Nonprofit Organizations, Leaders Honored for Working Toward Equity

Two nonprofit organizations and a nonprofit leader were honored at the 2019 Making a Difference Awards at Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill.

The awards are organized by the Nonprofit Village, located in Derwood.

Community Members and Organizations Honored at Nonprofit Village’s Making a Difference Awards

At the awards, Alisa Ogden received special recognition from Council Vice President Sidney Katz for her volunteer work with Nonprofit Village.

Katz even proclaimed Friday as Alisa Ogden Day giving Ogden a special citation on behalf of the Montgomery County Council.

Passion for Learning won the Small Nonprofit Making a Difference Award for its dedication to helping low income students receive opportunity learn about technology and digital literacy.

Interfaith Works won the Large Nonprofit Making a Difference Award for their efforts to help the homeless.

Finally, Tamara Lucas Copeland won the Chairman’s Award for her work in addressing issues of race in the workplace and working to create more equity in the community.

Copeland is the recently retired president of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

Here’s What Happened at the Making a Difference Awards

Here’s a social media recap of the awards.


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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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