Adelante CEO Pedro Cons has been selected as a member of the 2022 class of Piper Fellows by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

Cons joins a select group of 11 other non-profit leaders from throughout Maricopa County. The 2022 Piper Fellows will participate in self-designed professional development “sabbaticals” focused on strengthening leadership skills and exploring renowned programs that can help nonprofits become more effective and resilient.

Adelante CEO Pedro Cons named 2022 Piper Fellow

A Fellowship supports professional development, study, and travel for the Fellow, including an intentional respite activity that allows the Fellow to reflect on learnings. Additionally, the Fellowship supports some professional development for staff and/or board of a Fellow’s organization.

After completing the Fellowship, the Fellow is eligible to apply for an Organizational Enhancement Award to implement learning or programming that emerged during a Fellow’s sabbatical work. A Piper Fellowship provides up to $90,000 in potential grant awards for a Fellow’s organization.

As part of the Fellowship, Cons plans to participate in the Columbia University Business School Senior Leaders program. He will visit one of the top 10 Federally Qualified Health Centers in the country to learn lessons that could be applied at Adelante.

“Continual learning is something I definitely value,” says Cons. “I am honored to have this opportunity to learn and grow in my overall leadership abilities. Every step is important in serving Adelante and the community as the best leader possible.”

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona. Since it began awarding grants in 2000, Piper Trust has invested more than $691 million in local nonprofits and programs.