The Meyer Foundation was awarded a Gold Award for its annual report in the 2007 MarCom Awards competition, with honorable mention for writing and design. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. The gold award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Entries come from corporate marketing and communications departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers.
Barbara Lang is president and chief executive officer of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the DC Chamber, Ms. Lang was vice president of corporate services and chief procurement officer for Fannie Mae and served in several management positions at IBM. Ms. Lang has been widely recognized for her leadership in business and in the community. She has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a "Washingtonian of the Year" and one of the region's "100 Most Powerful Women." Ms. Lang also has earned the Washington Business Journal's "Newsmaker of the Year" and "Women Who Mean Business" titles, the DC Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Corporate Leadership Award, the Fannie Mae Diversity Award, the United Way Distinguished Service Award, and the DC Commission Women Speak Award, among other honors.
Kristen Conte, the Meyer Foundation's Vice President for Finance and Administration, received The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon, hosted by Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager at the Mayflower Hotel on November 1.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation announces the recipients of its 2007 Exponent Award. The leaders represent nonprofit organizations working in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia with budgets ranging from just under $1 million to more than $5 million. Meyer selected the five awardees from among 30 nominees.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC, announces that it has elected new members Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington, Inc., and Jim Sandman, senior partner in Arnold & Porter's toxic tort and product liability practice, to its Board of Directors.
The Meyer Foundation received the 2007 Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Community Partnership Award with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington.
The Meyer Foundation has received two gold awards for excellence in communications from the 2007 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards program. Sponsored by the Council on Foundations, the national awards program recognizes effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate giving programs.
The Meyer Foundation received an award for Excellence in Service to the Arts at the 22nd Annual Mayor's Arts Awards held Monday, March 19, 2007, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The award is given to an individual or a private, public, or government organization that has demonstrated a substantial history of exemplary leadership, financial support, or other services vital to the development of the arts in the District of Columbia.
Meyer Foundation Board Vice-Chair Barbara Krumsiek Named Chair-Elect of Greater Washington Board of TradeMeyer Foundation Board Vice Chairperson Barbara J. Krumsiek has been elected chairperson of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. Krumsiek is president, chief executive officer and co-chairperson of Calvert Group Ltd., a mutual fund firm that focuses on socially responsible and fixed income investment management. She also served for 23 years with Alliance Capital Management, LP. Krumsiek joined Meyer Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2001, and was named vice chair of the board and chair of the investment committee in 2004.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has selected its first Exponent Award winners: a talented musician who created a safe haven for young people to learn and grow through artistic self-expression during the vulnerable after-school hours; a former civil servant who now leads an organization that provides free, full-day care to the District's homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers; the founder of a legal resource center that provides a voice for hundreds of poor Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency; a creative thinker whose organization solves problems facing low-income residents of Northern Virginia; and a leader who is spearheading the rehabilitation of some of Adams Morgan's last affordable housing units.