The Blackburn Institute is a leadership development and civic engagement program specifically focused on improving the state of Alabama. Through its work with students, alumni (Fellows), and Advisory Board members, the institute develops a network of leaders who have a clear understanding of the state’s challenges. Selected students participate in a one-year curriculum of activities and events, after which they continue their involvement for their remaining time at the Capstone.

Upon graduation, participants earn recognition as Blackburn Fellows and begin their work through professional and civic involvement in their home communities and throughout the state, both individually and through the Fellows Involvement Network (FIN). Supported by an Advisory Board of established leaders committed to the state of Alabama, the Blackburn Institute promotes change through an intergenerational network that learns from the past, takes action in the present, and plans for the future.

Spring Networking Dinner

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Daniel Community Scholars

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Mosaic Photo of Blackburn Fellows and Advisory Board Members

Blackburn Legacy Endowment Campaign

Make your gift today to support the Blackburn Legacy Endowment Campaign and help build the Statewide Action and Fellows Support Fund!

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

D. Ray Pate New Student Retreat

March 22, 3:00 pm - March 23, 8:00 pm
Apr 15

Spring 2019 Advisory Board Meeting

April 15, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm