Men’s Leadership Alliance Announcement
To Our MLA Community,
After 30+ years of offering unique Men’s Leadership Alliance programs and services contributing to men’s soul work, we have a heartbreaking update to share with you all.
With the unexpected resignation of the Executive Director in mid-October, a diverse transition team of MLA men comprised of dedicated volunteers, including experts in the fields of organizational development and financial planning, was rapidly pulled together to gather information on the current state of MLA.
Due to the emergence of increasingly challenging hurdles to overcome, the transition team began to consider the option of dissolving MLA as the most legal, logical and ethical option. With the lack of a duly elected board of directors or officers, the effects that COVID-19 had on our in-person income-generating events since Spring of 2020, a projected year-end debt of $60,000+ and half the revenues of previous years, and no strategic plan for continued funding, the transition team determined that it has no legal authority to move MLA forward. Therefore, it is with deep sadness that we are announcing MLA will be dissolved at the end of the current year when our few remaining programs are completed.
At the same time as our transition team feels grief, we also all feel tremendous gratitude for the work of our thousands of MLA brothers. The fruits of this work will continue to feed the hearts and souls of all who have been touched by our collective vision of serving men, their families, and communities.
We know this news will be a shock to many, and we want you to know that your feelings are welcome. We are creating opportunities to receive and honor these feelings, and to celebrate and bless 30+ years of our unique contributions to men’s work. There will be three opportunities as follows:
- The MLA Community Circle on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- A Transitions Celebration the afternoon of December 4th, with a fire ceremony and drumming if weather permits. Please save the date. More details will be provided as the planning evolves.
- In addition, an email list will be created for those friends of MLA who want to opt in and stay connected. Details will be forthcoming.
Thank you so much for your commitment to this soul path throughout the years. We are so grateful for every one of you.
Tom Daly, and the Transition Team (James Creasey, Teddy Churchill, James Wood, John Harrington, Steve West, Joshua Fischer, Dan Beliveau)