MC to host nonprofit fair March 3, community invited to attend

MC to host nonprofit fair March 3, community invited to attend

Feb. 18, 2016

The Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) will host its inaugural “Maryville College Nonprofit Fair” on Thurs., March 3 in the Alumni Gym. The fair will be open to members of the community from 2-5 p.m. to learn about nonprofit missions, service or volunteer opportunities, and internships or employment opportunities. There is no charge to attend the fair.

Approximately 50 local nonprofit organizations will be in attendance, including the United Way of Blount County, Camp Wesley Woods, Alzheimer’s Association of Tennessee, Emerald Youth Foundation, YOKE Youth Ministries, Boys and Girls Club of Blount County, Volunteer Knoxville, Bethany Christian Services and more.

The event is also sponsored by the United Way of Blount County.

“This is an exciting event for our campus and our community,” said Amy Gilliland, director of community engagement at Maryville College. “It allows our students to network and explore career opportunities, and it’s a great opportunity for community members to learn about ways to give back.”

Nonprofit organizations that would like to register for a table should contact Gilliland at 865.981.8122 or The event is a fundraiser for the Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and proceeds from registration fees will help MC students participate in the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance annual conference.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in youth and human service agencies.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.