The Chanticleer Foundation Board of Directors announces the latest recipients of the Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development.

Laura Ekasetya, Director and Head Horticulturist at Chicago’s Lurie Garden, will complete nonprofit management courses in leadership, marketing, and nonprofit finance as part of The Certificate for Nonprofit Management offered by the University of Illinois Chicago.  Additionally, she will travel to gardens in Europe and North America that are relevant to the gardening style practiced at the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park.

Steven A. Wright, Director of Horticulture and Curator of Plant Collections at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, Devon, PA,  will visit North American gardens that feature significant Rhododendron collections and meet with experts who manage those collections.

The Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development promotes creativity and leadership by providing professional development opportunities for public garden staff.  Established in 2008, the Scholarship has supported 50 public garden professionals from gardens of all types and sizes.  It has two core components, academic study to improve leadership skills and support of travel to meet with leaders to build on that academic experience.  Each Scholar has the opportunity to visit other gardens, including Chanticleer, a 47-acre pleasure garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The next scholarship application deadline is July 1, 2018.