MCC Wins Good Governance

This $5,000 award recognizes excellence and effectiveness among the region’s nonprofit boards
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Originally posted on November 1, 2016


MCC has been awarded the H. Craig Lewis Good Governance Award 2012 by the Philadelphia Foundation. The award is given to organizations that demonstrate the finest traits in leadership, fudiciary responsiblity, and strategic thinking.  In addition to the honor, we also recieved a grant for $5000.

“This recognition is very much in keeping with our work of strengthening the nonprofit sector in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties,” said R. Andrew Swinney, President of the Philadelphia Foundation.  “Other organizations in the region would do well to emulate the governance examples [MCC] set.”

MCC was selected for the award because of our “ongoing and exemplary performance and committment to community excellence.” As part of our Board Governance process, the Board regulary monitors its own performance through:

  • A board orientation and board intranet to orient new and returning members.
  • Individual board member’s completion of commitment cards and annual self-assessments to evaluate their personal performance.
  • An annual board evaluation completed by all board members to assess the progress of the board as a whole.
  • Exit interviews for members upon completion of board tenure.

Through these processes, the MCC Board was able to identify the need for a branding overhaul that would allow them to effectively champion our work throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.

Thirty organizations applied for recognition. MCC shares the honor with William’s Way LGBT Community Center. The award was created in honor of past Chair of the Philadelphia Foundation Board of Managers who retired in 2005.