Maryland’s Quality of Life and “State of Our State” Address

January 4, 2016

Join us next week, Monday, January 11th, for our 2016 Legislative Preview and first annual “State of Our State” Address in Annapolis…

For the past year, Maryland Nonprofits has been working with its members and stakeholders to help define a vision for improving the quality of life for all Marylanders. 

Maryland Nonprofits is working to develop a live “dashboard” of key data that indicate the extent to which Maryland is making progress on improving the quality of life. On January 11th, our event will start with our first annual “State of Our State: Maryland’s Quality of Life” presentation led by Heather Iliff, President & CEO of Maryland Nonprofits.

The speech will highlight the major indicators that impact Maryland’s communities, economy

environment, and point a way toward better public policy and collaborative action to make Maryland a better place to live for everyone.


What to expect:

  • Breakfast begins at


  • At 8:30, the Legislative Preview will begin with the first annual “State of Our State: Maryland’s Quality of Life” presentation led by Heather Iliff, President & CEO of Maryland Nonprofits.
  • Starting at 9:30, our speakers will discuss key issues and challenges facing nonprofits in Annapolis, where the need to adequately fund state services will again be competing with tax-cutting proposals and forecasts of future budget deficits.
  • You will find out about policy initiatives from nonprofit advocates, Maryland Nonprofits’ 2016 policy priorities, and how these may be affected by Maryland’s ongoing budget issues.

Join with other nonprofit leaders to take action and work together to protect the communities and nonprofits they serve.

Register Today!


  • Invited as Guest Speakers: Governor Hogan, House Speaker Busch, and Senate President Miller.
  • Coalition Partner Speakers…

    Dru Schmidt-Perkins

    Executive Director
    1000 Friends of Maryland

    Rebecca Wagner
    Executive Director
    Advocates for Children and Youth

    Adar Ayira
    Director of Programs
    Associated Black Charities

    Shannon Hall

    Executive Director
    Community Behavioral Health Association

    Laura Howell

    Executive Director
    Maryland Association of Community Services

    Ben Orr
    Executive Director
    Maryland Center for Economic Policy

    Rebecca Rehr
    Public Health Advocacy Coordinator
    Maryland Environmental Health Network

    Jennifer Bevan-Dangel
    Executive Director
    Common Cause Maryland


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