Nonprofit Leadership Students Present at Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eleven students from Youngstown State University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership participated in the Regional Case Study Event at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, developing programming ideas for the art museum.

The students, who are seeking the nonprofit leadership minor or certificate, worked to develop programs that increase attendance and revenue for the museum’s educational events, fundraising efforts, museum rentals and exhibition-specific events.

“I enjoyed the experience and appreciated how interested the students were in our museum and the thoughtful questions they asked about our inner workings,” said Mattress Factory education programs manager Karen Forney in a release. “It was great to see them thinking hard about real-world challenges in the nonprofit world.”

Participating in the case study were Adam De Raud, Youngstown, Ohio; Jennifer Horn, Petersburg, Ohio; Rachel Jones, Austintown, Ohio; Brooke Lissy, Windham, Ohio; Stephanie Marsico, Girard, Ohio; Reid Pancoe, Youngstown; Amanda Paynter, Youngstown; Angelica Phelps, Campbell, Ohio; Tara Reid, Youngstown; Tabitha Richmond, Austintown; and Jenna Roesch, Erie, Pa. The presentation team comprised of Jones, Pancoe, Richmond and Rosech.

Students in YSU’s nonprofit leadership program have previously presented case studies to the Akron Zoo, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Science Center and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

For more information on the case study projects or the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, contact Laura Dewberry at 330 941 1870 or

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