President of Martha’s Table receives exciting award


Lindsey Buss, President of Martha’s Table, Receives 2009 Exponent Award

Martha’s Table is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Lindsey Buss, has been chosen by the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation as a recipient of the Foundation’s 2009 Exponent Award, which includes a $100,000 grant to be used for leadership development at Martha’s Table.

The Exponent Award was created to support and sustain the most capable nonprofit leaders in the Greater Washington region. In addition to entrepreneurial leadership, the Foundation considered each nominee’s success at increasing the impact of their organization’s work, instituting sound financial management and serving as a collaborative community leader.

“We are delighted that Lindsey is receiving this great honor,” says Cathy Sulzberger, Martha’s Table Board Chair. “Lindsey has been extremely effective in increasing Martha’s Table’s capacity to help the many homeless and low-income people it serves by ensuring that the infrastructure was in place to provide a range of programs of a very high quality. These include a nationally accredited after-school program, a food program that ensures that fresh fruits and vegetables are distributed to those who need them most, and a popular thrift store that distributes free and low cost clothing to thousands in the community each year.” Sulzberger continues, “Lindsey also expanded the reach and scope of Martha’s Table’s work by developing partnerships with 80 other non-profits by providing them with food and clothing necessary to help them fulfill their missions.”

Upon learning that he was receiving a 2009 Exponent award, Mr. Buss said “I share this honor with all of the members of the amazing community that exists at Martha’s Table. Our resilient children, youth and families, our resourceful staff, our energetic volunteers, our creative partners, and all of our dedicated supporters combine to create opportunities and generate success on a daily basis. Their commitment and the results they collectively achieve are an inspiration.”


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