Peter Thompson, Executive Director of Charlottesville’s Senior Center, Inc. has been awarded the Leader’s Leader Award from the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association.
How appropriate and well deserved! We are so very lucky to have this extraordinary man at the helm of our Senior Center for so many years, quietly but surely increasing its strength, size, and impact. Thank you Peter!
For those of you who don’t know his amazing list of contributions, I will reprint here the acknowledgement given to Peter when he was presented with this award by Marc Johnsen, Associate Director, Center for Global Initiatives at Darden School of Business:
The Leaders’ Leader Award is given annually to a graduate of the LC program who has demonstrated initiative, vision, and responsibility in service to the community, the Leadership Charlottesville program and/or the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association, exemplifying the ideals of Leadership Charlottesville.
This year’s Leaders’ Leader has shown incredible leadership in the community both personally and professionally. As a member of the Charlottesville community for more than 30 years, this LC grad has been tireless in service to the community as a volunteer leader on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, Madison House and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Virginia. He has worked to strengthen and build our community’s nonprofit sector, helping to establish the non-profit council at the Chamber of Commerce and as a founding director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.
In his professional career he is characterized by service to others, leading the Senior Center to national accreditation and recognition as one of the top senior centers in the country. He has led as an advocate for the importance of community support for healthy aging, founding the Virginia Association of Senior Centers and chairing a national task force on New Models of Senior Centers for the National Institute of Senior Centers Delegate Council, a part of the National Council on Aging. The Leaders’ Leader honors an individual who is an exemplar of the ideals of the Leadership Charlottesville program and I am pleased to present the 2013 Leaders’ Leader Award to Peter Thompson, LC Class of 1996.