Love Behind Leadership

Show your "Love Behind Leadership”  SUPPORT the Manhattanville Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership! 


Our Love Behind Leadership

We invite you to consider honoring someone who has been the love behind your leadership -- maybe a peer, your cohort, dissertation chair or committee, staff member, or anyone -- with a donation to Love Behind Leadership. 

Your celebratory message will not only be a tribute to the graduates, and honor someone special, but will also directly support our Doctoral Program’s Love Behind Leadership Fund.  All donations made in honor or memory of someone special will be recognized on the Love Behind Leadership Honoree page, with 100% of the proceeds will go to the Love Behind Leadership Fund.   

Individuals who submit tribute messages honoring someone can simply click on the Donate Today link on this page, enter the amount, and then, under "in honor/memory of someone special" indicate the person's name and add your message in the Occasion Text Box. This text box will allow you to enter up to 100 characters for your heartwarming message. 

Thank you for your continued support, and congratulations to our graduates and their families. 

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”  

Maya Angelou  

About Love Behind Leadership


The Love Behind Leadership Fund is a valuable and impactful way to support the Manhattanville College Doctoral Program. Donations to the Fund provide (much needed) assistance for special programs and events and enable us to honor and celebrate the achievements of our graduates. It is a highly beneficial and remarkable opportunity to give back to the Doctoral Program and celebrate the success of our students.   

With your donation, you can pay tribute to an individual you wish to honor or remember with an ongoing symbol of gratitude. Making a donation can be a special and meaningful way to honor a Program retiree, a dissertation chair, a loved one you wish to acknowledge, or a cohort peer who helped you to “Finish Strong!” Contributors and honorees will be recognized on the Manhattanville College website and at special events as an enduring remembrance.    

To contribute to the Love Behind Leadership Fund and student awards, please click here and enter the donation amount. No amount is too small. Next, follow the remaining prompts to complete your donation.  

Donations are acknowledged and may be used for tax reporting purposes. Your generous donation to this fund is powerful evidence of your 'love behind leadership'.  Consider a supportive donation to the LBL Fund.  

On behalf of our doctoral students and the entire Manhattanville community, thank you for your generosity.  

Ms. Linda Bradt, Ms. Jennifer Cronk, Dr. Andrew Ecker, Ms. Mary Fox-Alter, Ms. Renee Gargano, Ms. Jessica Maricevic, Dr. Shannon O'Grady, Dr. Monique Reilly, Dr. Kaitlyn Sassone

We are seeking Love Behind Leadership Cohort Ambassadors.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact or any Committee Member Above.



Ethel Kennedy Award for Human Rights Leadership

2021 inaugural recipient: Jennifer Wesolowski

Established in 2020, the Ethel Kennedy Award for Human Rights Leadership honors Mrs. Kennedy by recognizing others’ shared passion for promoting human rights, particularly within the field of education. For more information about the award and criteria, visit our Awards page here.

Judith Johnson Memorial Award

2021 inaugural recipient: Sagrario Rudecindo-O’Neill

Established in 2020, the Judith Johnson Memorial Award recognizes a doctoral student whose work reflects Ms. Johnson’s legacy in social justice.

For more information about the award and criteria, visit our Awards web page here.

Scholars in Action Doctoral Retreat

"Scholars in Action: ​
Empowering Your Potential to Make A Difference"

Held on December 13, 2021, 5 – 7 pm​

With Special Guest​
Sara Kathleen Henry, Ph.D.​
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Heartful Editor

From Castles to Tassels

Where Our Docs Are today

The Manhattanville Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership has been transforming educational institutions P-16 over the last decade. Over 130 doctoral students and more than 100 graduates are leading schools, colleges, and universities in the region and beyond.

The map below represents our impact on the field of education. Enjoy exploring our dynamic doctoral community by clicking the map image below and "zooming" in and out and clicking on the icons, see key below.

Key:  Graduation Cap= Graduates   Castle= Current Students

MAP LEGENDmap of world with images of black grad cap icons