Nonprofit Management Program Appoints Advisory Council

Posted: November 15, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

The Nonprofit Management Studies program in the Department of Public and International Affairs has appointed an advisory council of community leaders to help identify nonprofit needs in the community, review the program’s curriculum, and serve as a bridge between the university’s academic and nonprofit practice worlds.

The council also will create non-academic outreach opportunities for nonprofit practitioners and help market the program. “The council’s purpose is to help us strengthen the nonprofit community of greater Northern Virginia and to help George Mason pursue its mission to be responsive to the community,” says Patricia Lewis, manager of the program. “Our goal is to serve as a resource to both the private and public nonprofit sectors.”

The advisory council members are the following:

Mary Agee, executive director, Northern Virginia Family Services; Thomasina Borkman, professor of sociology, George Mason University; Robert Bothwell, president emeritus/senior fellow, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; Gary Carr, United Way of Fairfax and Falls Church; Gail Cline, executive director, SERVE Inc.; Rich Doud, Arlington Chamber of Commerce; Jorge Figaredo, executive director, The Hispanic Committee; Nancy Fuller, research program manager, Center for Museum Studies, Smithsonian Institution; Nancy Green, vice president for strategy and leadership, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives; Arlene Krohmal, executive director, CrisisLink; Ken Moore, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce; Eugene Scanlan, senior vice president, The Alford Group; Louis Stamberg; and Donald Tebbe, Rewarding Results Group.

George Mason was the first university in the country to offer a comprehensive nonprofit management curriculum to both graduate and undergraduate students. In 1998, the Kellogg Foundation awarded George Mason a “Building Bridges” grant that has brought together academic and nonprofit practitioners in the curriculum design and delivery of nonprofit management studies. For more information on the program, contact Lewis at x38189 or

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