November 19, 2021
Mary Morgan Named Director of Housing Security Coalition
Bloomington, Ind. – United Way of Monroe County and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County welcome Mary Morgan as the Director of Housing Security. Morgan will head a developing initiative to make housing more secure and homelessness rare, brief, and nonrepeating in Monroe County and its surrounding region. In this role, Morgan will lead the community in the implementation and execution of the long-range “Heading Home 2021 Plan” and its many facets.
Morgan brings more than two decades of experience in civic engagement and communications, working as a journalist in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she served as the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Monroe County Affordable Housing Advisory Commission and on the boards of the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association and United Way of Monroe County.
“Mary’s effectiveness in advocacy and nonprofit leadership, as well as her ability to convene diverse groups of stakeholders around tough community issues, made her an ideal candidate to spearhead the work ahead,” shared United Way of Monroe County Executive Director Efrat Feferman. “We are excited to welcome her to this role. Her unique set of skills, experience, and personal investment in the mission will help assure our community is heading in the right direction.”
The Heading Home 2021 Plan was developed by a working group of stakeholders convened by United Way and the Community Foundation, with support from the South Central Housing Network, City of Bloomington, Monroe County Government, and the townships of Perry and Bloomington. The Plan identifies goals, strategies, and objectives to increase housing security by preventing homelessness in the first place, ensuring that if homelessness occurs it has a short tenure, and that it does not occur again.
About Monroe County of United Way: United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves the lives and futures of all people in the community. We bring together expertise, funding, and volunteer support to positively impact the resilience of our community, and those who live within it. In partnership with others, we work to eliminate inequities experienced by low-income and diverse populations so that all people have a safe, healthy home environment, achieve their educational potential, and increase their financial stability. We commit to building bridges across cultural, racial, religious, and economic boundaries. More info www.monroeunitedway.org.
About the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County: Created by individuals, families, and businesses who share a passion for Monroe County and a vision for its future, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County has granted more than $27 million since its incorporation in 1990. With a growing $44 million endowment, the Foundation makes a difference by connecting caring people, important causes, and community resources. Learn more at www.cfbmc.org.