman to sustain the legacy of his philanthropic work. The Foundation believes that each of us, through the power of philanthropy, has the potential to make a difference. Since 1982, when Paul Newman first declared, “Let’s give it all away,” more than $485 million has been donated to thousands of nonprofit organizations helping people in need around the world. Funded entirely through the profits and royalties of Newman’s Own products, the Foundation does not maintain an endowment, raise funds, or accept donations.  The Foundation focuses on four key areas of impact: encouraging philanthropy, children with life-limiting conditions, empowerment, and nutrition.  For more information about the organization, please visit www.newmansownfoundation.org

Fellowship Program Overview:

In 2015, Newman’s Own Foundation launched a 12 month paid Fellowship program to help develop the next generation of leaders in the nonprofit sector and create a more diverse pipeline of talent for this sector. Fellows are placed for a 1-year period at a host nonprofit organization that will provide them with hands on experience and give them exposure to leadership within these organizations. Fellows will work on key strategic initiatives at the host organizations and develop a better understanding of the sector.  The Fellowship experience is designed to provide young emerging leaders with the skills and experience that will set them on a path of social impact and using their skills and resources to make the world a better place, whether they decide to pursue a career in the for-profit or non-profit sector. The program includes an in-person and virtual professional development and leadership program designed in conjunction with nonprofit and philanthropic professionals and experts.

2017-2018 Cohort Information: 

In the third cohort, there are 17 Fellows placed in non-profit host organizations. The following list comprises the Fellows and the host organizations they are placed at.

Anna Grace Barry of Maryville, TN is a Fellow at New Haven Farms, New Haven, CT.

Hannah McCandless of Elizabethtown, KY is a Fellow at the National Farm to School Network, Washington, D.C.

Anthony Moaton of Oak Park, IL is a Fellow at WSHU, Fairfield, CT.

James Gilchrest of Juneau, AK is a Fellow at IVMF, NYC, NY.

Josh Hinnant of Atlanta, GA is a Fellow at The Daily Table, Dorchester, MA.

Del Curfman of Billings, MT is a Fellow at the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.

Rodrigo Rabanal of New York, NY is a Fellow at Wellness in the Schools, NYC, NY.

Hadeel Mishal of Staten Island, NY is a Fellow at The Food Trust, Philadelphia, PA.

Sara Louie of New York, NY is a Fellows at Serious Fun Children’s Network, Westport, CT.

Yliana Valazquez of Chicago, IL is a Fellow at Edible Schoolyard, New Orleans, LA.

Caitlin Smallfield of Auckland, New Zealand is a Fellow at Newman’s Own Foundation, Westport, CT.

Kyler Blodgett of McLean, VA is a Fellow at Propeller, New Orleans, LA.

Navmit Dhesi of Fresno, CA is a Fellow at SHOFCO, NYC, NY.

Sanjay Thapa of Ridgewood, NY is a Fellow at Posse Foundation, NYC, NY.

Chris Beckus of Saddle Brook, NJ is a Fellow at Our Piece of the Pie, Hartford, CT.

Shannon Kelsh of Charleston, WV is a Fellow at the Women’s Business Development Centre, Chicago, IL.

Rob Hunt of Natick, MA is a Fellow at Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, Hartford, CT.