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ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

2019

Created DMV Diversity and Inclusion Institute Pilot Program, sponsored by Nestle

2018

Volunteer Arlington, a program of LCE, hosts its first ever MLK Day of Service with over 700 community members volunteering in our community on that day.

2017

A new logo is unveiled. The design honors the organization’s rich history and displays its bright future.

2016

Leadership Arlington transitions its name to Leadership Center for Excellence. The Signature Program is renamed Leadership Arlington.

Leadership Center for Excellence is awarded the Volunteer Arlington contract by the Arlington County Government.

2015

Leadership Center for Excellence is awarded the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Chair’s Award, recognizing the member organization who has made an outstanding contribution of resources to the Chamber and business community.

Leadership Arlington is named Honorable Mention Recipient of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 2015 Board Leadership Award.

2014

Leadership Greater Washington presents Betsy Frantz, President & CEO, with its Hero Award for Collaboration based on the collaborative projects she embraces through Leadership Arlington.

Betsy Frantz, President & CEO, receives the inaugural “Light Up Arlington” award from the Arlington Rotary Club for her outstanding service to the community through Leadership Arlington.

Leadership Arlington receives the National Capital Business Ethics Award for its commitment to the highest level of business practices and ethics in all that it does.

2013- Fifteen Year Anniversary

Leadership Arlington is selected to participate in OgilvyConnect, a four session communications training program provided by Ogilvy Washington. OgilvyConnect provides nonprofits with the communications knowledge, tools and resources to support and advance their missions.

2012

With the growth and expansion of the organization, Leadership Arlington relocates to offices in Ballston.

The Leadership Arlington Young Professionals Program launches the first annual “Arlington’s Got Talent” event benefiting the Young Professionals Program Scholarship Fund.

2011

Betsy Frantz, President & CEO, is nationally recognized with the prestigious Preceptor Award, given by the Association of Leadership Professionals.

Leadership Arlington receives the Arlington Community Foundation Prize for Innovation and Impact, an award given to an Arlington-based nonprofit organization that has the ability to change lives and make a lasting difference in Arlington County.

2010

Leadership Arlington launches its Executive Forums, an initiative aimed at providing a confidential learning environment for CEOs, business owners and executives to grow as leaders and seek counsel from their peers.

Leadership Arlington establishes the Leadership Center for Excellence, a branch of programming focusing at building capacity at regional nonprofit organizations.

Leadership Arlington’s Board of Regents adopts a set of values, which include ethics, leadership, community building, vision, impact and learning.

Leadership Arlington initiates its Young Professionals Program, which invests in the future of the community’s leadership by training emerging leaders in key issues and skills that ensure success and create agents-of-change.

2009

Leadership Arlington establishes a Community Mind Trust in order to gather human capital in the Arlington community to help local organizations from all sectors weather the storm of challenging economic times.

Despite an economic downturn, Leadership Arlington closes its fiscal year with excess funds. Only 12% of nonprofits in the Metropolitan Washington region are able to do so.

2008- Tenth Anniversary

Leadership Arlington challenges members to commit “10 Good Deeds” through donating time, talent or treasures.

Leadership Arlington introduces ON BOARD!, which trains community board members in maximizing the efficacy of their service.

Leadership Arlington offers free professional coaching to any member from an International Coaching Federation certified professional coach.

2007

Leadership Arlington receives the prestigious ABBIE Award for small business of the year, service division, presented by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce & Arlington Economic Development.

2006

Leadership Arlington, in conjunction with Verizon, incorporates an ethics component as an overlay to the Signature Program.  The program’s curriculum now begins with Building Ethics in Our Community and concludes with Ethical Path of Leadership – It’s Your Turn.

Leadership Arlington hosts its first annual Monte Carlo Night at Reagan National Airport’s Historic Terminal “A.”  The event’s silent auction raises funds for the Youth Program.

2005

Membership study reveals that Leadership Arlington members donate more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually to the community.

Class reunions commence to be held annually to engage and re-connect Leadership Arlington members.

2004

16 Arlington County high school students graduate as the introductory class of the Leadership Arlington Youth Program.

Leadership Arlington completes its goal of raising $50,000 for its endowment from 2001, resulting in a $10,000 matching contribution.

2003- Five Year Anniversary

Youth Program launches, which develops leadership skills and connects high school youth with opportunities for community service, civic participation and philanthropy.

2002

Leadership Arlington debuts its website, allowing members to view the membership directory online and register for events.

2001

Leadership Arlington’s endowment is created with the goal of raising $50,000 in 3 years.

Following September 11th, Leadership Arlington perseveres and goes on to hold its annual opening retreat just two days later,  resulting in a membership understanding of how critical a prepared and inclusive leadership is to our community.

In February, Leadership Arlington holds its first annual Homecoming Day, with a focus on “Visioning.”  65% of the membership attends.

The Speaker Series is launched as a resource for the community to connect the 3 sectors—public, private and nonprofit—through community dialogues on relevant topics.

2000

The Board of Regents rewrites by-laws, including a clause that designates 10% of tuition to be deposited into a scholarship fund.

1999

In May, the 32 member inaugural class graduates.

1998

Leadership Arlington launches as an initiative of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce as an independent 501(c)3.