Santa Maria Community Services’ Board Member, Maureen Maxfield, Honored with “Visionary Board Leader” Nonprofit Leadership Legacy Award
by Christy Cauley, M.Ed., Marketing & Communications Specialist, Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.
Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that board member, Maureen Maxfield, is being honored by the Leadership Council for Nonprofits with a “Visionary Board Leader” Leadership Legacy Award. She will be recognized, along with other honorees at the April 20, 2022, Securing the Future Conference. Registration for the conference is open.
“The Visionary Board Leader award honors an established and proven board member of a nonprofit organization in the Greater Cincinnati region who has led their organization through transformational change, weathered difficult circumstances, and demonstrated outstanding vision and achievement,” said Jenny Berg, Executive Director for the Leadership Council for Nonprofits.
Nominator Nune Sargsyan, Chief Development Officer of Santa Maria Community Services, praised Maureen’s board leadership – “Maureen joined the board in 2017, and shortly after engaging on our Board of Directors, she became Co-Chair of the Development Committee, and then took the leadership position as Development Committee Chair. Maureen has coached and encouraged the staff and leadership on culturally sensitive fundraising and leadership in especially trying pandemic times. She has championed and implemented our initiatives on donor prospecting, cultivation and stewardship, always aware of donor centered fundraising and mindful of staff capacity and resources. She is the first to compliment the staff for their achievements and bring this to the attention of the Board and Committees. Santa Maria’s unparalleled fundraising success in 2020 and 2021 are in part thanks to Maureen’s involvement, skills, care, and enthusiasm. Maureen has been a Santa Maria advocate from her previous years at the SC Ministry Foundation where she was a Program Officer and worked closely with Santa Maria on its funding requests to the Foundation – ALWAYS having in mind those we would serve through funding and working to ensure our agency was accountable for the results promised.”
Maxfield served in leadership/consulting roles for 30 years with several Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati related organizations, including Sisters of Charity Health Care Systems, Catholic Health Initiatives and SC Ministry Foundation. Maureen volunteered for 10 years as a VITA/EITC tax preparer for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and retired from Maxfield Associates LLC in 2020.
“It is especially humbling to be journeying with Santa Maria’s dedicated board and staff in supporting Santa Maria’s mission of helping families help themselves, as we are celebrating our 125th anniversary this year of living the mission of the founders,” Maxfield said.
Award to be Presented April 20, 2022 at the Securing the Future Conference
About Leadership Council Securing the Future Conference
The annual Leadership Council Securing the Future Conference is the largest gathering of its kind each year in Greater Cincinnati, focusing on nonprofit resource & leadership development. The 2022 theme is “Courageously Shaping the Future: Daring and Doing,” and features keynote speaker, Pearl Alexander. In addition to the keynote, guests will have the opportunity to choose two breakout sessions from four inspiring breakout speakers who will guide the audience in strengthening “our resilience muscles,” being open to reassessing and reckoning with our personal understandings and past responses to race, leaning into leadership that embodies humility and cultivates trust, and gain clarity around living our core values. This half-day conference is a must for anyone who works in, works with, donates to, or serves a nonprofit in our Greater Cincinnati area or beyond. For more information and to purchase your ticket – simply go to leadershipcouncil.us REGISTER HERE for the conference.
About Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.
Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides more than 2,500 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families to achieve their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community. Santa Maria is a United Way Agency.