Your contribution allows us to reach more people by demonstrating love in the midst of division; joy to those experiencing sorrow; kindness to those facing lack; and leadership excellence to advance the quality of justice in our land. 

2019 Ministry Highlights

2019 Celebrating a Year of God’s Favor and Open Doors


Let me begin by simply saying thank you! The Psalmist reminds us that God often gives us favor, or amazing, unexpected open doors, to do what can only be done by the power of God to bless others. May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands (Psalm 90:17). 


This year, Skinner Leadership Institute has once again used the resources of our faith, the strength of many old and new partners like you, and the opportunities that God allowed us to help shape a society that better protects the dignity and basic rights of our sisters and brothers. We were favored and strengthened in this work by an amazing and faith-filled Board of Trustees whose leadership and generosity contributed to the success of Skinner Leadership Institute programs.


Our hearts are filled with thanksgiving as we reflect on ways that God’s favor was evident in the ministry of Skinner Leadership Institute throughout 2019, by demonstrating love in the midst of division; joy to those experiencing sorrow; kindness to those facing lack; and leadership excellence to advance the quality of justice in our land. Your commitment enabled Skinner Leadership Institute to:


  • Minister to leaders in the nation and across the globe. We are called to pray for leaders of every background, even as we work for justice and equality in America. Leaders of every kind need God's support and guidance.

  • Host a National Prayer Breakfast Leadership Seminar. Leaders who participated in our leadership seminar were encouraged and inspired to form small prayer groups of diverse leaders in their local communities to model Jesus’ command, love your neighbor as yourself.

  • Lead the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Prayer Breakfast. More than 3,000 African American leaders and allies from the business and civic arena attended this year. 

  • Host a September intergenerational gathering of over 70 Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders (MSDL) alums and elders from the African American Leadership Family.

  • Host nearly 30 pastors in the Masters Series for Distinguished Clergy (MSDC) Clergy Advocacy and Media Training on Capitol Hill in October. 


Now more than ever, Skinner Leadership Institute needs your continued support. If you have not already made your end-of-year donations, please prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Skinner Leadership Institute by December 31. We welcome the support of any amount to help us remain strong in this important work.


Click the DONATION link to give your 2019 year end contribution. For a gift of $250 or more, we will send you a beautiful Skinner Leadership Institute gift mug to show our appreciation for your invaluable generosity. 

Thank you again for your continued support and for your prayers. With your help, we will continue to bring Americans together to promote equity for everyone. May God continue to richly bless you and your family, now and in the New Year!


Very sincerely yours,

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Co-Founder and President

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How you can help Skinner Leadership Institute

We have only been able to advocate on behalf of struggling Americans and to equip next-generation leaders because of prayers and financial support from our caring partners. Partnership allows you to be a vital piece of ensuring consistency with our programs to reach leaders. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us through Monthly, Annual, or Corporate tax-deductible gifts of any amount so that we at Skinner Leadership Institute may continue to impact current, emerging, clergy or youth leaders. 

Skinner Leadership Institute, (SLI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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