President of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Eileen M. Ellsworth recently joined the foundation’s National Standards Board. She will, along with the board, guide sound policies and accountable practices among the more than 700 foundations across the country. Ellsworth joined the Community Foundation in 2005 and filed for and received a National Standards accreditation. The board is a supporting organization which promotes the highest standards of ethical behavior in philanthropy.
David Young, President of Titania Solutions Group, CFO of Tanom Motors and chair of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors said Ellsworth was a “true thought leader.” He added, “We’re delighted that her continuous enthusiasm for overcoming challenges and adopting best practices will be applied on a national level, as these attributes have had a positive impact in our community.”
Ellsworth’s leadership has been credited with growing the Community Foundation’s discretionary grant-making levels from $12,000 in 2005 to $464,000 2012. The Community Foundation National Standards Board helps community foundations establish high levels of operational integrity and self-regulate in a manner that is viewed positively by the IRS.