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Buchholz Fellows

A New Generation of Leaders

As a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic leadership organization that’s existed for more than 100 years, the Committee of Seventy knows how critical it is that we develop and connect the next generation of community leaders. That is why we launched the Buchholz Fellowship, in honor of board member and civic leader Carl Buchholz.

About Buchholz Fellows

After a successful launch in 2017, C70 is currently hosting its fifth cohort of Buchholz Fellows. The Buchholz Fellows are emerging young leaders (recommended age is 25-35) working in the private or nonprofit sector who embody the qualities that Carl Buchholz exhibited in his life and work: personal and professional integrity, a strong work ethic, collaborative spirit, a superior intellect and a passion for improving his community.

Experience in Leadership

Fellows will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in nonprofit leadership by serving as one of our board members. Fellows will act as non-voting members, however, they will be involved in all other board-related affairs which include participating in all Board and Policy Committee meetings and are full participants in Seventy’s conversations, discussions, and debates around governance and public policy issues facing Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of PA. Additionally, Fellows are matched with a current board member who will serve as a mentor and advisor during the fellowship year. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity for young professionals to gain leadership skills in a nonprofit setting while having a voice in Seventy’s mission for better government in Philadelphia.

Fellows are expected to pay a $250 contribution, however, no applicants will be refused consideration due to financial hardship.

Meet the 2023-2024 Buchholz Fellows

  • Gregory Bergman

    Associate in the commercial litigation and policy and political law practice groups, Blank Rome

  • Nate Bronstein

    Chief Operating Officer of International Trade Association, The Convenient Care Association

  • Stephanie Etienne

    Program Officer for Equitable Neighborhoods, LISC-Philadelphia

  • Jimmy Gastner

    Community Development Manager, TD Bank

  • Nathan Larkin

    Associate in Business Litigation Group, Cozen O’Connor

  • Dennis Mahoney

    Director of Integrated Partnerships, Food for the Hungry

  • Stephanie Markunas

    Administrative Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Health System

  • Alix Sullivan

    Officer, Philadelphia Research and Policy Initiative at Pew Charitable Trusts

  • Rachel Ward

    Attorney, Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius LLC

About Carl Buchholz

  • Carl Buchholz

    Former Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee

Ready to take your career to the next level, and gain invaluable experience and mentorship opportunities? Submit your application today to join the 2023-24 cohort of Buchholz Fellows. Applications are due at 5pm EDT on Tuesday, August 1st, and applicants will be notified of their status by mid-September.

Questions? Contact Lauren Cristella, President and CEO.