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January 5, 2016 - We're so pleased to share that effective this week, the CVC is now formally operating as a program offering of Leadership Montgomery! Please pardon our dust as we work to bring our technologies together.

For more information, contact Sarah Burnett at sarah.burnett@leadermont.org or 301-881-3333.

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  • 14 Nov 2014 2:00 PM | Sarah Burnett (Administrator)

    Rockville, MD The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) celebrated corporate volunteer service at its Annual Awards Luncheon held today.
     
    Each year at the event, the CVC-MC recognizes one small, mid-size and large member business for their dedication to the Montgomery County Community. The businesses - chosen by a CVC-MC board ad-hoc committee - selected have demonstrated a true passion for corporate volunteerism.  
     
    The 2014 Award Winners are:

    • Small Business – DeLeon & Stang, CPAs and Advisors: DeLeon & Stang’s mission includes “…improving the financial lives of our clients, our staff, and our community with integrity, trust and innovation.” They report that their Corporate Social Responsibility/ Volunteerism Program has changed their staff’s view on volunteering. They are willing to participate in group events to better our community and share their stories to motivate each other.  Through community service they have fostered a great camaraderie within the firm strengthening their culture and furthering their team building. 
    • Mid-Size Business – Honest Tea: Giving back to the “communi-tea” where they live and work is an important part of the culture at Honest Tea.  There are many ways they help to create an engaged workforce that supports organizations working on a variety of issues – from creating healthier environments to encouraging play at school. Throughout the year, each employee is provided 2 personal volunteer days, outside of vacation and sick leave, to volunteer at an organization of their choice.  By providing two dedicated days away from work responsibilities, Honest Tea hopes that employees will find opportunities to give back to the mission(s) that matter to them and their families
    • Large Business – Enterprise Holdings: Enterprise's community service program stems from the causes their employees, customers, and business partners passionately support. There is a culture at Enterprise in which is each employee is expected to attend at least one volunteer event in order to be promoted into the management level, although they find very few employees stop at just one.  As the number one employer of recent college graduates (those coveted millennials!), Enterprise finds it imperative to set the foundation for their employees to give back throughout their careers. The importance of giving back to the community begins with their founder, Jack Taylor, and transcends to all 30,000 employees across the country.
    • Andrea Jolly President's Award – Will Schroeder: The Andrea Jolly President's Award is presented to one organization or individual, chosen by CVC-MC President, Michelle Day, for outstanding service. Day chose William Schroeder of Shulman Rogers as the 2104 recipient for his commitment to serving the community and 10 years of service on the CVC Board of Directors. During his tenure on the Board, he served as the organization's first General Counsel and began a two-year term as President in 2011.  He has been a strong voice on the Board articulating and executing upon the strategic plan and vision of the CVC.  During his tenure as president of the Board, Shroeder saw the CVC double membership; hire full-time staff member and later create and fund the Executive Director position; and help to establish the Circle of Leadership and Workforce for Good Service Projects programs, where he can frequently be seen with his daughter Keira who enjoys serving the community with her dad.

    In additon to the annual awards, this year the CVC presented an Exceptional Service Award to outgoing Board member Theresa Testoni as her six and a half year commission from the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism ends.
    The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community. To learn more about the CVC-MC visit them on the web at cvc-mc.org.
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  • 12 Nov 2014 11:22 AM | CVC Admin (Administrator)
    http://thedailyrecord.com/2014/11/12/montgomery-businesses-engage-in-day-of-service/


  • 04 Sep 2014 11:27 AM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    Montgomery County, MD - Germantown-based Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union's unique social media campaign, [MOO]ve Against Hunger, raised over $12,500 to help Gaithersburg-based Manna Food Center combat hunger in Montgomery County, while simultaneously supporting the Montgomery County 4-H youth. The money raised through this campaign went towards the purchase of three full-size, healthy steer grown locally by young 4Hers at the Montgomery County 4-H Livestock Sale on August 15 held at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.  The three steers, totaling just under 4,000 lbs., are being donated to the Manna Food Center, where the prepared beef will be used to help feed and nourish approximately 2,000 Montgomery County families in need.
     
    "As a member-owned credit union, MAFCU is dedicated to serving, supporting and developing our local community whenever we can.  We are so thrilled to be able to use the funds raised in the [MOO]ve Against Hunger campaign to help not just one, but two fantastic and important organizations in Montgomery County.  Being able to support the hard work of our local 4-H youth, while helping Manna Food Center nourish our county's hungry at the same time is extremely rewarding for all of us," said Marc Wilensky, Vice-President of Marketing at the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union.
     
    The Montgomery County's 4-H Organization is dedicated to helping kids develop skills in critical thinking, compassion, loyalty, healthy living and service. The Montgomery County 4-H Livestock Sale is one of the club's biggest events of the year.  As part of the 4-H Livestock Program, young 4-H'ers learn how to healthily and responsibly grow and raise steer, swine, and sheep for the purpose of consumption.
     
    The three steer were purchased from three 4-H youth ranging from ages 8 to 13. "I'm really happy that all my hard work's paid off and the steer is going to charity," said 4-H member, Luke Ryba.  Luke's 1,090 lb. Holstein cross steer was among the three steers purchased by MAFCU that will be donated to the Manna Food Center. One hundred percent of MAFCU's contribution towards the steer will go directly to the young 4-H owners as part of the Livestock Sale program.
     
    "Ending hunger in our community takes everyone's participation," said Jackie DeCarlo, Executive Director of Manna.  "It was so inspiring to see young 4Hers demonstrate their skills and participate in service.  We are grateful that a great business like MAFCU made this unique donation possible."  MAFCU anticipates a final delivery of beef to Manna Food Center in mid-October, where it will then be distributed to thousands of Montgomery County neighbors in need.
     

    Executives from Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Manna Food Center, and members of the 2014 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Royal court with 4-H member Luke Ryba and his 1,090lb cross steer.  From left to right:  Anna Linthicum, Jordan Al-Faleh, Adam Crawley, Brittany Hilton, MAFCU VP of Marketing Marc Wilensky, Manna Food Center Executive Director Jackie DeCarlo, MAFCU CLO Scott Ritter, and 4-H member Luke Ryba

  • 30 Mar 2014 12:00 PM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release
    Allison Kenworthy
    301-933-2700 ext. 305
    akenworthy@rebuildingtogethermc.org

    Work Force for Good: CVC-MC and Apartment Turnovers support their local community.

    Germantown, MD  – The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) and one of their corporate members, Apartment Turnovers, Inc. worked on CVC’s monthly Work Force for Good service project by partnering with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) to make a difference in their community. Rebuilding Together is a nationwide home rehabilitation organization for the most vulnerable of our population – low-income families and individuals, including the elderly, the disabled, and veterans.

    Over the course of three days, Apartment Turnovers and seven of their employees dedicated their time and labor to transform the home of single mother Christine B. and her two children. They patched and repaired drywall, painted the interior of the home, removed mold, mounted new lights and fire alarms, installed new laminate wood flooring and tile, made repairs to the plumbing, and installed new safety locks. Their work provided this family a home that is now safe and healthy to live in.

    “Being able to help a family in need was a very moving experience for me and to be able to play even a small role in helping a family better their living space and their lives was truly a remarkable experience. Apartment Turnovers and Rebuilding Together make a phenomenal team and the CVC was honored to be a part of such an amazing community endeavor.” - Michelle Fox Day, President of CVC

    This community project could not have come to fruition without the dedicated hard work of Apartment Turnovers employees, CVC-MC leadership role, RTMC management and Home Depot of Germantown’s donation of material goods.

    About Rebuilding Together 
    Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC), formerly Christmas in April, provides small and large-scale home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to low-income homeowners in Montgomery County. These services help our county’s most vulnerable residents live safely, securely and independently in their homes.

    For 24 years, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County has served more than 1,900 households - touching the lives of families with children, individuals with disabilities, veterans and the elderly. Our safety net services are provided in collaboration with individual volunteers, nonprofits, skilled trades professionals, businesses and government partners. In fact, RTMC mobilizes over 1000 volunteers each year, engaging them in community service and educating them on home maintenance and preservation. Together, we’re able to prevent homelessness, preserve affordable housing, provide critical home repair services for our residents and protect our cherished communities.

    Join us – visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

    About Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County
    The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community.

    The CVC-MC is committed to increasing corporate volunteer participation and opportunities among Montgomery County businesses. We accomplish our mission of promoting corporate volunteerism by providing a source of information, by conducting educational programs as well as service and networking opportunities, and by supporting and recognizing our member’s efforts.

    About Apartment Turnovers
    Apartment Turnovers, Inc. (ATI) is your one-call apartment turnover solution-providing repair, painting, cleaning and carpet services all under one roof. ATI was founded with the goal of streamlining the rental turnover process.

    We are a company that values professionalism, quality and a high level of customer services, setting the standard in the service industry. ATI makes it a reality by consolidating the process associated with unit turnover into a simple and efficient system. ATI combines services, ensures all teams are working together and monitors the entire turnover process.

  • 11 Feb 2014 11:29 AM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    February 11, 2014  – (Washington, D.C.) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced Washington Gas as the Top Overall Corporate Fundraising team for the 2013 Light The Night Walks, which took place in October around the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Breaking a National Capital Area record, 116 Washington Gas employees took part in the 2013 event raising more than $108,000 for LLS’s mission. One of the most tenured teams to participate in Light The Night, Washington Gas first walked with LLS in 2000 in memory of the company’s President and CEO who lost his battle to leukemia earlier that year. To date, more than 1,500 employees have walked down Pennsylvania Avenue to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers.
     
    With the help of WMZQ’s Aly Jacobs, Light The Night hosted an Awards Party where teams gathered to receive well-deserved recognition for making 2013 a record-breaking year. In addition to Top Overall Corporate Team, each of the three walk sites recognized their own Top Corporate Team and Top Friends & Family Team. Top Corporate Teams included Host Hotels & Resorts(Montgomery County), CA Technologies (Northern Virginia), and Microsoft (Washington, D.C.). Friends and Family Team winners were Maddie’s Team (Montgomery County), Team Zavadowski (Northern Virginia), and Team KMan (Washington, D.C.).
     
    Other Top Fundraising category winners included Corporate Executive ChallengeMichael Robinson (Microsoft), Top Accounting FirmBDO InternationalTop Law FirmBaker Boots LLP,Top Friends & Family TeamYoung Hearts FoundationCorporate Breakout Performance of the YearInfoReliance, and Friends & Family Breakout Performance of the YearHoward University Students Against Cancer.
     
    “LLS is thankful to Washington Gas and other top fundraising teams for their continued involvement and support of The Light The Night Walks and our mission,” said Beth Gorman, National Capital Area Chapter Executive Director. “The money they have raised is ensuring a better life for our patients and their families, and helping us get closer to a cure.”
     
    The 2014 Light The Night Walks will take place on October 11 in Rockville, MD, October 17 in Reston, VA, and October 18 in Washington, D.C. For more information on forming a team or volunteering at an event, visit www.lightthenight.org/nca or call (703) 399-2941.
     
     
    About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  
     Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.
    About The National Capital Area Chapter
    LLS has 59 U.S. chapters, and the National Capital Area Chapter is one of the highest revenue-generating chapters in the nation. The National Capital Area Chapter serves Washington DC; the Maryland counties of Prince George and Montgomery; and the Virginia Counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William; and the city of Alexandria. More than 2,500 patients and families are served by the chapter each year. Follow us on Twitter @LLSNatCap

  • 08 Jan 2014 11:32 AM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    Karl Protil and Larry Shulman accept a Governor's Citation from The State of Maryland in recognition of the firm's community outreach and service efforts. Specifically highlighted was the Special Year of Giving program which commemorated the firm's 40th anniversary celebration. Theresa Testoni from the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism Commission presented the citation.

  • 18 Dec 2013 12:01 PM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    Rockville, MD  The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) recently made an executive decision to promote its current administrator Sarah Burnett and name her its new Executive Director. The board hired an executive director to ensure there is a skilled manager at the helm to implement the organization's mission and vision.
     
    Burnett is a nonprofit professional with a background in business administration.  Burnett took on the position of Executive Director with the CVC-MC in October 2013 after 2.5 years as the part-time administrator/coordinator with the organization. Burnett was introduced to the CVC during her 8 years of employment with CVC member business, hodgsonConsulting.
     
    "It has been a great pleasure to learn and grow with the CVC the past two and a half years. I'm so grateful to the incredibly supportive and hard-working Board of Directors of the CVC for facilitating this growth and look forward to continuing our journey together as I step into this new role," Burnett said.
     
    In her role, Burnett works with businesses that wish to engage their employees as volunteers to the benefit of the business, the employees and the greater community. Working closely with the Board of Directors and several committees, Sarah and the CVC educate businesses on how to develop effective partnerships with nonprofits through educational, service and networking opportunities.
     
    Sarah is a life-long resident of Montgomery County currently living in Chevy Chase. Her education includes Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College and University of Maryland University College. Her professional history is made up entirely of Montgomery County small businesses including hodgsonConsulting in Kensington, Now & Then in Takoma Park, and Woodmoor Pastry Shop in Silver Spring.
     
    Burnett’s personal volunteerism is focused on the arts and humanities. She is proud to serve on the executive steering committee for the Small Press Expo, the largest convening of small and independent publishers of comic art in the nation, held each year in Bethesda. In addition, Sarah volunteers with the DC Shorts Film Festival and looks forward to serving at Button Farm Living History Center with the CVC each year.
     
    Burnett’s more interesting hobbies include collecting vintage typewriters, researching her family history and genealogy, and watching any PBS program with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
     
    Ms. Burnett can be reached at 240.292.9282 or sburnett@cvc-mc.org.
     
    The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community. To learn more about the CVC-MC visit them on the web at www.cvc-mc.org.
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    (l:r) Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County Executive Director Sarah Burnett, with newly appointed and CVC-MC President Michelle Day.
    (photo credit: John Keith, John Keith Photography)

  • 11 Dec 2013 11:36 AM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    Robert Rand
    The ninth annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Classic raised more than $300,000, the Bethesda bank reported.
     
    Proceeds from the tournament, held Oct. 14 at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., will benefit a dozen local medical and support organizations, including Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville; Suburban Hospital in Bethesda; the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda; the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County; the Wellness Community and Hope Connections for Cancer Support of Bethesda; and Critters for the Cure of Gaithersburg.
     
    Since the first golf tournament in 2005, the foundation has raised more than $1.65 million to support such groups.
     
    “Breast cancer is an issue that touches nearly everyone — we all know someone who has been affected by this disease,” Don Rogers of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker of Potomac, who is an EagleBank director and chairman of the foundation, said in a statement.
     
     
    “Raising public awareness for breast cancer is so critical, as more and more women each day are diagnosed with breast cancer,” bank Chairman and CEORon Paul said in the statement. “Because of the generous donations of individuals and corporations for these past nine years — and the passion and hard work of our Committee members and everyone else involved in organizing this tournament — we have been able to raise substantial funds to help fight the devastating effects that breast cancer has on all who are touched by it.”

  • 20 Nov 2013 12:08 PM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    Rockville, MD – In conjunction with the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) annual Board retreat, the Board participated in its own community service project. For the third year in a row, board members rolled up their sleeves and made 120 bag lunches, this year benefiting Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) in Rockville.
     
    MCCH, a community-based nonprofit, is a leading provider of permanent and transitional housing, emergency shelter and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. MCCH programs serve more than 1500 men, women and children each year. MCCH also leads the effort in implementing the local ten-year plan to end homelessness, “Homelessness in Montgomery County: Beginning to End.” For more information, visit www.mcch.net.
     
    The bag lunches were delivered to MCCH, who distributed them to individuals in need in Montgomery County. The lunch bags included a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, a juice box, a fruit cup, cookies, potato chips, carrots & a smile.
     
    The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community. To learn more about the CVC-MC visit them on the web at www.cvc-mc.org.
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    (l:r) 2013 CVC-MC Board of Directors made 120 bag lunches for Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless at their board retreat. Pictured are Marc Wilensky, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union;Laura Rowles, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, Neil Burkinshaw, ActivEngage; Jeff Miller, ActionCOACH Business Coaching; Helaine Guilliams, M&T Bank; Theresa Testoni, Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism; Will Schroeder, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker; Dona Deutsch, Deutsch & Associates; Kelly Caplan, Washington Gas; Teresa Witt, Adventist HealthCare; Adele Chazin, Chazin & Company; Debbie Lazovick, Boundless Network; Tim Kerns, TerpSys; Sarah Burnett, CVC-MC Executive Director; Rich Stang, DeLeon and Stang CPAs and Advisors; and Michelle Day, Kaplan University and CVC-MC President.

  • 20 Nov 2013 12:06 PM | CVC Admin (Administrator)

    Rockville, MD The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) has named Michelle Day President of its Board of Directors.
     
    “I am honored to be in the role of President of the Board of Directors for the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County. I believe wholeheartedly in our mission and look forward to a successful and service filled year in 2014,” said Michelle Day.
     
    Day is the Career and Business Development Manager for Kaplan University’s Rockville Learning Center.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing Management from Touro College in New York City and is currently pursuing her MBA degree at Kaplan.
     
    Day assists graduates and Kaplan students find gainful employment in their field of study, as well as, working with local businesses to promote employee professional development through education.
     
    Professionally, she has won such awards as the ‘Making a World of Difference’ award for her superior performance in graduate placement and the Gaithersburg Germantown Exceptional Volunteer Award for 2012.
     
    She takes pride in giving back to her community by volunteerism and fundraising.  A native of Montgomery County, Michelle continues to live and work here along with her husband, Barton.
     
    The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community. To learn more about the CVC-MC visit them on the web at www.cvc-mc.org.
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    Michelle Day, CVC-MC 2014 President

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