|by Tom Runge • July 18, 2005|
The Fannie Mae Foundation has announced the Fellows in the second of two summer 2005 classes of the Fannie Mae Foundation Fellowship Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. The Fellows are recognized for their commitment to and accomplishments in the field of affordable housing.
Anthony P. "Tony" Lentych ‘89, executive director, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (Lansing), is one of those promising young leaders selected.
In 1996, the Fannie Mae Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University established the Fannie Mae Foundation Fellowship Program to enhance the management and decision-making skills of senior public and nonprofit officials dedicated to improving affordable housing opportunities in communities across the country. Each year, the Fannie Mae Foundation sponsors up to 35 fellowships, and since the program’s inception, nearly 250 state and local officials have participated. This year’s selection process was particularly competitive because there was an increased number of high-level applicants.