ConantLeadership Announces One Million Dollars in Philanthropic Giving

Building leaders globally and adding capacity to nonprofits
Jul 11, 2017 12:25 PM ET
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In service to its mission of championing leadership that works in the 21st century, ConantLeadership announces a milestone achievement of surpassing $1,000,000 in philanthropic giving since the inception of its giving program in 2012.

“We are delighted to celebrate this benchmark with the leaders and learners who make up our ever-growing ConantLeadership community,” stated Doug Conant, Founder & CEO, ConantLeadership; former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; and Chair, CECP: The CEO Force for Good. “We know that innovators in businesses large and small share our dedication to empowering leaders to serve with greater impact and can look forward with us to many more years of service in the days ahead.”

Doug receives no salary, donating all of his time and expertise free of charge. ConantLeadership also donates all its income, after covering nominal overhead costs, to non-profits that are on the front-lines of championing the kind of enlightened leadership that can change the world.

When Doug founded ConantLeadership at the end of 2011, newly retired from a ten-year run as CEO of Campbell Soup Company, the future was exciting but uncertain. He could have pursued many different paths, but he knew he was not done making an impact on the world. There was one thing he knew with absolute certainty: that his next chapter would be committed to service, anchored in advocacy, and guided with an altruistic spirit. As the organization articulated and grew into its mission of championing leadership that works in the 21st century, it devoted the efforts of its team to bringing that mission to life through:

  • An engaging suite of leadership resources deployed across their content platform and social media channels
  • The development of their signature leadership development program, the ConantLeadership Boot Camp
  • Leadership speaking offerings that leverage Doug's 40 years of leadership experience to inspire leaders in organizations of all sizes
  • Active support of non-profit organizations who are leading the most important and urgent efforts to advance society today

While support of non-profit organizations may appear as but one of four pillars of advocacy at ConantLeadership, true to Doug's original vision five years ago, philanthropic giving remains at the heart of all of its efforts.

Doug often states that leadership that works starts with the four words, "How can I help?" ConantLeadership brings that idea to life by leveraging its work to help organizations that are leading societal change and inspiring the next generation of leaders. 

To learn about the highly effective, service-oriented tenets of leadership that works directly from Doug at one of his upcoming leadership development Boot Camps, please visit

About ConantLeadership
ConantLeadership is a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century. We were founded in 2011 by Douglas R. Conant, an experienced Fortune 500 CEO with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. It is our promise to champion leadership that works in the 21st century. It is our pledge to empower you with the tools to influence people with honor. It is our passion to help you deliver superior performance with high-impact leadership practices.