Dear Members, Partners & Friends,
Looking Back, Moving Forward
For 30 years, the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County has been educating businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations here in Montgomery County. We’ve helped create successful employee volunteer programs that have positively impacted businesses, employees, and our local community. We’ve helped to organize countless volunteer programs and we’ve shared vital information and education to advance the service component of hundreds of businesses in Montgomery County. And perhaps the thing I’m most proud of is that we’ve increased corporate volunteer participation and opportunities among Montgomery County businesses.
With all of those successes and all of those achievements, I know we can do more and be of even greater value to Montgomery County. And that’s why over the last several months, along with my amazing Board, I’ve undertaken a strategic review of the CVC to determine the best ways in which we can continue our valuable service to the county, but also evolve with the county’s changing needs.
With that review completed, I’m pleased to share that effective this week, the CVC is now formally operating as a program offering of Leadership Montgomery.
Building a Stronger Future
As with most integrations, we feel we can do more together than we can on our own. It’s a feeling that I share with the Boards of both organizations and C. Marie Taylor, President and CEO of Leadership Montgomery. That’s largely because of our complementary missions. Leadership Montgomery has for years done an effective job of bringing the public, private, and nonprofit sectors together to build relationships and learn deeply about county needs and challenges. With the integration of the CVC, Leadership Montgomery will further enhance our ability to serve new and established leaders in this county while providing added opportunities for community service and volunteerism in leadership. We know, even from our early opportunities to align with Leadership Montgomery over the years, that these broader experiences have a direct benefit on all those who live and work in our community.
What’s Changing and What’s Staying the Same?
- Individuals and businesses can engage with the CVC programming just as they have done in the past.
- There will be no immediate adjustments to the offerings that have historically been made available by the CVC to the business community.
- CVC memberships are honored through June 30, 2017, which is the end of the current membership cycle. At that point, memberships can be renewed or started new.
- There will be no change in fees until at least June 30, 2017, when the new cycle for membership/partner fees will go into effect along with a refreshed slate of member and partner benefits.
- The day-to-day executive leadership of Leadership Montgomery remains the same with C. Marie Taylor serving as President and CEO.
- The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County will become a program offered by Leadership Montgomery.
- I have joined the staff of Leadership Montgomery as Director, Corporate Engagement Programs.
- The new contact information for the CVC is:
5910 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20852
- The Board of Leadership Montgomery has been expanded to include four current CVC-MC Board members for a one-year term with the option to renew twice for two-year terms.
- Current CVC members will be recognized as either Leadership Montgomery partners or members based on the level of financial commitment. Similarly, current CVC partners will be recognized by a new name Leadership Montgomery Nonprofit Partners.
- In all cases, businesses will receive the same CVC relationship benefits as they do today at the same cost, plus:
- 1 free ad for businesses in Leadership Montgomery’s eNews (which reaches 8,000 local leaders).
- Exclusive invitation to Leadership Montgomery “Behind the Scenes” events.
- Free admission to educational events such as: CEO lunches, Leadership Montgomery town halls and networking events, and Breakfast Business Academies.
- Discounted admission to special events such as: Conversations on Leadership, Professional Development Workshops, Delegation Reception, and Celebration of Leadership.
As we transfer our programming into Leadership Montgomery and strengthen the delivery of our collective offering, I hope you’ll continue to be an invested and engaged part of what the CVC has become and will be in the future.
Wishing you a wonderful and healthful New Year.
Yours in service,
Director, Corporate Engagement Programs