Since 1986 in Brevard County, FL LEAD Brevard has been in the community leadership business. Mission centric leadership programs and events identify and engage leaders to serve our community; aligning personal missions and interest with local nonprofits and other organizations that need talented, committed leadership to advance their mission. The flagship program, Leadership Brevard, has three goals (1) to provide community information (2) to create networks of diverse people and organizations within each class and (3) to connect those networks to the current leaders engaged in community issues and solutions.
LEAD Brevard, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors, 100% are Leadership Brevard alumni, representing the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Since it started in 1985, Leadership Brevard has graduated over 1,200 participants and a solid Alumni base has been established.
The LEAD acronym: Lead. Engage. Achieve. Develop. This defines the organization’s goals; to provide community based leadership development and training for our community through existing programs, like Leadership Brevard and Leadership Essentials. The signature fundraising event - Leadership Awards 'Celebrating the Next Generation of Leaders' features the annual 4 under 40 and presents a leadership legacy award to a senior leader. Funds raised through this event support scholarship funds for participants in the next Leadership Brevard program. At the 2019 event, a 2018 graduate and scholarship recipient shared her story with the audience … with a scholarship enabling her participation in the Leadership Brevard program, she connected with a Leadership Action Project team working on the affordable housing issue in our community and ultimately was the recipient of a new lease on a rental property that she could afford for herself and her mother.