C. Marie Taylor, Executive Director of the Montgomery County office is awarded honorary degree from Montgomery College

We are so proud of C. Marie Taylor, the Executive Director of our Montgomery County office, who on May 22nd was awarded an honorary degree from Montgomery College to celebrate her commitment and dedication to the County and its residents.

Marie has dedicated her life’s work to social services. For more than 20 years, she has worked in direct service, holding vital leadership positions within the Washington metropolitan area. Before joining The Community Foundation, she was the executive director of Interfaith Works. In that role, she made an immediate impact on the organization, creating their signature event, Fables & Tables. She also worked to expand the organization’s housing and vocational services and staffing. Prior to joining Interfaith Works, Marie worked at Food & Friends, a local nonprofit providing meals and nutrition education to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, or other life-challenging illnesses. She held several key positions during her 13 years with the agency, the last being director of programs. She has been a member of many prominent community groups, including the Ryan White Planning Council and the DC Cancer Consortium. She continues to advocate for our neighbors living in the margins in Montgomery County—and remains active in the community. She received the Outstanding Diversity Leader Award (2012) from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington DC Metro Area Chapter. She is a Leadership Montgomery graduate, a member of the Nonprofit Montgomery Steering Committee, and a member of The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board. Marie, a native Washingtonian, currently lives in Silver Spring with her husband and stepdaughter. She earned a BA in human relations and an MBA in nonprofit management from Trinity University.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for my  role and commitment to the community, and a privilege to work alongside such dedicated, inspired leaders here in Montgomery County,” said Marie.

Congratulations and kudos, Marie – we are lucky to have you on the team and as an advocate for the needs of Montgomery County!

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