Miller, Calhoun & Company’s President Peggy CalhounInvited To Teach Summer Program In Poland!
Peggy Calhoun, President of Miller, Calhoun and Company, has been invited to participate in The Teaching English in Poland Program this summer. Organized by the The Kościuszko Foundation and with the endorsement of The Polish National Commission for UNESCO, Ms. Calhoun will join 40 other professors from across the United States in the four-week educational and cultural exchange program in Poland.
“I feel so very honored and excited to have been selected for this assignment,” said Ms. Calhoun, who is an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University in Miami. “Not only will I have the opportunity to teach in The English Language American Culture Camp in Załęcze, Poland, but I willbe in the company of some of this country’s most distinguished professors!”
The summer program, which is being taught at several camp sites throughout Poland, presents a rare opportunity for Polish students in upper elementary through high school, to experience a curriculum focused on the Arts including visual, auditory, performance, and literary with classes conducted in the English language.
Peggy, an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive, is in her 37th year as a fundraising professional. She is President at Miller, Calhoun and Company, a full service fund development firm, offering nonprofit institutions professional counsel, tailored to fit the demands of today’s competitive market. Founded in 1997, the Fort Lauderdale-based firm has been involved with raising more than $1 billion for charities, including cultural organizations, health organizations, social service agencies, educational institutions and religious organizations.
The Kosciuszko Foundation, which has offices in NYC, is dedicated to promote educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland and to increase American understanding of Polish culture and history. Founded in 1925, on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s enlistment in the American revolutionary cause, the Foundation is a national not-for-profit, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian organization.
For information, call (954) 493-8958 or visit www.millercalhoun.com.
(Sidebar – Peggy Calhoun)
Ms. Calhoun began her career as Executive Director of a crisis intervention agency serving three states. As a staff professional, Ms. Calhoun served two United Ways, the Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at the University of Miami School of Medicine where she oversaw a $60 million capital campaign. She received numerous awards including Outstanding Fund Raising Executive given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP); the Creative Fund Raising Award from the Grantsmanship Center and the Association of Women in Communications’ Woman of the Year in Fund Development and Special Events.
Ms. Calhoun taught for Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, Rollins College and four nonprofit resource centers. As faculty for AFP, she conducts workshops and sessions throughout the U.S. and has lectured for AFP, Ronald McDonald International Charities, United Way of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, National Planned Giving Council’s Leave A Legacy program, and many other organizations.
She is past President of the Broward Chapter of AFP and past President of the Gulfstream Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She graduated from Southern Illinois University as a Presidential Scholar at the age of 19 ; later earning a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s College in Minnesota where she graduated with a straight 4.0 grade point average. Ms. Calhoun is the 33rd professional to receive the lifetime accreditation of the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive; a distinction earned by only 100 colleagues of the 30,000 members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.