Mary Ann Holohean

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MaryAnn Holohean "has been the director of Nonprofit Montgomery! since its inception in early 2007...

"MaryAnn was one of the pioneers of organizational effectiveness work in the Washington, DC region. As the founding director of the Nonprofit Sector Advancement Fund at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, her dedication to nonprofits enabled Meyer to award management assistance grants and timely cash flow loans to hundreds of worthy organizations. Her leadership also made possible the development of critical nonprofit infrastructure organizations, including the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington. She was the founding chair of Technology Works for Good (now NPower Greater DC Region).

"As a champion of local capacity building for nonprofits, MaryAnn successfully extended Meyer’s work by creating dynamic, networked relationships with colleagues in the DC region and throughout the country. As founding co-chair of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG)’s Organizational Effectiveness Working Group, she enlarged the circle of local funders who share a vision of building strong nonprofit internal operations. Through her work as one of the founders and later chair of the national foundation affinity group, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), she helped shine a national spotlight on the groundbreaking work of regional funders in the vanguard of organizational effectiveness thought and practice.

"MaryAnn has foundation, nonprofit, and city and state government experience. Her roles have included: Vice-president of the Fund for the City of New York, Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood of New York City, and Deputy Commissioner of Operations in the New York State Health Department.

"In the community, she currently serves as Chair of the Grants Advisory Panel for the Arlington Commission for the Arts and as a board member of the Nonprofit Village of Montgomery County. MaryAnn has lived in Montgomery County for 15 years with her husband, Bob Schiffer, her daughter, Anna Schiffer and her extended family: a horse, two dogs and four ferrets." [1]

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  1. Mary Ann Holohean, Nonprofit Montgomery!, accessed November 18, 2008.