MC to host 2020 nonprofit fair Feb. 27, community invited to attend

MC to host nonprofit fair Feb. 27, community invited to attend

Jan. 24, 2020

The Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) will host its annual Nonprofit Fair on Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020 in the William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer of the Clayton Center for the Arts. The fair will be open to members of the community from noon until 3 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 East Tennessee nonprofit organizations are expected to be in attendance, including Camp in the Community, Emerald Youth Foundation, Keep Blount Beautiful, Knoxville Utilities Board, and Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation Commission.  

The event is 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 and volunteer opportunities, and it’s a great opportunity for community members to learn about ways to get involved and give back. The fair also exposes representatives from nonprofit organizations to more volunteers and provides a great networking opportunity among the nonprofits themselves.”

Nonprofit organizations can register for a table by visiting   

The event is a fundraiser for the Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, which is part of a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in nonprofit management. Proceeds from registration fees will help MC students participate in the Alliance Management Institute (AMI), the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance annual conference, which offers professional development and networking opportunities for students who want to work for nonprofit organizations.

For more information, please contact Amy Gilliland at 865.981.8122 or

Maryville College recognized during national conference

The Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance was recognized during the annual Alliance Management Institute (AMI) conference in Kansas City, Mo., in January.

Maryville College senior Lilly Nixon-Perkins ’20 was also selected as one of the six Alliance Management Institute (AMI) Ambassadors.

Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”