County Executive Ike Leggett praised the Nonprofit Village for providing office space and essential support services to nonprofits at its Rockville facility, helping the groups focus more of their resources on their core missions.
Keynote speaker Thomas Graham, Pepco Region President, the newly appointed chair of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, urged business leaders at the event to engage with nonprofits, and to "do more than write a check," by encouraging their employees to donate volunteer time to nonprofits in the community. He noted that Pepco does both, donating more than $4 million to 350 nonprofit organizations, while its employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours.
Recipients of this year's "It Takes a Village Awards" have served nonprofits and those who depend on them in a variety of ways.
The award recipients are:
- Family Services' Debra Liverpool, recognized as an individual making a difference
- Holy Cross Hospital, recognized as a large nonprofit making a difference
- Girls on the Run, recognized as a "small nonprofit making a difference
- United Communications Group, recognized as a "business making a difference
The Nonprofit Village is a network of nonprofits enhanced by shared space and essential support services.
To learn more visit our website at www.thenonprofitvillage.org.