Loudoun, VA – In supporting their commitment to “help nonprofits communicate their mission & values …”, the Loudoun Chamber’s NonProfit Initiative (NPI) has selected yet another “Community Leader” – Morningside House of Leesburg – to celebrate for their outstanding support of one local nonprofit organization.
The impactful nomination to honor Morningside House of Leesburg was submitted by The George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, whom Morningside has closely supported since 2010.
Morningside House of Leesburg, an assisted living community since 1993, ‘offers the perfect mix of personal care and hospitality tailored to meet the individual needs of [their] residents’. Their facilities are nestled in the heart of historic Leesburg, not too far from Dodona Manor, and they pride themselves on offering a ‘warm, home-like environment’ for seniors.
Executive Director, Maureen Clarke said Morningside House first began giving back to the community during the decline of the economy, when they noticed many local organizations struggling financially. Clarke stated, “Morningside House opted to use money earmarked in our advertising budget for local community focused organizations as we recognized that giving back to the community was far more important than placing print ads.”
According to Clarke, local organizations contact Morningside House and whom they support is decided upon by a voting process. Dodona Manor’s work supports continuing the legacy of George C. Marshall and his many contributions to American History. Morningside believes that the work they do every day celebrates the legacy of their own residents’ interests.
Over the past two years, Morningside House has generously contributed to Dodona Manor’s Marshall Immersion Workshop, International Student Exchange Program, Annual Benefit Event and first-ever Annual Easter Egg Hunt in April. Morningside’s mission supports a number of other local nonprofits through their C.A.R.E project – “committed to achieving results every day”.
Clarke feels that Morningside also highly benefits from serving so many nonprofits because giving back has provided ‘wonderful volunteers from the community to enrich the lives of [their] residents’. “Leesburg is a close knit community and we feel that Morningside House is part of the family”, Clarke said. “When the family is in need, we like to be able to help out our neighbors.”
In conclusion, Clarke wants to remind all Loudoun nonprofits to let the Chamber of Commerce know about your program as they have great information and resources available regarding organization’s and community needs.
For more information on the Loudoun Chamber’s NonProfit Initiative or the Celebrate Community Leadership program, visit www.loudounchamber.org or contact NPI staff liaison, Ashlie Vickers at email@example.com.