“Joel Silberman is the progressive movement’s fairy godfather, sprinkling his magic over all of us and leaving a horde of beautifully-prepared Cinderellas in his wake.” — Sara RobinsonThank you for your interest in the Joel Silberman Fund. Founded in 2018 to celebrate the life and extend the work of legendary progressive media trainer and event producer Joel Silberman, the fund is being established to seek out and nurture emerging talent within the progressive movement, and create extraordinary opportunities for mentorship and growth. Working under the aegis of Netroots Nation, our intention is to create one-year fellowships starting in 2019 that will empower new leaders of exceptional ability, giving them the specific support they need to build on their passions and take their skills to the next level. The fellowships will not only provide a full-ride scholarship to Netroots Nation each year, including travel and housing expenses; they will also leverage the rich connections within the Netroots Nation community to create a one-year program of personal mentorship, skills training, research assistance, and a stipend to help further each fellow’s personal goals. New fellows will announced each year at the conference, and outgoing fellows will have the opportunity to present their completed projects and achievements at the conference the following year. Joel’s ultimate legacy is the change he created in everyone who was fortunate to know him. His intention was that we each carry this legacy forward, and share it with others. Working in Joel’s generous and loving spirit, the fellowship is being designed specifically to elevate outstanding leaders who may lack the funds, connections, knowledge, or skills to grow into their greatness. Your donation to the fund will help us further Joel’s lifetime work, which has helped thousands of progressives find their passions, their voices, and their power. The number of fellows depends entirely on the amount of money we raise, so your generous gift will allow us to extend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to more people — and ignite a lifetime’s worth of leadership and change. There’s more to come, so watch this space for further news as our vision for this fund continues to evolve. If you’d like to know more about the fund, its board, its plans, or its structure, please contact one of us at firstname.lastname@example.org.