June 1st, 2016

Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that The Harvard Club of Naples has awarded President and CEO of the David Lawrence Center, Scott Burgess, a $6,000 tuition scholarship for The Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. The Club will pay for the program fee, which covers tuition and room and board.

Burgess will participate in the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course taking place July 17-23, 2016 in Boston. Tailored to nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs, this Executive Education program explores proactive methods for mastering nonprofit leadership in uncertain times. Burgess will join 140 nonprofit leaders from around the world to explore methods to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of their organizations.

Scott Burgess said, “I am very grateful to The Harvard Club of Naples and the scholarship selection committee for their generosity and confidence in my ability to participate in this wonderful, educational community-changing program. I am greatly looking forward to actively engage in this process and to bring newly learned information and strategies back to Naples for mobilization.”

The Harvard Club of Naples is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. This scholarship is one of the scholarships the club provides to students, principals and nonprofit leaders in Collier County.

This is the third year that The Harvard Club of Naples has awarded a scholarship for the Executive Education program. Previous recipients include Dr. Jaclynn Faffer President/CEO of the Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida and The Naples Senior Center of Southwest Florida, and Leslie Lascheid, CEO of the Neighborhood Health Clinic. In addition, The Harvard Club of Naples has sponsored other applicants from the area who have been accepted and attended Executive Education at the Harvard Business School using independent funding. Colleen Cornwall, Founder of the ABLE Academy, will be attending one of this summer’s programs.

Paul Huber, The Harvard Club Nonprofit Scholarship Program founding Chair, stated, “The Harvard Club of Naples is proud to be supporting such a worthwhile organization and executive. We are certain that Mr. Burgess will be a tremendous contributor to the Executive Education Program and that the program will assist him in strengthening the strategic mission of the David Lawrence Center in Collier County.”

About The Harvard Club of Naples
The Harvard Club of Naples was formed in 1982 to bring together the various members of the Harvard community including graduates and teaching faculty who reside on a part time or full time basis in Collier and South Lee County. With an average of 300 active, dues-paying members, the Club is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. For more information about the Harvard Club of Naples call 239-793-7887 or visit

About David Lawrence Center
David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-profit leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. David Lawrence Center has seven locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 50,000 people each year. For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit


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