The Foundation selects 9 civic-minded leaders who are 40 years old or younger in the Puget Sound area to participate in its program each year. The Foundation looks for the stars of today and tomorrow in the region, people of exemplary character and commitment. The 9-month program builds on the Fellows’ ambitions by offering a proven, values-based leadership framework. Candidates should be:

  • working for at least three years in the public, private, or nonprofit sector;
  • interested in learning from others, including their colleagues and more senior professional mentors;
  • willing to be challenged;
  • intellectually curious;
  • effective communicators; and
  • engaged in their communities and looking for ways to solve problems.

Application Process

Join our growing community of leaders who are changing how our region leads. We are looking for 9 civic-minded leaders aged 40 and under in the Greater Seattle area to participate in the fellowship. 

If you’d like to learn more, please join us for a one-hour online informational session for interested candidates. We’ll share details and answer your questions about the program and application process.

  • May 22 at 5:30 pm (open to BIPOC candidates)
  • May 23 at noon (open to everyone)
  • May 29 at noon (open to BIPOC candidates)
  • May 29 at 5:30 pm (open to everyone)

Please contact Carol Vipperman at vipperman(at) to register.

Applications are due Friday, June 21, 2024.

Selection Process

Applicants will be assessed through application materials, recommendations, and the results of their interviews.

Read tips on how to write a successful application in this blog written by Jackson Leadership Fellows.