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Charities Member Spotlight - Carol Holland


Carol Holland has been of member of The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County, Inc. for 26 years and has served in a host of capacities including former Recording Secretary and Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Ways and Means Committee which leads the fundraising activities that support the programs that Charities funds in collaboration with Iota Gamma Omega. Most recently, Carol volunteered to be a Jewel Group Captain, one of the strategic concepts that Charities is using to help fund the Ivy Village Incubator for Nonprofit Excellence. In February, Carol and her team organized the successful Gumbo Done Right event hosted by her husband and renowned author of Who is the Black Panther?, Jesse Holland. The virtual event featured Carol's mom, Rita Womack, demonstrating the techniques of preparing the best Louisiana style gumbo and included recipes for each paid guest.

When she served on the Charities' Board, it was Carol's idea to include a green room and podcast studio as part of the Ivy VINE's Training Center. Carol also helped define the potential construction costs associated with the new facility. In March 2021, Dewberry, a nationwide firm with an office in Prince George's County where Carol serves as Vice President, became Charities' first corporate sponsor of the year. Although she is no longer on the Board, Carol continues to support the work of Charities and helps Dewberry to achieve its commitment to improve the community and expand its reach to not only build infrastructures but foster and nurture relationships.

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