Monthly Archives: October 2013

New Executive Director Announced

Maryland Leadership Workshops welcomes Anita Durall Anderson of Germantown, MD, as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Formally an arts administrator with two not-for-profit organizations, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and BlackRock Center for the Arts in Montgomery County, her talents and experience include virtually all the varied aspects of managing the administrative office and providing program support for MLW’s diverse programs.

With more than fourteen years of experience in promotions and marketing, finance and budget, recruitment, Board and committee support, community relations, outreach program management, social media and fundraising, Mrs. Anderson brings exciting energy, deep commitment, and an abiding interest to MLW’s goal of nurturing youth leadership throughout Maryland. She will be at the heart of MLW, serving both the Board of Directors and the Program Directors and Staff and will seek to deepen MLW’s extensive alumni resources, composed of thousands of graduates of the half century old organization, in order to strengthen and support our future endeavors.

Mrs. Anderson can be reached at 301-444-8623 or

Thanks to the Many #mlw13 Delegate Sponsors

MLW is committed to making the MLW Experience possible for any student, regardless of ability to pay. We awarded over $25,000 in scholarships in 2013. In addition, a number of Local Education Authorities, individual schools, and other entities provide support directly to their students to enable them to attend.  We’d like to thank all our sponsors for investing in their students and benefiting the entire program through their support.

If you are interested in sponsoring students from your community in 2014, please contact the MLW office at

  • Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils
    • Severna Park Middle School
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Calvert County Public Schools
    • Patuxent High School
  • Board of Education of Caroline County
    • Colonel Richardson High School
  • Board of Education of Carroll County/CCSGA
    • Liberty High School
    • Manchester Valley High School
    • Century High School
    • Francis Scott Key High School
  • Cecil County Public Schools
  • Charles County Public Schools
  • Frederick High School (Frederick)
  • Urbana Middle School (Frederick)
  • Howard County Public Schools
    • River Hill High School
    • Hammond High School
  • Montgomery Village Middle School (Montgomery)
  • Paint Branch High School (Montgomery)
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Queen Anne’s Public Schools
  • St. Mary’s Public Schools
  • Talbot County Public Schools
  • Washington County Public Schools
  • Worcester County Public Schools
  • Maryland Association of Student Councils
  • Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
  • Mid Shore Community Foundation

Tuition currently covers approximately 2/3 of the cost of the program. The balance is covered through grants such as the State Aided Educational Institution Grant (SAI) we receive through the Maryland State Department of Education as well as individual tax deductible contributions.  To donate, visit our Support MLW page.