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Fellowship Host Organizations

Since its inception, the FAO Schwarz Fellowship has worked with some of the country’s most innovative and effective social impact organizations in designing the Fellowship experience.

“Fellows are not employees—that’s not how we think of them. We have a special commitment to our Fellows and to their interests and to their professional development.” 

Yael Lehmann, President & CEO
The Food Trust 

“The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a valuable leadership program that helps our organization recruit up-and-coming leaders who can go on to high-impact positions in our organization. When we select our Fellows, we’re looking for high-caliber talent for a high-value experience.”

Bob Giannino, CEO
uAspire

“Having a FAO Schwarz Fellow on our team has had a greater impact on our work and our community than we ever imagined. Our Fellow has been outstanding and the unique dual focus on direct service and special project work has really moved the needle for us in multiple high priority areas.”

Elissa Spelman, Executive Director
Breakthrough Greater Boston