Fleischhacker Center for Ethical Leadership in Action

In November 2016, the College of Saint Benedict received the largest gift in our history: a $10 million commitment to create the Fleischhacker Center for Ethical Leadership in Action.  

The gift creates a permanent endowment fund, which will fund the operations of the Center, including the support of experiential learning as well as a mentoring program and speaker series. Internships and other experiential learning opportunities will be carefully designed to support the formation of ethical women leaders in a variety of fields from business to medicine to education and beyond.  

Each woman selected for the program will receive $5000 to conduct a full-time (40 hours/week for 10 weeks), on-site, unpaid internship, as well as $1000 living stipend. All majors welcome to apply! Students may elect to register for and earn internship credits, although it is not required to receive the fellowship. Students are not eligible to receive funding for an internship that takes place after they graduated.

Fellows spotlights

Lesly Gonzalez"The Center for Ethical Leadership in Action has prepared me, trained me and inspired me to see and believe that there are always opportunities to help our commuities in the ways that we would like to do so."

Lesly Gonzalez '20

St. Paul, Minnesota

Lucy Dornbach

"The Center for Ethical Leadership in Action has not only given me the financial support to expand my work experience, but it's also given me the chance to explore the importance of ethical leadership and the positive impact that has on society."

Lucy Dornbach '19
Seoul, South Korea