The Meyer Foundation Exponent Awards were developed as a response to Daring to Lead 2006, a study of executive directors in eight U.S. metropolitan areas conducted by Meyer in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. The study revealed that three out of four nonprofit executive directors of small and mid-sized organizations are likely to leave their jobs within the next five years due to relentless fundraising pressure, challenging relationships with boards of directors, low salaries, and lack of management support.
The Meyer Foundation is one of the Washington, DC region’s oldest and most experienced private grant making foundations. It strengthens Greater Washington as a community by supporting capable, community-based nonprofit organizations that foster the well-being of all people in the region.
We are proud to announce that our own Producing Artistic Director and CEO David Andrew Snider has won the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation’s Exponent Award in honor of his innovative leadership. Mr. Snider has led Young Playwrights’ Theater since 2005.
The Exponent Award celebrates the accomplishments of exceptional nonprofit leaders. In selecting its awardees, the Foundation considered each nominee’s track record as a manager and leader, including his or her success at increasing the quality and impact of the organization’s work.
"David is the rare combination of a great artist and great leader. He works tirelessly to ensure Young Playwrights’ Theater thrives at improving the lives of thousands of students. He is an inspired and inspiring advocate for the entire nonprofit community of Greater Washington. I am thrilled he will receive this award."
-- Karen Zacarias, Founding Artistic Director
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