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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus


Lossing Jones selected for national League fellowship

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

Metro Columbus League member Donna Marie Lossing Jones has been selected by the League of Women Voters of the United States as a Fellow of the newly endowed Ruth S. Shur Leadership Institute.

The Institute will develop and sustain a “national coaching team” that will support and strengthen emerging League leadership, membership recruitment, and League visibility and best practices.

Lossing Jones is a former president of the League of Women Voters of Marion and former member of the state League board. She is currently an education consultant and trainer; she and her husband recently moved to Columbus.

She is among a dozen Fellows selected by an invitation/application process. Shur Fellows will receive intensive face-to-face training through the Institute, which will be led annually by key League leaders and staff. The training will launch a term of at least two years of service during which each Fellow will work with two state Leagues to strengthen emerging leadership; coach on League basics and best practices in raising visibility and membership recruitment; and support state-level coaching teams, who in turn will help local Leagues institute successful visibility, leadership development, and membership growth practices.

The Institute was made possible by an extraordinary gift from League member Walter Shur, in honor of his late wife Ruth S. Shur, a longtime League member and leader in New York and North Carolina.

Read more: Ruth S. Shur Leadership Institute