Nicolle’s Dream- Be an Emerging Leader at Harvard

Hi Friends and Family,

The National Preparedness Leadership Institute at Harvard University has founded a program which teaches professionals working in public health and emergency management how to effectively lead during times of crisis. The Emerging Leaders in Crisis Program develops leaders by emphasizing the importance of communication and collaboration to create solutions during times of catastrophic events. It has been a dream of mine to participate in such a prestigious program so that I may learn to build relationships, communicate more effectively, and be a positive influence on others through my work and personal life. I am intensely drawn to this new opportunity because I have a passion to grow my leadership capabilities and learn how to be a better leader while helping others live their best life, not letting times of crisis stop us from moving forward.

I have recently been informed that my application to the Emerging Leaders in Crisis Program was approved and that a spot is being held for me. While I am beyond honored to have been accepted into this program, I need help, and I cannot accomplish this dream without your support. The program has an acceptance fee of $8,500.00. This amount goes toward tuition fees, lodging, meals, and program materials during the accelerated week-long leadership training. It does not include the cost of traveling to Boston.

It is a deep passion of mine to help others in their times of need. I’ve had many amazing opportunities with coworkers, peers, friends, and family, to work together on humanitarian projects in the US, Honduras, and South Africa, such as in medical clinics, orphanages,  soup kitchens, underdeveloped youth communities, and churches. Humbled by these humanitarian projects I’ve already worked on, they’ve instilled a lifelong desire to learn how to assist others and make a career out of it working in the government in the field of public health. I am very passionate about these things and hope to see this dream come to realization.

Because of the short notice of my application and acceptance, and because of my government salary over the past 5 years, unfortunately I do not have this amount to participate in this program. Will you please consider supporting and partnering with me to accomplish and fulfill my dream by contributing to the acceptance fee of this leadership program?
I would be incredibly grateful for any amount you are able to contribute, even with a very small amount, or with your prayers and encouragement, in order for me to attain this dream of mine. Your support will make all the difference!
Please use and share this GoFundMe link to help me with my dream of becoming a better leader to help others in this world.

If you have any questions or would like to contact me, please feel free to email me anytime.

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your efforts, support, prayers, and encouragement.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!


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Nicolle Nestler 
Mechanicsburg, PA
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