Community Foundation, RMB announce Jim Moses Fellowship awards

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Rocky Mountain Bank and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole announced today the first two Jim Moses Nonprofit Professional Fellows: Hannah Sell (Senior Center of Jackson Hole) and Daniel Oas (Teton Youth & Family Services). Both nonprofit employees submitted compelling applications detailing how additional professional development will enhance the impact of their work and contribute to Jackson’s nonprofit sector overall.

The fellowship was created to honor Jim Moses, retired CEO of Rocky Mountain Bank. Moses helped many nonprofit employees develop their careers and pursue continuing education. He demonstrated his commitment to our community by serving on numerous boards, and under his leadership, Rocky Mountain Bank helped finance the Center for the Arts and the Housing Trust’s Redmond Street Rentals.

Current Bank CEO and president, Mark Hendrickson noted, “We were heartened by the thoughtful requests we received in the inaugural year of this fellowship. Both of these fellows share Jim’s commitment to giving back to the community, exemplifying one of Rocky Mountain Bank’s core values.”

Hannah Sell is the activities and volunteer coordinator at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole. She said she plans to utilize the Jim Moses Fellowship to complete the Nonprofit Administration Certificate through Colorado State University.

“The appeal of this program is that I will be able to apply some of the material to my current role, and also examine topics I have not been exposed to yet in my career,” Sell added.

Daniel Oas, the Juvenile Diversion Coordinator at Teton Youth & Family Services, will pursue a Master’s in Public Administration through St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

“In the future, I plan to continue building my leadership skills under the umbrella of Teton Youth & Family Services, because there is so much more that needs to be done. In an environment where shrinking state budgets limit human services, community nonprofits must strive to boost organizational efficiency and reach goals with fewer resources,” Oas said.

The Jim Moses Fellowship supports mid-career to senior management nonprofit employees in Teton County interested in furthering their education. Applications are available through the Community Foundation’s website: cfjacksonhole.org and accepted each spring.

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