Center for Excellence

Leadership * Governance * Philanthropy 

Here at the Center For Excellence, our unique focus is supporting emerging and current leaders who wish to be high performance leaders in executive management, board leadership, and executive philanthropy, as well as those seeking to transition to the nonprofit sector. The Center for Excellence is a resource serving the academic and practical needs of the nonprofit community.   

About the Center for Excellence

News Release

Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy at Fairleigh Dickinson University announces new Chamber of Commerce affiliations and major nonprofit trade associations

Teaneck, NJ (July 22, 2015) The Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy at Fairleigh Dickinson University is pleased to announce new affiliation relationships with three major chambers of commerce – Meadowlands Regional Chamber, Morris Chamber and the Somerset County Business Partnership and two major statewide nonprofit trade associations – the Center for Nonprofits and the New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth and Families.

The Center for Excellence is a leading educational and professional development center for New Jersey’s growing nonprofit sector for emerging and current leaders who aspire to become high performing executives in leadership, philanthropy and board governance. Two Certificate Programs are offered: Executive Nonprofit Leadership and Executive Philanthropy & Resource Development. An introductory Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials is also available for those interested in learning about or embarking upon a career transition to the nonprofit sector.

Dennis C. Miller, Executive Director of FDU’s Center for Excellence, is excited about the University’s new affiliations because of the caliber of their executive leadership and impressive membership organizations.

FDU looks forward to working in partnership with these outstanding affiliate organizations as well as the entire nonprofit sector of New Jersey to develop meaningful ways to serve our communities.

Individuals may register for either the Fall of 2015 beginning in September or Spring of 2016 Semester beginning in February. For additional information, please contact FDU at 201-692-6500 or email at

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, please visit