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Melwood Makes Washington Business Journal’s Top Small Nonprofit List

January 17, 2017

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD., Jan. 17, 2017 — Cari DeSantis, President and CEO of Melwood, is pleased to announce that Melwood was selected for the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists edition as one of the top twenty-five Small Regional 501(C)(3) Organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Book of Lists ranks Melwood as the 5th highest revenue-producing agency among small nonprofits in the region. Melwood reported $83.92 million in revenues in fiscal year 2015.

Washington Business Journal’s highly-regarded annual Book of Lists acts as a resource guide for conducting business in every major industry in the D.C. metropolitan area. This is the first time Melwood has been selected for inclusion.

 “As a nonprofit organization that works to advocate for and empower people with differing abilities on a daily basis, we are proud to be selected for the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists,” said DeSantis. “This recognition honors our incredible employees and service we provide to our customers in D.C. and throughout Maryland.”



About Melwood:

Melwood is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers people of differing abilities to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community. Melwood envisions a world where people with differing abilities are fully included.  Using an innovative and effective social entrepreneurial model, Melwood offers job training, employment, life skill improvement, community support, and recreation opportunities to more than 2050 people each year in the Washington DC metropolitan area and the State of Maryland. Melwood operates a training program graduating approximately 100 workers with differing abilities each year and employs more than 1,600 workers, including over 900 with differing abilities. For more information visit