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Lucas Receives Nonprofit Leadership Award

McDonald Embarks on New Adventure

 

 

Lucas Receives Nonprofit Leadership Award

LO RES Final MG 8728 Ann LucasAnn Lucas, Vice President of Lester Consulting Group, was a recent recipient of the Nonprofit Leadership Award from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The award, presented in Cleveland, was in honor and recognition of her impact and importance in the nonprofit field.

Ann earned her Master of Nonprofit Organizations through the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University. She also served as a director at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organization where she oversaw their non-credit leadership development programs for presidents, chief executive officers, board members, and senior managers of nonprofit organizations in Ohio and nationally.

About the Nonprofit Leadership Award: The 100 Centennial Alumni Award winners were selected from hundreds of nominations received and reviewed by the awards committees of the Mandel School Alumni Association and the Centennial Planning Committee.  Recipients were celebrated at Mandel School events in October and were also inducted into the newly-established Mandel School, Hall of Achievement at Case Western Reserve University.  These activities were part of the University’s Centennial celebration commemorating 100 years since its founding as America’s first university-affiliated professional school of social sciences.

 

 

 McDonald Embarks on New Adventure

shana fain mcdonaldAfter nearly 15 years as a freelance writer and then consultant with Lester Consulting Group, Senior Vice President Shana McDonald will be leaving the firm effective January 1 to “semi-retire” and enjoy spending time with her new grandson.

Shana has more than 30 years experience providing public relations, communications, and fund development counsel for a variety of for-profit and non-profit clients.  She has provided professional counsel in a wide range of fields from education, social services, healthcare, to cultural organizations throughout California.

In addition to specializing in feasibility studies, campaigns, communications, board development, and training, Shana also provided oversight to LCG operations, consultants, campaigns, products, and contracts in her role as senior vice president. 

While we will miss seeing Shana in the office, we look forward to leveraging her communications and campaign skills on a project-by-project basis.

Please join us in wishing Shana well on her new adventure. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through December 31 or by cell phone at 530.305.8021.