Melwood Makes Washington Business Journal’s Top Small Nonprofit List

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Melwood Makes Washington Business Journal’s Top Small Nonprofit List

January 17, 2017

UPPER MARLBORO, MD., Jan. 17, 2017 — Cari DeSantis, President and CEO of Melwood, is pleased to announce that Melwood was selected for the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists edition as one of the top twenty-five Small Regional 501(C)(3) Organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Book of Lists ranks Melwood as the 5th highest revenue-producing agency among small nonprofits in the region. Melwood reported $83.92 million in revenues in fiscal year 2015.

Washington Business Journal’s highly-regarded annual Book of Lists acts as a resource guide for conducting business in every major industry in the D.C. metropolitan area. This is the first time Melwood has been selected for inclusion.

“As a nonprofit organization that works to advocate for and empower people with differing abilities on a daily basis, we are proud to be selected for the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists,” said DeSantis. “This recognition honors our incredible employees and service we provide to our customers in D.C. and throughout Maryland.”

About Melwood

Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers – nearly 1,000 of whom are people with disabilities. Melwood offers job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Melwood also has an inclusive summer camp program for children and provides employment and support services to veterans and active-duty military members who have experienced service-related trauma or injury. For more information, visit

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