About the Henry Crown Fellowship

The Henry Crown Fellowship Program, established in 1997, seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, providing them with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of business leadership in the 21st century. Each year, a class of 20-22 leaders is chosen to engage in a thought-provoking journey of personal exploration—to move beyond success to a place of growing significance in the world. The Fellowship challenges each individual to learn and to teach, and to stretch themselves further than they ever thought possible. It honors the memory of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990), whose legendary career was marked by a lifelong commitment to honor, integrity, industry and philanthropy.
 
Each class of Fellows is chosen from a wide pool of accomplished entrepreneurial leaders (between the ages of 30 and 45). These Fellows have already achieved considerable success in the private sector and are at an inflection point in their lives or careers—looking toward the broader role they might take on in their communities or globally. The two-year program is comprised of a structured series of four seminars (approximately 24 days in total) under the guidance of skilled senior moderators of the Aspen Institute along with a required leadership Venture of each Fellow’s own design and choosing. Seminars are held at the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, Colorado, the Wye River facility on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and at other locations around the world.

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The 2018 class of Henry Crown Fellows has been announced! Read the full announcement here.
Meet the 2018 class of Henry Crown Fellows

Program

The two-year program comprises a structured series of four seminars (approximately 24 days in total) under the guidance of skilled senior moderators of the Aspen Institute along with a required leadership project of each Fellow’s own design and choosing. Seminars are held at the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, Colorado, the Wye River facility on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and at other locations around the world.

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Becoming a Henry Crown Fellow

Individuals cannot apply for the Henry Crown Fellowship Program; they must be nominated by recognized leaders of the business and professional communities or by Fellows, Senior Mentors, and members of the Henry Crown Fellowship Board of Overseers or the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.

Nominations

Nomination criteria and procedures for becoming a Henry Crown Fellow.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Henry Crown Fellowship nomination process. 
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Nominations for the 2019 class are now closed. We will begin accepting nominations for the 2020 class on August 1st, 2019. Please contact Stacy Zimmerman for more information.

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For more information about the Fellowship, contact crown@aspeninstitute.org