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Alumni Connects at Holiday Lunch with Johnathan Robertson

American Express Leadership Academy

L-R: Kurt Zimmerman, Linda Carter, Kathleen Cannon and Johnathan Robertson

American Express Leadership Academy alumni connected at a holiday luncheon to gain leadership insights from leading philanthropist and President and Managing Director of TG Capital, Johnathan Robertson. With humor and anecdotes, Johnathan shared the commonalities of exceptional leaders based on his research with leaders from across the nation.

“The American Express Leadership Academy is not just a part of the Community Foundation’s mission, it’s actually essential to it. Their mission is about leadership on community issues with emphasis on leadership,” emphasized Johnathan to the elite group of Broward's top CEOs and C-suite executives. D81_5849.pngAmong those in attendance included Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of the United Way of Broward County, a Class II graduate and supporter of the program at the Foundation. View photos.

The alumni group from the first and second class of the American Express Leadership Academy at the Community Foundation of Broward collectively serves more than 2.5 million South Florida residents annually. The program helps professionals be more innovative and strategic leaders and greater stewards of philanthropic support.

Applications are currently open for Class III until January 2, 2017. For more information, visit or contact Justine Morgan, Charitable Funds Manager, at or 954.761.9503 ext. 110.

About Johnathan Robertson
Johnathan Robertson is the president and managing director of TG Capital. Prior to joining TG in 1999, Johnathan was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Johnathan serves as a Trustee for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, as a Director for the I Have A Dream Foundation, and is a member of the Harvard Schools Committee. 

He received his graduate degree from Harvard and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina where he played football, was named to the USA Today All-Academic Team and was North Carolina's Rhodes Scholar selection.  
Johnathan's son, Peyton, started The Multiplied Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward from the proceeds he won during the 2015 Pebble Beach Pro Am Challenge. Johnathan's daughters, Hadley and Delaney, opened The Twice As Good Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward to advance the charitable work of their PBS cooking show for kids.


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