Bowen McCauley Dance selected as Leadership Arlington’s Nonprofit of the Year

Leadership Arlington recently announced that The JBG Companies, Bowen McCauley Dance, and Arlington County Fire Chief Jim Schwartz will be honored as its 2012 Leadership Legacy Award recipients.

Each year, Leadership Arlington accepts nominations and selects one deserving individual or organization in the business, nonprofit, and public sectors to receive this prestigious honor. The award recipients will be celebrated at the Leadership Legacy Awards Dinner in May 2012.

The nonprofit sector award is generously sponsored by The Shooshan Company. Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority has graciously supported the business sector award for a number of years.

“Leadership Arlington thrives on the diversity of perspectives and individuals as a result of business, nonprofit, and public balance in our membership,” says Robin Norman, Chair of Leadership Arlington’s Board of Regents. “So, it is only fitting that we honor community leaders from each sector with the Leadership Legacy Awards.”

This year’s recipients were selected based on strict criteria. Each of the honorees have:

• Exemplified leadership in our community,
• Embodied Leadership Arlington’s mission statement, which is “to enlighten, inspire and connect leaders to
strengthen our community,”
• Established capacities of leadership,
• Shown visionary thinking,
• A proven record of servant leadership, and
• Demonstrated ethics in thought, words and action.

“The committee brought a number of outstanding nominees to the table this year,” says Betsy Frantz, President and CEO of Leadership Arlington. “Our region is truly lucky to have so many exemplary candidates for this award.”

The Leadership Legacy Awards Dinner is an annual event attended by over 250 key decision makers in the community. The program honors the Leadership Legacy Award recipients and also Leadership Arlington’s Signature Program Class of 2012. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

This event is open to the press. Please contact Sarah Chase, Communications Coordinator, or 703.528.2522.