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Leadership Southern Maryland Seeking Projects for Fall Class

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – July 8, 2019: Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations within Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to provide projects to be completed by the LSM Class of 2020. This year, proposals will be accepted from both 501(c)(3) and community-focused organizations.

To view the Request for Proposal (RFP) or submit a proposal, click HERE. The deadline is August 1, 2019, after which all proposals will be reviewed and selections will be made by mid-August. A maximum of eight projects will be chosen to form the Leadership Southern Maryland Connections project list for 2020. To see successful past projects, click HERE. LSM will also host a question and answer session on July 23, 9:30 am at the St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce for organizations interested in submitting proposals.

The mission of Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) is to educate and inspire a diverse group of current and emerging leaders to create collaborations and partnerships to impact the community needs of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.

In keeping with this mission, Leadership Southern Maryland is looking to establish a partnership with nonprofit organizations within the Southern Maryland region. This partnership, Leadership Southern Maryland Connections, will aid the participants’ learning by increasing their knowledge of regional issues, lend the nonprofit extra expertise and manpower to complete a needed project, and allow for team building within a small group. Leadership Southern Maryland Connections will affect change for the organization and region while enabling participants to go beyond simply connecting the dots of regional issues by connecting themselves to the organizations to become a part of lasting change.

For more information, please contact Denise Foster, Executive Director, Leadership Southern Maryland, 301-862-SOMD, via email at or visit


Leadership Southern Maryland is an independent, educational leadership development organization designed to broaden the knowledge base of mid- to senior-level public and private sector executives about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the region. Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.