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Investing in Future Leaders

December 1, 2021


Fortress is proud to partner with the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America. LEDA empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country. LEDA serves the next generation of leaders through three avenues: the LEDA Scholars Program, LEDA Career and Alumni Services, and the LEDA Policy Project. Since the program’s inception in 2003, LEDA Scholars has opened the door to opportunity and maximized the leadership potential for hundreds of high-achieving, under-resourced students. The LEDA Scholars class of 2021 was awarded more than $3 million in financial aid and scholarships, and 98% of LEDA Cohort 16 scholars in the class were admitted to one of Barron’s “Most Competitive Colleges.”