Anne Vor der Bruegge has been named founding director of the Marymount University Nonprofit Resource Center in Partnership with the Arlington Community Foundation. The mission of the center is to educate local leaders and advance best practices in the nonprofit and philanthropic community through academic programs, consulting and research that examines issues of importance to the nonprofit community and the university.
Vor der Bruegge previously served as community school coordinator at Carlin Springs Elementary School. She is also on the Arlington Partnership Foundations board of directors, is the grant reviewer for the Arlington Community Foundation and volunteers with Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network. She has worked with Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families; Healthy Families Arlington; and Jubilee Jobs Inc. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and anthropology and a masters degree in planning and community development from the University of Virginia.
We are fortunate to have Annes extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, especially with organizational start-ups, said Arlington Community Foundation Executive Director Wanda Pierce. She has demonstrated a deep knowledge of the Arlington community, which will be an asset in providing services that benefit nonprofits.
Marymount President Matthew D. Shank said he was thrilled the center will utilize the talents of the university community.
Through the application of the skills developed during their studies at Marymount, teams of students, under the guidance of a faculty member and an advisory board member, will address nonprofit organizations business issues central to the clients longer-term viability and effectiveness, Shank said. In doing so, our students will provide a valuable service at no cost to the client while being exposed to issues that transcend the formal academic environment.
Julian Fore, president of the board of trustees of the Arlington Community Foundation, envisions the center being at the forefront of issues affecting the communitys nonprofits.
By conducting research and disseminating information that shapes decision making with individual organizations and the sector as a whole, releasing research papers on pressing community issues and matters significant to the nonprofit sector, and holding signature events, the center will be the place for nonprofits in the area to gather and grow together.
The center will raise awareness of the integral role nonprofit and philanthropic organizations play in Arlington and the Northern Virginia region. It will offer certificate programs in development operations, fund development, financial management, board development and management.
Its advisory board will work to advance the centers mission and goals and will consist of nonprofit and corporate leaders, Marymount faculty and staff, and the Arlington Community Foundation staff and trustees.
Photo Caption: Anne Vor der Bruegge is the founding director of the Marymount University Nonprofit Resource Center in Partnership with the Arlington Community Foundation. The center will educate local leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic community.