Professional Development Funding Exclusively for AdNet Members

Robin Ferriby is a former leader of AdNet from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. While no longer working in the community foundation field, Robin remains forever grateful for the friendships and strong professional connections he forged during his years as an AdNet member. Based on this gratitude, in 2019 he created a five-year grant program offering professional development incentives to AdNet members based on specific criteria. This year, we are excited to announce that Robin has added a new element to this award! Beginning in 2023, the Ferriby Scholarship offers the following awards for AdNet members to be used toward professional development.

    • $2,500 for an AdNet member who has been in the community foundation field for a minimum of 10 years, and who has a reputation for developing the skills and abilities of other AdNet members
    • $2,000 to a small community foundation so that an AdNet member on staff may attend the AdNet or AdNet/Council on Foundations annual conference
    • Up to $500 for an active member of the AdNet Mentee program to attend the AdNet or AdNet/Council on Foundations annual conference

Spring application process has closed. Check back in the fall for the next cycle deadline. You must be a current member of AdNet to be considered for a 2023 Ferriby Scholarship.