Robert B. Sturm Mountain States Leadership Fellows Program

  • August 11, 2013


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is one of the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations organizations.  ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and protects civil rights for all.  ADL’s Robert B. Sturm Mountain States Leadership Fellows Program was created to involve people, ages 25-40ish, who are committed to ADL’s mission “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people …to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”

The Program, which runs from October-June, exposes Sturm Fellows to educational programming about the substantive issues of ADL’s agenda and gives them the opportunity to become ADL leaders in the community. A highlight of the Program is attendance at ADL’s National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Potential Sturm Fellows are asked to submit a formal application and will be notified of acceptance decisions no later than September 2013.  Through this competitive application process, ADL recruits and invests in a diverse group of young people who are committed to civil rights, religious freedom, and anti-bias education.

Note: Though ADL accepts nominations from community members for potential Sturm Fellows, applicants need not be formally nominated to apply.

If accepted to program, Sturm Fellows will be required to sign an Acknowledgment of Expectations, reflecting their commitment to attending:

  • A half-day retreat in October
  • Monthly meetings highlighting an ADL issue and/or program area: Sturm Fellows are advised of all meeting dates if accepted into the program and are permitted to miss no more than one meeting.
  • The Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., which takes place in either April or May (participants pay their own travel costs and a registration fee)

Partners will also have the opportunity to participate in/attend:

  • All ADL Board of Directors meetings (two at no cost)
  • ADL’s Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program
  • Meetings of ADL’s standing committees
  • Civil Rights Awards Reception

While there is no charge for the Robert B. Sturm Mountain States Leadership Fellows Program, all Sturm Fellows are asked to participate in ADL’s annual campaign by making a recommended minimum contribution of $250 per participant.

Applications are due by September 19, 2013.

Please contact or 303-830-7177 ext. 216 for an application or for more information.