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A year ago, the staff at the University of Georgia's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development imagined a conference that would bring together people with a common interest in community leadership development.

A gift from Georgia Power will help the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development launch youth and adult leadership programs in underserved Georgia communities. Lenn Chandler, Northeast Region Vice President for Georgia Power, presented the funding to Fanning Institute Director Matt Bishop on Friday. The Fanning Institute, a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, provides leadership training to youth and adults in more than 100 communities each year.

Nonprofit leaders from around Georgia and as far away as Boston participated in an intense, one-week leadership development program at the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development this week. This is the eighth year that the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) has been offered.