The superhuman efforts of nonprofit leaders Lindsey Buss, Ana Lopez, Kelly Sweeney McShane, Jonathan Smith, and David Andrew Snider were the focus of the Meyer Foundation’s 2009 Exponent Awards celebration, held on Monday, June 7 at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Northwest Washington. Bisnow provided full coverage of the festivities in its association and nonprofit newsletter, while Washington Business Journal‘s Back Page published photos and WTOP’s “Man About Town” Bob Madigan filed dispatches from the event.
A performance featuring acclaimed actors Matt Anderson and Donna Migliaccio, directed by Michael Russotto, played on the superhero theme, with Anderson portraying an aspiring nonprofit executive who traded his cape for a suit and a commitment to hard work. WAMU personality Kojo Nnamdi hosted the event, introducing speakers including Meyer Foundation President and CEO Julie Rogers and Board Chair Barbara Krumsiek.
Buss, Lopez, McShane, Smith, and Snider each delivered remarks, speaking about their work at Martha’s Table, Community Bridges, Community of Hope, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, and Young Playwrights’ Theater, respectively. The awardees shared success stories of individual clients, touched on the need for strong nonprofit leaders during the ongoing challenging economic times, and thanked the people that have aided in their success.
A gallery of images from the 2009 Exponent Awards event is available at http://meyerfoundation.org/newsroom/gallery/exponent09.